We had 6 concerts planned for 2020, all in St Mary’s Church, Wivenhoe. In addition, there are other concerts planned by other groups in this year such as the two concerts organised by the Director of Music, Graham Wadley, in aid of the Transformation Appeal; a concert being put on by the Cavendish Consort to mark their 40 years of existence; and a concert being organised by Roman River Music which is planned for Saturday 12th September.
The first of our 6 concerts went ahead on 7th February with the Kingfisher String Quartet. It was a wonderful evening of music and enjoyed by many people too.
Then the Covid-19 virus struck and the UK has since been plunged into lock down because of this pandemic. We have had to postpone the Quattro Amici concert and the following one too, with the Goldcrest Ensemble. Right now, we have no idea when things might return to normal and when we might be able to re-schedule these two concerts. Because of other bookings, it might not be possible to re-schedule them until next year. Watch this space. Let’s hope our other concerts can still go ahead as planned.
St Mary’s Music Society Concerts in 2020
Friday 7th February – The Kingfisher String Quartet This was a wonderful evening of music with a ‘Spring’ theme starting with Mozart’s String Quartet No.14 in G major, nicknamed ‘Spring’ – the first of six quartets which Mozart composed to dedicate to Haydn. In the second half, they played a mixture of pieces including music from ‘Ladies in Lavender’, the slow movement of the Bach ‘Double Violin Concerto’, pieces by Cole Porter, Nat King Cole and tangos by Gade & Gardel. This all made for a lovely evening of fine music played by some very accomplished musicians.
Click here for more information about the Kingfisher String Quartet.
Friday 24th April – The acclaimed Quattro Amici.
This concert is CANCELLED due to the Virus. Four classical vocalists who will entertain you with an evening of spectacular music from Bizet to Bernstein creating a tapestry of musical genres that will enthral and enchant.
Friday 15th May – The Goldcrest Ensemble,
This concert is CANCELLED due to the Virus.Five top musicians including international harpist, Miriam Keogh, performing a variety of chamber music ranging from Mozart to the present day. Goldcrest comprises a quintet of flute, string trio and harp, making available a considerable range of instrumental combinations. Click here to read more About the Goldcrest Ensemble 2019.
Friday 17th July – Summer Jazz with Martin Dobson Jazz. Four members of the band will play ‘Chilled Out’ Instrumental Jazz with a dash of Pop, Soul and Funk (from Miles Davis to Whitney Houston plus standards from the ‘Great American Songbook’.). Click here to see details About MIDNIGHT OIL Jazz.
Friday 16th October – Wivenhoe Orchestra and Wivenhoe Recorder Consort
Friday 27th November – A Brass Quintet featuring Jonathan Abbott
All these concerts will start at 7.30pm and will have a bar. More details will be published as they become available.
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