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AUTUMN 2018

Issue 65

Your Music Guide for Warwick, Leamington Spa and beyond!

September 2018 - mid-January 2019

 

Jump to .. October November December January 2019

 

 

September 1 – 30

During Sept

Wednesdays

1.00-1.30 pm

Soundbites: Lunchtime Concerts

Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BG

5 Sept – Paul Mocroft (baritone) and John Jenkin (piano)

12 Sept – James Fellows (organ)

19 Sept – James Druce, trombone, with Colin Druce, piano

26 Sept – Peter Summers (piano)

Free admission, retiring collection. Refreshments from 12.30 pm (Friends of the Music of Holy Trinity Church Stratford)

See www.stratford-upon-avon.org/soundbites for any late changes

During Sept

Fridays

1.15 - 2.00 pm

Lunchtime Recitals

St Mary’s Church, Warwick CV34 4RA

7 Sept – Oliver and Samuel Hancock (piano and voice) Songs of Flanders and Swann

21 Sept – Mark Swinton  (St Mary’s Warwick)

Free admission, retiring collection (Music at St Mary’s)

During Sept

Fridays

1.15 – 1.45 pm

Lunchtime Recitals

Holy Trinity Church, Beauchamp Avenue, L/Spa CV32 5RE

7 Sept – Adrian Moore organ

21 Sept – Maggie Bartmanis mezzo-soprano, Adrian Moore piano

Free admission (Holy Trinity Music)

During Sept

Wednesdays 7.30 pm

Autumn Organ Recitals

St Mary Magdalene Church, Vicarage Rd, Lillington, CV32 7RH

12 Sept - John Wilderspin – organist Worcester Cathedral voluntary choir

19 Sept - Adrian Moore director of music Holy Trinity L/Spa

26 Sept - Michael King – organist St. Mary Magdalene, Lillington

Details 01926 470449. Free admission (Lillington Church Music)

Sat 1 Sept

7.30 pm

Roderick Williams, O.B.E. baritone with Lynn Arnold piano

All Saints’ Church, Burton Dassett, Southam, CV47 2AB

Roderick’s wide repertoire covers baroque to contemporary music. Tickets £25 (includes glass of wine) from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 01295 680309 and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Burton Dassett Restoration Committee)

Sun 2 Sept

7.00 pm

Lynn Arnold and Charles Matthews piano duet

Church of St Peter and St Paul, Butlers Marston CV35 0NA

Tovey Balliol Dances Op 17, Stevens Fantasia on The Irish Ho-Hoane Op 13, Mendelssohn Andante and Allegro Brillant Op 92. Tickets £10 from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and 01926 642076 (Butlers Marston Concert Society)

Sat 8 Sept

9.30 am

Free informal

performance

4.00 pm

Spires Chorus with members of Spires Chamber Orchestra, Jack Lovell and Daniel Galbreath conductors

King Henry VIII School Hall, Warwick Rd, Coventry CV3 6AQ (tbc)

Play and Sing Workshop - Fauré Requiem. Tickets £15 participants/£5 unwaged at registration, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and 024 7654 3431

Sat 8 Sept

7.30 pm

Music at Leamington Hastings

All Saints Church, Leamington Hastings CV23 8DY

Dante String Quartet

Haydn Quartet in G Op 33 No 5, Shostakovich Quartet in Eb Op 117 No 9, Beethoven String Quartet Op131in C# minor. Tickets 07966 584328 and www.musicatleamingtonhastings.co.uk

Sat 15 Sept

7.30 pm

Oriflamme, Julian Hellaby piano, Alistair Kennedy, Sue Meteyard violins, Patrick Hinks bassoon, Victoria Adams singer, Antoine Mitchell conductor CANCELLED

St Mary’s Church, Warwick CV34 4RA

Mayor of Warwick Charity Concert. Bach /Busoni Piano Concerto in D minor, Arnold Double Violin Concerto, Mozart Bassoon Concerto in Bb, Berlioz Les Nuits d’Été. Tickets £15 from Warwick TIC 01926 411694

Sun 16 Sept

11.30 am

Coull Quartet

Unitarian Chapel, 31 High Street, Warwick CV34 4AX

Coffee Concert. Schumann Quartet in F Op 41 No 2, Dvořák Quartet in Eb Op 51. Tickets (includes coffee & biscuits from 11.00 am) £15(£13), £2 under 18s at the door (cash only)

Sun 16 Sept

5.30 pm

The Jacobean Muse - Abigail Seabrook voice, Micaela Schmitz harpsichord

St. James Church Rooms, Calf Lane, Chipping Campden GL55 6HB

Gems of the Jacobean era - Weelkes, Wilbye, Byrd, Campion and more. Tickets £8 (carers free) www.wegottickets.com/event/437754 & door

Thurs 20 Sept -

Sat 29 Sept

 

 

Stratford International Festival of Words and Music

 

FESTIVAL CANCELLED. All concerts, talks etc cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. Visit website at www.stratfordwordsandmusic.org for further details

Sat 22 Sept

7.30 pm

Coventry Philharmonic Choir, Imogen Russell soprano, Alison York alto, Matthew Sandy tenor, Benjamin Lewis baritone, Mark Swinton organ, Steven Russell conductor

St Mary’s Church, Warwick CV34 4RA

Mendelssohn Elijah. Tickets £15 from www.wegottickets.com Church Gift Shop and 07728 887349 www.covphilsoc.org.uk

Sun 23 Sept

3 pm

Leamington Chamber Orchestra, Shulah Oliver violin, Rebecca Rose cello, Tim Sidford piano, Richard Laing conductor

Town Hall, The Parade, L/Spa CV32 4AT

Schumann Overture, Scherzo and Finale, Dvořák Czech Suite, Strauss Overture and Dance Scene from Ariadne auf Naxos, Beethoven Triple Concerto. Tickets £14(£12), £2 students/carers at the door. Change of programme to printed diary

Fri 28 Sept

7.30 pm

Armonico Consort, Christopher Monks director

St Peter’s Church, Stratford Rd, Wootton Wawen, Henley in Arden B95 6BE

Intimate Evenings with Armonico:  The Glory of Old England

Byrd Mass in Four Parts (Gloria, Sanctus, Benedictus and Agnus Dei), Byrd O Salutaris Hostia, Tallis  O Nata Lux and Loquebantur, Parsons Ave Maria and a selection of folk songs – Pastime with Good Company, Greensleeves, Lisa Laan, Loch Lomond and some madrigals. Tickets £24.50 + booking fee (includes glass of wine) from 01926 334418 or  www.armonico.org.uk   Early booking recommended

Sat 29 Sept

6 pm

Coventry Cathedral Chorus and Orchestra, Welsh National Opera, local school choirs, Paul Leddington Wright conductor

Coventry Cathedral CV1 5AB

International Gala Prom. Favourites from choral and orchestral repertoire and the world of opera and musicals. Tickets £15 www.ticketweb.co.uk 0844 477 1000 and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Friends of Coventry Cathedral)

Sat 29 Sept

7.30pm

London Syrian Ensemble

All Saints Church, Victoria Terrace, L/Spa CV31 1AA

The London Syrian Ensemble is made up of newly-arrived and long-term UK residents who either studied or taught at Damascus's prestigious Conservatoire. Together they offer a joyous performance of classical and traditional music from the region; one that's full of energy, beauty and humanity, and one that offers a positive and optimistic opportunity to celebrate Syrian culture. Organised by the voluntary group Welcome Here Leamington and Warwick in support of refugees in the area. Syrian refreshments in the interval. Partially funded by Warwick District Council and other sponsorship. Tickets £15 on the door, £13.50 Early Bird, free for refugees. Tickets: Earlybird £13.50 on line, in person or by phone from Visitor Information Centre, Royal Pump Rooms, The Parade, Leamington Spa https://www.warwickdc.gov.uk/royalspacentre/info/18/how_to_book

or on line

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/london-syrian-ensemble-concert-in-leamington-spa-tickets-48691424361

bitly.com/syrianconcert New entry not in printed diary

Sun 30 Sept

3.00 pm

Darren Jeffery bass-baritone with Anthony Seddon piano

Townsend Hall, Shipston-on-Stour CV36 4AE

Recital of classical and opera highlights plus English Song and pieces from the musicals.Tickets £12.50 from Clarke’s Electrical Shop or 01789 269587 (Stour Singers)

 

 

 

October 1 – 31

During Oct

Wednesdays

1.00-1.30 pm

Soundbites: Lunchtime Concerts

Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BG

3 Oct – Lasma Taimina violin (RCM) and Antonio Oyarzabal piano

10 Oct – Kathryn Ellis soprano

17 Oct – Antoine Pichon piano (RCM)

24 Oct – Laurens Macklon baritone and Benedict Wilson piano

31 Oct – Maulen Alimbayev piano (RCM)

Free admission, retiring collection. Refreshments from 12.30pm (Friends of the Music of Holy Trinity Church Stratford)

See www.stratford-upon-avon.org/soundbites for any later changes

During Oct

Fridays

1.15 - 2.00 pm

Lunchtime Recitals

St Mary’s Church, Warwick CV34 4RA

5 Oct – NO RECITAL

19 Oct – Mark Swinton (St Mary’s Warwick)

Free admission, retiring collection (Music at St Mary’s)

During Oct

Fridays

1.15 – 1.45 pm

Lunchtime Recitals

Holy Trinity Church, Beauchamp Avenue, L/Spa CV32 5RE

5 Oct – David Borsada baritone, Julian Grimshaw piano

19 Oct – Fumi Otsuki violin

Free admission (Holy Trinity Music)

Fri 5 Oct

7.30 pm

Pre-concert talk in Helen Martin Studio 6.15pm

Russian State Symphony Orchestra, Barry Douglas piano, Valentin Uryupin conductor

Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick CV4 7AL

Khachaturian Masquerade Suite, Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 1, Shostakovich Symphony No 5. Talk £2.50/subscribers £1.50. Concert tickets £41.50-£18.50 + concessions from WAC Box Office 024 7652 4524

Fri 5 Oct

7.30 pm

Henschel String Quartet (Germany)

Royal Pump Rooms, L/Spa CV32 4AA

Beethoven Quartet in Eb Op 74 ‘Harp’, Mendelssohn Quartet in A minor Op 13, Schumann Quartet in A Op 41 No 3. Tickets £24/£19/£14 (£1) from Leamington VIC Box Office 01926 334418 and www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk (Leamington Music)

Sat 6 Oct

7.30 pm

Divertimento, Sheila Koch director

Kingsley School Hall, Beauchamp Road, L/Spa CV32 5RD

Cantar! A feast of sacred and secular choral music through the ages. Tickets £10/£3 children from 01926 778646, Presto Classical, www.divertimento.org.uk

Sat 6 Oct

7.30 pm

Peter Summers, Organist Emeritus, Holy Trinity Stratford

St Mary Magdalene Church, Vicarage Rd, Lillington CV32 7RH

Anniversary Organ Recital. Free admission with cheese and wine. Details 01926 470449 (Lillington Church Music)

Sat 6 Oct

7.30 pm

Beauchamp Sinfonietta, Neil Aston Clarinet, Nic Fallowfield conductor

Grange Hall, Southam CV47 1QA

Respighi The Birds, Crusell Clarinet Concerto No 2, Beethoven Symphony No 8. Tickets £14(£12), £2 child/student from Presto Classical, Leamington Town Hall, Grange Hall Southam, 01926 429607 and door

Sun 7 Oct

3.00 pm

Beauchamp Sinfonietta, Neil Aston Clarinet, Nic Fallowfield conductor

Town Hall, The Parade, L/Spa CV32 4AT

Details as 6 Oct above

Tues 9 Oct

7.30 pm

 

 

Lecture 1pm

 

 

The York Waits

St Mary’s Church, Warwick CV34 4RA

Music fit for a Kingmaker. Music from the time of Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick (1428-1471). Lunchtime lecture about medieval instruments in the windows of the Beauchamp Chapel £2. Concert £21/£18/£15/£13 (£1). Tickets from Leamington VIC Box Office 01926 334418 and www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk (Leamington Music)

Sat 13 Oct

7.30 pm

Warwickshire Symphony Orchestra, Lionel Handy cello, Roger Coull conductor

Warwick Hall, Warwick School, CV34 6PP

Butterworth The Banks of Green Willow, Elgar Cello Concerto Op 85 in E minor, Vaughan Williams Symphony No 2 London. Tickets £14/£18, child/ student half price WSO Box Office 01926 850385 and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thur 18 Oct

7.30 pm

Róza Bene harpsichord

Unitarian Chapel, Warwick CV34 4AX

Leamington Music Prize Winner’s concert. Music by Louis Couperin, Byrd, Arne, Frescobaldi and Bach, including Italian Concerto BWV971. Tickets £12.50 (£1) from Leamington VIC Box Office 01926 334418 and www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk (Leamington Music)

Sun 21 Oct

3.00 pm

Oriflamme, David Pugh trumpet, Anton Rosenfeld soloist, Antoine Mitchell director

St Nicholas Church, Warwick CV34 4JD

Françaix Le Gai Paris, Florent Schmidt Chanson et Scherzo, Dvořák Serenade for Winds in D minor. Free admission. Details 07799 642138

Sun 21 Oct

7.30 pm

David Le Page violin, Viv McLean piano

Shakespeare Institute, Church Street, Stratford CV37 6HP

Prokofiev Sonata No 2 in D Op 94, Franck Sonata in A. Tickets £18/£5 students from 01789 740791 (Stratford-upon-Avon Chamber Music Society)

Sun 28 Oct

8.00 pm

Saint James’s Singers, Fine Arts Brass, Kim Durham reader, Julian Harris conductor

St Mary’s Church, Warwick CV34 4RA

War and Peace. A concert to commemorate the end of WW1.Tickets £17.50(£12.50) from Box Office 07502 939498 and www.stjamessingers.com (Supported by the Royal British Legion)

Sun 28 Oct

7.00pm

Roger Coull violin, Lynn Arnold piano

Church of St Peter and St Paul, Butlers Marston CV35 0NA

Mendelssohn Sonata in F (1838), Dvořák Sonatina Op 100 and more. Tickets £10, £5 child from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01926 642076 (Butlers Marston Concert Society)

 

 

 

November 1 – 30

During Nov

Fridays

1.15 - 2.00 pm

Lunchtime Recitals

St Mary’s Church, Warwick CV34 4RA

2 Nov – Carleton Etherington (Tewkesbury Abbey)

16 Nov – Florence Lloyd, clarinet (Kings High School Warwick)

Free admission, retiring collection (Music at St Mary’s)

During Nov

Wednesdays

1.00-1.30 pm

Soundbites: Lunchtime Concerts

Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BG

7 Nov – Rebecca Mills soprano and Benedict Wilson piano

14 Nov – Charlotte Brett violin (RCM)

21 Nov – King Edward VI School: 6th Form students

28 Nov – Yuanwei Ping piano (RCM)

Free admission, retiring collection. Refreshments from 12.30pm (Friends of the Music of Holy Trinity Church Stratford)

See www.stratford-upon-avon.org/soundbites for later changes

Fri 2 Nov

1.15 – 1.45 pm

Adrian Moore organ

Holy Trinity Church, Beauchamp Avenue, L/Spa CV32 5RE

Free admission (Holy Trinity Music)

Fri 2 Nov

7.30 pm

Fitzwilliam String Quartet, Sophie Renshaw viola

Royal Pump Rooms, L/ Spa CV32 4AA

Bach Contrapunctus 1 and X1 from The Art of Fugue, Mozart Quintet in G minor K516, Bruckner Quintet in F. Tickets £24/£19/£14 (£1) from Leamington VIC Box Office 01926 334418 and www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk (Leamington Music)

Sat 3 Nov

7.00 pm

The Circle Singers of Royal Leamington Spa, Adrienne Lloyd organ, Peter Sheppard director

St Margaret’s Church, Church Close, Whitnash CV31 2HJ

Commemorative Concert. Programme includes Duruflé Requiem, works by Fauré, Mozart and Brahms and some of Parry’s Songs of Farewell. Free admission, retiring collection in aid of St Margaret’s Restoration Project. Details 01926 258292

Sat 3 Nov

7.30 pm

Collegium with Strings, Adrian Moore organ, Oliver Hancock director

St Mary’s Church, Warwick CV34 4RA

Memoria aeterna. Fauré Requiem and music by Cecilia McDowall, Monteverdi and Brahms. Tickets £13, accompanied under 16s free from St Mary’s Gift Shop 01926 403940 and door

Sat 3 Nov

7.30 pm

Coventry Philharmonic Choir, Oriflamme Orchestra, Victoria Adams soprano, Urszula Bock mezzo soprano, Richard Lloyd Owen tenor, Wesley Biggs baritone, Antoine Mitchell conductor

Civic Hall, High Street, Bedworth CV12 8NF

Handel Messiah. Tickets £12 from www.civichallinbedworth.co.uk

024 7637 6707. In support of Zoe’s Place

Wed 7 Nov

7.30 pm

Pre-concert talk in Helen Martin Studio 6.15pm

Miloš Karadaglić: Voice of the Guitar with Ensemble 7

Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick CV4 7AL

Programme includes Bach Prelude and Fugue in A minor BWV997, Boccherini Quintet No 4 in D G448 ‘Fandango’, Op 37 No 5 and pieces by Rodrigo, Piazzolla, Villa-Lobos, Domeniconi, George Harrison, Lennon-McCartney. Talk £2.50/subscribers £1.50. Concert tickets £41.50-£18.50 + concessions from WAC Box Office 024 7652 4524

Fri 9 Nov

7.30 pm

Kosmos - Harriet Mackenzie violin, Meg Hamilton viola, Miloš Milivojević accordion

Spa Centre Studio, Newbold Terrace, L/Spa CV32 4HN

Music from around the world – Balkan, gypsy, klezmer, tangos, from Bach to contemporary. Tickets £12.50 (£1) from Leamington VIC Box Office 01926 334418 and www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk (Leamington Music)

Fri 9 Nov

7.30 pm

Armonico Consort and Orchestra, AC Academy Singers, Timothy West narrator, Christopher Monks director

Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick CV4 7AL

Karl Jenkins The Armed Man. Tickets £19.50 from WAC Box Office 024 7652 4524

Fri 9 Nov

7.30 pm

Diatonic Chamber Choir, Edward Jenkins piano, Bernard Sutton conductor

St Mary Magdalene Church, Vicarage Rd, Lillington CV32 7RH

In Remembrance. John Williams Hymn to the Fallen. Musical settings of WWI poems by Rupert Brooke, Edward Thomas and Siegfried Sassoon + famous songs from that era. Tickets £10 from 01926 882898, Presto Classical & door

Fri 9 Nov

7.30 pm

Swan Singers, Gary Beman director

St Peter's Church, Warwick Road, Kineton CV35 0HX

Rutter Requiem plus works by Sibelius, Fauré, Mozart and Tallis
Free admission, retiring collection. Refreshments available

Sun 11 Nov

7.30 pm

Christina McMaster piano

Shakespeare Institute, Church Street, Stratford CV37 6HP

Debussy Preludes and Etudes (a selection), Schumann Etudes Symphoniques Op 13. Tickets £18/£5 students from 01789 740791 (Stratford-upon-Avon Chamber Music Society)

Tues 13 Nov

7.30 pm

Stile Antico

St. Mary’s Church, Warwick CV34 4RA

Queen of Muses. Elizabeth I as monarch, patron and lover. Programme explores music by Byrd, Farmer, Ferrabosco, de Lassus, Sandrin, Tallis, Taverner, Weelkes, Wilbye and Willaert . Tickets £24/£19/£15/£13 (£1) from Leamington VIC Box Office 01926 334418 and www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk (Leamington Music)

Wed 14 Nov

7.00 pm

Brighton Festival Chorus, Coventry Cathedral Chorus and Choristers, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Ilona Domnich, Gwilym Bowen, Lawrence White soloists, Paul Leddington Wright and Simon Over conductors

Coventry Cathedral CV1 5AB

Britten : War Requiem. Tickets £50/£40/£30 (concessions under 25s)

from www.plumb-line2018.co.uk and 024 7652 1228

Sat 17 Nov

7.30 pm

Leamington Sinfonia, Anton Clarke-Butler clarinet, Dan Watson guest conductor

All Saints’ Church, Victoria Terrace, L/Spa CV31 1AA

Debussy Prélude à l'Après-midi d'un faune, Weber Clarinet Concerto No 1, Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique. Tickets £10/£8 from Presto Classical. 

3.00pm - Preschool Prom. Excerpts from the evening's programme with rhymes, stories and action songs. Tickets £3/Infants to 12 months FREE

Sat 17 Nov
3.00 pm

Swan Singers and Friends, Gary Beman director

Dale Street Methodist Church, Dale Street, L/Spa CV32 5HL

Rutter Requiem plus works by Sibelius, Fauré, Mozart and Tallis
Free admission, retiring collection. Refreshments available

Sun 18 Nov

3.00 pm

Warwickshire Symphony Orchestra, Paul Leddington Wright conductor

Royal Spa Centre, Newbold Terrace, L/Spa CV32 4HN

‘Seafaring Blockbusters’- Family Concert of ocean music including: Jaws, The Onedin Line, Pirates of the Caribbean, Rule Britannia & Fingal’s Cave. Tickets £14/£18, £30 family, child/student half price from WSO Box Office 01926 850385 and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sun 18 Nov

7.30 pm

Stratford-upon-Avon Symphony Orchestra, Fenella Humphreys violin, Dan Watson conductor

Stratford Play House (formerly known as the ArtsHouse), Rother Street, Stratford CV37 6LU 

Svendsen Norwegian Rhapsody No 2, Sibelius Violin Concerto, Schumann Symphony No 3 Rhenish. Tickets £12(£10), £25 family/£6 children from www.stratfordsymphony.org.uk and door

Sun 18 Nov

7.30 pm

Planet Blues Revue

The Zephyr Lounge, 2A Spencer Street, L/Spa CV31 3NE

Soloists: Neol Davies selecter, Letitia George The Voice, Steve Steinhaus Dr. Teeth Big Band, Mark Steeds Boperator and also Sugar Daddies. Tickets £10 from www.wegottickets.com £13 on door (In the Moment)

Wed 21 Nov

7.15 pm

Coull Quartet, Joan-Enric Lluna clarinet

Helen Martin Studio, Warwick Arts Centre, CV4 7AL

Emotion and Tranquility. Haydn Quartet in C Op 54 No 2, Pamela Harrison Clarinet Quintet, Brahms Clarinet Quintet in B minor Op 115. Tickets £21(£19) from WAC Box Office 024 7652 4524

Thurs 22 Nov

7.30 pm

Inventus Wind Quintet

Art Gallery & Museum, Royal Pump Rooms, L/Spa CV32 4AA

Leamington Music Prize Winner’s Concert. Debussy Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune, Milhaud La cheminée du roi René Op 205, Ibert Trois pièces brèves, Françaix Wind Quintet No 2, Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin, Piazzolla Libertango. Tickets £17.50 (£1) includes wine and nibbles from Leamington VIC Box Office 01926 334418 and www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk (Leamington Music)

Sat 24 Nov

2.30 pm

Spires Chorus with Spires Chamber Orchestra, Jack Lovell conductor

United Reformed Church, Warwick Rd, Coventry CV1 1EX

Parry Songs of Farewell, Fauré Requiem, Fauré Cantique de Jean Racine. Tickets £12(£8), £24 family from Coventry TIC, 024 7623 4284 and door

Sat 24 Nov

7.30 pm

Stratford-upon-Avon Choral Society, Stephen Dodsworth conductor

Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BG

Fauré Requiem, John Rutter Requiem. Tickets £15/£8 students from Holy Trinity Bookshop and 01608 682049

Sat 24 Nov

7.30 pm

Warwick & Kenilworth Choral Society with soloists, String and Brass ensemble, Colin Druce organ, Benedict Wilson conductor

St John’s Church, 205 Warwick Rd, Kenilworth CV8 1HY

Fauré Requiem, John Rutter Gloria. Tickets £13(£12), £5 students/£2 under 16’s from Presto Classical, Kenilworth Books, Warwick Books and 01926 491316

Wed 28 Nov

7.30 pm

 

 

Pre-concert talk in Helen Martin Studio 6.15pm

Czech National Symphony Orchestra, Jennifer Pike violin, Heiko Mathias Förster conductor

Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick CV4 7AL

Dvořák Carnival Overture and Symphony No 3, Smetana Overture The Bartered Bride, Bruch Violin Concerto No 1. Also works by Khachaturian, Strauss, Elgar,Tchaikovsky, Debussy. Talk £2.50/subscribers £1.50. Concert tickets £41.50-£18.50 + concessions from WAC Box Office 024 7652 4524

Fri 30 Nov

7.30 pm

Martinů String Quartet (Czech Republic)

Royal Pump Rooms, L/ Spa CV32 4AA

Haydn Quartet in B minor Op 64 No 2, Schulhoff Quartet No 2, Dvořák Quartet in F Op 96 ‘American’. Tickets £24/£19/£14 (£1) from Leamington VIC Box Office 01926 334418 and www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk (Leamington Music)

 

 

 

 

 

December 1 – 31

During Dec

Fridays

1.15 - 2.00 pm

Lunchtime Recitals

St Mary’s Church, Warwick CV34 4RA

7 Dec – Mark Swinton (St Mary’s Warwick)

21 Dec – Oliver Hancock (St Mary’s Warwick)

Free admission, retiring collection (Music at St Mary’s)

Sat 1 Dec

7.30 pm

Royal Leamington Spa Bach Choir, Beauchamp Sinfonietta with soloists, Colin Druce continuo, Nigel Stark conductor

All Saints’ Church, Victoria Terrace, L/Spa CV31 1AA

Bach Christmas Oratorio. Tickets £15, £5 students from Presto Classical 01926 317025 www.rlsbc.org and door

Sat 1 Dec

7.30 pm

Village Voices Choir, Roger Haygreen accompanist, Trevor Barr director

Northgate Methodist Church, Barrack St. Warwick CV34 4TH

Christmas Charity Concert in aid of Helping Hands. Varied musical entertainment with refreshments and raffle. Tickets £8.50 from www.villagevoices.co.uk and 07484 820650

Sun 2 Dec

7.30 pm

London Myriad Wind Ensemble (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon)

Shakespeare Institute, Church Street, Stratford CV37 6HP

Works by Bridge, Arnold, Françaix, Villa-Lobos. Tickets £18/£5 students from 01789 740791 (Stratford-upon-Avon Chamber Music Society)

Wed 5 Dec

1.00-1.30 pm

Soundbites: Lunchtime Concerts

Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BG

Final recital of the series: Festive Fun!

Free admission, retiring collection. Refreshments from 12.30pm.

See www.stratford-upon-avon.org/soundbites for more details

(Friends of the Music of Holy Trinity Church Stratford)

Fri 7 Dec

7.30 pm

Armonico Consort and Orchestra, Christopher Monks director

St. Mark’s Church, Rugby Road, L/Spa CV32 6DL

The Advent of Christmas. Bach Advent Cantata (Wachet auf) and Brandenburg Concerto No. 4, Charpentier Messe de Minuit (Midnight Mass). Tickets £22.50/£16.50 from www.armonico.org.uk and 01926 334418

Sat 8 Dec

6.30 pm

Choir of All Saints’ Parish Church

All Saints’ Church, Victoria Terrace, L/Spa CV31 1AA

Carols by Candlelight. Christmas music followed by mulled wine and mince pies. Tickets £5/£10 family from www.allsaintschurchleamington.org.uk 01926 429169 and door. Proceeds to Myton Hospices (Friends of All Saints’ Music)

Sat 8 Dec

7.00 pm

Music at Leamington Hastings

All Saints Church, Leamington Hastings CV23 8DY

Armonico Consort, Christopher Monks director

Carols by Candlelight with mulled wine and mince pies. Tickets 07966 584328 and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sat 8 Dec

7.30 pm

Divertimento, Sheila Koch director

Dale Street Methodist Church, L/Spa CV32 5HL

Rejoice, Rejoice! Music for Advent and the Festive Season. Tickets £10/£1 children from 01926 778646, Presto Classical, www.divertimento.org.uk In aid of Action for Children

Mon 10 Dec

7.30 pm

Warwick & Kenilworth Choral Society with soloists, Colin Druce organ, Benedict Wilson conductor

St Nicholas Church, Warwick CV34 4JD

Handel Messiah. Tickets £13(£12), £5 students/£2 under 16’s from Presto Classical, Kenilworth Books, Warwick Books and 01926 491316

Tues 11 Dec

7.30 pm

Warwick & Kenilworth Choral Society with soloists, Colin Druce organ, Benedict Wilson conductor

St John’s Church, 205 Warwick Rd, Kenilworth CV8 1HY

Details as 10 Dec above

Tues 11 Dec

7.30 pm

Sirinu with Sara Stowe and Matthew Spring

St Mary’s Church, Warwick CV34 4RA

From Candlemas to Epiphany – The Lord of Misrule. Christmas music from the Tudor period performed on harp, lute, hurdy-gurdy, gittern, portative organ, flute, and voices. Tickets £21/£18/£15/£13 (£1) to include mulled wine and mince pies from Leamington VIC Box Office 01926 334418 and www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk (Leamington Music)

Fri 14 Dec

7.30 pm

Armonico Consort, AC Academy choirs, Christopher Monks director

St Mark’s Church, Rugby Road, Leamington Spa CV32 6DL

Armonico Consort Family Christmas.  Tickets £7.50/£9.50 (including booking fee) from VIC, Pump Rooms, Leamington and 01926 334418

Sat 15 Dec

2.30 pm

and

6.00 pm

Coventry Cathedral Chorus and Choristers, Jaguar Land Rover Band

Coventry & Warwickshire Youth Orchestra, Paul Leddington Wright, Kerry Beaumont & Brian Chappell conductors

Coventry Cathedral CV1 5AB

Christmas Concerts supporting NSPCC Coventry & Warwickshire Business Board. Tickets £15/£40 family, £7.50 students/under 18s from www.ticketweb.co.uk 0844 477 1000 and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sat 15 Dec

7.30 pm

Stratford upon Avon Choral Society, Fleur Moore-Bridger soprano, Sacha Fullerton alto, James Atherton tenor, Jimmy Holliday bass, Stephen Dodsworth conductor

Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BG

Handel Messiah. Tickets £15/£8 students from Holy Trinity Bookshop and 01608 682049

Sat 15 Dec

7.30 pm

Stour Singers and Queen’s Park Sinfonia, Raphaela Papadakis soprano, Richard Dowling tenor, Alan Fair bass-baritone, Richard Emms conductor

St Edmund’s Church, Shipston-on-Stour CV36 4AP

Haydn The Creation. Tickets £12.50, accompanied children free, from Clarke’s Electrical Shop or 01789 269587

Sat 15 Dec

7.30 pm

Coventry Philharmonic Choir and Midland Brass Ensemble, Steven Russell director

King Henry V111 School Concert Hall, Warwick Rd, Coventry CV3 6AQ

Christmas with the Phil”  Tickets £10 from 07728 887349  www.covphilsoc.org.uk

Tues 18 Dec

7.30 pm

Da Capo Chamber Choir, Charles Matthews piano, John Adams conductor

St Mary’s Church, Warwick CV34 4RA

Wassail! Christmas music with audience participation. Tickets £28 family, £10(£7.50) includes refreshments from www.dacapochoir.org.uk and 01926 403940

Wed 19 Dec

7.30 pm

Choir of Clare College Cambridge, Graham Ross director

St Mark’s Church, Rugby Road, L/Spa CV32 6DL

Winter’s Night. A Christmas concert featuring works by Praetorius, Parry, Holst, Howells, Barber, Tavener, John Rutter, Berlin, Roxana Panufnik, Judith Weir and many more. Tickets £21/£16/£10 (£1) to include mulled wine and mince pies from Leamington VIC Box Office 01926 334418 and www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk (Leamington Music)

Thur 20 Dec

7.30 pm

Armonico Consort, Christopher Monks director

St Mary’s Church, Warwick CV34 4RA

Carols by Candlelight. Tickets £35.50 - £14.50 from www.armonico.org.uk and 01926 334418

Thur 20 Dec &

Fri 21 Dec

8.00 pm

Vivo

Lord Leycester Hospital, 60 High St. Warwick CV34 4BH

Christmas Presence. Vivo, an a cappella quartet with six voices, presents their usual eclectic mix of old and new music, celebrating the Christmas story, both sacred and profane. Tickets £10/£5 children from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07963 640602. Seasonal refreshments

Sat 22 Dec

7.30 pm

Saint James’s Singers, Julian Harris conductor

St Mary’s Church, Warwick CV34 4RA

Christmas Concert. Festive Music and Readings. Tickets £15/£10 from Box Office 07502 939498 and www.stjamessingers.com

Sun 23 Dec

6.00 pm

Coventry Cathedral Chorus, Orchestra Pro Anima, Philippa Hyde, Simon Ponsford, Matthew Minter, James Claverdon soloists, Paul Leddington Wright conductor

Coventry Cathedral CV1 5AB

Handel Messiah by Candlelight. Tickets £22/£15, £10 students/under 18s from www.ticketweb.co.uk 0844 477 1000 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

January 1 – mid-January 2019

Fri 4 Jan

7.30 pm

Pre-concert talk in Helen Martin Studio 6.15pm

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, Kirill Karabits conductor

Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick CV4 7AL

Rick Dior Science Fiction, John Adams Doctor Atomic Symphony, Sibelius Symphony No 2. Talk with Sarah Alexander OBE and NYO musicians £2.50/subscribers £1.50. Concert tickets £41.50-£18.50 + concessions from WAC Box Office 024 7652 4524

Sat 5 Jan

6.00 pm

The Carice Singers, George Parris conductor

St Mary’s Church, Warwick CV34 4RA

Twelfth Night. Exploring the nocturnal mysteries of Twelfth Night. Barber, Howells, Ludford, Mahler, Poulenc, Rachmaninov and more. Tickets £15/£5 students/children free, from www.thecaricesingers.co.uk or on the door from 5pm.

Sat 19 Jan

7.00 pm

Oriflamme with Coventry Philharmonic Choir, Laura Wolk-Lewanowicz Mullinger soprano, Wesley Biggs baritone, Antoine Mitchell director

St Mary’s Church, Warwick CV34 4RA

Franck Symphony in D minor, Duparc 3 melodies, Gounod Messe Solennelle de Sainte Cécile. Tickets £15 from 07876 790546 and 07437 178877 (Annual Amnesty International Benefit Concert )

 

  

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