Docklands Sinfonia is a young and exciting new symphony orchestra which has become a major cultural force in London’s dynamic Docklands.
Since its formation in January 2009 by musical director Spencer Down, the orchestra has enjoyed incredible success with performances at Buckingham Palace for the Queen, the Royal Albert Hall with Grammy-award winner Imogen Heap and the House of Lords.
The orchestra has worked with high profile artists from renowned trumpeter Alison Balsom to cello virtuoso Leonard Elschenbroich as well as organisations including the English National Ballet, Royal Opera House and National Youth Theatre.
Docklands Sinfonia has appeared on BBC1 and BBC Radio 3, as well as performing regular sell-out concerts with world-class soloists at St Anne's, Limehouse.
Katie Melua's new single with Docklands Sinfonia goes viral
Katie Melua's new single 'I will be there' featuring Docklands Sinfonia has been viewed by over 700,000 people throughout the world on YouTube since its recent release last year.
The single, which is on Katie's new album Ketevan, was commissioned for the Coronation Gala, at Buckingham Palace in July. A beautiful tribute to a protective matriarchal figure, the song was written by Katie's longtime collaborator and manager Mike Batt.
The video captures extensive shots of Docklands Sinfonia players accompanying Katie while the song was being recorded at Angel Studios in London.