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Website Updated August 2012

Posted by letchworth-sinfonia on August 14, 2012 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Websited updated with new term rehearsal dates and New Year concert detials so far

Website Updated August 2012

Posted by letchworth-sinfonia on August 14, 2012 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Websited updated with new term rehearsal dates and New Year concert detials so far

Website updated with 2012 concert details

Posted by letchworth-sinfonia on November 13, 2011 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Added the programme for the New Years concert and dates for the Summer.

Welcome to Mark Galtrey

Posted by letchworth-sinfonia on September 3, 2011 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Updated website to add pictures of the Summer Concert, say goodbye and good luck to William and welcome Mark.

Updated with new conductor and next two concerts

Posted by letchworth-sinfonia on November 14, 2010 at 7:37 AM Comments comments (0)

Added details of William Norris and added the Concerts for 2011.

Updated with Summer Concert Details

Posted by letchworth-sinfonia on April 19, 2010 at 3:36 PM Comments comments (0)

Added the details and programme of the new Summer Concert and created a new page for Kerry Camden.

New photos of the New Years Concert

Posted by letchworth-sinfonia on March 11, 2010 at 2:17 PM Comments comments (0)

Another concert has been performed and we have photos from several sources. It was a happy occasion capped by Kerry accepting an engraved vase for 25 years of conducting the orchestra.


Most of the details for this summers concert have been agreed and I will add them to the site as soon as I know exactly what the programme is.

Website Update

Posted by letchworth-sinfonia on July 11, 2009 at 7:44 AM Comments comments (0)

Hello all and thank you for your contributions and comments.


The website is almost complete. We just need to add a page thanking our supporters like North Herts DC, the Arts Council, etc. I'd also like to expand the About us section and obviously there will be a Coming Events page once the programme for the next Concert is set.


Howard has provided us with some great photos from 2004 and Jan Leak's even managed to dig up a photo and news clipping from the origianal concert.


The new domain has been registered and we are now listed on Google and Yahoo. Amanda has started to add our web address to various web directories like Amateur Orchestras and Herts Direct.


I've added in loads of links to various external sites, like Kerry's, Kate Elmitt and some of our past soloists.


Once again thanks for the interest.





Amanda Taylor - an introduction

Posted by Shane on June 28, 2009 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (4)

I joined Letchworth Sinfonia about 5 years ago and play 2nd Violin.  I hadn't played the violin since leaving school so I was rather nervous about joining an orchestra.  I was made to feel very welcome and it also helped that another member (Helen) started the same day as me - we sit together at the back of the section and help each other along.  Over the last 5 years we feel we've improved in leaps and bounds and seem to be able to play more & more notes of the music with each rehearsal - not necessarily in the right place or the right time! (I'm sure Kerry would agree with this!)  Both Helen & I love to sneak out during the hard parts to make the tea at rehearsal - which is enjoyed by all members of the orchestra - actually I'm not sure if it's the tea they enjoy or us not playing..hmm I'll have to ask them!


I was invited to join the committee which I did and help with the publicity for the concerts and help to try to promote the orchestra to new members, as after living in Letchworth for 20 years I didn't even realise they had an orchestra and it was only by chance that I came across a poster advertising the New Year concert at Plinston Hall.  I went to the concert and was very pleasantly surprised as the standard was great and they put on a wonderful New Year concert.


I really enjoy being part of this orchestra and it is currently the only music group I play in due to work and family commitments, hopefully this will change in years to come.  I do think I play in the best section of the orchestra (2nds) (Mel will agree with this although he now plays in the 1st section), with Jean, Arthur, Helen and Elizabeth - we always help each other through the tricky parts.


Just goes to show it's never too late to start playing music again and loving it!


Amanda x

The website is launched...

Posted by Shane on June 28, 2009 at 9:04 AM Comments comments (0)



Welcome to Letchworth Sinfonia's new website.


My name is Shane Freshwater and Amanda has asked me to help with this project.


I have enjoyed Letchworth Sinfonia's performances over the last five years and have become involved in helping out in some of the non-musical tasks.


I'm having great fun creating this website and have many plans for future development. In the near future we will remove the Adverts and get a proper domain name like


Content is the problem. If you have pictures or ideas for additional content then please let me know.


All the best.