The Portsmouth Sinfonia
http://static.bbci.co.uk/music_clips/0.1.70/img/default_artist_images/classical2.jpg
1970
https://musicbrainz.org/artist/1e33bf82-1736-4d25-9829-52bf0b2d1ddb
The Portsmouth Sinfonia

Biography

The Portsmouth Sinfonia was an orchestra founded by a group of students at the Portsmouth School of Art in England, in 1970. The Sinfonia had an unusual entrance requirement, in that each player had to be either a non-musician or, ...

Read more


Biography

The Portsmouth Sinfonia was an orchestra founded by a group of students at the Portsmouth School of Art in England, in 1970. The Sinfonia had an unusual entrance requirement, in that each player had to be either a non-musician or, if a musician, play an instrument that was entirely new to them. Among the founding members was one of their teachers, English composer Gavin Bryars. The orchestra started as a one-off, tongue-in-cheek performance art ensemble but became a cultural phenomenon over the following ten years, with concerts, record albums, a film and a hit single. They last performed publicly in 1979.

Go to Bio


The Portsmouth Sinfonia Tracks

Sort by

The Portsmouth Sinfonia
The William Tell Overture (Theme From The Lone Ranger)
http://static.bbci.co.uk/music_clips/0.1.70/img/track_fallback.png
link
The William Tell Overture (Theme From The Lone Ranger)
George Frideric Handel
Hallelujah Chorus (feat. The Portsmouth Sinfonia & Ken Robison)
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqfdl.jpg
link
Hallelujah Chorus (feat. The Portsmouth Sinfonia & Ken Robison)
The Portsmouth Sinfonia
The Classical Muddley
http://static.bbci.co.uk/music_clips/0.1.70/img/track_fallback.png
link
The Classical Muddley
The Portsmouth Sinfonia
Also Sprach Zarathustra
http://static.bbci.co.uk/music_clips/0.1.70/img/track_fallback.png
link
Also Sprach Zarathustra
The Portsmouth Sinfonia
The Hallelujah Chorus (excerpt)
http://static.bbci.co.uk/music_clips/0.1.70/img/track_fallback.png
link
The Hallelujah Chorus (excerpt)
Add music you love and enjoy it


The Portsmouth Sinfonia Biography

The Portsmouth Sinfonia was an orchestra founded by a group of students at the Portsmouth School of Art in England, in 1970. The Sinfonia had an unusual entrance requirement, in that each player had to be either a non-musician or, if a musician, play an instrument that was entirely new to them. Among the founding members was one of their teachers, English composer Gavin Bryars. The orchestra started as a one-off, tongue-in-cheek performance art ensemble but became a cultural phenomenon over the following ten years, with concerts, record albums, a film and a hit single. They last performed publicly in 1979.

This entry is from Wikipedia, the user-contributed encyclopedia.It may not have been reviewed by professional editors and is licensed under an Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons License. If you find the biography content factually incorrect or highly offensive you can edit this article at wikipedia. Find out more about our use of this data.
Back to artist