Ruth Hopkins soprano, baroque violin and recorder
Sarah Langdon alto and recorders
Michelle Holloway alto and recorders
Ben Mitchell tenor, baroque guitar and charango
Andrew Hopper bass and viola da gamba
Tymoteusz Jozwiak bass and percussion
The origins of the Christmas Carol. It started as a French folk dance which entered the church and became associated with festivities. The concert will trace its development in England and show how many of our Christmas traditions came about.
Friday 9 December at 7.30pm at Lord Leycester Hospital, Warwick, CV34 4BH
Nicholas Wearne organ
An Elizabethan Christmas. A programme of music by Byrd, Gibbons, Tallis and others explores the grandeur, the emotion and the deep beauty that lay at the heart of Christmas festivities at the court of Elizabeth I.
Tuesday 13 December at 7.30pm at St Mary’s Church, Warwick, CV34 4AR
This famous 30 strong choir brings a Christmas concert with music ranging from the ninth century to favourite carols, featuring some sixteen composers including Praetorius, Bach, Mendelssohn, John Tavener, John Rutter, Bob Chilcott and Roderick Williams.
Saturday 17 December at 7.30pm at St Mark’s Church, Rugby Road, Leamington, CV32 6DL
2016/17 Winter Season
Book online at www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk, by telephone on 01926 334418 or in person at Box Office, Leamington Town Hall, Parade, Leamington CV32 4AT. Open Monday 10am-5pm, Tuesday to Saturday 10am-2pm.
Tickets for St Mary’s Church Warwick are on sale at Church Gift Shop.
Leamington Music is very grateful for the crucial support we receive during the year from many people and organisations, including Arts Council England, Warwick District Council, Leamington Town Council, Warwick Town Council, Warwickshire Music, Presto Classical, BAXI, Wright Hassall Solicitors, the St Mary’s Hall Trust, the Low-Beer Trust, the Friends of Leamington Music, the Royal Leamington Spa Decorative & Fine Arts Society, Ann Bailey, Hugh Beale, Michael and Halldora Blair, Roger Cadbury, Murray Campbell, Dawn Curtis, Sheila Deutsch, Nigel Dimmock, Peter Glanfield, Margaret Goode, John Grimshaw, Gaston Hall, John Henderson, Sheila Hill, John Hobley, Helen Hoggarth, Jonathan Holden, Diane Holt, Rose Ledlie, Jennifer Lorch, Richard Lorch, Barbara Lynn, Rosemarie Magee, Roger Massie, David and June Merricks, Fiona Middle, Georgina Middleton, Maurice Millward, Margaret Pringle, Harford Robb, Peter Robinson, Keith Rockett, Sally Siewert, Howard Skempton, Gabrielle Swabey, Sue Thomas, Sylvia Walker, Paul and Jane Watts, Sally Westmacott, David and Gina Wilson and Julia Winter.
Leamington Music is a registered charity number 1117723 that was launched in July 2006 and aims to maintain Leamington and district as a musical centre dedicated to promoting excellent music.
Music-making at an international level like this can only be put on and sustained by the generosity of our supporters and if you would like to be involved in ensuring that Leamington Music continues to flourish please join the Friends of Leamington Music or contact us directly.