2020 Concert Programme

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We have 6 concerts planned for 2020 that are being organised by the St Mary’s Music Society, all in St Mary’s church, Wivenhoe. In addition, there are other concerts planned by other groups in this year as 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. So there will be musical events taking place at St Mary’s regularly throughout 2020. We all hope you will come to them all and appreciate fine music in this wonderful venue.

St Mary’s Music Society Concerts in 2020

Friday 7th FebruaryThe Kingfisher String Quartet  with celebrated violinist Beth Spendlove. An 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 will play 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 should make for a lovely evening of fine music played by accomplished musicians.

Tickets are £12 and available from the Wivenhoe Bookshop in Wivenhoe High Street. The ticket price includes a free glass of wine or soft drink.
Tickets can also be obtained online at Ticket source where a credit card may be used. Please note that a small commission will be applied by the company.
Performance starts at 7.30pm. Doors open at 7pm
Click here for more information about the Kingfisher String Quartet.


Friday 24th April – The acclaimed Quattro Amici. 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, 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.

Friday 16th OctoberWivenhoe Orchestra and Wivenhoe Recorder Consort

Friday 27th NovemberA 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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