One of the UK’s most innovative music ensembles is seeking local musicians to join in with an ‘orchestra day’ at Edge Hill University’s Arts Centre, culminating in a live public performance.

Sinfonia UK Collective was founded in 2004 by Edge Hill’s recently-appointed Senior Lecturer in Musical Theatre Dr Lee Tsang, and is led by Stephen Wilkie of the Royal Northern College of Music.

On February 20, 2018, the Collective will host their annual Orchestra Day at the University, and they are looking for musicians at grade 7 or above to apply to take part.

The day will culminate in a live public performance of Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture at the Arts Centre.

Dr Tsang said: “We at Sinfonia UK Collective are looking forward to working with musicians of all ages from the West Lancashire area for this exciting full-day event, which will culminate in professionals leading each section of the orchestra in a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture.”

“The day will also give those attending a gentle introduction to Sinfonia UK Collective, a lesson in the art of conducting and lots of audience involvement! We are hoping to engage local schools and community groups as well as members of the public and of course Edge Hill students.”

Players of the following instruments are needed: flute or piccolo, oboe or cor anglais, clarinet (in A), bassoon, horn, trumpet (in Bb), trombone, tuba, percussion, harp, violin, viola, cello, double bass.

Individuals, schools or groups interested in getting involved can contact Dr Lee Tsang direct on