On Sunday 14th May, the orchestra is taking to the mountains in aid of the Crescendo scheme- click the map to find our donation page!

March 30th 2017: Conductor Mark Eager receives honorary doctorate from the University of Bolton

In recognition of his outstanding contribution to music and performance, our conductor and artistic director was awarded an Honarary Doctorate by the Earl of St Andrews; congratulations Mark!

Wales' leading professional Chamber Orchestra, touring throughout Wales and building orchestras in schools through its groundbreaking Crescendo project.

Crescendo is a ground-breaking project, formed with the aim of developing classical orchestras in secondary schools throughout Wales.

Eighteen of the orchestra’s players are working with five schools over the course of five years, in addition to performing in full orchestral concerts in nearby venues. The young orchestral players are invited to attend these local concerts to hear a full professional chamber orchestra, and to introducing them to a wide range of serious but accessible music.

Crescendo Schools

  • Ysgol Bro Hyddgen, Machynlleth
  • Sandfields Comphrehensive, Port Talbot
  • St John the Baptist High School, Aberdare
  • Ysgol Brynhyfryd, Ruthin
  • Christ College, Brecon

"I loved the expresson on our youngsters' faces when they were introduced to the audience and the project explained. There was an opportunity to meet the orchestra during the evening and it was a delight to witness the free flowing conversations between conductor, players, students and parents. There was a real buzz on the bus on the way home for all the right reasons!"

Sally Marshall, Ysgol Bro Hyddgen, Machynlleth

We welcome feedback from the Crescendo sessions and concerts; get in touch | cysylltwch a ni : greg@welshsinfonia.co.uk

Concerts | Cyngherddu

Crescendo: St John Baptist School 5th Year Anniversary Concert and post-concert tea

Saturday 25th March | Dydd Sadwrn 25 Mawrth
Concert Hall, Cardiff University
Tickets | Tocynnau £5

Meet the Orchestra | Cwrdd â'r Gerddorfa

Click a name to find out more

Mark Eager

Conductor | Arweinydd

Robin Stowell

Leader | Arweinydd (Ffidil Cyntaf)

Charlie Barber

Composer-in-Residence | Cyfansoddwr Preswyl