Music for a Winters Evening

On Friday, November the 23rd 2018 Ellesmere Sinfonia performed in our debut solo concert.  The concert took place in Ellesmere College Arts Centre and was a great success.

The concert was opened by members of the Sinfonias wind and brass sections, conducted by Ed Wadon performing Beethovens Zapfenstreich no. 2 in C.

This was then followed by solos performed by members of the Sinfonia, ‘Hypnosis – Clarke’ performed by Sophie Ward on flute, and ‘Entr’acte’ from Carmen – Bizet performed by Amber Coxhill.  Both soloists were accompanied by Scott Phillips on piano.

The full Sinfonia then came together to complete the first half of the with a performance of Beethovens ‘Coriolan’ overture conducted by Scott Phillips.

Following the interval the Ellesmere College String Ensemble performed the ‘Flower Duet’ – Delibes, and ‘The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba’ – Handel, before taking their places amongst the Sinfonia for the finale of the evening, a performance of the ‘Unfinished’ Symphony No. 8 in B minor – Shubert, conducted by Ed Wadon.



Ellesmere Sinfonia would like to thank the following people for their help, without whom this concert would not be possible…

  • Brendan Wignall and the staff of Ellesmere College
  • Tony Coupe – Director of Music
  • Scott Formstone – Stage Management
  • Rachel Redshaw and Olivia Beckett – Posters and Programmes
  • Ed Wadon and Scott Phillips – Conductors of Ellesmere Sinfonia

Sinfonia Concert Programme23rd November 2018

Orchestral Music for a Winter’s Evening.

Friday 23rd November, 7:30, Ellesmere College Arts Centre.

Join us for a wonderful evening of orchestral music to mark the debut solo concert for the Ellesmere Sinfonia. Performing Beethovens’ Coriolan Overture conducted by Scott Phillips, and Shubert’s ‘Unfinished’ Symphony no. 8 conducted by Ed Wadon, as well as Beethovens Zapfenstreich no. 2 in C performed by the wind and brass sections of the Sinfonia.

Tickets are available from the box office: or 01691626545

Handel’s Messiah – Come and join in!

Following the success of last year’s ‘Mozart Requiem’, this year’s ‘Come and Sing’ workshop will include works from Handel’s Messiah.

Led by musical director Tony Coupe with members of the Ellesmere College Choral Society and the newly formed Ellesmere Sinfonia Orchestra, this is a great opportunity to learn and perform movements from this amazing oratorio.


Tickets:  £10 to take part

(Refreshments available throughout the afternoon).

Available from the Box Office: 01691 626545


If you play or have previously played an orchestral instrument and would like to blow the dust off and get going again then Ellesmere Sinfonia would love to have you come along.  This event would be a great way of starting, however you would always be welcome at our rehearsals.