Registered Charity No: 1116343

St Helens Sinfonietta


40 Howards Lane


St Helens

WA10 5HY

Phone: 01744 600630



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The St. Helens Sinfonietta is a group of dedicated professional musicians providing live orchestral music in St. Helens and the surrounding areas. The founder and conductor is Alan Free.

Established in 1997, the Sinfonietta gives four or five orchestral concerts a year with ensembles of varying size, and also presents other musical events, including lunchtime and evening recitals of widely varying and often innovative character.

Its home venue is Ormskirk Street United Reformed Church, a modern building in the town centre with a comfortable and acoustically excellent auditorium. For larger orchestral concerts St. Helens Town Hall is regularly used.

The Sinfonietta also takes on educational work, including orchestral workshops in local school, for further information or to book a visit please contact us.


The Friends of St. Helens Sinfonietta are the voting members of the organisation, from whom the Officers and Committee are elected. Friends pay an annual subscription of £10, and are entitled to discounted ticket prices. They may also participate in independently organised and funded recreational activities.

The Sinfonietta in 2014 has received support from:

The Rainford Trust        St Helens Charitable Trust

Harry and Mavis Pilkington Foundation for Arts and Leisure

The Rushworth Trust The RVW Trust

The Ida Carroll Foundation

The Ormskirk Street United Reformed Church

Patrons and Friends of St. Helens Sinfonietta

For further details please see contact us page


IPresident: Lady Kirsty Pilkington

Chair: David Forshaw

Musical Director: Alan Free

Project Manager:Alan Free

Treasurer: Lynn Steward

Membership Secretary: Gavin Wallace

Ticket Secretary: Lyn Wallace

Committee Secretary: Ian Thomas

Librarian: John Sills

Orchestra Manager: Janice Bill

Newsletter Editor: Keith Allcock

Catering: Helen Free

Press & Publicity: Hazel Davies, John Abery (non -committee members)

Orchestra representatives:

Tom Sykes, Sandra lloyd-Griffiths

Committee members: Ken Gutteridge, Magdalene Scott, Bill Connor


Most of our concerts and recitals are held at Ormskirk Street URC, King Street, St Helens, WA10 2JZ