Introducing the City of London Sinfonia

August 2020


Matthew Swann, Chief Executive of City of London Sinfonia, talks about the project and CLS's role in this video here:

The City of London Sinfonia will play the orchestral parts for the on-site recording in Snape and Aldeburgh and will also play for the guide tracks for the virtual orchestra.

City of London Sinfonia (CLS) is the orchestral home to over 40 outstanding professional musicians who come together in the shared belief that music has the power to transform the lives of people across all areas of society. They bring a distinctive, seriously informal style to everything they do, breaking down the barriers between their musicians and audiences – whether performing on a world-famous music stage or sharing musical, creative experiences with residents in care homes and hospital schools.

Led by Creative Director and Leader Alexandra Wood, CLS conceives and delivers innovative artistic programmes with associate partners and artists, including project leaders with specialist skills, musicians in classical, jazz, folk and contemporary music, and artists in film, dance or visual art. The imaginative concepts and themes – often relating to science, nature, history or philosophy – influence and inform their wellbeing and education projects just as much as their concert series, bringing the adventure, intrigue and enjoyment of these programmes to all their audiences.

Crowdfunding project

Britten Saint Nicolas: A film celebrating live and virtual music making

A filmed, staged version of Britten's Saint Nicolas, featuring world class musicians and a UK-wide virtual choir and orchestra.

Funding successful

£5,140 raised