Ellesmere Sinfonia was formed in November 2017 by Anthony Coupe and Ed Wadon who shared a desire to create a community orchestra capable of providing students and instrumentalists across the region a full orchestral experience.  Their debut performance came in March 2018 when they accompanied the college choral society in a performance of the Mozart Requiem. Ellesmere Sinfonia is made up of players playing at a standard of Grade 5 or above.  If you are interested in joining the choral society or the sinfonia please contact me: tony.coupe@ellesmere.com

Rehearsals are led by Ed Wadon and take place in the Arts Centre at Ellesmere College from 7.15 – 9.00pm during term-time. Amongst their forthcoming engagements is a performance of Handel’s Messiah.

Tony Coupe – Director of Music

Since joining Ellesmere College as Director of Music in 2013, Tony Coupe has worked tirelessly to develop music, especially in the area of choral singing. This year, the choir have competed as finalists in the Barnardo’s National Choir Competition at the Royal Festival Hall, semi-finalists in the BBC Young Choir of the Year Competition and given concerts at St. Peter’s Basilica and the Pantheon in Rome. This year saw the launch of the new Chamber Music School as well as Ellesmere Sinfonia, a community orchestra to complement the choral society. Tony is a passionate, energetic and enthusiastic advocate for music-making and the impact it has on the lives of children and adults alike.