I want to thank everyone involved with Merchant Sinfonia for their participation in a thoroughly enjoyable concert on Sunday afternoon. It is always a thrill to be able to play in a major Concert Hall but for a Community Orchestra of mixed abilities to play such major pieces after only a few months of weekly rehearsals is a major achievement. We had a good audience today and the feedback from those I have spoken too has been remarkably positive. However I hope that all of us enjoyed the experience. I hope that these sentiments will also be passed on to the various professionals and others who supported us and who seem to agree that in Merchant Sinfonia we have something rather special.
My special thanks to Louise, Elldon and the rest of the Committee, without whom none of this would be possible.
I look forward to the next Season, starting in February – watch out on the website for details of the application period starting 21 January!
Best wishes to you all,
Chair, Merchant Sinfonia