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Auditions 2019/20

We are pleased to announce that auditions for the 2019/20 orchestra are being held on Saturday 28th September 2019- 9:30am to 8pm.

Auditions will be approximately 10 mins long and we ask you to prepare 5 mins of music (either 2 contrasting pieces or 1 piece with contrasting sections). You will also be given an excerpt on arrival to prepare before the audition begins.

To book a slot please visit our bunfight stand on Wednesday 25th September or alternatively email us at for more information.

Meet our new committee for 2019/20

Congratulations to the new committee for the 2019/20 season:

President: Beth Jolley

Vice President and Secretary: Malin Dekas

Treasurer: Kate Matthews

Orchestral Manager: Bethany Robb

Librarian: James Castle

Publicity Officer: Elizabeth Lovering

Social Secretaries: Charlie Mann and Emma Johnson

Tour Secretaries: Bethany Robb and Charlie Mann


It is with great pleasure that the Southampton University Sinfonietta opens our 2017/18 season with Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony – a poetic homage to the rest of our year. In the 2o years since our formation, Sinfonietta has distinguished itself for the high standard of performance and unique opportunities for successive generations of the most talented musicians. This seasons programme is a true celebration of our finest players, and it is an honour to welcome back Jamie Wall, previous Assistant Conductor in 2015/16, who has gone on to pursue a career as a freelance trumpet player, and Henrietta Cooke, a longstanding member of Sinfonietta who will be playing the Cor Anglais alongside him in Quiet City. We are also working with Emily Wilson who was president of SUSO and a keen member of Sinfonietta. She will be premiering Andrew Fishers “Bass Clarinet Concertino” an exciting new work for this orchestra to tackle. We will be ending the year performing Pulcinella as a celebration of the orchestras hard work over the year.

We are delighted to welcome Benjamin Oliver, Chloé van Soeterstède and Alexander Walker, three brand new conductors working with us and our first female conductor in 20 years! We are all grateful to each for presenting such an exciting programme of music. From auditions to the first few rehearsals, and now the lead up to this concert the orchestra has come together beautifully and I am excited for not only the concerts but the following year of music making.

Serena Evans

President 2017-18