Concert Season 2016-2017


As ever, this season with WLS is a time to revel in well-known pieces and to become acquainted with works less familiar. The programme presents seven concerts crafted partly around geography and partly around themes.  We have a “Northern Latitudes” concert centred on Scandinavia and Russia, a French concert featuring Debussy’s evocative seascape “La Mer”, a programme of American favourites including Fanfare for the Common Man and an American in Paris, and an English concert.   We continue our series of popular Children’s Christmas Concerts (including a medley from the film “Frozen”), and in June we present a very contrasting ballet concert featuring both the beautiful and the savage.  To conclude the season we again have a chamber orchestra concert.  And to complete the picture, we present a fine array of soloists, 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


Online tickets available 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