About berkhamsted's classical music orchestra, the Bridgewater Sinfonia
The Bridgewater Sinfonia was founded in Berkhamsted in 1998, originally as the Bridgewater Band, by a group of local professional musicians under the directorship of Adrian Davis, with a vision to create “an orchestra from the community, for the community”. The orchestra draws on the wealth of professional musicianship in the locality and also aims to offer performing opportunities for young student musicians on the threshold of their careers.
Since its first concert a decade ago – when press reviews commented “it could have been the South Bank…” – the Bridgewater Sinfonia has continued to offer symphonic concerts of the highest calibre, covering a wide spectrum of styles and periods, the great classics as well as unfamiliar and new works especially by British composers; all this in the intimate atmosphere of St Peter's Church and at an accessible ticket price, as Berkhamsted’s own local orchestra.
Audiences, players and soloists alike recognize this as a unique combination and enjoy the advantage of these uplifting concerts of live orchestral music on their doorstep.
Recently the Bridgewater Sinfonia celebrated its tenth anniversary season, with a gala concert on 7 June 2008. This coincided with the happy announcement of the appointment of Sir Andrew Davis as the Bridgewater Sinfonia’s Honorary Patron – a great honour and privilege for the orchestra as it looks to its next decade.
For more information, see the article in Berkhamsted Life about the orchestra:
TEN YEARS OF GOOD MUSIC NEAR YOU