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Stile Antico

A Spanish Nativity

Regular visitors to Warwick since 2007 Stile Antico returns to the town, having made their debut Seville performance earlier this year, with the sensuous musical world of Renaissance Spain at Christmas. Drawing together an irresistible mix of sumptuous polyphony and infectiously joyful folk dances, the programme is centred around Alonso Lobo’s Missa Beata Dei Genetrix, with other music by Guerrero, Victoria, Morales and Rimonte.

“An ensemble of breathtaking freshness, vitality and balance.” – The New York Times

www.stileantico.co.uk

Tickets: £24 and £19 reserved central nave, £15 unreserved rear nave, £13 unreserved sides (includes mulled wine and mince pies).
£1 Student Standby

The third of the monthly concerts in the Early Music at St Mary’s Season and the second of three Christmas concerts in the whole Leamington Music Winter Season

The Mellstock Band

Dave Townsend concertina, violin and voice, Caroline Butler violin and voice
Tim Hill clarinets and voice, Phil Humphries serpent and voice

Christmas Frolics

Christmas can only begin when The Mellstock Band arrives in Warwick! Traditional English Christmas music performed on concertina, clarinet, fiddle, serpent and in The Mellstock Band’s distinctive singing style.

www.davetownsendmusic.com/the-mellstock-band

Tickets: £21 (includes mulled wine and mince pies)

The first of three Christmas concerts in the Leamington Music Winter Season

 

Talich String Quartet

Jan Talich and Roman Patočka violins, Radim Sedmidubský viola, Petr Prause cello

Kalivoda   Quartet No 2 in A Op 62
Dvořák   Quartet in C Op 61
Beethoven   Quartet in E minor Op 59 No 2 ‘Razumovsky’

The Talich Quartet last played in the series in March 2008 and comes with two new members. The Quartet, founded in 1964 by the present leader’s father, the nephew of the great Czech conductor Václav Talich, has been recognized as one of the country’s leading quartets. Jan Václav Kalivoda was born in Prague in 1801 and was an outstanding violinist, so expect virtuoso writing in this quartet, written in the mid 1830s, when his work was much admired by Schumann. Dvořák at his most lyrical completes the first half of the concert.

www.quatuortalich.com

Tickets: £25 and £20 reserved central block, £15 unreserved sides.
£1 Student Standby

The third of the monthly concerts in the Investec International String Quartet Season

Palisander Recorder Quartet – Family Concert

Caoimhe de Paor, Lydia Gosnell, Elspeth Robertson and Miriam Monaghan recorders

Beware the Spider!

A big hit in local schools and in their St Mary’s concert in 2017, the Palisander Recorder Quartet returns to the area with musical ways to get rid of the side effects experienced by those encountering a spider in the Seventeenth Century, featuring works by Dowland, Vivaldi, and Byrd along with traditional Italian Tarantellas – rest assured though, that no spiders will appear in the concert!!
With coffee, sherry or squash included in the ticket, this is a concert for children of all ages!

www.palisanderrecorders.com

Tickets: £12.50 adults, £6 children, £32 family ticket (2 adults + 2 children) unreserved

Andrey Lebedev – guitar – SOLD OUT!!

SOLD OUT!!

 

Savours of Spain

Regondi   Reverie Nocturne
Albeniz   Asturias and Granada
Llobet   Two Catalan Folk Songs
Brett Dean   Three Caprichos after Goya
de Falla   The Miller’s Dance and Homenaje a Claude Debussy
Villa-Lobos   Three Preludes
JS Bach   Chaconne BWV1004
Ginastera   Sonata for Guitar

Born in Adelaide to a Russian family, and winner of top international competitions including both the ARD Competition in Germany and the Guitar Foundation of America Competition in 2017, Andrey comes to Leamington for the first time, bringing an evening of Spanish musical flavours amongst works of art from Spain, served with Paella and Cava included in the ticket.

www.andreylebedev.com

Tickets: £22.50 unreserved (includes Paella and Cava)

Musica Secreta

directed by Deborah Roberts and Laurie Stras
with Alison Kinder bass viol

and girl choristers from the Choir of St Mary’s, Warwick

From Darkness into Light

Direct from the Brighton Early Music Festival, the UK’s premier female-voice early music ensemble comes to Warwick presenting the complete setting of the Lamentations of Jeremiah for Good Friday by Antoine Brumel with works by Compère, Moro, Mouton, des Prez, and beautiful Gregorian chant, offering an unique insight into the musical life of a sixteenth-century Italian convent.

“…sensitively imagined and vividly realized interpretations.” – International Record Review

www.musicasecreta.com

Tickets: £22 and £18 reserved central nave, £15 unreserved rear nave, £13 unreserved sides.
£1 Student Standby

The second of the monthly concerts in the Early Music at St Mary’s Season

Tom Pickles – cello & Roman Kosyakov – piano

2019 Leamington Music Prize Winner’s concert

Bridge   Four Short Pieces
Beethoven   Cello Sonata in F Op 5 No 1
James MacMillan   Kiss on Wood
Rachmaninov   Cello Sonata in G minor Op 19

The second of the 2019 Leamington Prize Winner’s concerts features Sheffield-born cellist Tom Pickles and Siberian pianist Roman Kosyakov. Tom is supported by Help Musicians UK, the Countess of Munster Musical Trust and the Craxton Memorial Award, while Roman is the winner of multiple international competitions, including the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition and the Manhattan International Music Competition, and will soon be recording for the Naxos label.

Tickets: £15 unreserved (ticket includes interval drink)
£1 Student Standby

The Leamington Music Prize concerts are generously sponsored by Bonhams

London Haydn Quartet with Eric Hoeprich clarinet

Catherine Manson and Michael Gurevich violins, John Crockatt viola, Jonathan Manson cello

Krommer   Quintet in B flat Op 95
Haydn   Quartet in D Op 71 No 2
Weber   Quintet in B flat Op 34

For its fifth concert in Leamington, the London Haydn Quartet comes with one of the world’s leading exponents of the historical clarinet – and owner of a collection of more than one hundred clarinets – the American-born Eric Hoeprich. Together they play two quintets written some thirty years after Mozart’s popular masterpiece, which is programmed for 15 March. Weber wrote for Heinrich Baermann, as Mozart did for Anton Stadler and Krommer was a prolific and brilliant writer for wind too.

“Too many pleasures to enumerate. Try for yourself.” – The Guardian

www.londonhaydnquartet.co.uk

Tickets: £25 and £20 reserved central block, £15 unreserved sides.
£1 Student Standby

The second of the monthly concerts in the Investec International String Quartet Season

Curzon Brass

Jacob Smith and Matthew Tarrant trumpets
Tom Hayes horn, Dan Price trombone, Mark Dilley tuba

2019 Leamington Music Prize Winner’s concert

Music from seventeenth century Venice to the Jazz Age, with some Bach, Gershwin and Sousa. Enjoy Packing up your Troubles and Putting on the Ritz!

Gabrieli   Canzona Per Sonare No 4
JS Bach   Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland BWV659
Simon Lesley   Timeout
Liszt   Consolations
Ewald   Brass Quintet in D flat
Walton   Popular Song from ‘Façade’
Carmichael   Georgia on My Mind
Andrew Downes   Suite for Brass Quintet
KC Bird   Pack up Your Troubles
Sousa   Liberty Bell March
The Quintessential Gershwin
Berlin   Puttin’ On the Ritz

Tickets: £15 unreserved
£1 Student Standby

The Leamington Music Prize concerts are generously sponsored by Bonhams; this concert is also supported by our Corporate Patrons, The Arts Society Royal Leamington Spa

The Gesualdo Six

Guy James and Alexander Chance countertenors, Joseph Wicks tenor
Michael Craddock baritone, Sam Mitchell bass, Owain Park director and bass

Music of the Heavenly Spheres

A welcome return to Warwick for this vocal consort comprised of some of the UK’s finest young consort singers, bringing a programme exploring cross-currents in sacred renaissance polyphony. Hildegard of Bingen, Byrd, Gesualdo, Gombert, de Lassus, Melgas, Ockeghem, Palestrina, des Prez, and de Vitry, plus other vocal works by Bennett, Owain Park, and Tim Watts.

“Weavers of rich and plangent aural tapestries, The Gesualdo Six meld style and substance with beguiling sure-footedness.” – BBC Music Magazine

www.thegesualdosix.co.uk

Tickets: £22 and £18 reserved central nave, £15 unreserved rear nave, £13 unreserved sides.
£1 Student Standby

The first of the monthly concerts in the Early Music at St Mary’s Season