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One of the UK’s leading chamber orchestras, City of London Sinfonia (CLS) was founded by the late Richard Hickox and in 2011 celebrated its fortieth anniversary. Led by Stephen Layton (Artistic Director and Principal Conductor) and Michael Collins (Principal Conductor), the orchestra has earned a reputation for strong, distinctive programming, outstanding performances and recordings, and a passion for music which features the voice. Performing throughout the UK and abroad, CLS makes regular appearances at all the major London concert halls as well as St Paul’s Cathedral and other venues in the City of London. It has been resident orchestra at the capital’s popular Opera Holland Park since 2004 and holds a long-standing residency in High Wycombe, as well as being a regular guest at major UK festivals. In addition, the orchestra performs engaging family concerts (Crash, Bang, Wallop!) and workshops, offering young listeners a lively and interactive introduction to classical music. Away from the concert hall, musicians of City of London Sinfonia work creatively with schools and community projects through the acclaimed ‘Meet the Music’ programme, with a particular focus on the field of health and wellbeing, exemplified by a long-standing residency at Great Ormond Street Hospital. With the groundbreaking ‘Development through Music’ programme, they also work innovatively with corporate businesses, presenting creative approaches to the training of professional skills through the medium of music.

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