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The Brandenburg Sinfonia

The Brandenburg Sinfonia is one of the most dynamically versatile musical organisations in the country. It is renowned for its special quality of sound and poised vivacity in performance.

The Orchestra performs regularly in the majority of the major venues across the country and in London at the Barbican Halls, Royal Albert Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Fairfield Hall and St John's Smith Square.

One major event in the year is the Spring Choral Festival at St Martin-in-the-Fields when the Brandenburg Sinfonia, along with its sister orchestra the Brandenburg Baroque Soloists is able to invite a large number of partner choirs to join in a celebration of all the major choral repertoire - all of course in the magnificent setting and acoustic of St Martin-in-the-Fields.

A large number of artists of international standing have worked with the orchestra including Richard Bonynge, James Bowman, Sir James Galway, Lesley Garrett, John Georgiadis, Gordon Hunt, Emma Johnson, Emma Kirkby, Yvonne Kenny and John Wallace,

Its repertoire ranges from Bach to Lloyd Webber and its members give over one hundred performances of orchestral, chamber choral and operatic music during the year.

The orchestras for a number of touring companies are formed from members of the Brandenburg Sinfonia including Central Festival Opera, First Act Opera, London City Opera.

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"What made it actually rather enjoyable was the playing of the chamber orchestra which was consistently well shaded and nuanced" THE TELEGRAPH
"Some of the most stylish Mozart playing for some time" THE TIMES
"An ensemble of distinguished players..." THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
"Played with a verve and sparkle" THE TIMES

More information: www.brandenburg.org.uk

August 2011