Suffolk Sinfonia

About Suffolk Sinfonia

Suffolk Sinfonia now has it's own website - please visit

The Suffolk Sinfonia is a symphony orchestra based at Bury St Edmunds in West Suffolk. Many concerts are given in and around Bury St Edmunds, and the orchestra also gives performances in the surrounding region. Professional music teachers make up the core of the orchestra which rehearses regularly on Wednesdays during term time. Music students and gifted amateurs also help to maintain the high standard of playing.

Suffolk Sinfonia advance tickets will only be available from the Apex box office ( Advance tickets normally become available 2-3 months before a concert. Full details appear in the Concerts menu item as soon as availability is known. Unreserved tickets are available in advance and also at the concert.

If you would like to play in the Suffolk Sinfonia, please let us know what instrument you play and at what level. At present we have vacancies mainly for strings. Send us a message with your details.

Suffolk Sinfonia is a registered charity no. 1130410.

Suffolk Sinfonia subscriptions


Please note that membership rates are correct as of today. Should these rise the committee will notify you accordingly of any changes.

  • ordinary member: £20 per term

 Subs are due 1st week of each term, either by:

  • monthly standing order (details below)
  • Electronic Transfer (s/c 30-91-49 acc 01433704) - please let treasurer know!
  • Cheque or cash

Gift aid

Suffolk Sinfonia is now officially a registered charity. As previously described, the most significant benefit this brings to the orchestra is allowing us to claim Gift Aid on all personal donations and subs payments from UK tax payers, giving a significant boost to our income.

Gift Aid can make donations worth at least 25% more to us at no extra cost to you. With Gift Aid, a £20 subs payment is worth at least £25 to the orchestra, and we can backdate the claim to apply to subs paid over the last six years.

You can download a copy of the gift aid declaration using this link and return it to the treasurer.

Standing order

In order to simplify the collection of subs, regular members are encouraged to pay their subs via monthly standing order. The overall cost to you remains at £20 per term, but is paid monthly directly from your bank account, working out at just £5 per month. Over a year, 12 payments of £5 (once per month) total the same as 3 payments of £20 (once per term), similarly for the joint rate.

If you wish to pay by Standing Order, please complete the standing order mandate attached to the gift aid declaration (available at the link below), and send it directly to your bank. Please also return the notification slip to the treasurer.

Friends of Suffolk Sinfonia

The Friends of the Suffolk Sinfonia are people who support the orchestra by making a financial contribution of £20 per year.

Benefits of being a Friend

Friends know that they are helping to ensure the continued presence of live orchestral music in the area.

  • Friends are included in our mailing list.
  • Friends obtain advance information about our concerts.
  • Friends are entitled to a free programme on presentation of membership card.
  • Friends are entitled to three free vouchers for interval refreshments per year. Each voucher may be exchanged for a glass of wine or a soft drink.

Becoming a Friend

If you would like to become a Friend of the Suffolk Sinfonia, please contact the Friends' Secretary by e-mail or ask at a concert.