City of London Sinfonia presents CLS Minis: a spring series of relaxed lunchtime performances and evening music and mindfulness concerts, curated and performed by CLS musicians.

Our new mini-series showcases our outstanding professional musicians in chamber music composed for strings, brass and wind instruments. Each concert allows you to experience live music closer than you can in a traditional classical concert, and our musicians bring their own insights and introductions.

These performances take place in three unique and established performances venues: the Albany in Deptford, The Octagon at Queen Mary University of London, and West London Synagogue near Marble Arch Tube Station. There will also be one lunchtime performance at Windrush Square, outside in the centre of Brixton.

Our three lunchtime concerts are open to everyone. These are relaxed performances, creating comfortable environments for people living with dementia and families or carers. They last 45 minutes and are perfect for people who benefit from being able to move around, and who may need to take a few minutes’ break in a dedicated quiet space.

Mindfulness plays an integral role in our three evening concerts: CLS violinist Ann Morfee leads a mindful meditation as part of the performance, using techniques for the body and mind to relieve stress and enhance audiences’ experiences of the music. These one-hour concerts are ideal for people who need to relax after a long, hard day at work and for people who want to experience something different.

CLS Minis is generously supported by John Singer, and presented in association with the Albany, Brixton BID, Queen Mary University of London and West London Synagogue.

Karen Jones flute
Book of Hours audience
Strings Fruit of Silence
Thoughtful audience Fruit of Silence
Brass Book of Hours