About Us

The Cambridge Sinfonietta is a friendly amateur orchestra based in Cambridge, England. We mainly play works drawn from the classical repertoire and give a concert at the end of each school term, usually on a Thursday or Saturday.

The orchestra exists to promote, improve, develop and maintain public education in and appreciation of the art and science of music in all its aspects by the presentation of public concerts and recitals.

Keen amateur players of any age are welcomed as new members without audition, subject to a reasonable balance between sections. We are currently particularly looking for violas, tuba, trumpet and percussion. We have waiting lists for fluteclarinet and oboe. The standard is roughly grade five to soloist; our past concertos have been performed by both professional and member players.

Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings during school terms, 7:30-9:30pm at Milton Road Primary School, Ascham Road, Cambridge (map below). Members help to set up and clear away stands and chairs before and after rehearsals beginning from around 7:10, and should be tuned and ready to play by 7:30pm. Music is available to members for practice.

Membership costs £45 per term for adults, £5 for children and students, and concessions privately discussed.

Contact us at cambridge.sinfonietta@gmail.com