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Autumn 2021

Issue 73

Your Music Guide for Warwick, Leamington Spa and beyond!

September 2021- January 2022

jump to October November December January

 

September 1 - 30

 

During Sept

Wednesdays

7.30 pm

 

Organ Recitals

Holy Trinity Church, Beauchamp Avenue, Leamington Spa CV32 5RE

 1 Sept - Michael King organ

15 Sept - Adrian Moore organ

Free admission (Holy Trinity Music)  

During Sept

Wednesdays

1.00 - 1.30 pm

Soundbites: Lunchtime Concerts

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

22 Sept  -  George Wilkes cello, Kasparas Mikuzis piano  

                                Royal Academy of Music 
                                 
29 Sept  -  David Borsada baritone, Linda Carr piano

Free admission, retiring collection.   Refreshments from 12.30 pm. 

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

(Friends of the Music of Holy Trinity Church, Stratford)  

During Sept

Fridays

1.15 – 1.45 pm

Lunchtime Recitals

Holy Trinity Church, Beauchamp Avenue, Leamington Spa CV32 5RE

  3 Sept - Adrian Moore harpsichord

17 Sept - Robert Forbes tenor

Free admission (Holy Trinity Music)

During Sept

Fridays 1.15 -

2.00 pm

Lunchtime Recitals

St Mary’s Church, Warwick CV34 4RA

10 Sept - Fumi Otsuki violin with Sarah Kershaw piano

24 Sept - Oliver Hancock organ (St Mary’s, Warwick)

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

Thurs 16 Sept

7.30pm

The Gentlemen of St John’s

St Mary’s Church, Warwick CV34 4RA

A concert of sacred and secular a cappella music from Byrd to the Beatles.

Formed of the choral and organ scholars of the world-renowned Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, the Gentlemen of St John’s have enjoyed a busy schedule of concerts and recordings for over forty years. The Gents are noted for their versatility and range of repertoire, performing music spanning over 600 years. 

Tickets: adults £15, accompanied under-16s free, from https://gentlemenofstjohns.eventbrite.co.uk    All profits from the concert are kindly being donated to St Mary’s Church   (Music at St Mary’s)

Fri 17 – Sun 19

Sept

Various times

Kenilworth Arts Festival

Various venues
For full details of programme, times and ticket prices visit www.kenilworthartsfestival.co.uk

 

Thurs 23 –

Sun 26 Sept

Various times

Leamington Music Festival Weekend

Royal Pump Rooms, Parade, Leamington Spa CV32 4AA

Tickets: £16 centre, £13 sides for daytime concerts,
£25 centre, £15 sides for evening concerts, from Leamington and Warwick VIC Box Offices, phone 01926 334418 or online at  www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk   

Thurs 23 Sept

7.30 pm

Coull Quartet with Martin Outram viola

Schubert Quartettsatz in C minor D703, Simpson String Quintet No 1, Beethoven String Quintet in C Op 29 

Fri 24 Sept

12 noon

Leonore Piano Trio

Haydn Trio in C Hob.XV:27, Beethoven Trio in Bb Op 97 ‘Archduke’

Fri 24 Sept

7.30 pm

Richard Watkins horn, Magnus Johnston violin, Michael McHale piano

Maxwell Davies Fanfare Salute to Dennis Brain Op 227b, Beethoven Sonata for Horn and Piano in F Op 17, Simpson Trio for Horn, Piano and Violin, Brahms Trio in Eb Op 40 

Sat 25 Sept

12 noon

Mark Bebbington piano

Simpson Variations and Finale on a Theme of Haydn, Beethoven Sonata in F minor Op 57 ‘Appassionata’

Sat 25 Sept

3.00 pm

Christopher Cromar organ

All Saints Church, Priory Terrace, Leamington Spa, CV31 1AA

Bach Prelude and Fugue in D BWV532, Haydn Pieces for a Musical Clock

Simpson Eppur si muove

Free admission, retiring collection 

Sat 25 Sept

7.30 pm

Peter Donohoe piano

Schubert Four Impromptus D899, Schubert Sonata in C minor D958, Beethoven Sonata in Bb Op 106 ‘Hammerklavier’ 

Sun 26 Sept
12 noon

Roman Kosyakov piano (2019 Leamington Music Prize winner)

Bach Partita No 1 in Bb BWV825, Schumann Novelette in F Op 21 No 1, Schumann Kreisleriana Op 16 

Sun 26 Sept

7.30 pm

Dante Quartet with Benjamin Frith piano

Haydn Quartet in Bb Op 76 No 4 ‘Sunrise’, Simpson Quartet No 8, Schumann Piano Quintet in Eb Op 44 

Sat 25 Sept

7.30 pm

Armonico Consort & Baroque Players, English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble, Christopher Monks director

St Mary’s Church, Warwick CV34 4RA

Armonico Consort 20th Birthday Celebration Tour

Biber Missa Salisburgensis à 53, Striggio Missa sopra Ecco sì Beato Giorno (60-part mass), Tallis Spem in Alium. 

Tickets: £13.50/£17.50/£23.50/£34.50, from 01926 334418 or https://www.armonico.org.uk/whats-on/ 
 

October 1 - 31

 

During Oct

Fridays

1.15 – 1.45 pm  

 

Lunchtime Recitals

Holy Trinity Church, Beauchamp Avenue, Leamington Spa CV32 5RE

  1 October - Richard Isom recorders

15 October - Parmetto Trio - Sue Meteyard violin, Maja Todd cello,                                                              Gillian Parsons piano
29 October - Adrian Moore organ                                                                                                                                                                                

 

Admission free (Holy Trinity Music) 

During Oct

Wednesdays

1.00 - 1.30 pm

Soundbites: Lunchtime Concerts

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

  6 Oct - Alice Martin soprano

13 Oct – Mike Ashley lute

20 Oct – Sophie Dean piano

27 Oct – Amelia Parkin piano

Free admission, retiring collection.   Refreshments from 12.30 pm. 

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

(Friends of the Music of Holy Trinity Church, Stratford)  

 

During Oct

Fridays

1.15 - 2.00 pm

Lunchtime Recitals

St Mary’s Church, Warwick CV34 4RA

  1 October - Mark Swinton organ (St Mary’s, Warwick)

15 October - John Keys organ (St Mary’s, Nottingham)

Admission free, retiring collection (Music at St Mary’s)

 

Fri 1 Oct

7.30 pm

Armonico Consort & Baroque Players, English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble, Christopher Monks director

Malvern Theatres, Grange Road, Great Malvern, WR14 3HB

Armonico Consort 20th Birthday Celebration Tour

Biber Missa Salisburgensis à 53, Striggio Missa sopra Ecco sì Beato Giorno (60-part mass), Tallis Spem in Alium.

Tickets: £22.00/£25.00/£28.00/£31.00, from 01684 892277 or https://www.armonico.org.uk/whats-on/

Tues 5 Oct

7.30 pm 

Stile Antico

St Mary’s Church, Warwick CV34 4RA

Toward the Dawn

Music by Taverner, Tallis, Byrd, Lassus, Monteverdi, and featuring Allegri’s Miserere Mei

Tickets: £25/£18/£12 (£1 students and children), from Leamington and Warwick VIC Box Offices, 01926 334418 or online at  www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk  (Leamington Music)

 

Fri 8 Oct

7.30 pm

 

 

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Barnabás Kelemen violin,

Anu Tali conductor

Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, CV4 7AL

Liszt Hamlet, Mozart Violin Concerto No 3 in G, K216, Sibelius Symphony No 2 in D, Op 43.

Tickets: £18.50 - £42.50, from WAC Box Office on 024 7652 4524.  Email Box Office: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Book online warwickartscentre.co.uk

Fri 8 Oct

7.30 pm 

Sacconi Quartet

Royal Pump Rooms, Parade, Leamington Spa CV32 4AA

Haydn Quartet in C Op 54 No 2, Shostakovich Quartet No 8 in C minor Op 110, Beethoven Quartet in C sharp minor Op 131

Tickets: £25 centre, £15 sides (£1 students and children), from Leamington and Warwick VIC Box Offices, 01926 334418 or online at  www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk  (Leamington Music)

 

Sat 9 Oct

3.00 pm

Beauchamp Sinfonietta, Anthony Thompson trumpet, Nic Fallowfield conductor
Grange Hall, Coventry Road, Southam CV47 1QA

Haydn L’isola disabitata: Overture Hob. 28/9, Schubert Rosamunde D797: Entr’acte and ballet music, Hummel Trumpet Concerto in E, S.49, Beethoven Symphony No 7 in A, Op 92. 

Tickets: £14, £12 concessions, £2 children and students, available on the door

Sun 10 Oct

3.00 pm 

Beauchamp Sinfonietta, Anthony Thompson trumpet, Nic Fallowfield conductor

Holy Trinity Church, Beauchamp Avenue, Leamington Spa CV32 5RE

Programme as 9 Oct.

Tickets: £14, £12 concessions, £2 children and students, available on the door

 

Thurs 14 Oct

7.30 pm

Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, Chloë Hanslip, violin, Dennis Russell Davies conductor

Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts Centre, The University of Warwick, CV4 7AL

Janáček Taras Bulba, Korngold Violin Concerto in D Op 35, Dvořák Symphony No 9 in E minor Op 95 ‘From the New World’.

Tickets: £18.50 - £42.50, from WAC Box Office on 024 7652 4524.  Email Box Office: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or book online warwickartscentre.co.uk

Fri 15 Oct

7.30 pm

Roderick Williams baritone and Susie Allan piano

Kings Hall, Kings High School, Banbury Road, Warwick, CV43 6YE

“The Great Outdoors…”

Music by the great masters of English Song - Butterworth, Ireland, Warlock, Gurney, Vaughan Williams, and Britten

Tickets: £20 incl. glass of wine (£1 students and children), from Leamington and Warwick VIC Box Offices, 01926 334418 or online at  www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk  (Leamington Music)

 

Sat 16 Oct

7.30 pm

 

 

Warwickshire Symphony Orchestra, Zoë Beyers violin, Roger Coull conductor

All Saints Church, Priory Terrace, Leamington Spa, CV31 1AA

Dvořák Slavonic Dances Nos. 7 and 8, Op 46, Glazunov Violin Concerto in A, Op 42, Tchaikovsky Symphony No 4 in F minor, Op 36.

Tickets: £14 (£7) and £18 (£9), from https://wso.org.uk/, Presto Music or 01926 850385 

Thurs 21 Oct

8.00 pm

Chris Bowden saxophone
St Patrick’s Irish Club, Adelaide Road, Leamington Spa CV32 5AH

Chris is widely known as an arranger, performer with his own highly individual style and has played with some of the best names in the business. Fronting our professional house band, expect to hear a fine selection of mainstream and straight ahead tunes flowing from his saxophone.

Tickets £10 (tbc) on the door. 
Visit https://riversidejazzleamington.wordpress.com/ for more information
(Riverside Jazz) 

 

 

Sat 23 Oct

7.30 pm

 

 

 

Royal Leamington Spa Bach Choir, Jessica Smith soprano, Natasha Thompson alto, Dr Richard Dunster-Sigtermans organ, Jeremy Sampson violin, Colin Huehn dulcimer and erhu, Lee Dunleavy conductor

All Saints Church, Priory Terrace, Leamington Spa, CV31 1AA

‘Jubilate Deo’ – Vaughan Williams The Hundredth Psalm, The Lark Ascending, Dan Forrest Jubilate Deo (2015).

Tickets: £12 adult, £5 students/children, or, for a discounted price of £50 instead of £56, buy a ticket for the next four Bach Choir concerts - 23 October, 11 December (Christmas Concert), 9 April 2022 (Back to Bach) and 18 June 2022 (Viva Italia), from Presto Music, RLSBC website https://www.rlsbc.org/concerts_and_events.php  or on the door 

Fri 29 Oct

7.30 pm 

  

 

 

Marmen Quartet

Royal Pump Rooms, Parade, Leamington Spa CV32 4AA

Mozart Quartet in E flat K428, Simpson Quartet No 1, Brahms Quartet in C minor Op 51 No 1

Tickets: £25 centre, £15 sides (£1 students and children), from Leamington and Warwick VIC Box Offices, 01926 334418 or online at  www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk  (Leamington Music)

Sun 31 Oct

7.30 pm 

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Brass Band (Ian Porterhouse conductor) and The Shirley Band (Tom Stoneman conductor)

“Brass Explosion!”

The Royal Spa Centre, Newbold Terrace, Leamington Spa, CV32 4HN

Music by John Williams, Leamington-born composer, Robert Simpson’s virtuosic tour de force, Volcano, and the premiere of a new work for double brass band by Stephen Roberts, celebrating the return of live music post-lockdown. 

Tickets: £20 (£1 students and children), from Leamington and Warwick VIC Box Offices, 01926 334418 or online at www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk  (Leamington Music) 

 

November 1 - 30

During Nov

Wednesdays

1.00 - 1.30 pm

Soundbites: Lunchtime Concerts

Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BG
  3  -  Clive Letchford voice, Peter Robertson piano
10  -  tbc
17  -  Eloise Yates trumpet, Alastair Moseley piano
24  -   KES students
Free admission, retiring collection.   Refreshments from 12.30 pm. 

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

(Friends of the Music of Holy Trinity Church, Stratford)  

During Nov

Fridays

1.15 - 2.00 pm

Lunchtime Recitals
St Mary’s Church, Warwick CV34 4RA

  5 November - James Druce trombone                                        

19 November - Matthew Howell organ (St Mary’s, Warwick)

Admission free, retiring collection (Music at St Mary’s) 

Tues 2 Nov

8.00 pm 

Da Capo Chamber Choir, John Adams conductor
St Mary’s Church, Warwick CV34 4RA

‘Reflections for All Souls’

Take a short time to reflect and remember with the help of music and words.  Movements of Cardoso’s Missa Pro Defunctis interspersed with thought-provoking readings.  Forty minutes of peace and reflection at the end of the day.  Free admission, retiring collection.  Further details from www.dacapochoir.org.uk 

Sun 7 Nov

3.00 pm 
Leamington Chamber Orchestra, Richard Laing conductor

All Saints Church, Priory Terrace, Leamington Spa CV31 1AA

Mendelssohn Nocturno for Winds, R. Strauss Metamorphosen for 23 solo strings, Brahms Symphony No 1 in C minor, Op 68. 

Tickets: £15, accompanied children under 16 free, from leamingtonchamberorchestra.org.uk or on the door

Tues 9 Nov

7.30 pm 

The Binchois Consort, Andrew Kirkman director

St Mary’s Church, Warwick CV34 4RA

Josquin des Prez 500

Shining a light on pieces both by Josquin and attributed to him, to celebrate his centenary year.

Tickets: £25/£18/£12 (£1 students and children), from Leamington and Warwick VIC Box Offices, 01926 334418 or online at  www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk  (Leamington Music) 

 

Wed 10 Nov

7.00 pm 
Armonico Consort & Orchestra, Armonico Consort Choirs, Christopher Monks director

Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts Centre, The University of Warwick, CV4 7AL

Karl Jenkins The Armed Man. Tickets: from £20.50, from WAC Box Office on 024 7652 4524, email Box Office: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or book online warwickartscentre.co.uk

Thurs 11 Nov

7.30 pm

Brodsky Quartet

Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts Centre, The University of Warwick, CV4 7AL

Liz Dilnot Johnson String Quartet No. 1 (World Premiere), Shostakovich String Quartet No. 7 in F# minor, Op 108, Beethoven String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Op 132.  Tickets: £18.50 - £42.50, from WAC Box Office on 024 7652 4524, email Box Office: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or book online https://www.warwickartscentre.co.uk/

Thurs 11 Nov

7.30 pm

Michael Foyle violin and Maksim Stsura piano

Holy Trinity Church, Stratford CV37 6BG

Beethoven
sonatas No. 4, No. 6 and No. 9 Kreutzer

Tickets £20 from 01608 662597 or www.stratfordchambermusic.co.uk

Fri 12 Nov

12.30 pm

Jubilee String Quartet

Drapers’ Hall, Bayley Lane, Coventry, CV1 5RN

Tauský Coventry, Mendelssohn Quartet in A minor Op 13.

Part of Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 celebrations.

Tickets: £10 (£1 students and children) from Historic Coventry Trust

at  www.historiccoventrytrust.org.uk   and www.leamingtonmusic.org         (Leamington Music)

Fri 12 Nov

7.30 pm

Jubilee String Quartet

Royal Pump Rooms, Parade, Leamington Spa CV32 4AA

Tauský Coventry, Mendelssohn Quartet in A minor Op 13, Schubert Quartet in D minor D810 ’Death and the Maiden’

Tickets: £25 centre, £15 sides (£1 students and children), from Leamington and Warwick VIC Box Offices, 01926 334418 or online at  www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk  (Leamington Music)

Sat 13 Nov

7.00 pm

Coventry Cathedral Chorus, Brighton Festival Chorus, Orchestra Pro Anima, Susanna Fairbairn soprano, Jeanette Ager mezzo soprano, Ben Thapa tenor, Njabulo Madlala baritone, Paul Leddington Wright conductor

Coventry Cathedral CV1 5AB

Verdi Requiem.  Tickets: £22/£15, £40 family ticket, students and under 18s half-price, from www.ticketweb.co.uk 0844 477 1000 (cards) or

Jill Pacey This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 01676 532436

Sat 13 Nov

8.00 pm

St James's Singers, Charles Matthews organ, Mollie Smith soprano, Julian Harris conductor


Guild Chapel, Chapel Lane, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6EP

We'll Meet Again - a programme including Handel Zadok the Priest, Haydn Little Organ Mass and works by Bach, Purcell and Harris


Tickets £10 from box office 07976 688870

Tues 16 Nov

7.30 pm

The Mellstock Band

The Dream Factory, Playbox Theatre, Stratford Road, Warwick, CV34 6LE

The Shepherd’s Calendar

Celebrating merrymaking and courtship throughout the country year.

Tickets: £20 (£1 students and children), from Leamington and Warwick VIC Box Offices, 01926 334418 or online at  www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk  (Leamington Music)

Thurs 18 Nov

8.00 pm

Zoltan Sagi clarinet and saxophone
St Patrick’s Irish Club, Adelaide Road, Leamington Spa CV32 5AH
Zoltan has toured the world on clarinet and saxophone with Chris Barber and has worked with many famous bands and musicians including Harlem Swing Syndicate, Pasadena Roof Orchestra, The Sticky Wicket Swing Orchestra, Kenny Ball and the Charleston Chasers. “A fine purveyor of great jazz and swing”. 

Tickets £10 (tbc) on the door.  

Visit https://riversidejazzleamington.wordpress.com/ for more information
(Riverside Jazz)

Fri 19 Nov – Sun

28 Nov

Various times

Stratford-on-Avon Music Festival
Various venues


All details from website at www.stratfordmusicfestival.com

Sat 20 Nov

7.30 pm

 

Collegium Warwick, Oliver Hancock director

St Mary’s Church, Warwick CV34 4RA

Mendelssohn Hymn of Praise, Mozart Sancta Maria, mater Dei, Laudate Dominum, Ave Verum. 

Tickets: £13 adults, accompanied under-16s free, from members of Collegium or on the door 

 

Sun 21 Nov

3.00 pm

Warwickshire Symphony Orchestra, Paul Leddington Wright conductor

The Royal Spa Centre, Newbold Terrace, Leamington Spa, CV32 4HN

Family Concert themed ‘Fantasy’

Tickets: £14 (£7) and £18 (£9), from Presto Music, 01926 850385 or

https://www.warwickdc.gov.uk/royalspacentre/info/2/tickets

Sat 27 Nov

2.30 pm

Spires Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus, Alistair Kennedy violin and leader, Jack Lovell-Huckle conductor

Warwick Road United Reformed Church, Coventry, CV1 1EX

The Changing Seasons…  

Vivaldi, Holst, Brahms, Elgar, Handel, Beach, Coleridge-Taylor

Tickets: £15 (students £7.50), from ticketsource.co.uk/spiresmusic

and on the door.  
 

Sat 27 Nov  

7.30 pm
 

Leamington Sinfonia, Joe Davies conductor

All Saints Church, Priory Terrace, Leamington Spa CV31 1AA

Mahler’s Fourth Symphony: A Celebration

Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Symphony’s première (25th November 1901) which is built around the song ‘Das Himmlische Leben (‘The Heavenly Life’) from Mahler’s Wunderhorn collection.

Tickets: £10 adults, £5 students, children under 16 free with adult, available on-line at www.leamingtonsinfonia.org.uk and using contactless payment at the door. (Leamington Sinfonia) 

Sun 28 Nov

7.30pm

Stratford-upon-Avon Symphony Orchestra and Festival Chorus,

Rebecca Eldridge bassoon, Elinor Rolfe Johnson soprano, Hilary Brooks contralto, James Atherton tenor, Julian Godlee bass, Dan Watson conductor

PlayHouse, Rother Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6LU

Beethoven Egmont Overture Op 84, Weber Bassoon Concerto in F Op 75,
Mozart Requiem.

Tickets: £12.50 adults, £6 children, £25 family ticket, from https://www.stratfordmusicfestival.com/stratford-symphony-orchestra-and-festival-chorus/

This concert is part of the Stratford Music Festival.  Further details see Festival website www.stratfordmusicfestival.com  

 

December 1 - 31

Wed 1 Dec

1.00 – 1.30 pm 

Soundbites: Lunchtime Concert

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

Fosseway Café Orchestra: U3A
Free admission, retiring collection.   Refreshments from 12.30 pm. 

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

(Friends of the Music of Holy Trinity Church, Stratford)  

Wed 1 Dec

7.30 pm

Da Capo Chamber Choir, John Adams conductor
All Saints' Church, Priory Terrace, Leamington Spa CV31 1AA

Gabriel’s Message

A concert of choral music for Advent.

Prepare for Christmas with a feast of musical offerings for the Advent season. Featured composers include Palestrina, Howells, Willcocks and Chilcott.

Tickets £10, under 16s free, from www.dacapochoir.org.uk or at the door.

Wed 1 Dec

7.30 pm 

Armenian State Symphony Orchestra, Freddy Kempf piano, Sergey Smbatyan conductor  - concert tbc

Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts Centre, The University of Warwick, CV4 7AL

Khachaturian Masquerade Suite, Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5, Op.73, Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4, Op 36.

Tickets: £18.50 - £42.50, from WAC Box Office on 024 7652 4524. email Box Office: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or book online at warwickartscentre.co.uk  

Fri 3 Dec

1.15 - 2.00 pm

Lunchtime Recital

Mark Swinton organ, Lucy Phillips violin and Jonny Ingall cello
St Mary’s Church, Warwick CV34 4RA

Admission free, retiring collection (Music at St Mary’s) 

Fri 3 Dec

7.30 pm

Carducci String Quartet

Royal Pump Rooms, Parade, Leamington Spa CV32 4AA

Haydn Quartet in E flat Op 33 No 2’The Joke’, Shostakovich Quartet No 7 in F sharp minor Op 108, Beethoven Quartet in A minor Op 132

Tickets: £25 centre, £15 sides (£1 students and children), from Leamington and Warwick VIC Box Offices, 01926 334418 or online at  http://www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk  (Leamington Music)

 

Sat 4 Dec

7.30 pm

Coventry Philharmonic Choir, King Henry VIII musicians, Antoine Mitchell piano, David Wynne director

King Henry VIII School, Concert Hall, Warwick Road, Coventry CV3 6AQ
(car park..Spencer Ave)

A Feast of Seasonal Music

Tickets £12 from 07728 887349 or choir members

Sun 5 Dec

3.00 pm

Mithras Piano Trio

Stratford Town Hall, Sheep Street, CV37 6EF

Haydn
Piano Trio in G, Faure Piano Trio in D minor Op 120, Dvorak Piano Trio in F minor Op 65


Tickets £20 from 01608 662597 or www.stratfordchambermusic.co.uk

Tues 7 Dec

7.30 pm

Joglaresa directed by Belinda Sykes

St Mary’s Church, Warwick CV34 4RA

Lullay Myn Lykynge

With fidel, harp, bells, bagpipes, and voices, Joglaresa ring in Christmas and New Year in this joyful programme of carols, lullabies, dance, tunes and wassails. Tickets: £25/£18/£12 incl. mulled wine & mince pies (£1 students and children), from Leamington and Warwick VIC Box Offices, 01926 334418 or online at  www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk  (Leamington Music) 

 

 

Wed 8 Dec

7.30 pm

 

Armonico Consort & Baroque Players, Iestyn Davies countertenor,

Elizabeth Adams soprano, Graham Neal tenor, Gareth John

bass, Christopher Monks director

Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts Centre, The University of Warwick, CV4 7AL

Handel Messiah

Tickets:  £15/£19.50/£25.50/£36.50, from WAC Box Office on 024 7652 4524, or https://www.armonico.org.uk/whats-on/messiah/

Sat 11 Dec

2.30 pm

& 6.00 pm

Coventry Cathedral Chorus, Cathedral Choristers, Jaguar Land Rover Band, Paul Leddington Wright and Rachel Mahon conductors

Coventry Cathedral CV1 5AB

Christmas Music supporting NSPCC Coventry & Warwickshire Business Board

Tickets: £15, £40 family ticket, students and under 18s half-price, from www.ticketweb.co.uk 0844 477 1000 (cards) or

Jill Pacey This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 01676 532436

Sat 11 Dec

3.00 pm

Royal Leamington Spa Bach Choir, Kingsley School Choir, Colin Druce organ, Lee Dunleavy conductor

All Saints Church, Priory Terrace, Leamington Spa, CV31 1AA

A Celebration of Carols with arrangements by past and present RLSBC music directors

Tickets: £12 adults, £5 students/children.  See also entry 23 October for details of block booking with discount.  Available from Presto Music, on the door or

RLSBC website   https://www.rlsbc.org/concerts_and_events.php 

Tues 14 Dec

7.30 pm

Warwick and Kenilworth Choral Society, Colin Druce organ, David Wynne conductor

St Nicholas Church, St Nicholas Church Street, Warwick CV34 4JD

Handel Messiah

Tickets: £15 (£5 students with ID and under-16), from Presto Music, Kenilworth Books, Warwick Books and 07496 839549

Wed 15 Dec

7.30 pm

The York Waits with Deborah Catterall singer

The Dream Factory, Playbox Theatre, Stratford Road, Warwick, CV34 6LE

The Waits Wassail celebrating the Festive Season with songs, carols and dances from across medieval and renaissance England and Europe, performed on loud and quiet wind consorts, bowed and plucked strings, and the rustic bagpipes and vielle.

Tickets: £20 incl. mulled wine & mince pies (£1 students and children), from Leamington and Warwick VIC Box Offices, 01926 334418 or online at  www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk  (Leamington Music) 

Sat 18 Dec 

2:00 pm

John Rutter 

Coventry Cathedral, Coventry CV1 5AB  

Come and Sing at Christmas with John Rutter 

Whatever your level and age, join us in the exquisite setting of Coventry Cathedral where John will lead you through some favourites from his vast catalogue of Christmas music and other seasonal favourites.

Tickets: £16.50, from 01926 334418 

or https://www.armonico.org.uk/whats-on/come-and-sing-at-christmas-with-john-rutter/ 

 
 

Sat 18 Dec

6.00 pm
 

Coventry Cathedral Chorus, Orchestra Pro Anima, Philippa Hyde soprano, Simon Ponsford counter-tenor, Greg Tassell tenor, James Cleverton baritone, Paul Leddington Wright conductor

Cirencester Parish Church, Market Place, Cirencester GL7 2NX

Handel Messiah.  Tickets: £30, £25, £20, senior discounts, students and under 18s half-price, from www.ticketweb.co.uk 0844 477 1000 (cards)

Jill Pacey This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 01676 532436

or from Corinium Museum in person or 01285 655611

Sat 18 Dec

7.30 pm

St James’s Singers, Julian Harris conductor

St Mary’s Church, Old Square Warwick CV34 4RA

Christmas Concert - A concert of Christmas music and festive readings.  

Tickets: £12.50 and £17.50, from Box Office 07359 114362

 

Sat 18 Dec

7.30 pm

 

Warwick and Kenilworth Choral Society, Colin Druce organ, David Wynne conductor

St John's Church, 205 Warwick Road, Kenilworth CV8 1HY

Handel Messiah. 

Tickets: £15 (£5 students with ID and under-16), from Presto Music, Kenilworth Books, Warwick Books, and 07496 839549

Mon 20 Dec

6.00pm

Coventry Cathedral Chorus, Orchestra Pro Anima, Philippa Hyde soprano, Simon Ponsford counter-tenor, Greg Tassell tenor, James Cleverton baritone, Paul Leddington Wright conductor

Coventry Cathedral CV1 5AB

Handel Messiah

Tickets: £22/£15, £40 family ticket, students and under 18s half-price, from www.ticketweb.co.uk 0844 477 1000 (cards) or

Jill Pacey This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 01676 532436

Mon 20 Dec 

7:30 pm 

Armonico Consort, AC Academy Scholars, Christopher Monks director 

St Mary’s Church, Warwick CV34 4RA 

Carols by Candlelight 

Christmas music from centuries both old and new will merge to create a sublime festive evening.

Tickets: £15.50/£19.50/£25.50/£36.50, from 01926 334418 

or https://www.armonico.org.uk/whats-on/carols-by-candlelight/ 

 

Tues 21 Dec

7.00 pm

Da Capo Chamber Choir, John Adams conductor

St Mary’s Church, Warwick, CV34 4RA

Christmas Crackers

Christmas starts here! Carols old and new sung by a cappella choir, with opportunities for the audience to choose and join in with their favourites.

Ticket price includes programme and refreshments: £13 adult, £7 child, for table seating with food,

from www.dacapochoir.org.uk, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tues 21 Dec

7.30 pm

The Carice Singers, George Parris director

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

Christmas with The Carice Singers

An evening of favourite carols and new works to discover to carry you well on the way to a musical Christmas.

Tickets: £23/£18/£12 incl. mulled wine & mince pies (£1 students and children), from Leamington and Warwick VIC Box Offices, 01926 334418 or online at  www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk  (Leamington Music) 

Thu 23 Dec 

7:30 pm

Armonico Consort & Baroque Players, Iestyn Davies countertenor, 

Elizabeth Adams soprano, Graham Neal tenor, Gareth John bass,

Christopher Monks director 

Malvern Theatres, Great Malvern WR14 3HB 

Handel’s Messiah

Tickets: £25.00/£28.00/£31.00, from 01684 892277 

or https://www.armonico.org.uk/whats-on/messiah/ 

 
 

January 1 - 31, 2022

Fri 7 Jan 

7.30 pm

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts Centre, The University of Warwick, CV4 7AL

Programme tbc

Tickets: £14 - £27, from WAC Box Office on 024 7652 4524, email Box Office: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or book online warwickartscentre.co.uk

Sat 22 Jan

9.30 am

Informal performance at

4.00 pm

Spires Philharmonic Chorus with members of Spires Philharmonic Orchestra, Alistair Kennedy leader, Jack Lovell-Huckle conductor

West Orchard URC, 83 Baginton Rd, Styvechale, Coventry, CV3 6FP

Play and Sing Day – Handel’s Messiah

Handel - Choruses from Messiah (tbc)

Registration from 9.30am, rehearsals from 10.00am, afternoon tea 3.30pm.   Participants: £15 adults, £5 students; audience: free admission.  Contact: Singers This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Instrumentalists This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sat 29 Jan

3.00 pm 

Beauchamp Sinfonietta, Jonathan Barritt viola, Roger Coull conductor
Grange Hall, Coventry Road, Southam CV47 1QA

Mozart Don Giovanni: Overture, Telemann Viola Concerto, Bruch Romance for Viola and Strings, Beethoven Symphony No 3 ‘Eroica’.

Tickets: £14, £12 concessions, £2 children and students, available on the door 

Sat 29 Jan  

7:30 pm 

Armonico Consort & Baroque Players, Rachel Podger violin,

Christopher Monks director

St Mary’s Church, Warwick CV34 4RA 

F Scarlatti & J.S. Bach with Rachel Podger Scarlatti Dixit Dominus, Scarlatti Messa, J.S. Bach Violin Concerto in A Minor BWV 1041, Vivaldi Violin Concerto in G from 'La Stravaganza' Op.4 No.12.

Tickets: £13.50/£17.50/£23.50/£34.50, from 01926 334418

or https://www.armonico.org.uk/whats-on/f-scarlatti-j-s-bach-with-rachel-podger/

 

 

Sun 30 Jan

3.00pm

 


Beauchamp Sinfonietta, Jonathan Barritt viola, Roger Coull conductor
Holy Trinity Church, Beauchamp Avenue, Leamington Spa CV32 5RE

Programme and ticket details as 29 Jan.

 


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