Welcome to the Home Page of the Croydon Orchestral Ensemble

We have recently changed our name to South London Sinfonia.  Find more up-to-date infomation about us and upcoming events at www.southlondonsinfonia.co.uk

Since it’s formation in 1927, the orchestra has offered enthusiastic amateurs, with a range of abilities, the opportunity to play together in an atmosphere, which aims to promote enjoyment in music making.
Dr. Brian Wilshere is the Musical Director.

The ensemble has a current membership of about 25. New members are welcome in all sections, especially strings. Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings from 8.00pm until 10.00pm

The repertoire encompasses many classical works as well as those of a lighter nature. In addition it includes some interesting and accessable contemporary pieces

The orchestra has a long association with Saint Mildred’s Church, Addiscombe. The church hall has been the centre for rehearsals and concerts since 1965. The church is near a tram stop,is readily acessible from East Croydon Station and there is plentiful on- street parking.

Rehearsals for the spring and Summer term are:-


January 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st

February 7th, 21st, 28th

March 7th, 14th, 21st,28th

(February 14th –half term holiday)



April  18th, 25th.

May 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd.

June 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th.

July  4th, 11th.

CONCERT MAY 13TH (rehearsal afternoon)

(May 30th half term holiday)


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