Southern Sinfonia’s reputation continues to grow as the leading professional Chamber Orchestra in the South of England. With Sir Roger Norrington as its Patron the orchestra, established in 1990, is now developing its exciting new residency at Queen’s College in Taunton, Somerset, alongside its other continuing relationships under its new Artistic Director/Conductor, Simon Chalk.
Characterised by the strength and depth of knowledge of its players – from its unique ability to also play Baroque instruments at the correct pitch and with informed playing style to its commitment to contemporary and new music – Southern Sinfonia is in great demand. The orchestra has held residencies at the Corn Exchange, Newbury and the University of Winchester, and has had a long association with Reading University. It performs in venues throughout the UK including London, Wells, Bath, Exeter, Canterbury, Cambridge, Nottingham and Romsey.