Exactly 25 years ago, on 24 October 1992, Britten Sinfonia gave its first concert.  Since then, we have given more than 1500 concerts, been heard by over half a million people in 25 countries across four continents and commissioned over 300 new works.  Britten Sinfonia has also created two sister ensembles – Britten Sinfonia Voices, and Britten Sinfonia Academy, made 36 recordings and worked with 125,000 participants through our Creative Learning programme.

To mark our first quarter of century, the orchestra has today (24 October) launched £25 for 25 years, a fundraising campaign to spearhead another 25 years of trail-blazing music on the international stage and in the community.  The campaign simply asks music lovers to give a £25 birthday donation to the orchestra – £1 for each year of our existence.

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All names of donors will be credited in our 2017-18 concert programmes and on our website.

Britten Sinfonia’s 25th anniversary season (2017-2018) underlines why, over the past quarter century, we have become one of the world’s finest chamber orchestras. It’s a season of invigorating, adventurous music making with musical insight, integrity, the joy of musical exploration and fantastic musicians at its core. To find out what’s on during our 25th anniversary season click here


Read the press release about our 25th anniversary here