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SUMMER 2019

Issue 67

Your Music Guide for Warwick, Leamington Spa and beyond!

May - mid-September 2019

 

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May 1 – 31

During May

Wednesdays

1.00 - 1.30 pm

Soundbites: Lunchtime Concerts

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

1 May – Olga Eckert (RBC) violin and piano

8 May – Edward Leung (RBC) piano

15 May – Verity Morris and Elizabeth Jones clarinet and piano

22 May – Kathryn Ellis and Rebecca Mills soprano and piano

29 May – Chloe Underwood (RBC) voice

Free admission, retiring collection. Refreshments from12.30pm (Friends of the Music of Holy Trinity Church Stratford)

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

During May

Fridays

1.15 -1.45pm

Lunchtime Recitals

Holy Trinity Church, Beauchamp Ave. L/Spa CV32 5RE

10 May – Adrian Moore organ

24 May – Rebecca Schneider soprano with Gabrielle Toy piano

Free admission (Holy Trinity Music)

During May

Fridays

1.15 - 2.00 pm

Summer Recitals Series

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

17 May – Ashley Wagner organ (Birmingham Cathedral)

24 May – William Peart organ (RBC)

31 May – Marcus Sterk organ (Munich)

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


3 - 10 May

various times

LEAMINGTON MUSIC FESTIVAL

Royal Pump Rooms, L/Spa CV32 4AA

Full details and booking on www.leamingtonmusic.org or call 01926 334418. Also in person at Royal Pump Rooms Visitor Information Centre Box Office and www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk (Leamington Music)

Fri 3 May

7.30 pm

Tasmin Little violin and Andrey Gugnin piano

Brahms Sonatensatz WoO2, Delius Violin Sonata No 2, Prokofiev Violin Sonata No 2 in D Op 94a, Schubert Moment Musicale No 4 in C# minor D780, Strauss Violin Sonata in Eb Op 18, Szymanowski Notturno e Tarantella Op 28

Sat 4 May

12 noon

Leonore Piano Trio

Arensky Trio No 1 in D minor Op 32, Schubert Trio No 1 in Bb D898

Sat 4 May

7.30 pm

Fitzwilliam String Quartet

Schubert Sehnsucht D636, Quartettsatz (ii: Andante) D703, Gute Nacht from ‘Winterreise’, Roderick Williams Fremd bin ich (première), Delius Late Swallows, Schubert Quartet in G D887

Sun 5 May

12 noon

Raphael Wallfisch cello and John York piano

Schubert arr. Piatigorsky Introduction, Theme and Variations in Bb D968a, Prokofiev Ballade Op 15, Delius Cello Sonata, Schubert Sonata in A minor ‘Arpeggione’ D821

Sun 5 May

2.30 pm

Warwickshire Music Concert

A platform to showcase the cream of Warwickshire Music’s students from across the county, performing works that complement the Festival’s programmes and themes

Sun 5 May

7.30 pm

Roderick Williams baritone and Ensemble 360

Howard Skempton Man and Bat, and The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Mon 6 May

12.30 pm

Andrey Gugnin piano

Tchaikovsky Dumka Op 59, Scriabin Sonata No 2 in G# minor Op 19 ‘Sonata Fantasy’, Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition

Mon 6 May

7.30 pm

Martinů String Quartet and Gemma Rosefield cello

Mozart Divertimento in D K136, Glazunov Quintet in A Op 39, Schubert Quintet in C D956

Tues 7 May

12 noon

Taylor MacLennan flute, Adéla Ševčíková violin, Anna Barsegjana viola, Idlir Shyti cello

Schubert String Trio in Bb D581, Klein String Trio, Feld Nocturne, Mozart Flute Quartet in A K298

Tues 7 May

7.30 pm

Aronowitz Ensemble with Tom Poster piano

Strauss Sextet from Capriccio Op 85, Shostakovich Piano Quintet in G minor Op 57, Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence Op 70

Thur 9 May

7.30 pm

Takács String Quartet

Russian Themes and Intrigues. Haydn Quartet in C Op 33 No 3 ‘The Bird’, Shostakovich Quartet No 11 in F minor Op 122, Beethoven Quartet in C Op 59 No 3‘Razumovsky’

Fri 10 May

7.30 pm

Takács String Quartet

Late Works. Haydn Quartet in G Op 76 No 1, Bartók Quartet No 6, Beethoven Quartet in F Op 135

Sun 5 May

7.00 pm

The Arnold Ensemble, Marie Lloyd clarinet, Jonathan Barritt viola,

Lynn Arnold piano

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

Programme to include Mozart ‘Kegelstatt’ Trio K498 in Eb as well as other much-loved works from the repertoire. Tickets £12.50/£5 child from 01926 642076 and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. For more details check LynnArnold.co.uk /BMCS (Butlers Marston Concert Society)

Sun 5 May

7.30 pm

Alina Bzhezhinska harp and Tony Kofi saxes with Interplay - Alan Wakeman saxes, flute, Richard Baker trombone, Neil Hunter keyboard, Adrian Litvinoff basses and Dave Balen drums, percussion

Victoria House, 59 Willes Road, L/Spa CV32 4PT

International Jazz Day. Tunes by Alina Bzhezhinska, Adrian Litvinoff and others. Alina will give an informal talk and Q&A about her music and influences at 6.30 pm (free entry). Tickets in advance £12.50 (£1.25 booking fee) from www.wegottickets.com/event/463666, £16 at the door. Further details at www.facebook.com/In-The-Moment  Note change of time for talk.  Different to printed diary

Mon 6 May

11.00 am

Bank Holiday

Jonathan Cunliffe organ, DoM Parish of Little Venice, London

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

Celebrity Organ Recital. Programme includes works by JS Bach, Mendelssohn, Duruflé, Howard Skempton, Mushel and Schubert's Fugue in E minor for four hands (with David Williams). Coffee, tea and cake available from 10.20 am and after the recital. In conjunction with the Leamington Music Festival. Free admission, retiring collection (Friends of All Saints Music)

Thur 9 May

7.15 pm

Coull Quartet

Helen Martin Studio, Warwick Arts Centre, CV4 7AL

Terror, Tenderness and Transcendence. Mozart Quartet in G K387, Cecilia McDowall Quartet (2004) ‘The Case of the Unanswered Wire’, Beethoven Quartet in Eb Op 127. Tickets £21(£19) from WAC Box Office 024 7652 4524 and www.warwickartscentre.co.uk

Sat 11 May

7.30 pm

Peter & Judith Irvine, Paul Monks saxophone, Mike King organ

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

Spring Concert. Songs from the shows with light jazz and not so serious organ music. Free admission. No need to book but further details from 01926 470449

Sat 11 May

7.30 pm

Stour Singers with soloists, Queen’s Park Sinfonia, Richard Emms conductor

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

Handel Foundling Hospital Anthem, Monteverdi Beatus Vir, Vivaldi Dixit Dominus. Tickets £12.50, accompanied children free, from Clarke’s Electrical shop in Shipston or 01789 269587

Sun 12 May

3.00 pm

Stowe School Wind Band and String Orchestra new entry not in printed diary

All Saints’ Church, Burton Dassett CV47 2AB

Music will include Film Scores with a trumpet solo by Sebastian Foxwell and Vivaldi Flute Concerto with Jess Foxwell flute. Tea and cakes in the interval. Tickets £8 adults, £5 children under 15 years from 01295 770292, 01295 680309, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. In aid of the ‘Toilets and Taps’ project (Burton Dassett Restoration Committee)

Tues 14 May

7.30 pm

Russian Philharmonic (of Novosibirsk), Alexander Sitkovetsky violin, Thomas Sanderling conductor

Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick CV4 7AL

Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio Espagnol, Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances. Tickets £41.50-£18.50 from WAC Box Office 024 7652 4524 or www.warwickartscentre.co.uk

Sat 18 May

7.30 pm

Coventry Philharmonic Choir, Musical and Amicable Society, Imogen Russell soprano, Helen Charleston alto, Hiroshi Amako tenor, Michael Craddock bass, Steven Russell conductor

St Mary’s Church, Warwick CV34 4RA

Mozart Requiem, Haydn ‘Nelson Mass’ No 11 in D minor. Tickets £15 from Church bookshop, www.wegottickets.com and 07728 887349 www.covphilchoir.org.uk

Sat 18 May

7.30 pm

Antonio Oyazárbal piano

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

Chancel Series 2019. Upcoming young professional musicians in the intimate surroundings of Holy Trinity’s Chancel. Tickets £10 from 01789 266316 and www.stratford-upon-avon.org

Sat 18 May

7.30 pm

Beauchamp Sinfonietta, Markéta Nádvorníková violin, Nic Fallowfield conductor

Grange Hall, Southam CV47 1QA

Beethoven Overture Leonora No 1, Brahms Violin Concerto, Mozart Symphony No 39. Tickets £14(£12), £2 child/student from Grange Hall Southam,

Presto Music, Leamington Town Hall, 01926 429607 and door

Sun 19 May

3.00 pm

Beauchamp Sinfonietta, Markéta Nádvorníková violin, Nic Fallowfield conductor

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

Programme and tickets as 18 May

Sun 19 May

4.30 pm

Immanuel’s Ground West Gallery Quire

Northgate Methodist Church, Barrack St., Warwick CV34 4TH

Survivors from the West Gallery – a church service in the style of Songs of Praise. Join in singing some of the 18th and 19th Century hymn tunes that have survived into modern hymn books and listen to lesser known anthems and psalm tunes of the same period from British and American sources. Collection for Warwick District Foodbank. More details from 01926 492945

Wed 22 May - Sun 30 June various venues in L/Spa & Warwick

Leamington Spa Competitive Festival

Instrumental, Vocal and Speech classes will take place. Full details of times and venues can be found on the website: www.leamcompfest.co.uk. Most classes are on Saturday and Sunday for all ages and abilities: no professional musicians please. For further information, please contact Laurie Grove (Chairman) on 07779 151947. Audience tickets on door £4(£2), under 16s free; these are valid for all sections taking place on day of sale

Mon 27 May

11.00 am

Bank Holiday

 

 

Dr. Anthony Hammond organ, DoM Cirencester Parish Church

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

Organ Recital. Coffee, tea and cake available from 10.20 am and after the recital. Free admission, retiring collection (Friends of All Saints Music)

Wed 29 May

7.00 pm

University of St Andrews Madrigal Group New entry not in printed diary

Chapel of the Lord Leycester Hospital, Warwick CV34 4BH

A concert of unaccompanied choral music - folk tunes from the British Isles and English madrigals, beautiful sacred music and more.
Free entry, retiring collection.  For more information email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Part of UK Summer Tour

 

 

 

June 1 – 30

During June

Wednesdays

1.00 - 1.30 pm

Soundbites: Lunchtime Concerts

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

5 June – Yue Yu (RBC) viola

12 June – Year 10 musicians from KES

19 June – Curzon Brass (RBC) brass ensemble

26 June – Boglárka György (RBC) violin

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

During June

Fridays

1.15 - 2.00 pm

Summer Recitals Series

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

7 June – Mathilda Harvey violin (King’s High School, Warwick)

14 June – Oliver Hancock organ (St Mary’s, Warwick)

21 June – Callum Alger organ (St Peter’s, Wolverhampton)

28 June – Mark Swinton organ (St Mary’s, Warwick)

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

During June

Fridays

1.15 - 1.45pm

Lunchtime Recitals

Holy Trinity Church, Beauchamp Ave. L/Spa CV32 5RE

7 June – Music for two violins Sue Meteyard and Veronique Matarasso

21 June – Katie Alcock flute with Adrian Moore piano

Free admission (Holy Trinity Music)

Sat 1 June

4.30 pm

Spires Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra with Neuer Chor Dresden, Jack Lovell and Axel Langmann conductors

Coventry Cathedral, Priory Street, Coventry CV1 5AB

The Cities of Coventry and Dresden in Concert Celebrating 60 Years of Friendship. A concert of choral and orchestral music with works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Copland, Elgar, Fauré, Handel, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Parry, Rachmaninov, Schubert, Spofforth. Tickets £12/£6 student, £24 family from buytickets.at/coventrycathedral, 024 7652 1200 and door

Thur 6 June

7.30 pm

Armonico Consort, Eloise Irving and William Towers soloists, Christopher Monks director

Court House, Jury St., Warwick CV34 4EW

Intimate Evenings with Armonico: Love Handels. An evening with two of our finest soloists in a programme which explores love, as depicted by Handel and other baroque masters. Whilst mingling with the soloists and orchestra enjoy a glass of wine in the beautiful setting of the Ballroom. Tickets £24.50 from www.armonico.org.uk

Sat 8 June

7.30 pm

Collegium with Cubbington Silver Band, Oliver Hancock and Mark Phillips directors

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

Vaughan Williams O clap your hands, Elgar Great is the Lord, Stanford Te Deum in Bb, Gigout Grand choeur dialogue, Dyson Three Songs of Praise, Mathias Let the people praise thee. Plus music performed by Cubbington Silver Band. Tickets £13/accompanied under 16s free from St Mary’s Gift Shop 01926 403940 and door (Music at St Mary’s)

Sat 8 June

7.30 pm

Warwickshire Symphony Orchestra, Donna Lennard soprano, Roger Coull conductor

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

Debussy Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune, Poulenc Les Biches Suite, Cantaloube Songs of the Auvergne, Chausson Symphony Op 20 in Bb. Tickets £18/£14, students & children half price from 01926 850385, www.wso.org.uk and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

Sat 8 June

7.30 pm

Music at Leamington Hastings

All Saints Church, Leamington Hastings CV23 8DY

Tickets from www.musicatleamingtonhastings.co.uk and 07966 584328

Castalian Quartet and Daniel Lebhardt piano

Beethoven String Quartet No 2 in G Op 18 No 2, Janáček String Quartet No 1 in E minor ‘Kreutzer Sonata’, Brahms Piano Quintet in F minor Op 3

Sun 9 June

3.00 pm

Daniel Lebhardt piano

Beethoven Piano Sonata in A Op 2 No 2, Bartók Out of Doors Sz.81, Liszt Spanish Rhapsody S254, Brahms Klavierstücke Op 119

Thur 13 June

7.15 pm

Coull Quartet with Michal Kaznowski cello

Helen Martin Studio, Warwick Arts Centre, CV4 7AL

Haydn Quartet Op 50 No 5 in F, Imogen Holst String Quintet, Schubert Quintet in C D956. Tickets £21(£19) from WAC Box Office 024 7652 4524 and www.warwickartscentre.co.uk

Sat 15 June

7.00 pm

Coventry Cathedral Chorus, York Musical Society, Warwickshire Symphony Orchestra, Nadine Benjamin soprano, Gaynor Keeble alto, Greg Tassell tenor, James Cleverton bass, Paul Leddington Wright conductor

Coventry Cathedral CV1 5AB

Mendelssohn Elijah. Tickets £22/£15, children and students half price from www.ticketweb.co.uk and 01676 532436

Sat 15 June

7.30 pm

The Guild Consort Chamber Choir, Sarah Dunbar soprano, Miles Taylor baritone, Benedict & Eleanor Wilson piano, Rebecca Mills director

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

Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem. Tickets £10 on door, children free; from 01789 266316 www.stratford-upon-avon.org

Sat 15 June

7.30 pm

The Choirs of the Collegiate Church of St Mary Warwick, Mark Swinton organ, Oliver Hancock director

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

Howells Hymn to St Cecilia, Britten Rejoice in the Lamb, Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs, Duruflé Requiem. Tickets £15(£12), £1 accompanied under 16s from St Mary’s Gift Shop 01926 403940 and door (Music at St Mary’s)

Sat 15 June

7.30pm

Cubbington Silver Band, Mark Phillips conductor

Kineton Village Hall, Mill St., Kineton, CV35 0LB

Midsummer Musical Miscellany. Music on a summer and lighter note. Bar and light buffet. Tickets £12.00 inc. buffet from 01789 621136, 01789 841419 and door (Wellesbourne and District Lions Club)

Sun 16 June

7.30 pm

Leamington Sinfonia, Jack Lovell conductor

Holy Trinity Church, Beauchamp Ave. L/Spa CV32 5RE

Summer Symphonies. Mozart Symphony No 41 in C ‘Jupiter’, Brahms Symphony No 4 in E minor. Tickets £10/£8, £5 student, under 16s free when accompanied by adult from Presto Music and 01789 731966

Fri 21 June

7.00 pm

Craig Ogden classical guitar

Warwick Hall, Myton Road, Warwick CV34 6PP

A recital as part of the 2019 Leamington Spa Competitive Festival. Sponsored by Warwick School. Tickets £15/£5 under 16s from 01926 776438 www.bridgehousetheatre.co.uk

Fri 21 June

7.30 pm

University of Warwick Brass Ensemble new entry not in printed diary

All Saints’ Church, Burton Dassett CV47 2AB

A varied programme from Traditional to Film Music. Not to be missed! Tickets £10 from 01295 770292, 01295 680309, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. In aid of the ‘Toilets and Taps’ project and a new roof for Fenny Compton Church (Burton Dassett Restoration Committee)

Sat 22 June

7.30 pm

Warwick & Kenilworth Choral Society, Colin Druce organ/piano, Benedict Wilson conductor

St. Nicholas Church, Kenilworth CV8 1LZ

Music for a Summer Evening. A selection of opera choruses, madrigals and ensemble pieces. Tickets £15, £5 student with ID and under 16s from Presto Music, Kenilworth Books, Warwick Books, 01926 491316

Sun 23 June

3.00 pm

Da Capo Chamber Choir, John Adams conductor

Our Lady’s RC Church, Valley Rd, Lillington CV32 7SJ

Summer Song. Choral music for a summer afternoon, followed by a cream tea. All proceeds to Kindaid. Tickets £10/£2.50 under 10s from 07980 315575, www.dacapochamberchoir.org.uk and door

Thur 27 June

7.00 pm

Armonico Consort & AC Academy Singers, Elin Manahan Thomas soprano, Catrin Finch harp, Toby Young keyboards/composer, Christopher Monks director

Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry CV4 7AL

Beowulf The oldest surviving poem in Old English, ‘Beowulf ’ is a fantasy saga, which has inspired countless retellings of the myth, including Tolkien’s ‘Lord of the Rings’. Armonico Consort’s composer-in-residence Toby Young (former BBC Proms Young Composer of the Year) has set this story to music. Written for soprano, choir, harp, keyboards and children’s choir, with strong folk-pop influences, ‘Beowulf ’ will entertain the whole family. Tickets £12.50(£8.50) plus booking fee from WAC Box Office 024 7652 4524

Fri 28 June

8.00 pm

Vivo!

Lord Leycester Hospital, Warwick CV34 4BH

Earth Wind and Fire… and Water. With music from several centuries, our programme includes Shanties, Spirituals and Folk Songs; a journey with the elements singing a cappella pieces in six parts. Tickets £10/£5 for 16 and under from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07963 640602

Sat 29 June

7.00 pm

Roderick Williams baritone and Warwickshire Choristers, Benjamin Hamilton conductor

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

Tickets £14 (accompanied children free) from www.choristers.org and door

Sat 29 Jun

7.30 pm

Royal Leamington Spa Bach Choir, Colin Druce piano, Christopher Cromar conductor

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

Classic FM’s John Brunning's Amazing Day, and première of Five Unaccompanied Motets and John Rutter's Feel the Spirit. Tickets £15, £5 students from Presto Music 01926 317025, www.rlsbc.org and door

Sat 29 Jun

7.30 pm

Divertimento, Paul Sudlow conductor

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

The language of flowers: songs by Wilbye, Whitacre and Britten. Tickets £10/children free, from Presto Music, www.divertimento.org.uk and 01926 778646

Sun 30 June

11.30 am

(coffee served from 11.00 am)

Coull Quartet

Warwick Unitarian Chapel, High Street, Warwick CV34 4AX

Coffee Concert. Mendelssohn Quartet in D Op 44 No 1, Beethoven Quartet in E minor Op 59 No 2 ‘Razumovsky’. Tickets available on door £15 (£13), £2 under 18s, coffee and biscuits included

 

 

 

July 1 – 31

During July

Wednesdays

1.00 - 1.30 pm

Soundbites: Lunchtime Concerts

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

3 July – Jessica Madden piano change to printed diary

10 July – Inventus Wind Quintet (RBC) wind quintet

17 July – Kathryn and Patrick Ellis soprano and baritone

24 July – Karl Durr-Sorenson clarinet and piano

31 July – Mike Ashley lute

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

During July

Fridays

1.15 - 2.00 pm

Summer Recitals Series

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

5 July – Peter Irving organ (Solihull School)

12 July – Alessandro Bianchi organ (St Paul’s Basilica, Cantu, Italy)

19 July – Alexander Woodrow organ (Solihull)

26 July – Tracelyn Gesteland soprano with Wyatt Smith organ (USA)

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

During July

Fridays

1.15 - 1.45pm

Lunchtime Recitals

Holy Trinity Church, Beauchamp Ave. L/Spa CV32 5RE

5 July – Mariko Terashi piano

19 July – Friends Unlimited - Sue Meteyard violin, Maja Todd cello, Gillian

Parsons piano

Free admission (Holy Trinity Music)

Sat 6 July

7.00 pm

Warwickshire Singers, David King accompanist, Leon James conductor

Holy Trinity Church, Long Itchington CV47 9PN

Folk and Glory: John Rutter's delightful arrangements of English folk songs ‘The Sprig of Thyme’, Vivaldi Gloria. Tickets £10/children free from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 01926 811958, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 01926 614359

Sat 6 July

7.30 pm

Birmingham Festival Choral Society, Kevin Gill organ, David Wynne conductor
St Mary's Church Warwick CV34 4RA
The English Choral Tradition.
A selection of sacred and secular choral music.
A selection of Folk Songs, plus beautiful choral works by Elgar, Bairstow, Stanford, Parry, Tallis, Purcell and Chilcott.
Tickets £14 available through www.bfcs.org.uk or at the door

Sun 7 July

3.00 pm

Leamington Chamber Orchestra, Lisa Nelsen flute, Eleanor Turner harp, Richard Laing conductor

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

Arriaga Overture to Los Esclavos Felices, Mozart Concerto for Flute and Harp, de Falla Three-Cornered Hat Suite No 1, Haydn Symphony No 100. Tea and cake served in interval. Tickets £14(£12), £2 full time students & carers from www.leamingtonchamberorchestra.org.uk and door

Sun 7 July

7.30 pm

A Great Day in Harlem (dir. Jean Bach, 1994)

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

The film about a remarkable event in the history of jazz; in 1958 photographer Art Kane gathered many of the top American jazz musicians in a Harlem side street for an outstanding photograph – Count Basie, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Mary Lou Williams, Coleman Hawkins, Sonny Rollins and many more. Followed by live jazz with trumpeter Bruce Adams & band in the Balcony Bar. Tickets in advance £10 (£1 booking fee) from www.warwickdc.gov.uk/royalspacentre/events/full, Royal Pump Rooms VIC Box Office 01926 334418, or £13 at the door. Further details at www.facebook.com/In-The-Moment

Sun 7 July

7.30 pm

Stratford-upon-Avon Symphony Orchestra, Dan Watson conductor

The Playhouse, Rother St. Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6LU

Arnold Peterloo Overture, Holst Moorside Suite, Vaughan Williams Folk Song Suite, and A London Symphony. Tickets £12(£10), £6 children, £25 family from Playhouse box office 01789 333990, www.stratfordsymphony.org.uk and door.

Tues 9 July

7.30 pm

The Carice Singers, George Parris conductor

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

Sounding North. A programme combining music, languages and sounds from all five Nordic countries including Grieg, Sibelius, Rehnqvist & Saariaho . Tickets £20 reserved central nave/£15 unreserved, from Leamington VIC 01926 334418, www.thecaricesingers.co.uk and door

 

 

 

Sat 13 July

7.30 pm

Music at Leamington Hastings

All Saints Church, Leamington Hastings CV23 8DY

Tickets www.musicatleamingtonhastings.co.uk and 07966 584328

Vassallo Quintet (string quartet + double bass)

Bach (arr. Heathcote) Prelude and Fugue in Bb’ from The Well-Tempered Clavier Book I, Boccherini (arr. Lauterbach) String Quintet in C G349, Dvořák String Quintet in G Op 77

Sun 14 July

3.00 pm

Onyx Brass

Rameau (arr. DGS) ‘Entrée de Polymnie’ from Les Boreades, Bach (arr. DGS) Fugue in Ab BWV862, Shostakovich (arr. Thomson) Fugue in Ab, Couperin (arr. Hughes) Suite, Bach (arr. Powell) Chorale Prelude BWV659, Shostakovich (arr. Thomson) Fugue in G, Bach (arr. Maynard) Fugue in G ‘The Great’ BWV541, Maynard Fanfare, Imogen Holst Leiston Suite, Tim Jackson Anything But, Kenny Wheeler One for Five, Jason Rebello Inevitable Outcome, Mark Nightingale For Rosie

Sun 14 July

7.00 pm

Guy Button violin, Peter Mallinson viola, Michael Wigram cello, Lynn Arnold piano

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

Tenth Anniversary Celebration Concert. We celebrate 10 years of BMCS with players returning who performed in the inaugural concert in August 2009! Programme to include: Mozart Piano Concerto in Eb K449 for piano and string quartet, and Schumann Piano Quartet in Eb Op 47. Tickets £12.50/£5 child from 01926 642076 and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Butlers Marston Concert Society)

Thu 25 to Sun 28 July

all day at various times

Warwick Folk Festival

Warwick School, Myton Road, Warwick CV34 6XW

Billy Bragg, Skerryvore, Karan Casey, Calan, Will Pound & Eddy Jay, Breabach, Kabantu, O’Hooley & Tidow, Nancy Kerr, John Kirkpatrick, Melrose Quartet, Granny’s Attic, Matthew Byrne, Rosie Hood Trio, Mick Ryan ’s Folk Opera Here at the Fair’, and many more. Various ticket prices from www.warwickfolkfestival.co.uk 0115 807 7900

 

 

 

August 1 – 31

During August

Wednesdays

1.00 - 1.30 pm

Soundbites: Lunchtime Concerts

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

7 August – David Smith french horn

14 August – David Price organ

28 August – Edward Byrne organ

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

Sat 3 Aug

7.30 pm

The Virtuoso Violin Solo Recitals

Levi Fox Hall, King Edward VI School, Chapel Lane, Stratford CV37 6BE

Festival participants perform a Final Recital unaccompanied and/or with piano. Varied repertoire from solo Bach to Classical sonatas, Romantic concertos and show pieces. Free admission (The Virtuoso Violin Festival)

Mon 5 Aug

8.00 pm

Stratford Virtuosi Orchestra, Rimma Sushanskaya conductor

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

Programme to include: Respighi Ancient Airs and Dances, Vivaldi ‘Summer’ from The Four Seasons (soloist François Pineau-Benois ), Bridge Suite for Strings. Tickets £13(£10) from 07801 274843 (The Virtuoso Violin Festival)

 

 

 

 

Sat 10 Aug

7.30 pm

 

 

Music at Leamington Hastings

All Saints Church, Leamington Hastings CV23 8DY

Tickets from www.musicatleamingtonhastings.co.uk and 07966 584328

Lauren Zhang, piano (BBC Young Musician of the Year winner 2018)

Beethoven Piano Sonata No 28 in A Op 101, Brahms Variations on a Theme of Paganini Op 35 (Books I & II), Chopin Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Op 22, Ravel La Valse and Gaspard de la nuit

Sun 11 Aug

3.00 pm

Matthew Trusler violin, Ashley Wass piano

Around the world in 80 minutes. Elgar Chanson de Matin, Debussy Sonata for Violin and Piano, Tartini Violin Sonata Op 1 No 10, Kreisler Caprice Viennois, Bartók 6 Romanian Folk Dances, Prokofiev 5 melodies for violin and piano Op 35, Ma Sicong Mountain Song, Piazzolla Libertango, Milhaud Saudades do Brazil: Ipanema - Copacabana, Gershwin Porgy and Bess: Summertime, It ain’t necessarily so, Elgar Chanson de Nuit Op 15 No 1

Mon 26 Aug

11.00 am

Bank Holiday

 

 

Oliver Hancock organ, DoM St Mary’s Parish Church, Warwick

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

Organ Recital. Coffee, tea and cake available from 10.20 am and after the recital. Free admission, retiring collection (Friends of All Saints Music)

 

 


 

September 1 – mid September

During September

Wednesdays

1.00 - 1.30 pm

Soundbites: Lunchtime Concerts

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

4 September – Yoon Seok Shin (RCM) piano

11 September – Lachrimae Consort lute, etc.

25 September – Yuanwei Ping (RBC) piano

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

During September

Wednesdays

7.30 pm

Autumn Organ Recitals

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

4 Sept – Peter Summers, Organist Emeritus Holy Trinity, Stratford

11 Sept – John Wilderspin, organist Worcester Cathedral Voluntary Choir

18 Sept – Michael King, organist St. Mary Magdalene, Lillington

25 Sept – David King, organist All Saints, Lullington

Details 01926 470449 Free admission (Lillington Church Music)

During September

Fridays

1.15 -1.45 pm

Lunchtime Recitals

Holy Trinity Church, Beauchamp Ave. L/Spa CV32 5RE

6 September – Adrian Moore harpsichord

20 September – Performer tbc

Free admission (Holy Trinity Music)

Sun 1 Sept

7.00 pm

Four Hands: Lynn Arnold & Charles Matthews piano duet

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

Programme to include: Mozart Sonata in F for four hands K497.Tickets £12.50/£5 child from 01926 642076 and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Butlers Marston Concert Society)

Fri 13 to

Sat 21 Sept

various times

Stratford-upon-Avon Music Festival

Stratford Playhouse, 14 Rother St., Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6LU

An exciting and inspiring programme of live music from the cream of new talent, members of BBC Radio 3’s current New Generation Artists: Mariam Batsashvili, Thibaut Garcia, The Aris Quartet, and Misha Mullov-Abbado, along with established artists: Roderick Williams, Christopher Glynn, The Gildas Quartet, Jack McNeill, The Galliard Wind Quintet, Raphael Wallfisch, and The Midlands Youth Jazz Orchestra. The Festival will be preceded by a community weekend in partnership with Orchestra of the Swan (OOTS), Escape Arts, the Stratford Literary Festival and the Human Library with subsidised events as part of the National Heritage Open Days Festival. Details from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 07799 416657,

or www.stratfordmusicfestival.com

Sat 14 Sept

9.30 am

 

 

Informal performance for family and friends 3.30 - 4.00 pm

Royal Leamington Spa Bach Choir, Colin Druce accompanist, Christopher Cromar conductor

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

Come and Sing ‘The Armed Man’ by Karl Jenkins. Registration: 9.30 am. Rehearsal: 10.00 am until 1.00 pm (15 mins break) and 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm (15 mins break). Teas and coffees available, bring a packed lunch. Tickets £20 covers hire of score. £3 for performance. Details on www.rlsbc.org, or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sat 14 Sept

7.30 pm

Cubbington Silver Band at the Hampton Lucy Prom, Mark Phillips conductor

Hampton Lucy Church, Church St, CV35 8BE

All the usual Last Night favourites, together with the Swan Singers, Voicebox singing barbershop harmony and other local artists in a wonderful setting. Tickets £10, limited availability from 01789 621136, Wellesbourne Pharmacy or 01789 842251 (Hampton Lucy Church)

 

 

 

 

 

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