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We are very sad to confirm that we have now had to cancel the fourth and final concert of 2020 which would have taken place on Friday 25 September.


Everyone who bought tickets for any of the 2020 concerts should have been contacted either by email or letter and, where requested, received a refund.  If you bought tickets and have not heard from us, please email as soon as possible.


All the 2020 concerts have been re-scheduled as set out below and we remain optimistic!  Further info will be sent out when appropriate.


       Fretwork (viol consort) and soprano Elin Manahan Thomas Friday 7 May 2021


       The Tallis Scholars Friday 4 June 2021 (re-scheduled from May 2020)


       Lauren Zhang Friday 2 July 2021 (re-scheduled from July 2020)


       Van Kuijk String Quartet Friday 24 September 2021 (re-scheduled from June 2020)


       Rachel Podger & Marcin Świątkiewicz Friday 17 June 2022 (NB 2022, not 2021) (re-scheduled from September 2020)


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Here is our programme of four concerts for 2020 (please keep scrolling down!):

FRIDAY 15 MAY 2020      THE TALLIS SCHOLARS (vocal ensemble)


“…as near extra-terrestrial as you can get, sitting in a concert hall.”       Fiona Maddocks, The Observer 

Through four decades of performance and numerous award-winning recordings, Peter Phillips and The Tallis Scholars have contributed enormously to establishing sacred vocal music of the Renaissance as one of the great repertoires of Western classical music.  They continue to develop their exclusive sound, praised by reviewers for its supple clarity and tone, and to bring fresh interpretations to music by contemporary as well as past composers.

The programme is called ‘Metamorphosis’ and aims to show how composers from three separate traditions  -  Catholic, Anglican and Russian Orthodox  -  have interpreted the same texts, central to Christians in every age.  The Catholic and Anglican composers are from the Renaissance period;  the Orthodox are modern.




“Style, energy and a sense of risk….  These four young Frenchmen made the music smile.”    The Guardian

 Recent ECHO (European Concert Hall Organisation) Rising Stars, and former BBC New Generation Artists, the Van Kuijk Quartet swept the board at the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet competition, winning First Prize as well as the prizes for Best Beethoven and Best Haydn performances.  The French ensemble is now an established presence in many of the most prestigious international venues. 

The programme will feature quartets by Mozart, Beethoven and Schumann.


FRIDAY 3 JULY     LAUREN ZHANG  (solo piano) 


“….Lauren Zhang’s power never let up,  yet what most impressed was the magical delicacy of her playing in the softer passages.”       BBC Young Musician Final, The Times, May 2018

In 2018, Lauren Zhang won the BBC Young Musician Competition.  Her performance of Prokofiev’s Second Piano Concerto with the CBSO earned widespread critical acclaim.  She went on to make her BBC Proms debut and is now in demand as soloist throughout the UK and further afield.

Lauren will play works by Haydn, Chopin, Schubert and Liszt.





Rachel Podger is “…the unsurpassed British glory of the baroque violin”      The Times 

Internationally renowned baroque violinist Rachel Podger has established herself as a leading interpreter of the music of the Baroque and Classical periods. Rachel has performed as a soloist and guest director with many of the world’s top ensembles;  she was named Gramophone Magazine’s ‘Artist of the Year’ in 2018.  Rachel will be joined by leading harpsichordist Marcin Świątkiewicz. 

The programme will include works by J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, Franz Benda and Johann Graun.

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Naunton Music
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