Wessex Sinfonietta now resident orchestra at Royal Victoria Chapel Netley – Eastleigh News
Wessex Sinfonietta has announced that it has been appointed Resident Orchestra at the Royal Victoria Chapel, Netley in recognition of the long-term association it is developing with the chapel which is planning concerts in the future.
Founded in 2014, Wessex Sinfonietta has established itself as one of Hampshire’s leading chamber orchestras. Talented professionals and amateurs alike are invited to enjoy music at a high level by playing an eclectic mix of familiar and less familiar pieces, presenting audiences with selected programs from the chamber orchestra’s wonderfully rich repertoire.
The orchestra enjoys performing with highly regarded guest conductors including Jonathan Lo (Royal Opera House), Mark Biggins (English National Opera), Nicholas Wilks (Winchester College), Richard Dickins (Royal College of Music), Dennis Simons (London Philharmonic Orchestra) and Frank Zielhorst (Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra).
The orchestra will present a one-hour concert of pieces by Mendelssohn and Elgar conducted by Johnathan Lo in the chapel on Sunday, July 3 at 6 p.m.
The Royal Victoria Chapel is all that remains of the sprawling Royal Victoria Hospital in Netley which treated sick and injured soldiers for 100 years, from the Victorian era to the 1960s. In 2015, the Heritage Lottery Fund awarded 3.1 million pounds sterling to restore this Grade II listed chapel.
Stunning stained glass windows and elegant high ceilings provide perfect acoustics for enjoying high quality concerts. For more information on the next concert, please visit the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SinfoniettaofWessex/Wees