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AUTUMN 2019

Issue 68

Your Music Guide for Warwick, Leamington Spa and beyond!

September 2019 - mid January 2020

 

 

Jump to .. October November December January 2020

 

 

 

September 1 - 30

 

During Sept

Wednesdays

1.00 - 1.30 pm

 

Soundbites: Lunchtime Concerts

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

4 Sept – Yoon-Seok Shin (RCM) piano

11 Sept – Lachrimae Consort lute and voices

18 Sept – Gary Sieling organ

25 Sept – Yuanwei Ping (RBC) 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 later changes

 

During Sept

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 Sept

Fridays

1.15 -1.45 pm

 

Lunchtime Recitals

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

6 Sept – Adrian Moore harpsichord

20 Sept – Louise Fairbrother recorders

Free admission (Holy Trinity Music)

 

During Sept

Fridays

1.15 – 2.00 pm

 

Lunchtime Recitals Series

St Mary’s Church, Warwick CV34 4RA

6 Sept – Mark Swinton organ (St. Mary’s, Warwick)

20 Sept –Daniel Gárdonyi organ (Frankenberg, Germany)

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

 

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)

 

Sat 7 Sept

1.00 pm

Free Saturday Recital Series

Holy Trinity Church, Broadgate, Coventry CV1 5EX

Warwickshire Baroque Orchestra

Free admission, refreshments provided.  Further information from 024 7622 0418,  www.holytrinitycoventry.org.uk

Raising funds for the Holy Trinity Pipe Organ Appeal 

 

Fri 13 to

Sat 21 Sept

various times

 

STRATFORD UPON AVON MUSIC FESTIVAL 2019

Stratford Play House, 14 Rother Street CV37 6LU
In its 24th year the Festival offers townspeople and visitors 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 StratfordLiterary Festival and the Human Library with subsidised events as part of the National Heritage Open Days Festival. Tickets (various prices), from Box Office 01789 333990, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and www.stratfordplay.co.uk Further details from 07799 416657 or www.stratfordmusicfestival.com

 

 

 

Sat 14 Sept

9.30 am

  

4.00 pm
I
nformal performance for family and friends 

 

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. £5 for audience. 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 Street 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 621306, Wellesbourne Pharmacy or 01789 842251 (Hampton Lucy Church)

 

Sat 28 Sept

7.30 pm

 

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

St Mary’s Church, Warwick CV34 4RA

Land of Pope and Glory. A musical evening capturing the enchanted journey through the extraordinary history of the Papacy – trekking through tales of greatness and intellect, whilst stumbling upon Papal times the church would prefer long forgotten. The church in Rome and Italy has inspired some of the greatest choral music ever written, be it Allegri ’s Miserere Mei to Palestrina’s epic Masses and the incredible works of Monteverdi. Tickets £33.50 to include interval drinks and free programme, £22.50/£16.50/£12.50 + booking fee, from www.armonico.org.uk and 01926 334418. Sponsored by Tim Coghlan & Braunston Marina

 

 

 

 

 

October 1 – 31

 

During Oct

Wednesdays

1.00 - 1.30 pm

 

Soundbites: Lunchtime Concerts

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

2 Oct – Tuba Quartet (RBC) brass

9 Oct – Jessica Madden piano

16 Oct – Bridgetown Primary Choir and Musicians from KES

23 Oct – The Françaix Wind Trio (RBC) wind trio

30 Oct – Syska Flutes flute ensemble

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 later changes

 

During Oct

Fridays

1.15 – 2.00 pm

 

Lunchtime Recitals Series

St Mary’s Church, Warwick CV34 4RA

4 Oct – David Price organ (Portsmouth Cathedral)

18 Oct – No recital (Warwick Mop taking place)

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

 

During Oct

Fridays

1.15 – 1.45 pm

 

Lunchtime Recitals

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

4 Oct – Robert Forbes tenor with Adrian Moore piano

18 Oct –Fumi Otsuki violin with Sarah Kershaw piano

Free admission (Holy Trinity Music)

 

During Oct

Saturdays

Free Saturday Recital Series
Holy Trinity Church, Broadgate, Coventry CV1 5EX
19 Oct   The Singers  (Newcastle-upon-Tyne)  4.00 pm

26 Oct   Roman Rudnytsky (piano)   (from USA) 1.00 pm

Free admission, refreshments provided.  Further information from 024 7622 0418,  holytrinitycoventry.org.uk

Raising funds for the Holy Trinity Pipe Organ Appeal 

 

Fri 4 Oct

7.30 pm

 

Esmé String Quartet (Korea) - Winners of the 2018 London International String Quartet Competition

Royal Pump Rooms, L/Spa CV32 4AA

Haydn Quartet in G Op 33 No 5, Beethoven Quartet in F Op18 No 1, Schumann Quartet in A minor Op 41 No 1. Tickets £25/£20/£15(£1), from 01926 334418, Leamington and Warwick VIC Box Offices and

www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk (Leamington Music)

 

Sat 5 Oct

7.00 pm

 

Divertimento, Paul Sudlow conductor

Warwick Hall, Myton Road, Warwick CV34 6PP

Festival of Voices IV – Showing the wide variety of choral singing on offer in the area. Divertimento will be joined by an eclectic mix of choral groups, each giving us a taste of their style and repertoire. More information from www.divertimento.org.uk. Tickets £12, £4 children, from choir members and Bridge House Theatre Box Office www.bridgehousetheatre.co.uk

 

Sat 5 Oct

7.30 pm

 

Adrian Moore organ

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

Anniversary Organ Recital. Cheese and wine in the interval. Details from 01926 470449. Free admission (Lillington Church Music)

 

Sat 5 Oct

7.30 pm

 

Beauchamp Sinfonietta, Nic Fallowfield conductor

Grange Hall, Southam CV47 1QA

Mendelssohn Music from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Britten Les Illuminations, Schubert Die Zwillingsbrüder: Overture, Haydn Symphony No 101 ‘The Clock’. Tickets £14(£12), £2 child/student, from Presto Music, Leamington Town Hall, Grange Hall Southam, 01926 429607 and door

 

Sun 6 Oct

3.00 pm

 

Beauchamp Sinfonietta, Nic Fallowfield conductor

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

Mendelssohn Music from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Britten Les Illuminations, Schubert Die Zwillingsbrüder: Overture, Haydn Symphony No 101 ‘The Clock’. Tickets £14(£12), £2 child/student, from Presto Music, Leamington Town Hall, Grange Hall Southam, 01926 429607 and door

 

Tues 8 Oct

7.30 pm

 

The Gesualdo Six, Owain Park director

St Mary’s Church, Warwick CV34 4RA

Music of the Heavenly Spheres.Hildegard von Bingen, Byrd, Gesualdo, Gombert de Lassus, Melgas, Ockeghem, Palestrina, des Prez and de Vitry, plus other vocal works by Bennett, Owain Park and Tim Watts. Tickets £22/£18/£15/£13(£1), from 01926 334418, Leamington and Warwick VIC Box Offices, St Mary’s Church Gift Shop and www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk (Leamington Music)

 

Thur 10 Oct

7.00 pm

 

Armonico Consort and AC Academy, The King’s Singers, Christopher Monks director

Bushell Hall, Warwick Rd, Solihull B91 3DJ

In the first project of its type, AC Academy and Voice Squad Choirs have teamed up with the world’s most famous vocal group – The King’s Singers. At the heart of this performance will be a major new work by our composer in residence Toby Young which will see a vocal symphony created by the combined voices of over 300 AC Academy singers singing alongside this internationally renowned group. This will be a rare opportunity to glimpse them live in an absolutely not-to-be-missed event! Tickets £19.50/£15.50 + booking fee, from www.armonico.org.uk and 01926 334418

 

Fri 11 Oct

7.00 pm

 

Armonico Consort and AC Academy, The King’s Singers, Christopher Monks artistic director

Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL

Further details as above. Tickets £19.50/£15.50 + booking fee, from www.warwickartscentre.co.uk 024 7652 4524

 

Sat 12 Oct

7.30 pm

 

Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, John Lill piano, Yuri Botnari conductor

Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL

Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet, Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 2, Shostakovich Symphony No 10. Tickets £42 - £19, from WAC Box Office 024 7652 4524 www.warwickartscentre.co.uk

 

Sat 12 Oct

7.30 pm

 

Warwickshire Symphony Orchestra, Peter Donohoe piano, Roger Coull conductor

Warwick Hall, Warwick School, Myton Road, Warwick CV34 6PP

Wagner The Flying Dutchman: Overture, Franck Symphony in D minor, Brahms Piano Concerto No 2. Tickets £14/£18, children & students half price, from WSO Box Office 01926 850385 and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Sat 12 Oct

7.30 pm

 

St James’s Singers, Josh Shortman sopranino recorder, Julian Harris conductor

St Mary’s Church, Warwick CV34 4RA

Welcome to all the Pleasures. Purcell Welcome to all the Pleasures, Sing unto the Lord a New Song, Te Deum and Jubilate, Vivaldi Magnificat, Charpentier Te Deum, Vivaldi Concerto for Sopranino Recorder. Tickets £17.50/£12.50, from Box Office 07502 939498 and www.stjamessingers.com

 

Fri 18 Oct

7.00 pm

 

Curzon Brass

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

2019 Leamington Music Prize Winner’s concert. Gabrieli Canzona Per Sonare No 4, JS Bach Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland BWV 659, Simon Lesley Timeout, Liszt Consolations (arr. Mark Dilley), Ewald Brass Quintet in Db, Walton Popular Song from ‘Façade’, Carmichael Georgia on My Mind, Andrew Downes Suite for Brass Quintet, KC Bird Pack up Your Troubles, Sousa Liberty Bell March, The Quintessential Gershwin (arr. Stephen Bulla), Berlin Puttin’ On the Ritz. Tickets £15(£1), from Leamington and Warwick VIC Box Offices, 01926 334418 and www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk (Leamington Music)

 

Sun 20 Oct

7.30 pm

 

The Le Page Ensemble (string sextet)

Shakespeare Institute, Church Street, Stratford CV37 6HP

A concert in memory of Mary Midgley. Richard Strauss Prelude to Capriccio, Brahms String Sextet No 2 in G, Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence. Tickets £20, from 01789 740791 (Stratford-upon-Avon Chamber Music Society)

 

Thurs 31 Oct

7.30 pm

 

Flanders Symphony Orchestra, Miloš Karadaglić guitar, José Luis Gomez conductor

Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL

Rossini Barber of Seville: Overture, Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez, Villa- Lobos 3 Preludes for Solo Guitar, De Falla El Amor Brujo: Ballet Suite, Bizet Extracts from Carmen. Tickets £42 - £19, from WAC Box Office 024 7652 4524 www.warwickartscentre.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

November 1 - 30

 

During Nov

Wednesdays

1.00 - 1.30 pm

 

Soundbites: Lunchtime Concerts

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

6 Nov – Rebecca Mills and Clive Letchford soprano and baritone

13 Nov – Sunnysiders ukelele group

20 Nov – Musicians from King Edward VI Sixth Form

27 Nov – Capriccio Ensemble 

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 later changes

 

During Nov

Fridays

1.15 – 2.00 pm

 

Lunchtime Recitals Series

St Mary’s Church, Warwick CV34 4RA

8 Nov – John Wyatt organ (St. James, Bushey)

22 Nov – Ed Jones organ (Bradford Cathedral)

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

 

During Nov

Saturdays

Free Saturday Recital Series

Holy Trinity Church, Broadgate, Coventry CV1 5EX

  2 Nov   Tim Campain  (organ)    1.00 pm  

  9 Nov   Julian Hellaby  (piano)    1.00 pm  

16 Nov   Ethne Goode  (mezzo-soprano)  1.00 pm            

30 Nov   Marta Felcman  (piano)   (from USA)  1.00 pm

Free admission, refreshments provided.  Further information from 024 7622 0418,  holytrinitycoventry.org.uk

Raising funds for the Holy Trinity Pipe Organ Appeal

 

Fri 1 Nov

1.15 – 1.45 pm

 

Adrian Moore organ

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

Free admission (Holy Trinity Music)

 

Fri 1 Nov

7.30 pm

 

London Haydn Quartet, Eric Hoeprich clarinet

Royal Pump Rooms, Leamington Spa CV32 4AA

Krommer Quintet in Bb Op 95, Haydn Quartet in D Op 71 No 2, Weber Quintet in Bb Op 34. Tickets £25/£20/£15(£1), from Leamington and Warwick VIC Box Offices, 01926 334418 and www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk (Leamington Music)

 

Sun 3 Nov

3.00 pm

 

Leamington Chamber Orchestra, Rebecca Eldridge bassoon, Richard Laing conductor

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

Beethoven Symphony No 1, Gordon Jacob Bassoon Concerto, Mozart The Marriage of Figaro:Overture, Mozart Symphony No 41 ‘Jupiter’. Tea and cake available in interval. Tickets £14(£12), £2 students and carers, available on door

 

Wed 6 Nov

7.30 pm

 

Tom Pickles cello and Roman Kosyakov piano

Christ Church, Priory Terrace, L/Spa CV31 1BA

2019 Leamington Music Prize Winner’s concert. Bridge Four Short Pieces, Beethoven Sonata in F Op 5 No 1, James MacMillan Kiss on Wood, Rachmaninov Sonata in G minor Op 19. Tickets £15(£1), from

Leamington and Warwick VIC Box Offices, 01926 334418 and www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk (Leamington Music)

 

Sat 9 Nov

7.00 pm

 

Coventry Cathedral Chorus and Orchestra, Catherine Wyn-Rogers mezzo soprano, Robert Murray tenor, Sir Thomas Allen bass, Paul Leddington Wright conductor

Coventry Cathedral CV1 5AB

Elgar The Dream of Gerontius. Tickets £22/£15, students & under 18s half-price, from www.ticketweb.co.uk and 0844 477 1000 (card payments), 01676 532436 and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Sat 9 Nov

7.30 pm

 

Collegium, Adrian Moore organ, Oliver Hancock director

St Mary’s Church, Warwick CV34 4RA

Mozart Requiem, Leighton Solus ad Victimam, Leighton Sequence for All Saints. Tickets £13, accompanied under 16s free, from St Mary’s Gift Shop 01926 403940 or door

 

Sat 9 Nov

7.30 pm

 

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

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

Fauré Requiem, Elgar The Music Makers. Tickets £15, £5 students, from Presto Music 01926 317025, www.rlsbc.org and door

 

Sun 10 Nov

7.30 pm

 

Michael Foyle violin, Maksim Stsura piano

Shakespeare Institute, Church Street, Stratford CV37 6HP

Sonatas by Debussy, Elgar and Respighi. Tickets £20 from 01789 740791 (Stratford-upon-Avon Chamber Music Society)

 

Tues 12 Nov

7.30 pm

 

Musica Secreta, Deborah Roberts and Laurie Stras directors, Alison Kinder bass viol

St Mary’s Church, Warwick CV34 4RA

From Darkness into Light. The UK’s premier female-voice early music ensemble presents the complete setting of the Lamentations of Jeremiah for Good Friday by Antoine Brumel with works by Compère, Moro, Mouton, des Prez, and beautiful Gregorian chant, offering an unique insight into the musical life of a sixteenth-century Italian convent. Tickets £22/£18/£15/£13(£1), from Leamington and Warwick VIC Box Offices, 01926 334418, www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk and St. Mary’s Church Gift Shop (Leamington Music)

 

Fri 15 Nov

7.30 pm

 

Diatonic Chamber Choir, Edward Jenkins piano, Bernard Sutton conductor

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

What a Wonderful World – A programme of contemporary, classical and early music songs. Tickets £12 from 01926 882898, www.diatonic.co.uk/events, Presto Music and door

 

Sat 16 Nov

7.30 pm

 

Coventry Philharmonic Choir, Imogen Russell soprano, Matthew Sandy tenor, Andrew Randall bass, Keval Shah and Benjamin Mead piano duo, Steven Russell director

King Henry VIII School, Warwick Rd, Coventry CV3 6AQ

Carl Orff Carmina Burana. Tickets £15, from www.wegottickets.com www.covphilsoc.org.uk and door

 

Sun 17 Nov

3.00 pm

 

Warwickshire Symphony Orchestra, Paul Leddington Wright conductor

Royal Spa Centre, L/Spa CV32 4HN

Around the World in 80 Minutes. A Family Concert of international music, including Waltzing Matilda, The Mikado: Overture, the theme from Out of Africa, Rumanian Folk Dances, The Can Can and 49th Parallel in this traditional and great afternoon of audience participation and enjoyment. Tickets £14/£18, children & students half price, family ticket £30 (for 2 adults & 2 children), from WSO Box Office 01926 850385 and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Wed 20 Nov

7.15 pm

 

Coull Quartet

Helen Martin Studio, Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry CV4 7AL

Light Out Of Darkness. Haydn Quartet in D minor Op 76 No 2 ‘Quinten’(Fifths), Shostakovich Quartet No 7 Op 108, Schubert Quartettsatz in C D703, Mendelssohn Quartet Op 44 No 1 in D. Tickets £21 - £19, from WAC Box Office 024 7652 4524 www.warwickartscentre.co.uk

 

Thur 21 Nov

7.00 pm

 

Andrey Lebedev guitar

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

Savours of Spain. An evening of Spanish flavours amongst works of art from Spain, served with Paella and Cava. Regondi Reverie Nocturne, Albeniz Asturias and Granada, Llobet Two Catalan Folk Songs, Brett Dean Three Caprichos after Goya, de Falla The Miller’s Dance and Homenaje à Claude Debussy, Villa-Lobos Three Preludes, JS Bach Chaconne BWV 1004, Ginastera Sonata for Guitar. Tickets £22.50(£1), from Leamington and Warwick VIC Box Offices, 01926 334418, www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk (Leamington Music)

 

Sat 23 Nov

11.30 am

 

Palisander Recorder Quartet

Unitarian Chapel, High Street, Warwick CV34 4AX

Family Concert - Beware the Spider! A musical illustration of the side effects experienced by those encountering a spider in the Seventeenth Century, featuring works by Dowland, Vivaldi and Byrd along with traditional Italian Tarantellas. With coffee, sherry or squash included in the ticket, this is a concert for children of all ages! Tickets £12.50, £6 child, £32 family ticket (2 adults + 2 children) from Leamington and Warwick VIC Box Offices, 01926 334418, www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk (Leamington Music)

 

Sat 23 Nov

2.30 pm

 

Spires Philharmonic Chorus with Spires Baroque Orchestra, Jack Lovell conductor

United Reformed Church, 10 Warwick Rd, Coventry CV1 1EX

Advent concert. Locatelli Christmas Concerto, Charpentier Messe de Minuit pour Noël. A selection of Christmas music and old English carols spanning centuries. Tickets £12, £6 students, under 16 free, from www.ticketsource.co.uk/spiresmusic and door

 

Sat 23 Nov

7.30 pm

 

Warwick & Kenilworth Choral Society, with soloists and Colin Druce organ

St Nicholas Church, Warwick CV34 4JD

Rossini Petite Messe Solonnelle. Tickets £15, £5 students & under 16, from Presto Music, Kenilworth Books, Warwick Books and 01926 491316

 

Sun 24 Nov

7.30 pm

 

Stratford-upon-Avon Symphony Orchestra, Leo Nicholson piano, Dan Watson conductor

Stratford Play House, 14 Rother Street CV37 6LU

Copland Appalachian Spring: Suite, Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue, Dvořák Symphony No 9 ‘ From the New World’. Tickets £12(£10), £6 children, £25 family, from www.stratfordsymphony.org.uk and door

 

Thur 28 Nov

7.30 pm

 

The Hallé Orchestra, Nicholas Trygstad cello, Courtney Lewis conductor

Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL

Ravel Mother Goose Suite, Elgar Cello Concerto, Sibelius Symphony No 5. Tickets £42 - £19 from WAC Box Office 024 7652 4524 www.warwickartscentre.co.uk

 

Fri 29 Nov

7.30 pm

 

Talich String Quartet (Czech Republic)

Royal Pump Rooms, L/ Spa CV32 4AA

Kalivoda Quartet No 2 in A Op 62, Dvořák Quartet in C Op 61, Beethoven Quartet in E minor Op 59 No 2 ‘Razumovsky’. Tickets £25/£20/£15(£1), from Leamington and Warwick VIC Box Offices, 01926 334418, www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk (Leamington Music)

 

Fri 29 Nov

7.30 pm

 

Singing for Pleasure

Castle Hill Baptist Church, Warwick CV34 4EX

Charity Concert in aid of Northleigh House School, Warwick. A programme of classical, folk and popular songs. Tickets £7 from Presto Music 01926 317025 and Warwick Books 01926 499399 (Singing for Pleasure)

 

Sat 30 Nov

3.00 pm

 

Leamington Sinfonia

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

Pre-School Prom – Excerpts from the evening concert programme ‘Winter Daydreams’. Tickets £3, infants under 1yr free from Presto Music and 01789 731966

 

Sat 30 Nov

7.30 pm

 

Leamington Sinfonia, Christopher Hoggarth guest conductor

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

Programme includes Copland Fanfare for the Common Man, Tchaikovsky Symphony No 1 ‘Winter Daydreams’. Tickets £10, £5 students, under 16 (accompanied by adult) free, from Presto Music and 01789 731966

 

 

 

 

 

December 1 – 31

 

During Dec

Wednesdays

1.00 - 1.30 pm

 

Soundbites: Lunchtime Concerts

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

4 Dec – U3A Orchestra Christmas programme

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 later changes

 

During Dec

Fridays

1.15 – 2.00 pm

 

Lunchtime Recitals Series

St Mary’s Church, Warwick CV34 4RA

6 Dec – Jacob Lee double bass (Warwick School)

20 Dec – Mark Swinton organ (St. Mary’s, Warwick)

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

 

Sun 1 Dec

7.30 pm

 

The Arnold Ensemble - clarinet, viola, piano

Shakespeare Institute, Church Street, Stratford CV37 6HP

Works by Mozart, Schumann, and Bruch. Tickets £20, from 01789 740791 (Stratford-upon-Avon Chamber Music Society)

 

Thur 5 Dec

7.30 pm

 

Armonico Consort, Christopher Monks conductor

Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL

Handel Messiah. Tickets £42 - £23 from WAC Box Office 024 7652 4524 www.warwickartscentre.co.uk

 

Thur 5 Dec

7.45 pm

 

Divertimento, Paul Sudlow conductor

Dale Street Methodist Church, L/Spa CV32 5HL

A Christmas Story – uplifting music for the festive season. In aid of Action For Children. Tickets £10/children free from 01926 778646, Presto Music and www.divertimento.org

 

Sat 7 Dec

6.30 pm

 

Choir of All Saints’ Parish Church

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

Carols by Candlelight : A chance to sing your favourite carols & enjoy other seasonal 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 7 Dec

7.30pm

Village Voices Choir with members of Leamington Sinfonia, Belinda Morley soloist, Roger Haygreen accompanist, Trevor Barr conductor

All Saints Church, 29 Vicarage Field, Emscote, Warwick CV34 5NJ

'Gloria' - Annual Christmas Concert. Vivaldi Gloria followed by traditional carols and music by John Rutter. Tickets £10 from choir members, online from website https://villagevoices.co.uk and on the door. Bonanza Raffle. Refreshments available. All proceeds in aid of The Friendship Project for Children

Sat 7 Dec

7.30 pm

 

Orchestra of The Swan, Jonathan James conductor

Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL

Snow Ride! A Family Concert. Rimsky-Korsakov Dance of Tumblers from The Snow Maiden, Debussy Snow is Dancing, Vivaldi Winter, Tchaikovsky Symphony No 1 ‘ Winter Daydreams’, Leroy Anderson Sleigh Ride, Prokofiev Troika from Lieutenant Kijé, Grieg Norwegian Dances, Tchaikovsky Extracts from The Nutcracker. Tickets £42 - £19 from WAC Box Office 024 7652 4524 www.warwickartscentre.co.uk

 

Tues 10 Dec

7.30 pm

 

Stile Antico

St Mary’s Church, Warwick CV34 4RA

A Spanish Nativity. The sensuous musical world of Renaissance Spain at Christmas, drawing together an irresistible mix of sumptuous polyphony and infectiously joyful folk dances centred around Alonso Lobo ’s Missa Beata Dei Genetrix, with other music by Guerrero, Victoria, Morales and Rimonte. Tickets £24/£19/£15/£13(£1), to include mulled wine and mince pies, from Leamington and Warwick VIC Box Offices, 01926 334418, St Mary’s Church Gift Shop and www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk (Leamington Music)

 

Tues 10 Dec

7.30 pm

 

Warwick & Kenilworth Choral Society, Colin Druce organ

St Nicholas Church, High Street, Kenilworth CV8 1LZ

Come and Sing Handel Messiah with our friendly choral society. Rehearsals on 25/11, 2/12 and 9/12 at Coten End Primary School, Warwick at 7.30 pm. Music and support available for those out of practice. Tickets £15, £5 students & under 16, from Presto Music, Kenilworth Books, Warwick Books and 01926 491316 

Sat 14 Dec

2 concerts 

 

 

Coventry Cathedral Chorus and Coventry Cathedral Choristers

Coventry Cathedral CV1 5AB

with Jaguar Land Rover Band 2.30pm

with Coventry & Warwickshire Youth Orchestra 6.00pm

Charity Christmas concerts supporting NSPCC Coventry & Warwickshire Business Board. Tickets £15, £7.50 students and under 18s, £40 family, from www.ticketweb.co.uk 0844 477 1000 (cards), 01676 532436 and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sat 14 Dec

3.00 pm

 

Warwickshire Singers, David King accompanist, Leon James conductor

Ettington Parish Church, CV37 7TH

Classical Christmas. Tickets £10, children free, from 01564 782493,

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Sat 14 Dec

3.00 pm

 

Royal Leamington Spa Bach Choir, Brass ensemble, Kingsley School Choir, Colin Druce organ, Christopher Cromar conductor

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

Carols for Choir and Audience. Tickets £10, free for children, from Presto Music 01926 317025, www.rlsbc.org and door

 

Sat 14 Dec

7.30 pm

 

Coventry Philharmonic Choir, Steven Russell director

King Henry VIII School, Warwick Rd, Coventry CV3 6AQ

Christmas with the Phil – A Feast of Christmas Music – a concert for all the Family. Tickets £10, from 07728 887349, www.wegottickets.com www.covphilsoc.org.uk and door

 

Sat 14 Dec

7.30 pm

 

Stour Singers and Queen’s Park Sinfonia Orchestra, Soloists tbc, Richard Emms conductor

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

Telemann Magnificat in C, Mozart Mass in C K220 ‘Sparrow’. Tickets £12.50, accompanied children free, from Clarke’s Electrical Shop, High Street, Shipston and 01789 269587

 

Wed 18 Dec

7.30 pm

 

Armonico Consort, AC Academy Scholars, AC Academy Warwick, AC Academy Coventry, Christopher Monks director

St Mary’s Church, Warwick CV34 4RA

Armonico’s traditional Carols by Candlelight this year features our incredible AC Academy scholars. Tickets £35.50 (includes interval drinks and free programme)/£24.50/£18.50/£14.50 + booking fee, from www.armonico.org.uk and 01926 334418

 

Wed 18 Dec

7.30 pm

 

Christmas with The Carice Singers, George Parris director

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

This acclaimed vocal ensemble returns to St Mark’s with favourite carols and seasonal works by Byrd, Sibelius, Warlock, Bax, Roderick Williams, Judith Weir and many others. Tickets include mulled wine and mince pies. Tickets £22/£16/£10(£1), from Leamington and Warwick VIC Box Offices, 01926 334418, St Mark’s Church Office and www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk (Leamington Music)

 

Thur 19 Dec

7.30 pm

 

Da Capo Chamber Choir, John Adams conductor

St Mary’s Church, Warwick CV34 4RA

Sing Nowell.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. Tickets £12, £6 child, £30 family (of up to 4 people) for table seating with food, from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., St Mary’s Parish Office 01926 403940 and www.dacapochoir.org.uk

 

Fri 20 Dec

7.30 pm

 

Armonico Consort, AC Academy Scholars, AC Academy Warwick, AC Academy Coventry, Christopher Monks director

Holy Trinity Church, 5A Priory Row, Coventry CV1 5EX

Armonico’s traditional Carols by Candlelight Featuring our incredible AC Academy scholars, Tickets £14.50/£9.50 + booking fee from www.armonico.org.uk and 01926 334418

 

Fri 20 Dec

8.00 pm

 

Vivo!

Lord Leycester Hospital, 60 High Street, Warwick CV34 4BH

Shepherds, Kings and Christmas punch. Singing in six parts the concert will include both sacred and profane a capella pieces as we celebrate Christmas. With the usual Yuletide refreshments. Tickets £10, £5 for 16 and under, from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07534 213554

 

Sat 21 Dec

6.00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

Coventry Cathedral Chorus, Orchestra Pro Anima, Philippa Hyde, Simon Ponsford, Greg Tassell, James Cleverton, Paul Leddington Wright conductor

Cirencester Parish Church, Market Place, Cirencester GL7 2NX

Handel Messiah. Tickets £30/£25/£20 with £2 off for concessions, students and under 18s half-price, from www.ticketweb.co.uk 0844 477 1000 (card payments), This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Corinium Museum 01285 655611

 

Sat 21 Dec

7.30 pm

 

St James’s Singers, Sunny Ormonde reader, Julian Harris conductor

St Mary’s Church, Warwick CV34 4RA

Christmas Concert. A concert of festive music and readings. Tickets £15/£10 from Box Office 07502 939498 and www.stjamessingers.com

 

Mon 23 Dec

4.00 pm and

5.30pm

 

The Snowman

St Mary’s Church, Warwick CV34 4RA

Screening of the Christmas classic ‘The Snowman’ with live orchestra, and featuring a chorister of St Mary’s Choir singing the famous solo Walking in the Air. Tickets Adults £12, children under 16s £5, under 3s free (must sit on adult's lap), Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) £25, available from St Mary's Church shop  01926 403940 or on the door (Music at St Mary’s)

 

 

 

 

 

January 1 – mid January 2020

 

Sat 4 Jan

7.30 pm

 

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, Jaime Martin conductor

Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL

Hanns Eisler Auf den Strassen zu Singen, Britten Sinfonia da Requiem, Shostakovich Symphony No 11. Tickets £42 - £19 from WAC Box Office 024 7652 4524 and www.warwickartscentre.co.uk

 

Sat 11 Jan

 

9.30 am –

5.00 pm

 

Spires Orchestra and Chorus, Jack Lovell conductor

West Orchard United Reformed Church, 83 Baginton Rd, Coventry CV3 6FP

Come and Play and Sing. Join members of Spires Orchestra and Chorus in a workshop day of rehearsal followed by an informal performance. For details of repertoire, ticket prices etc see www.spiresmusic.org

 

Sat 18 Jan

9.30 am –

4.00 pm

 

3.30 – 4.00 pm

Informal performance

 

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

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

Come and Sing - Mozart Coronation Mass. Registration: 9.30 am. Rehearsal: 10 am – 1 pm (15 mins break) and 2 pm – 3.30 pm (15 mins break). Teas and coffees available; bring a packed lunch. Tickets £20 singers (covers hire of score), £5 for performance see www.rlsbc.org or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Sat 18 Jan

7.30 pm

 

Oriflamme Orchestra, Julian Hellaby piano, Charlie Feaver cello, Rita Schindler harp, Antoine Mitchell director

St Mary’s Church, Warwick CV34 4RA

Boieldieu Le Calife de Bagdad: Overture, Fauré Élégie in C minor Op 24 Mozart Piano Concerto No 17 in G KV453, Boieldieu Harp Concerto in C, Méhul Symphony No 1 in G minor. Tickets £15, from 07876 790546 and 07437 178877. Annual Amnesty International Benefit Concert

 

 

  

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