Registered Charity No: 1116343
40 Howards Lane
Phone: 01744 600630
The St. Helens Sinfonietta is a group of dedicated professional musicians providing live orchestral music in St. Helens and the surrounding areas. The founder and conductor is Alan Free.
Established in 1997, the Sinfonietta gives four or five orchestral concerts a year with ensembles of varying size, and also presents other musical events, including lunchtime and evening recitals of widely varying and often innovative character.
Its home venue is Ormskirk Street United Reformed Church, a modern building in the town centre with a comfortable and acoustically excellent auditorium. For larger orchestral concerts St. Helens Town Hall is regularly used.
The Sinfonietta also takes on educational work, including orchestral workshops in local school, for further information or to book a visit please contact us.
The Friends of St. Helens Sinfonietta are the voting members of the organisation, from whom the Officers and Committee are elected. Friends pay an annual subscription of £10, and are entitled to discounted ticket prices. They may also participate in independently organised and funded recreational activities.
The Sinfonietta in 2014 has received support from:
The Rainford Trust St Helens Charitable Trust
Harry and Mavis Pilkington Foundation for Arts and Leisure
The Rushworth Trust The RVW Trust
The Ida Carroll Foundation
The Ormskirk Street United Reformed Church
Patrons and Friends of St. Helens Sinfonietta
For further details please see contact us page
IPresident: Lady Kirsty Pilkington
Chair: David Forshaw
Musical Director: Alan Free
Project Manager:Alan Free
Treasurer: Lynn Steward
Membership Secretary: Gavin Wallace
Ticket Secretary: Linda Wallace
Committee Secretary: Ian Thomas
Librarian: Bill Connor
Orchestra Manager: Derek Mitchell
Newsletter Editor: Keith Allcock
Catering: Helen Free
Press & Publicity: Beryl Pugh,
Orchestra representative: Cliff Jones,
Committee members: Ken Gutteridge, Janis Bill, Magdalene Scott, John Sills
Most of our concerts and recitals are held at Ormskirk Street URC, King Street, St Helens, WA10 2JZ