Concert Season 2017-2018


This coming season with WLS is a varied  programme which includes two anniversary concerts.  We begin with a central European programme including Strauss’s famous Four Last Songs and Mahler’s 4th Symphony.  In November we commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation with Bach and Mendelssohn.  We continue our series of popular family Christmas concerts in December.  Our wide ranging February concert brings in pieces from England, Germany, Finland and Hungary.  The following concert in March features the very dramatic “The Confession of Isobel Gowdie” – a requiem for woman burnt as a witch in Scotland in 1662 – which received its sensational premiere at the Proms in 1990.  In May we commemorate our benefactor Ida Doddridge with a programme of Beethoven and Dvorak, and we conclude our London season with a concert at St James’s Piccadilly featuring two very popular works – Rachmaninoff’s third piano concerto and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade.  And to complete the picture, we present a fine array of soloists through the year, both from within the orchestra and outside.


Welcome to West London Sinfonia


West London Sinfonia is an amateur orchestra with ambition and passion. Our players, many of whom work in music or music education, come from all over London. Most of our players have non-music day jobs, but for all of us, making music is an important part of our lives. We perform a wide programme of music with a concentration on larger orchestral works from the 19th (especially late 19th) and early 20th centuries. We regularly perform with world class soloists, and we are fortunate to have Philip Hesketh as our musical director and Iwona Boesche as our leader.

Join West London Sinfonia

If you’re looking to join a friendly and ambitious orchestra, we are always on the look-out for string players (especially in the violin and viola sections).  We presently have a vacancy for bass trombone.  If you’d like to enquire just complete the form on our contact page, and Lydia our membership secretary will contact you immediately.

Come to a performance

To enjoy a great evening of high quality classical music, please look through our season programme. You can buy tickets for any of our concerts online. Join our mailing list if you would like to receive information about future concerts.

We look forward to welcoming you soon.

Our Next Concert

Tickets are available online here


Recent Reviews


  • "I thought the St James's Piccadilly concert was superb - especially the Elgar, with that marvellous warm-toned soloist, and the orchestra wrapping her in such a wonderful sound."

    -John Carmichael on our 2014-15 End of Season Concert