2008 News Archive

  • 15 December 2008 - Britten Sinfonia on SkyArts

    Our Chief Executive David Butcher and Cambridge University Press Chief Executive Stephen Bourne were filmed at the Arts & Business Award ceremony where we won the British Council International Award.

  • 15 December 2008 - A look back over the year and BS rates rather high!

    The Observer’s Fiona Maddocks has rated Britten Sinfonia’s Night Music production one of the Top 10 highlights of 2008.

  • 14 December 2008 - Messiah

    Britten Sinfonia and Polyphony unite for their annual choral concert. This year Handel’s Messiah was performed in Norwich, Ely and London. Julia Doyle, Iestyn Davies, Allan Clayton and Andrew Foster Williams were the outstanding quartet of soloists.

  • 08 December 2008 - Britten Sinfonia performed for Greenpeace’s ‘Concert for the Climate’ at UN climate talks

    Britten Sinfonia joined delegates at the UN climate talks in Poland in a fre concert to help raise awareness of issues

  • 25 November 2008 - Britten Sinfonia win Arts & Business Award

    On Monday 24th November Britten Sinfonia and Cambridge University Press have been announced as the winners of the British Council A&B award.

  • 24 November 2008 - Britten Sinfonia at Lunch

    Britten Sinfonia’s acclaimed lunchtime series begins a new season next week in Krakow, Cambridge, London, Birmingham and Norwich. In a recent Classic FM podcast…

  • 24 November 2008 - Messiah with Polyphony

    Tickets are selling fast for all Britten Sinfonia’s performances of Messiah - Book Now!

  • 17 November 2008 - London Jazz Festival

    The recent gig at the Southbank Centre has received a fantastic 5 star review in The Times. Richard Morrison described it as ‘the future of music’.

  • 17 November 2008 - London Jazz Festival

    The stunning opening night of the 2008 festival saw Joanna MacGregor, Dhafer Youssef in a sublime ‘East meets West meets North meets South’ - as Richard Morrison of The Times describes, ‘‘this is the future of music…Pure musical magic.’

  • 04 November 2008 - New SinfoniaCast

    Our latest podcast is timed to coincide with the release of our new Hyperion recording of Handel’s Messiah. Soloists Andrew Foster-Williams, Allan Clayton and Julia Doyle pick out their personal highlights and discuss what makes this version so special.

  • 29 October 2008 - Night Music Reviews and Articles

    Following a successful first tour of the season you can read numerous reviews as well as two articles which featured in our programme book. One written by Mark Padmore, the other by poetry expert Kate Kennedy.

  • 29 October 2008 - London Jazz Festival

    Britten Sinfonia perform on the opening night of the London Jazz Festival, Friday 14 November 2008 at Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall.

  • 23 October 2008 - Night Music with Mark Padmore and Maxim Rysanov

    Reviews from the tour and two articles on the use poetry in music with reference to Britten which featured in our programme books. The first, by Mark Padmore, published in The Guardian, the second by Kate Kennedy can be downloaded here.

  • 01 October 2008 - Gramophone Award-Nominee

    Britten Sinfonia was nominated for a Gramophone Award for best choral CD of the year - the winners were announced at the end of September.

  • 22 September 2008 - New look website

    Welcome to Britten Sinfonia’s new website. We hope you enjoy browsing the site and taking advantage of some of the new features. Please do let us know what you think of the website and any further features you would like to see included.

  • 17 September 2008 - New Season

    Britten Sinfonia’s 2008-09 season begins with Night Music. Tenor Mark Padmore joins us for a ravishing programme exploring the theme of night. Cambridge, Norwich, London and Southampton, 23 - 28 October.

  • 11 September 2008 - Family Music Days

    Our popular Family Music Days in Norwich and Cambridge take place on 11 and 12 October 2008. A day of musical fun for all the family, including percussion workshops, instrument making and a Grand Finale concert.

  • 10 September 2008 - Pierre-Laurent Aimard

    Toured to Cambridge and Aldeburgh June 2008

  • 20 July 2008 - BBC Videos BS Violinist at Latitude Festival

    Whilst we spent the weekend performing at Latitude Festival the BBC took the opportunity to video interview Lizzie Ball, one of our violinists, in a short ‘day in the life’ video diary of the experience.

  • 30 June 2008 - Poulenc: Gloria

    A review of the recent Hyperion recording with Susan Gritton

  • 13 February 2008 - Short Stories

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Goldberg Variations

The Hexagon, Reading
05 April 2014 7:30pm

Britten Sinfonia, perform works by Mozart, Martynov and Bach in The Hexagon, Reading.

Mr Big Family Concert 2014

Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden
06 April 2014 3:00pm

An interactive family concert featuring live illustrations from Mr Big's author, Ed Vere.

Bach St John Passion

West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge
16 April 2014 7:30pm

Britten Sinfonia is joined by a stellar line-up of soloists and its acclaimed professional choir, Britten Sinfonia Voices for these Easter performances of Bach's masterpiece.

Bach St John Passion

Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
17 April 2014 8:15pm

Britten Sinfonia is joined by a stellar line-up of soloists and its acclaimed professional choir, Britten Sinfonia Voices for these Easter performances of Bach's masterpiece.

Bach St John Passion

Barbican Hall, London
18 April 2014 6:00pm

Britten Sinfonia is joined by a stellar line-up of soloists and its acclaimed professional choir, Britten Sinfonia Voices for these Easter performances of Bach's masterpiece.

Bach St John Passion

Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden
19 April 2014 7:30pm

Britten Sinfonia is joined by a stellar line-up of soloists and its acclaimed professional choir, Britten Sinfonia Voices for these Easter performances of Bach's masterpiece.

Bach St John Passion

Norwich Theatre Royal, Norwich
20 April 2014 7:30pm

Britten Sinfonia is joined by a stellar line-up of soloists and its acclaimed professional choir, Britten Sinfonia Voices for these Easter performances of Bach's masterpiece.

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