Next: Lecture recital by Christopher Allsop

Cavendish Winds

Sunday 10 October at 3.00pm

Illustrated lecture explaining the history of the Nicholson organ of 1840, featuring music by English composers as well as Bach, Mendelssohn and Guilmant.

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Concerts

Our 2021/22 season features six classical concerts and a lunchtime workshop.

Click here for details of the 2020/21 season's concerts.

Sunday 10 October at 3.00pm

Lecture recital by Christopher Allsop

Illustrated lecture explaining the history of the Nicholson organ of 1840, featuring music by English composers as well as Bach, Mendelssohn and Guilmant.

Cavendish Winds

Lecture recital on the historic Nicholson organ of 1840.

An illustrated lecture explaining the history and sound world of this small and beautiful instrument, featuring music by English composers as well as Bach, Mendelssohn and Guilmant.

Christopher Allsop is Assistant Director of Music at The King's School, Worcester. He founded the New Birmingham Scholars chamber choir, taught at Birmingham Conservatoire, played for numerous choirs and has been organist for five Worcester Three Choirs Festivals.

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Sunday 14 November at 12.00pm

The Carducci String Quartet

Carducci String Quartet

Following on from their outstanding success in coaching students from Worcester Severn Arts, in sections from the Capriol Suite in 2019 and the Bach third Brandenburg in 2020, the Carducci Quartet will return for the final masterclass of this three year project.

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Sunday 14 November at 3.00pm

The Carducci String Quartet

Matthew Denton (violin), Michelle Fleming (violin), Eoin Schmidt-Martin (viola) and Emma Denton (cello)

Carducci String Quartet

Described by the 'Strad' as presenting 'a masterclass in unanimity of musical purpose, in which severity could melt seamlessly into charm, and drama into geniality' the award-winning Carducci Quartet is internationally acclaimed as one of the most accomplished and versatile ensembles of today.

  • BeethovenQuartet in C minor, Op. 18 no. 4
  • ShostakovichQuartet no. 8 in C minor, Op. 110
  • DvorakQuartet no. 12 in F major, Op. 96 American

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Sunday 12 December at 3.00pm

Katherine Thomas (harp) and Sarah Newbold (flute)

Katherine Thomas
Sarah Newbold

Sarah Newbold and Katherine Thomas' music making has been described as 'elegant and thoughtful, sheer enjoyment and delight in what the music means to them'.

Keen chamber musicians, they play in the Alvor Ensemble, Cardiff Winds Enigma Duo and Ensemble. Sarah is a member of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields and Katherine was recently appointed principal harp with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

  • IbertEntr'acte
  • J. S. BachSonata in G minor
    • Allegro
    • Adagio
    • Allegro
  • SalzedoChansons dans la nuit
  • FarrTaheke
    • Allegro
    • Andante
    • Presto
  • AlwynNaiades ~ Fantasy-Sonata
  • ClarkeHypnosis • Sunstreams • Sunday Morning
  • DamaseVariations on 'Early One Morning'

See Katherine Thomas, Principal Harp at City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Sarah Newbold at Guildhall School for more details

Saturday 22 January at 3.00pm

Siân Dicker (soprano) and Krystal Tunnicliffe (piano)

Siân Dicker and Krystal Tunnicliffe

Siân Dicker is greatly in demand as a recitalist for her rich, full-blooded voice and dramatic flair. She won the 2020 Oxford Young Artists Platform and performs regularly with her duo partner Krystal.

  • MozartAn Chloë • Als Luise die Briefe ihres ungetreuen Liebhabers verbrannte
  • BrahmsDa Unten Im Tale • Och Moder, ich well en Ding han!
  • Sibelius5 Songs, Op. 37
    • Den första kyssen
    • Lasse liten
    • Soluppgång
    • Var det en dröm?
    • Flickan kom ifrån sin älsklings möte
  • Saint-SaënsSuzette et Suzon • Peut-être • La sérénité • Guitares et mandolines
  • BrittenCabaret Songs
    • Tell me the truth about love
    • Funeral Blues
    • Johnny
    • Calypso

See siandicker.com and krystaltunnicliffe.com for more details

Sunday 27 February at 3.00pm

Roberto Ruisi (violin)

Roberto Ruisi

Roberto Ruisi, British/Italian violinist, enjoys balancing his time between his solo playing, and as a Concertmaster. He has led the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain for three consecutive years and features in many ensembles throughout the UK.

Pianist and programme to be announced.

See robertoruisi.com for more details