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Autumn 2023

 

Issue 79

 

Your Music Guide for Warwick, Leamington Spa and beyond

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September/October/November/December/January

There are over 90 concerts to enjoy this Autumn!

 
September 1 – 30
During September
Wednesdays
1 pm
Soundbites:  Lunchtime Concerts  
Holy Trinity Church, Old Town, Stratford upon Avon  CV37 6BG
  6 Sept     –     Castalia Baroque Trio
13 Sept     –     Yuanwei Ping – Piano
20 Sept     –     Clarinet & Piano Duo  (Royal Birmingham Conservatoire)
27 Sept     –     Stonyhurst School
Free Admission.   Retiring Collection In aid of Friends of The Music At Holy Trinity.
Refreshments served from 12.15pm
During Sept
Fridays
1.15 – 1.45pm
St John’s Music 
St John the Baptist Church, Tachbrook St, L/Spa CV31 3BN
  1 Sept – Fumi Otsuki violin, Sarah Kershaw piano
15 Sept – Castalia – Baroque Group
29 Sept – Adrian Moore harmonium
Free Admission.
During Sept Fridays
1.15 – 2.00pm
Lunchtime Recitals Series
St Mary’s Church, Warwick CV34 4RA
  8 Sept – Mark Swinton organ (St Mary’s, Warwick)
22 Sept – The Parmetto Trio
Free admission, retiring donations welcome. (Music at St Mary’s)
During Sept

Fridays
1.15 – 2.00pm

Holy Trinity Lunchtime Recitals
Students from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Holy Trinity Church, Beauchamp Avenue, Leamington Spa CV32 5RE  
  8 SeptemberConcert Pianist
22 SeptemberFlute quartet
Free admission, retiring collection.  Doors open at 12.30 pm for tea/coffee and cake.
(Holy Trinity Music)
During Sept
Sundays
3 -3.45pm
6.00pm during summer
Music at All Saints:  Recitals
All Saints’ Parish Church, Victoria Terrace, Leamington Spa CV31 1AA
Recitals twice a month
Choral Evensong once a month
See www.allsaintschurchleamington.org.uk for dates & details
Sat 2 Sept
5.30 – 10.30pm
Warwick Castle event with UK Proms Orchestra
Warwick Castle CV34 4QU
Proms in the Park
Tickets: Standard from £30 + fees, VIP £100 + fees. www.tickettailor.com
Sun 3 Sept
7.00pm
Francesca Barritt violin and Lynn Arnold piano
Butlers Marston Church, Butlers Marston, Warks CV35 0NA
Programme to include: Mozart Sonata No 32 in B major K454, Prokofiev Five Melodies Op 35a, Lili Boulanger Nocturne & Cortège, Brahms Sonata No 3 in D minor Op 108.
Tickets: £13 and £5 child, 01926 642076, ButlersMusic@hotmail.co.uk or on the door.(Butlers Marston Concert Society)
Friday 8 Sept
7.00pm
Orchestra of the Swan, David le Page director
Armscote Manor, Armscote, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 8DA
Serenade
Grieg Holberg Suite, Tchaikovsky Serenade.
Tickets: £45, www.orchestraoftheswan.org
Sat 9 Sept 6.00pm – 9.00pm Ceilidh organised by the Friends of St Mary’s Choir
St Mary’s Church, Warwick CV34 4RA
Music provided by The Cats Whiskers Band. Light refreshments and bar.
Tickets: £20, £5 under 18’s, available from www.tinyurl.com/stmaryswhatson 
(Music at St Mary’s)
Sat 9 Sept 7.00pm Ex Urbe Chamber Choir
Hampton in Arden Parish Church B92 0AA
Eternal Light: choral music to lighten any darkness.
Tickets: £12, from TicketSource, 07958 509477, www.exurbe.org
Fri 15 Sept
1.15pm 

Heritage Open Day Organ Recital 
St Mary’s Church, Warwick CV34 4RA
Oliver Hancock (Director of Music, St Mary’s, Warwick)
including music byBrewer, Stanford, Howells, Bach, andYon. 
Admission free, retiring collection.
www.stmaryswarwick.org.uk  

Thurs 21 Sept
3.00pm
Masterworks Chorale, Tim Knight conductor
St Nicholas Church, Warwick CV34 4JD
A charity concert of sacred choral music.
Tickets: Free entry, all donations to a local charity, from www.trybooking.co.uk/CMRZ jo.porter@soundescapesuk.com
Sat 23 Sept
10.00am -5.30pm
Doors open from 9.30am
Spires Philharmonic Orchestra, Jack Lovell-Huckle conductor, Alistair Kennedy leader
The Hall, United Reformed Church, Baginton Rd, Coventry CV3 6FP
Orchestra Play Day
Tchaikovsky Swan Lake. Full run through. Informal performance of Act I at 4.00pm.
Tickets: £20 from www.ticketsource.co.uk/spiresmusic or 07787 420493
Wed 27 Sept
7.00pm
Orchestra of the Swan, Matthew Sharp cello
Stratford Town Hall, Sheep St., Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6EF
Rococo
Rossini String Sonata No 1, Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme Op 33 arr. Le Page, Martinů Variations on a theme of Rossini arr. Le Page,
Dvořák Serenade for Strings.
Tickets: £25 from www.orchestraoftheswan.org  01926 350028
Thurs 28 Sept 7.30pm The Sixteen, Harry Christophers conductor
St Mary’s Church, Warwick CV34 4RA
A Choral Pilgrimage to William Byrd
Byrd Arise Lord into thy rest, van Wilder O doux regard, Byrd Ne irascaris and Civitas sancti tui. De Monte O suavitas et dulcedo, Dobrinka Tabakova Arise Lord into thy rest (new commission), Clemens Non Papa Tristitia et anxietas, Byrd Tristitia et anxietas, Byrd Turn our captivity, Clemens Non Papa Ego flos campi.
Dobrinka Tabakova Turn our captivity (new commission), De Monte Super flumina Babylonis, Byrd Quomodo cantabimus? Byrd Vigilate
Our 2023 Choral Pilgrimage celebrates the legacy of one of choral music’s most treasured composers, William Byrd. 
2023 marks the 400th anniversary of the death of one of the greatest composers of the Renaissance. William Byrd was widely admired in his own time both at home and abroad and the influence he had on future generations was immense. Despite living through incredibly turbulent times and fearing for his own safety, his music is full of life, emotion and vitality.
Our 2023 Choral Pilgrimage will explore some of his most moving works and introduce audiences to the music of his influences and colleagues, bringing his legacy firmly into the modern day with the world premiere of two specially commissioned works by Dobrinka Tabakova.
Tickets: £15-£30 from info@thesixteen.com or
www.thesixteen.com/event/the-choral-pilgrimage-2023-warwick/
Sat 30 Sept 7.30pm Armonico Consort, Christopher Monks director
St Mary’s Church, Warwick CV34 4RA
The French Connection
Join Armonico Consort for a programme which embraces the French passion for pretty much everything from food to literature and music, and from art to, well, national strikes! Nobody does it better than the French!
Supported by Mr Nigel May and Mr Derek & Mrs Rosemary Holding.
Tickets: £34.50, £23.50, £17.50 from 01926 334418, www.armonico.org.uk
October 1 – 31
During October
Wednesdays
1 pm
Soundbites:    Lunchtime Concerts
Holy Trinity Church,  Old Town,  Stratford upon Avon  CV37 6BG
  4 Oct  –  Maria Linares Molero, Classical Pianist (Royal Birmingham  Conservatoire)
11 Oct  –  Richard Lloyd Owen, Tenor, John Kiefert, Baritone, Phil Ypres, Piano 
                  – Opera arias and duets
18 Oct  –  Ella Cordon Vietio, Classical Pianist  (Royal Birmingham Conservatoire)
25 Oct  –  Saxophone Quartet  (Royal Birmingham Conservatoire)
Free Admission.   Retiring Collection In aid of Friends of The Music At Holy Trinity.
Refreshments served from 12.15pm
During Oct
Fridays
1.15 – 1.45pm
St John’s Music Recitals
St John the Baptist Church, Tachbrook St., Leamington Spa CV31 3BN
13 Oct – To be confirmed
27 Oct – Mariko Terashi piano
Free admission, retiring collection
During Oct
Fridays
1.15 – 2.00pm
Lunchtime Recitals Series
St Mary’s Church, Warwick CV34 4RA
  6 Oct – Colin Millington organ (St Mary’s, Warwick)
20  Oct – No recital
Free admission, retiring donations welcome. (Music at St Mary’s)
During Oct
Fridays
1.15 – 2.00pm
Music at Holy Trinity
Holy Trinity Church, Beauchamp Ave., Leamington Spa CV32 5RG
  6 Oct – Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Students
20 Oct – Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Students
Free admission. Retiring donations welcome. Refreshments from 12.30pm
Thursday
5th October
6.30 pm
Jacqueline Thomas and Paul Cassidy – Book Launch
Presto Music Shop, 23-25 Regent Grove, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, UK, CV32 4NN
Join us at Presto Music for an evening with Jacqueline Thomas and Paul Cassidy (members of the Brodsky Quartet), as they discuss their respective biographies, ‘Jacksons, Monk & Rowe and the Brodsky Quartet – the formative years‘ and ‘Got Beethoven: My First Forty Years with the Brodsky Quartet’.
https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/presto-music/jacqueline-thomas-and-paul-cassidy-book-launch/2023-10-05/18:30/t-xmzpxpe
Free Entry. Book a ticket via the web site.
Fri 6 Oct
7.30pm
Leonkoro String Quartet (Berlin)
Winners 2022 London International String Quartet Competition
Royal Pump Rooms, The Parade, L/Spa CV32 4AA
Schubert Quartet in G minor D173, Janáček Quartet No 1 ‘Kreutzer Sonata’,
Brahms
Quartet in C minor Op 51 No 1.
Tickets: £27 centre, £17 sides, £1 students and children, from Leamington and Warwick VIC Box Offices, 01926 334418 and www.leamingtonmusic.org  (Leamington Music)
Sat 7 Oct
3.00pm
Beauchamp Sinfonietta, Nic Fallowfield conductor
Grange Hall, Coventry Rd, Southam CV47 1QA
Beethoven Twelve Contredanses, Dvořák Czech Suite, Dvořák Nocturne for Strings, Beethoven Symphony No 1.
Tickets: £14, £5 children and students, available on the door
Sat 7 Oct 7.30pm St James’s Singers, Julian Harris conductor
St Mary’s Church, Warwick CV34 4RA
Bach Mass in B Minor.
Tickets: £20/15, from 07359 114362. Details from www.stjamessingers.com
Sun 8 Oct
3.00pm
Beauchamp Sinfonietta, Nic Fallowfield conductor
Holy Trinity Church, Beauchamp Ave, Leamington Spa CV32 5RG
Beethoven Twelve Contredanses, Dvořák Czech Suite, Dvořák Nocturne for Strings, Beethoven Symphony No 1.
Tickets: £14, £5 children and students, available on the door
Tuesday
10th October
6.30 pm
Celebrating the life of Ken Ross, who with his wife Diana founded Presto Music back in 1986.
Presto Music Shop, 23-25 Regent Grove, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, UK, CV32 4NN
Featuring Emily Ross (oboe), Barbara O’Reilly (violin), Sue Meteyard (viola), Andrew O’Reilly (cello) and Simon Ballard (piano) performing Mendelssohn – Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor and Mozart – Oboe Quartet.
https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/presto-music/concert-in-appreciation-of-ken-ross/2023-10-10/18:30/t-jzvepzl
Free Entry.  Book a ticket via the web site.

Tues
10 Oct
7.30pm

Ex Cathedra, Jeffrey Skidmore director, Martha McLorinan mezzo-soprano, James Robinson tenor
St Mary’s Church, Warwick CV34 4RA
Rachmaninoff All Night Vigil (‘Vespers’)
Final concert in season celebrating Rachmaninoff at 150.
Tickets: £29, £19, £14, £1 students and children, from Leamington and Warwick VIC Box Offices, 01926 334418 and www.leamingtonmusic.org   (Leamington Music)
Thurs
12 Oct
7.30pm
Orchestra of the Swan, Michael Collins conductor, Xuefei Yang guitar
Warwick Hall, Myton Rd., Warwick CV34 6PP
Neoclassical
Stravinsky Dumbarton Oaks, Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez, Albéniz Asturias, Prokofiev ‘Classical’ Symphony.
Tickets: £20, £10 under 35s, 01926 776438, www.bridgehousetheatre.co.uk
Sat 14 Oct 7.30pm Warwickshire Symphony Orchestra, Roger Coull conductor, Callum Smart violin
Warwick Hall, Warwick School, Myton Rd, Warwick CV34 6PP
Walton Crown Imperial, Elgar Violin Concerto, Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances.
Tickets: Stalls £15, concessions £7.50, and balcony £18, concessions £9, from
www.wso.org.uk/, 07922 119350, boxoffice@wso.org.uk, www.bridgehousetheatre.co.uk/whats-on/, 01926 776438, boxoffice@bridgehousetheatre.co.uk, or Presto Music 23-25 Regent Grove, L/Spa CV32 4NN.
Sat 14 Oct
7.30 pm

Stratford Chamber Choir, Charles Matthews organ, Stephen Dodsworth conductor 
A Festival of Britten  
The Guild Chapel, Chapel Lane, Stratford Upon Avon   CV37 6EP
Marking the 110th anniversary of Benjamin Britten’s birth.
Works including Choral Dances from “Gloriana,” Te Deum & Rejoice in the Lamb,   
Tickets £15.00  Students  £5.00.  available online www.stratfordchamberchoir.com  by email:  stratfordchamberchoir@gmail.com   or concert night on the door.

Sun 15 Oct 7.30pm Elmore String Quartet
United Reformed Church, Rother St., Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6LU
Rachmaninoff String Quartet No 2, Mozart String Quartet in D K575, Schubert String Quartet in D minor D810 ‘Death and the Maiden’.
Tickets: £25, from www.stratfordchambermusic.co.uk 01608 662597 or on the door. (Stratford Chamber Music Society)
Fri 20 Oct 7.00pm Warwick Singing Town
The Bridge House Theatre, Myton Rd., Warwick CV34 6PP
The Big Local Night Out
The Big Local Night Out brings together local talent, alongside guest artists from the top of the UK’s performing arts scene. Hosted by Comedy Magician, Tom Elliott, who has been described by Miranda Hart as ‘Such Fun’, this unique series of events welcomes a range of artists from West End performers, to the support acts of big name tours and rising stars of the Swing, Jazz and Gospel music industries – Our headline guests, are absolutely unmissable.
With variety at its core, The Big Local Night Out will have you laughing, singing, clapping and cheering. It’s a night for local people, with local people involved and is sure to be an all round feel-good event! 
Tickets: from £12, from www.bridgehousetheatre.co.uk/show/the-big-local-night-out/
Sat 21 Oct 10.00am-5.30pm Divertimento, Laura Bailie conductor
Dale Street Methodist Church, Dale St., L/Spa CV32 5HL
Come and Sing! Divertimento’s 40th Anniversary Workshop.
Music to include Britten’s Hymn to St Cecilia and settings of Blake poems by local composer Paul Sudlow
NB Reasonably confident sight readers will get the most out of this event.
Tickets: £20, £5 students, under 18s free, £1 for music hire, from www.divertimento.org.uk  Lunch and refreshments included
Sat 21 Oct 7.30pm Coventry Philharmonic Choir, David Wynne musical director,
Alexandra Wynne soprano, Charlotte Woodhead alto, Edward Harrisson tenor, Edward Robinson bass, Ben de Souza accordion, Colin Druce piano
St Mary’s Church, Warwick CV34 4RA
Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle.
Tickets: £15, from St Mary’s Church bookshop, 07728 887349, online at www.covphilsoc.org.uk or on the door
Sun 22 Oct
6.00pm
The Circle Singers of Royal Leamington Spa, director Peter Sheppard
St John the Baptist Church, Honiley, Warks CV8 1NP
Sung Evensong – Introit: Oculi Omnium Wood, Canticles: Byrd,
Canticles: Short Service Weelkes, Anthem: Ave Verum Byrd.    Free admission.
Thurs
26 Oct
7.30pm
 
  

6.15pm
Chineke! Orchestra, Nathan Amaral violin, conductor to be announced
Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, CV4 7AL
Haydn Symphony No 85 in B ‘La Reine’, Bologne Violin Concerto,
Beethoven Symphony No 3 in E ‘Eroica’.
Tickets: £21.50-£43.50, from WAC, 024 7649 6000, ticketing@warwick.ac.uk  www.warwickartscentre.co.uk
Pre-concert talk in Helen Martin Studio (£5)
Sat 28 Oct 5.00pm Random Opera Company, Thomas Payne conductor
Temple Speech Room, Barby Rd., Rugby CV22 5DA
Marianna Bottini Elena e Gerardo.
Historic world première of this 1822 opera sung in Italian by professional emerging artists, accompanied by a chamber orchestra, with English surtitles.
Tickets: General admission £35, under-25’s £25, from www.randomopera.co.uk/tickets
Sun 29 Oct 3.30pm Leamington Chamber Orchestra, Richard Laing conductor, Eleanor Kingsley and Richard Laing soloists
Holy Trinity Church, Beauchamp Ave., Leamington Spa CV32 5RG
Afternoon Concert
Beethoven Overture ‘King Stephen’, Prokofiev Sinfonietta Op. 48, Bach Concerto for Two Violins and Schubert Symphony No.6
Tickets: £16 including programme, accompanied under 18s free. Tickets available on the door, card or cash. Refreshments in the interval
Sun 29 Oct 7.00pm Four Hands: Lynn Arnold and Charles Matthews piano duet
Butlers Marston Church, Butlers Marston, Warks CV35 0NA
Programme includes works by Schubert, Reger and Dvořák.
Tickets: £13 and £5 child from 01926 642076, ButlersMusic@hotmail.co.uk or on the door (Butlers Marston Concert Society)
November 1 – 30
During November
Wednesdays
1 pm
Soundbites:  Lunchtime Concerts
Holy Trinity Church,  Old Town,  Stratford upon Avon   CV37 6BG 
  1 Nov   –   Piano & Violin Duo Royal (Birmingham Conservatoire)
  8 Nov   –   Clarinet Quartet (Royal Birmingham Conservatoire)
15 Nov   –   Colin Lapus, organ  (Royal Birmingham Conservatoire)
22 Nov   –   Senior Musicians   (King Edward VI School, Stratford Upon Avon)
29 Nov   –   U3A Orchestra 
Free Admission.   Retiring Collection In aid of Friends of The Music At Holy Trinity.
Refreshments served from 12.15pm
During Nov
Fridays
1.15 – 2.00pm
Lunchtime Recitals Series
St Mary’s Church, Warwick CV34 4RA
  3 Nov – Simeon Walker piano
17 Nov – Mark Swinton organ (St Mary’s, Warwick)
Free admission, retiring donations welcome  (Music at St Mary’s)
Fri 3 Nov
7.30pm
Calidore String Quartet (USA)
Royal Pump Rooms, The Parade, Leaminton Spa CV32 4AA
Beethoven Quartet in A Op 18 No 5, Korngold Quartet No 3 in D Op 34, Mendelssohn Quartet in E minor Op 44 No 2.
Tickets: £27 centre, £17 sides, £1 students and children, from Leamington and Warwick VIC Box Offices, 01926 334418 and www.leamingtonmusic.org  (Leamington Music)
Sun 5 Nov 7.30pm Ariel Lanyi Piano Recital
Town Hall, Sheep St., Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6EJ
Beethoven Sonata Op 2 No 2, Franck Prelude, Aria et Finale, Schumann Etudes Symphoniques Op 13.
Tickets: £25, from www.stratfordchambermusic.co.uk  01608 662597, or on the door. (Stratford Chamber Music Society)
Tues 7 Nov 7.30pm Chelys Consort of Viols with Helen Charlston mezzo-soprano
St Mary’s Church, Warwick, CV34 4RA
The Honour of William Byrd
Consort songs and instrumental music by William Byrd ​for the 400th anniversary of the composer’s death.
Tickets: £27, £17, £12, £1 students and children, from Leamington and Warwick VIC Box Offices, 01926 334418 and www.leamingtonmusic.org (Leamington Music).
Fri 10 Nov
8.00 – 8.30pm
The Boys and Gentlemen of the Choir of St Mary’s Church, Oliver Hancock director, Mark Swinton organ
St Mary’s Church, Warwick CV34 4RA
Candlelight Concert
Join us as part of the 900th anniversary celebrations for 30 minutes of music from across the ages in the beautiful, historic and candlelit St Mary’s church. 
Free admission, retiring donations welcome   (Music at St Mary’s)
Sat 11 Nov


11.00am
The Circle Singers of Royal Leamington Spa, director Peter Sheppard
Holy Trinity Church, Hatton, Warwick CV35 7LB    
Hatton Christmas Market 10.00am – 2.00pm- cards, gifts & refreshments.
Performance at 11.00am – light seasonal music both sacred and secular.
Free admission.  Further details from p.sheppard3@sky.com
Sat 11 Nov 7.00pm Coventry Cathedral Chorus with The Parliament Choir, Rachel Mahon conductor
Coventry Cathedral, Priory St., Coventry CV1 5AB 
Concert for Remembrance as part of Coventry’s Peace Festival
Ola Gjeilo Ubi Caritas, Rheinberger Abendlied, Samuel Barber Agnus Dei,
Rachmaninoff All Night Vigil.
Tickets: £25 (£20 if booked online in advance), half price for students, from
www.ticketweb.co.uk 0844 477 1000 (cards) or Jill Pacey tickets@coventrycathedralchorus.com  01676 532436
Sat 11 Nov 7.30pm Royal Leamington Spa Bach Choir, Beauchamp Sinfonietta, Lee Dunleavy conductor, Colin Druce organ
All Saints Parish Church, Victoria Terrace, L/Spa CV31 1AA
Requiem for Remembrance 
José Maurício Nunes Garcia Miserere mei, Marianna Martines Miserere mei, Gregorio Allegri Miserere mei, Mozart Requiem.
Tickets: £20, £5 students and children, via www.rlsbc.org and on the door
Sun 12 Nov 4.00pm Tredegar Band and Coventry & Warwickshire Youth Band,
Ian Porthouse and Simon Hogg conductors
Royal Spa Centre, Newbold Terrace, L/Spa CV32 4HN
Brass Band music for Remembrance Sunday.
Tickets: £22 Unreserved, £1 students and children, from Leamington and Warwick VIC Box Offices, 01926 334418 and www.leamingtonmusic.org  (Leamington Music)
Tues
14th Nov
6.30pm
Andrew Parrott ‘The Pursuit of Musick’ Discussion
Presto Music Shop, 23-25 Regent Grove, Leamington Spa CV32 4NN 
Join conductor Andrew Parrott for an evening of free-flowing discussion based around his latest book, ‘The Pursuit of Musick: Musical Life in Original Writings and Art c1200-1770’.
Free Tickets, Book here: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/booking/t-qjxkaxm
Tue 14 Nov
7.00pm
Orchestra of the Swan, Matthew Barley director/cello
Stratford PlayHouse, Rother St., Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6LU
From Bach to Barber via Brazil
Programme to include Piazzolla, Mendez, Jobim, Philip Glass, Handel, J S Bach, Barber.
Tickets: £25 from 03336 664466, www.orchestraoftheswan.org
Friday 17 Nov
7.30 pm
Diatonic Choir, Bernard Sutton director, Edward Jenkins piano

Warwick Unitarian Chapel, 31 High St, Warwick  CV34 4AX
The Hills are Alive – a concert on Bohemian themes, including Elgar From the Bavarian Highlands, Extracts from The Sound of Music, Freddie Mercury Bohemian Rhapsody.
Tickets: £15, children free from www.diatonic.co.uk or on the door.  07747 513521 

Sat 18 Nov
3.00pm
Phoenix Choir of Crawley, George Salmon director
St Nicholas Church, Warwick CV34 4JD
Charity Concert – Fauré Requiem
A concert of choral music featuring movements from Fauré’s Requiem and Cantique de Jean Racine.
Tickets: Free entry and all donations to a local charity, from www.trybooking.co.uk/CLJY and Contact jo.porter@soundescapesuk.com
Sat 18 Nov 7.30pm Warwick and Kenilworth Choral Society, soloists and organ
St Paul’s Church, Friar St. Warwick CV34 6HA.   NB Change of venue
Mozart Requiem and Coronation Mass.
Tickets: £15 and £5 students, from Presto Music, Warwick Bookshop and Kenilworth Bookshop, www.wkcs.org.uk  07909 934353
Sat 18 Nov 7.30pm Collegium Warwick, Oliver Hancock conductor, Adrian Moore organ
St Mary’s Church, Warwick CV34 4RA
Programme including John Rutter Requiem and Sullivan Festival Te Deum.
Tickets: Adults £15, accompanied under-16s free, available from members of Collegium or on the door (Music at St Mary’s)
Sun 19 Nov
2.00pm
Phoenix Choir of Crawley, George Salmon director
All Saints Church, Priory Terrace, Leamington Spa CV31 1AA
Charity Concert – Fauré Requiem
A concert of choral music featuring movements from Fauré’s Requiem and Cantique de Jean Racine.
Tickets: Free entry and all donations to a local charity, from www.trybooking.co.uk/CLJY   Contact jo.porter@soundescapesuk.com
Sun 19 Nov 2.30pm Stratford-upon-Avon Symphony Orchestra, Dan Watson conductor, Sean Morrison violin
Stratford PlayHouse, 14 Rother St., Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6LU
Sibelius Finlandia, Bruch Violin Concerto No 1, Brahms Symphony No 2.
Tickets: £15, from 01789 333990, www.stratfordplay.co.uk
www.stratfordsymphony.org.uk
Sun 19 Nov 3.00pm Warwickshire Symphony Orchestra, Paul Leddington Wright conductor
Royal Spa Centre, L/ Spa CV32 4HN
Family concert – Kings, Queens and Princesses
Tickets: £15, concession £7.50, and £18, concession £9, from 07922 119350, boxoffice@wso.org.uk  www.warwickdc.gov.uk/royalspacentre/info/2/tickets
Thurs 23 Nov 7.00pm Junction T Trio, Japheth Law flute, Gen Li cello, Daisuke Yoshida piano
2023 Leamington Music Prize winners’ concert
The Hall at Kingsley School, Beauchamp Ave., L/Spa CV32 5RD
Programme to include Debussy Trio in G.
Tickets: £15 Unreserved, £1 students and children, from Leamington and Warwick VIC Box Offices, 01926 334418 and www.leamingtonmusic.org  (Leamington Music)
Fri
24th Nov
18.30
Thomas Guthrie & Barokksolistene – Recital
Presto Music Shop, 23-25 Regent Grove, Leamington Spa CV32 4NN
Join Thomas Guthrie & Barokksolistene as they perform selections from their new album of Schubert’s ‘Die schöne Müllerin’ on Rubicon Classics! This album is part of Music and Theatre For All’s Schubert 200 project celebrating the 200th anniversary of Schubert’s three great song cycles. 
Free Tickets, Book here: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/booking/t-lnzmvvp
Sat 25 Nov 2.30pm Spires Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus, Jack Lovell-Huckle conductor, Alistair Kennedy orchestra leader
Holy Trinity Church, 5A Priory Row, Coventry CV1 5EX
Autumn Concert Series: A Musical Aviary
Programme to include Beethoven, Beach, Elgar, Handel, Shaw, Sibelius, Vaughan Williams, Eric Whitacre.
Tickets: £18, £8 students/unwaged, children free from www.ticketsource.co.uk/spiresmusic and on door
Sat 25 Nov 7.30pm Divertimento, Laura Bailie conductor and HERO (Heart of England Recorder Orchestra), Michelle Holloway conductor
St Nicholas Church, Warwick CV34 4JD 
Celebrating Cecilia
A joint concert celebrating music, musicians, and their patron Saint Cecilia.
Tickets: £15 and under 18s free, from www.divertimento.org.uk
or 01926 429607
Sun 26 Nov
7.00pm
Choral Concert with Special Guest Artists
St Mary Magdalene’s Church, Vicarage Road, Lillington, Leamington Spa  CV32 7RH
A concert by St Mary Magdalene’s Church Choir and guest singers, of readings and music on the theme of Advent; to include Handel’s Messiah Part I. Organists Mike King and Colin Druce along with celebrity soloist, Edward Button, countertenor with The King’s Singers.
Admission by donation at the door. Funds raised will go to support our “Chairs for Church” appeal as part of our re-ordering project.
Mon
27 Nov
18.30
Bruno Philippe & Tanguy de Williencourt – Recital
Presto Shop, 23–25 Regent Grove, Leamington Spa, CV32 4NN
Join Bruno Philippe (cello) and Tanguy de Williencourt (piano) as they perform and discuss selections from their new album of French cello works, including music by Fauré and Franck (signed copies will be available on the night).
Free Tickets, Book Here: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/booking/t-gadpgxl
https://www.prestomusic.com/
Wed 29 Nov 7.30pm




6.15pm
Symphony Orchestra of India, Richard Farnes conductor, Pavel Kolesnikov piano
Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry CV4 7AL
John Williams Imperial March from Star Wars, Brahms Piano Concerto No 2 in B major, Wagner Suite from Parsifal
Tickets: £21.50-£43.50, from WAC, 024 7649 6000, ticketing@warwick.ac.uk www.warwickartscentre.co.uk
Pre-concert talk in Helen Martin Studio (£5)  (Warwick Arts Centre)
December 1 – 31
During Dec
Fridays
1.15 – 2.00pm
Lunchtime Recitals Series
St Mary’s Church, Warwick, CV34 4RA
  1 Dec – Hetty Collis soprano with Ignacy Golab lute
15 Dec – Colin Millington organ (St Mary’s, Warwick)     
Free admission, retiring donations welcome. (Music at St Mary’s)
Fri 1 Dec
7.30pm
Consone String Quartet
Royal Spa Centre, Newbold Terrace, L/Spa CV32 4HN
Arriaga Quartet No 2 in A, Beethoven Quartet in F minor Op 95 ‘Serioso’,
Czerny Quartet in A minor.
Tickets: £27 centre, £17 sides, £1 students and children, from Leamington and Warwick VIC Box Offices, 01926 334418 and www.leamingtonmusic.org  (Leamington Music)
Sat 2 Dec
4pm
Chamber Music Concert
Abbey Hill United Reformed Church, Abbey Hill, Kenilworth CV8 1LW
Paul Sudlow piano, Lesley Mills violin, Jo Radomski viola, Andy Baruch cello
Schumann Piano Quartet in Eb major, Op.47.
Elgar Violin Sonata in E minor, Op 82
Free entry. Retiring collection
Sat 2 Dec 6.30pm Ex Urbe Chamber Choir
Hampton in Arden Parish Church, B92 0AA
Christmas with Ex Urbe
Tickets: £12, from TicketSource    www.exurbe.org
Sat 2 Dec 7.30pm Leamington Sinfonia, Joe Davies conductor, Edward Boothroyd leader
All Saints’ Church, Leamington Spa CV31 1AA
Alpine Pictures
Wagner Prelude from Tristan und Isolde, Strauss Death & Transfiguration,
Mahler Blumine, Schuman Symphony No 4.
Tickets: from www.leamingtonsinfonia.org.uk/
Sun 3 Dec 3.00pm
CANCELLED
Indira Grier cello and Francis Grier piano
Town Hall, Sheep St., Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6EJ
Fauré Sonata in G minor Op 117, Schubert Songs arr. for cello, Franck Sonata in A.
Tickets: £25, from www.stratfordchambermusic.co.uk  01608 662597 or on the door. (Stratford Chamber Music Society)
Sun 3 Dec
6.00pm
The Circle Singers of Royal Leamington Spa,  Peter Sheppard director
St Laurence Church, Old Warwick Road, Rowington, Warks CV35 7AA
Darkness into Light – Advent carols followed by refreshments.
Free admission
Tues 5 Dec 7.30pm Joglaresa – Sing we Yule

Jeremy Avis, Jordan Murray, Louise Anna Duggan, May Robertson and Victoria Couper 
St Mary’s Church, Warwick CV34 4RA
Traditional carols and wassails from Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales on fidel, harp, bells and voices.
Tickets: £27, £17, £12, £1 students and children, from Leamington and Warwick VIC Box Offices, 01926 334418 and www.leamingtonmusic.org   (Leamington Music)

Sat 9 Dec 2.30pm Warwickshire Singers, Jim Bate musical director, David King accompanist
St Mary the Virgin Church, Church Lane, Lapworth, Solihull B94 5NX
Christmas Concert
Refreshments available. Proceeds to St Mary’s Organ Fund.
Tickets:£12, £5 under 18s and students, from www.ticketsource.co.uk/warwickshire-singers or on the door
Sat 9 Dec 6.00pm Coventry Cathedral Chorus and Brass Band of Central England,
Rachel Mahon conductor
Coventry Cathedral, Priory St., Coventry CV1 5AB
Christmastide Celebration and Carols
Fundraiser for Coventry and Warwickshire Children’s Charity.
Tickets: £15 per person and £40 family (up to 4 persons), from www.ticketweb.co.uk  0844 477 1000 (cards) or Jill Pacey tickets@coventrycathedralchorus.com  01676 532436
Sat 9 Dec
6.30pm
Coventry and Warwickshire Youth Orchestra
St John’s Kenilworth, 205 Warwick Rd, CV8 1HY
Conductor Joe Davies presents MYTHS & LEGENDS featuring Sibelius’ Finlandia, and music from ‘Gladiator’, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ and ‘How to train your Dragon’.
£13 Adults, £7 concessions, tickets available in advance: www.trybooking.co.uk/CUSP
Sat 9 Dec
7.00pm
Orchestra of the Swan Chamber Orchestra, Rebecca Miller conductor, Jennifer Witton soprano, Alexander Chance counter tenor, Nicholas Mulroy tenor, David John Pike bass
Holy Trinity Church, 1 Old Town, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BG
Handel Messiah.
Tickets:£15-£30, from www.orchestraoftheswan.org
Sat 9 Dec 7.30pm Stour Singers, Richard Emms conductor with musicians from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
St Edmund’s Church, Shipston On Stour CV36 4AP
Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs and Fantasia on Christmas carols, Mozart Ave verum corpus, and Carols for all.
Tickets: £16, via TicketMaster or on the door
Sun 10 Dec
3.00pm
Coventry City of Culture Orchestra
Coventry Methodist Central Hall, Warwick Lane, CV1 2HA
We are pleased to invite you to join us in a Christmas Carol service at the Methodist Church at Central Hall led by the Reverend Stephen Willey. The Coventry City of Culture Orchestra will be bringing a healthy amount of Christmas music, so come ready to sing your favourite Christmas Carols!
In addition to a musical feast, there will be mulled beverages and minced pies served.
Free entry.
Tues 12 Dec 7.30pm Warwick & Kenilworth Choral Society, Colin Druce organ, conductor Laura Bailie
St Nicholas Church, Abbey Fields, Kenilworth CV8 1LY
Handel Messiah.
Tickets: £15 and £5 for students, from Presto Music, Warwick Bookshop and Kenilworth Bookshop and online via www.wkcs.org.uk   07523 911428
Sat 16 Dec 3.00pm Royal Leamington Spa Bach Choir, Lee Dunleavy conductor, Colin Druce organ, ARC Brass and children’s choir
Holy Trinity Church, Beauchamp Ave., Leamington Spa CV32 5RG
Christmas Concert

David Bednall Make we Merry, plus carols with audience participation.
Tickets: £15, £5 students and children, via www.rlsbc.org and on the door
Sat 16 Dec 6.00pm Carols at the Castle
Warwick Castle, CV34 4QU
Ticket details via www.tickettailor.com
Sat 16 Dec 7.00pm Coventry Philharmonic Choir, David Wynne musical director
St. Thomas More RC Church, Knoll Drive, Coventry CV3 5DE
Coventry Philharmonic Community Christmas Concert
Tickets: £12.50 from 07728 887349, www.covphilsoc.org.uk   or on the door
Sat 16 Dec 7.30pm Sing it Loud choir, Seb Farrall director
St Mary’s Church, Warwick CV34 4RA
Sing it Loud Winter Concert
A delightful blend of classic and contemporary – from Handel’s majestic “Hallelujah Chorus” to Ariana Grande’s pop hit “Santa Tell Me”, plus a selection of popular Christmas carols for choir and audience to sing together.
Tickets: £15, £5 children 15 and under, from www.singitloud.co.uk/tickets
Sun 17 Dec
5.00pm
The Circle Singers of Royal Leamington Spa, Peter Sheppard director
St John the Baptist Church, The Locks, Hillmorton, Rugby CV21 4PP
Nine Lessons and Carols – Modern and traditional carols and readings.
Free admission
Mon 18 Dec 7.00pm Coventry Cathedral Chorus with Orchestra Pro Anima, Rachel Mahon conductor
Coventry Cathedral, Priory St., Coventry CV1 5AB 
Handel Messiah.
Tickets: £25 (£20 if booked online in advance), students half price, www.ticketweb.co.uk   0844 477 1000 (cards), Jill Pacey tickets@coventrycathedralchorus.com  01676 532436
Mon 18 Dec
7.30 pm
Stratford Chamber Choir, Stephen Dodsworth conductor
The Guild Chapel, Chapel Lane,  Stratford Upon  Avon  CV37 6EP
Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols  

Free Admission, retiring collection
www.stratfordchamberchoir.com
Tues 19 Dec 7.30pm Da Capo Chamber Choir, John Adams conductor
St Mary’s Church, Warwick, CV34 4RA
Sleigh Ride
Christmas starts here! Carols old and new sung by a cappella choir, with opportunities for the audience to choose and join in.
Tickets: £15, £8 under 16s, for table seating with food, from www.dacapochoir.org.uk or dacapo.warwick@gmail.com   Tickets include a programme and refreshments
Tue 19 Dec
7.30 pm
Stratford Chamber Choir, Stephen Dodsworth conductor
The Guild Chapel, Chapel Lane,  Stratford Upon Avon   CV37 6EP
Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols    

Free Admission, retiring collection
www.stratfordchamberchoir.com
Wed 20 Dec
7.30pm
Armonico Consort, Christopher Monks director
Warwick Castle, CV34 4QU
Armonico Consort’s President’s Carols
Following the sell out success of this event in 2022, we once again invite you to join a select group of Armonico Consort’s finest singers for this brand new and exclusive event as they welcome Christmas in the magnificent setting of the Great Hall at Warwick Castle. 
Arrive through the beautifully lit courtyard, past glittering trees, to the Great Hall where you can enjoy a welcoming drink and begin your Christmas celebrations in exquisite style.  (You could even go ice skating before if you are brave!)
Armonico Consort will perform traditional carols in this unique setting, steeped in history, featuring pieces which may have featured in festive celebrations at the castle throughout the past almost 1000 years! 
Supported by Roger Medwell MBE DL
Tickets: TBC to include a welcome drink, from 01926 334418, www.armonico.org.uk  and www.warwick-castle.com
Thur 21 Dec
7.30pm
Armonico Consort, Christopher Monks director
St Mary’s Church, Warwick CV34 4RA
Carols by Candlelight
Carols by Candlelight has become a firm tradition of Armonico Consort’s festive programme over the past 22 years. What better way to enjoy the warmth and joy of the Christmas season than in the sublime candlelit setting of the Collegiate Church of St Mary Warwick for a feast of carols, combining traditional favourites and newly discovered works. 
Don’t miss out on the chance to purchase Armonico Consort’s brand-new carols recording which will be available this Christmas. 
Supported by David Phillips MBE & Phillips and Becker Accountants Ltd. 
Tickets: £20.50 – £37.50,from 01926 334418, www.armonico.org.uk
Fri 22 Dec 5.30pm The Girls’ Choir of St Mary’s Church, Warwick
St Mary’s Church, Warwick CV34 4RA
Britten Ceremony of Carols. 
Tickets: Adults £10, under 18s free, available on the door  (Music at St Mary’s)
Sat 23 Dec Screenings at
12.00 noon, 2.00pm, and 4.00pm
The Snowman
St Mary’s Church, Warwick, CV34 4RA
3 screenings with live orchestra and solo chorister.
Tickets: Adult £14, child £3, available after 16th October from www.tinyurl.com/stmaryswhatson  (Music at St Mary’s)
January 1 – 31, 2024
Sat 6 Jan 7.30pm
 
 
 
 
6.15pm
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, Sir Mark Elder conductor
Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry CV4 7AL
Debussy Rondes de Printemps, Strauss An Alpine Symphony Op 64, and a new work for brass and percussion.
Tickets: £14-£27 from WAC, 024 7649 6000, ticketing@warwick.ac.uk    www.warwickartscentre.co.uk
Pre-concert talk in the Helen Martin Studio (£5).
Sat 13 Jan 7.00pm Oriflamme Wind Ensemble, Antoine Mitchell conductor, Julian Hellaby piano
St Mary’s Church, Warwick CV34 4RA
Annual Oriflamme Amnesty International Concert: In memoriam Julian Smith
Strauss Serenade for winds, Stravinsky Concerto for Piano and Winds, Mozart Serenade in B for 13 instruments.
Tickets: £15, £7.50 children and students, from jsault8@gmail.com  Warwick Books and Presto Music