During 2023 we have performed with:
Southern Sinfonia with Sir Roger Norrington and Jennifer Pike
Our first concert in Taunton, following the move from our former home in Newbury, was conducted by our Patron, Sir Roger Norrington with violinist Jennifer Pike, a former winner of the BBC Young Musician of the Year.
Southern Sinfonia,Simon Chalk,Catrin Finch andDiane Clark
Our concert at the Brewhouse theatre featured two of the UK’s most exciting soloists, the harpist Catrin Finch (former Royal Harpist to HRH The Prince of Wales) and flautist Diane Clark. It was the debut of Simon Chalk as conductor of the Orchestra.
Southern Sinfonia, Craig Ogden, Simon Chalk
In Autumn 2016 we took up residency at Queen’s College, Taunton establishing a unique collaboration for both orchestra and school… we believe the first of its kind in the country.
For our opening concert at Queen's we were joined by Craig Ogden, one of the world’s great guitar soloists for a performance of ‘Concierto de Aranjuez’ by Rodrigo.
Southern Sinfonia, Simon Chalk, Naomi Harvey, Alison Kettlewell, Paul Badley and Eddie Wade.
Our glittering ‘Opera Gala’ with its cast of star singers was a huge hit with our audience!
Southern Sinfonia, Simon Chalk and Peter Donohoe
We welcomed the international pianist, Peter Donohue, to perform Rachmaninov’s sublime Second Piano Concerto.
Southern Sinfonia, Simon Chalk and Graham Caskie
Graham performed Beethoven’s ‘symphony for the piano’ the towering 5th Piano Concerto, with panache and sparkle and the programme was complimented by the verve and joy of Mendelssohn’s 4th Symphony ‘The Italian’
Southern Sinfonia, Simon Chalk, Ed Jenkins, Weng Soon Tee, Staff, Students and former Pupils of Queen’s College
Roger Norrington rehearsing with Southern Sinfonia in Taunton
Southern Sinfonia playing for a staged opera to a sell out audience at Newbury Racecourse
Preparing the first school for Step into the Picture in the Cathedral for Winchester University and Southern residency