About the St Neots Sinfonia

We are the community orchestra of St Neots serving the area of South-West Cambridgeshire and Eastern Bedfordshire. We were founded in 1989 with the mission to enable local musicians to have fun playing in an orchestra and to perform public concerts of popular works several times a year for local music lovers.

Our conductor is Reginald Searle, who graduated from the Royal School of Music in 1963. He has now retired and this has allowed him to concentrate on writing more music. The St Neots Sinfonia has premiered several of his works.

Public Concerts

We perform four public concerts a year. Concerts in November and March are typically purely orchestral concerts. The summer concert is performed in conjunction with the St Neots Choral Society, and gives the orchestra the opportunity to perform choral works with the local choral society.  We also have a Family Christmas Carol concert, also in conjunction with the St Neots Choral Society, which includes an opportunity for children in the audience to take part in one of the work’s performed.

We generally perform well known popular classical works, but try to include one new or unusual piece in each concert.