What is the North London Sinfonia?
The North London Sinfonia, formerly the Tudor Orchestra, is a long-established, intrepid and friendly amateur orchestra based in North Finchley, North London. We are open to musicians of all ages (no audition required) and play under the guidance of a professional conductor, leader and principal cello. The orchestra provides a friendly and supportive environment for musicians to develop their skills, and prides itself on its adventurous programming.
What do we play?
We generally play more adventurous repertoire than a typical community orchestra and each concert includes a concerto with a (generally young) professional soloist. Recent programmes have featured Beethoven's 3rd Symphony 'Eroica', Prokofiev's 'Classical' and Dvořák's 'New World', as well as concertos by Brahms, Beethoven, Martinů, Glazunov and Prokofiev. We have also recently 'resurrected' several forgotten and rarely-played works by Vaughan Williams, Sibelius, Roussel, Gade, Berwald, Kalinnikov and Suk. For more information, please take a look at our archive of previous programmes.
Where do we play?
We rehearse in Trinity Church, Nether Street, North Finchley, N12 7NN. The church is close to Tally Ho bus station, convenient for local buses (numbers 82, 125, 134, 221, 263, 383, 460), and five minutes walk from Woodside Park or West Finchley stations on the Underground (Northern Line, High Barnet branch). There is also car parking space at the church. For more information, see the TFL journey planner.