What's On

Docklands Sinfonia

We are excited to announce the following events:

Brontë Opera | Grimeborn Festival, Arcola Theatre, Hackney

Tuesday 12th, Wednesday 13th, Friday 15th, Saturday 16th September 2023, 7:30pm

Keynote Opera, in association with Docklands Sinfonia, is thrilled to announce the world premiere of Brontë the Opera, a stunning look into the turbulent lives of the Brontë sisters.

Brontë the Opera

Composer: Lisa Logan

Conducted by: Alex Ingram

Director: Katharina Kastening

Designer: Ashley Martin-Davies

Dramaturg: Nancy Meckler

Orchestra: Docklands Sinfonia

Brontë the Opera is a compelling literary detective story about the turbulent lives of the Brontë sisters - based upon an acclaimed play by Polly Teale, composed by Lisa Logan.

In 1845, Branwell Brontë returns home in disgrace, plagued by his addictions. As he descends into alcoholism and insanity, bringing chaos to the household, his sisters write…

Polly Teale's powerful play Brontë, adapted as a new, full length chamber opera by composer Lisa Logan, evokes the real and imagined worlds of the Brontës, as their fictional characters Jane Eyre, Rochester, Cathy, Nelly and Heathcliff come to haunt their creators.


Brontë the Opera by Logan/Teale, 12 (preview), 13, 15 and 16 September at the Arcola Theatre Grimeborn Festival, 24 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL 020 7503 1646 www.arcolatheatre.com/whats-on/bronte-the-opera

Festival 14, Canary Wharf

Sunday 30th July 2023 12.30 - 13.30

Docklands Sinfonia Brass conducted by Chris Bearman take to the spectacular main stage in Canada Square Gardens.

Festival 14

For Festival14’s final day our main stage will host musicians spanning classical and jazz including Nubiyan Twist, Laura Misch, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra and Docklands Sinfonia. 440 Theatre will be bringing bite-sized Shakespeare to Westferry Circus while Crossrail Place Roof Garden will continue to host family theatre and workshops all day long.

Everyone is welcome to attend this free festival.

Docklands Sinfonia | 02 Guildhall, Southampton

Saturday 18th March 2023, 7:45pm

Southampton Philharmonic Choir

Conductor: David Gibbons

Leader: Emma Blanco

Howard Goodall - Eternal Light 

Vaughan Williams - Dona Nobis Pacem

Vaughan Williams - Lark Ascending

Docklands Sinfonia | Olly Murs

December 1st & 2nd 2022 - Undisclosed Venue in Kingston

Live shows for release for Olly Murs new album - Marry Me

Producer: David Stewart

Docklands Sinfonia Strings | Bush Hal l

Tuesday 15th November 2022, 19:30

An evening with legendary singer songwriter Mike Batt.

Docklands Sinfonia Brass | HMS Belfast

Sunday 13th November 2022, 10:30am

Conductor: Spencer Down

Our brass musicians perform during this poignant service.

Docklands Sinfonia | Angel Studios

August 2022

Recording Olly Murs new album - Marry Me

Producer: David Stewart

Conductor: Mike Batt

Docklands Sinfonia | Canary Wharf

Sunday 24th July 12:00pm

Conductor: Spencer Down

  • Docklands Sinfonia String Orchestra
  • Docklands Sinfonia Brass Quintet

Two ensembles from Docklands Sinfonia will be performing on stage at Canary Wharf as part of their family festival.

Docklands Sinfonia | St Anne's Limehouse E14

Sunday 26th June 3:30pm

Conductor: Spencer Down

Get your free tickets to a wonderful Free Jubilee Family Concert with Docklands Sinfonia and Keynote Music and London Classical Choir, at St Anne’s Church, Three Colt St, Limehouse, London E14 7HA on Sunday 26 June 3.30pm.

Followed by a picnic at 4.30pm with free cakes baked by BBC1 Jubilee Platinum Pudding finalist Shabnam Russo - she will also be cake decorating with children.

Featuring a new children’s orchestral piece ‘The Magical Fish’, with illustrations by Rosie Brooks, narrator Ben Thapa (formerly in G4), local composer Lisa Logan and a new Jubilee poem by JR Thorpe and more.

Register for your free tickets 

at: www.tickettailor.com/events/keynotemusic

Docklands Sinfonia | The Anvil, Basingstoke

Saturday 25th June 2022, 7:45pm

Conductor: David Gibson

Cello Soloist: Gemma Rosefield

Handel - Zadok the Priest

David Lucas - Dover Beach (Premiere)

Elgar - Cello Concerto 

Walton - Orb and Sceptre 

Parry - Blest Pair of Sirens

Vaughan Williams - Fantasy on 104th

Parry - I Was Glad

Docklands Sinfonia will be joining forces with the Basingstoke Choral Society for a spectacular evening of English favourites to mark the Jubilee at The Anvil, Basingstoke. Tickets available through The Anvil's Box Office.

Docklands Sinfonia | ExCel London

Tuesday 12th & 13th April 2022

Conductor: Spencer Down

  • Symphony No. 9 - Beethoven (excerpt)

Docklands Sinfonia performs a full orchestra flash mob for the ICE 2022 Conference at ExCel London in the Docklands.

Docklands Sinfonia | The Phoenix Hall, Fairfield Halls

Saturday 2nd April 2022, 7:30pm

Conductor: Daivd Gibson

  • Carmina Burana - Carl Orff 
  • Rhapsody in Blue - Gershwin
  • Rio Grande - Lambert

Docklands Sinfonia will be joining forces with the Croydon Philharmonic Choir & Basingstoke Choral Society for a spectacular evening of crowd favourites at the newly-renovated Fairfield Halls in Croydon. Tickets will be available through the Fairfield Halls' box office.

See Docklands Sinfonia at full pelt in the closing seconds of this concert:


DocklandsSinfonia | Air Studios

Saturday 19th March

Conductor: Mike Batt

Not open to the public

Docklands Sinfonia in sessions, working with producer David Stewart on a new album to be released by Universal.

Docklands Sinfonia | Methodist Central Hall Westminster 

Saturday 2nd February 2022, 7:00pm

Performance of: Gathering of the Birds 

Composed by: Meysam Marvasti 

Conducted by: Farnoosh Behzad 

Produced by: Farokh Marvasti 

This is a large scale performance with full symphony orchestra accompanying a specially made video. The work is narrated and includes singers and soloists of Chinese, Indian, Arabic and Persian instruments.

Docklands Sinfonia Brass | HMS Belfast

Sunday 14th November 2021, 10:30am

Conductor: Spencer Down

Our brass musicians perform during this poignant service.

Docklands Sinfonia Brass | Olympic Park, Stratford

Saturday 11th September 2021

Conductor: Spencer Down

Our musicians will again be performing at a commemoration in the Olympic Park, Stratford, this time to mark the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. A monument commemorating the Britons who lost their lives in the attack was unveiled in 2015 by Boris Johnston, then Mayor of London, to the sounds of Docklands Sinfonia.

Docklands Sinfonia | Jubilee Park, Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf Free Lunchtime Concerts

Wednesdays in July 2021 12.30 - 14.00

You can watch small groups of our professional musicians live, in a series of free outdoor lunchtime concerts in the Jubilee Park in Canary Wharf E14. You are all very welcome to attend these concerts. 

* Wednesday 7 July - Docklands Sinfonia Strings “Blue Topaz String Trio” 

* Wednesday 14 July - Docklands Sinfonia Brass Quintet 

* Wednesday 21 July - Docklands Sinfonia String Quartet 

* Wednesday 28 July - Docklands Sinfonia Jazz Trio “Simon Thorpe Jazz Trio” 

Docklands Sinfonia | RAK Studios, St John's Wood, London

Saturday 29th May - 30th May 2021

Conductor: Mike Batt

Not open to public

Docklands Sinfonia's professional orchestra returns to the studio to record a new album with the legendary Mike Batt.