North Downs Sinfonia was formed in 2005 by David Preston and Peter Warner. Our inaugural concert was in July of that year and we have been rehearsing and performing in Tatsfield, on the Surrey-Kent border, ever since. Our players come from local towns such as Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks, Croydon as well as from Tatsfield itself and further afield.
We very much enjoy and are grateful for the strong support from the village and surrounding areas.
Our aim is to provide a concert programme that is varied and entertaining, with a number of popular favourites, but we do not shy away from occasionally playing the less well known or more challenging work as part of our repertoire.
Unlike most other orchestras, we do not have a single musical director. Instead we invite conductors on a per-concert or per-rehearsal basis, which means that playing with us is always a fresh and stimulating experience.
We welcome enquiries from musicians at or above grade 7 standard, especially string players.
We rehearse monthly, on the first Sunday of the month, from 2 till 5pm (with a tea break). This tends to work quite well if you already play with other musical groups. Our concerts are on Saturday evenings, preceded by a rehearsal at the usual time and a meal (optional).
For any enquiries about playing with us or our concerts, please email email@example.com