2020 Concert Programme

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We had 6 concerts planned for 2020, all in St Mary’s Church, Wivenhoe.
The first of these 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 sadly had to postpone the following concerts: Quattro Amici, the Goldcrest Ensemble and the Martin Dobson Jazz Concert in July. 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 FebruaryThe 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 MayThe 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 JulySummer 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. Please note that this concert is CANCELLED due to the virus.

Friday 16th OctoberWivenhoe Orchestra and Wivenhoe Recorder Consort
Please note: this has been postponed until 2021

Friday 27th NovemberA Brass Quintet featuring Jonathan Abbott.  Please note that this concert is CANCELLED due to the virus.

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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