Sunday 17th September      4pm



ADDISON WRAY (clarinet)


Programme to include

MOZART:Sonata in Bb 

FAURÉ:Dolly SuiteFINZI:Bagatelles

BRITTEN:Five Flower Songs

Plus a selection of English Madrigals and Romantic Part Song

From Friday 15th (3pm) to Sunday 17th Christ the Cornerstone will ‘celebrate with flowers’ the 25th Anniversary of the Church and the 50th Anniversary of the city. To close the Festival we offer a wonderful family concert, featuring the New English Singers in a delightful selection of partsongs and special arrangements (including Britten’s iconic Flower Songs), popular piano duets from the Boynton-Keep Duo and the stunning clarinet solos from young virtuoso Addison Wray. Please support this event and encourage other families to come too. Arrive early to view the wonderful floral displays, then settle down at 4pm to enjoy 90 minutes of glorious music! Admission is free!    Retiring collection.

Saturday 23rd September11.30am


Judith Sheridon (voice)Margaret Richards (cello)

Daniel King Smith (piano) William Winfield (reader)

‘FROM SALON TO CABARET’Programme to include 


HAHN:Le Rossignal des Lilas

FAURÉ:Romance, Op 69


with readings from PROUST, AUDEN and ISHERWOOD

‘A perfect blend between the familiar and the freshly exciting’ 

[Richard Sisson, Luton Music Club]

The Ridgeway Ensemble have become well known for their themed concerts of classical and lighter music, including readings of poetry and prose. Manchester trained Judith Sheridon enjoys a varied career as an opera singer, conductor and vocal coach which has taken her to the USA, Germany, India, Kenya, Zambia and Sri Lanka. Margaret Richards plays with the London Festival Orchestra, London Classical Players and Hanover Band, and chamber ensembles such as Florilegium, and the New London Consort. Daniel King Smith was a finalist in BBC Young Musician of the Year and went on to win prizes at the Royal Academy of Music, before becoming staff accompanist at the RAM, RCM and Purcell School. The Ridgeway’s ‘From Salon to Cabaret’ is a delightful sequence of music and words from the salons of the 19th century, the cabarets of Vienna and Berlin and the cafés of Paris.Admission £8 (conc £7.50) at the door

Thursday 28th September7.30pm

EXPLORING MUSICBach’s Greatest Sons

CPE BACH     /     JC BACH

A talk illustrated with fine CD recordings by Adrian Boynton

Even as Bach and Handel were composing their greatest works in the mature Baroque idiom, a generation of younger composers - including Bach’s sons were developing revolutionary techniques to herald the new era of Classicism. Our musical journey begins in Berlin at the Court of Frederick the Great, where we find CPE Bach bringing real imagination and flair to the new sonata-form structures. Thence to London in the post-Handel era where with his colleague Carl Abel, J.C. Bach produced a string of outstanding works for their celebrated subscription concerts.Admission £5 (student £1) at the door 

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