Founded in 2011 by its Leader & Director Beth Spendlove, and firmly rooted in the musical landscape of East Anglia, the Kingfisher Sinfonietta has become well known to audiences in venues across the region. Bringing together a pool of the region's professional players, the orchestra is regularly invited to collaborate with many of East Anglia's most eminent choral societies and vocal groups, and in recent years has been delighted to perform small and large scale choral works at Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Ely Cathedral, the Jubilee Hall in Aldeburgh, The Apex in Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich Corn Exchange, Framlingham College, at The Royal Hospital School, for the Maldon Festival and at St Botolph's Church in Colchester.
The orchestra has its own regular concert series which delights audiences with diverse and varied programmes - many concerts are directed from the leader's chair, often featuring principal players as concerto soloists, and some of the larger programmes have been conducted by the world-renowned musician and conductor Elgar Howarth.
Alongside the Kingfisher Sinfonietta, the Kingfisher Ensemble draws upon principal players from the orchestra to perform chamber music recitals which encompass works for piano trio with the UK based pianist Nigel Clayton, string quartets, sextets & octets, through to works for strings and wind. The ensemble is regularly invited to give recitals and has performed for the Aldeburgh Arts & Literary Society, Maldon Arts, Melford Music, Bury Theatre Royal and at the Chelmsford Festival. Further afield, the ensemble has performed at Westminster Hall, Guildhall City of London, for Brighton New Music and in Chamber Music festivals in France.
with Beth Spendlove (violin), Yan Yi Li (viola), Chris Slatter ('cello),
Debbie Rogers (flute) & Rob Rogers (oboe)
Programme to include trios and quintets by Reicha, Holst, Cambini, Dring, Pleyel, Bliss, Wranitzky and Tartini.
Admission: £12 (F/t education £2) at the door