Leamington Music Festival Weekend
23-26 September 2021
The Leamington Music Festival Weekend sees a welcome return to the Royal Pump Rooms in Leamington.
Thursday 23 September at 7.30pm – Coull Quartet with Martin Outram viola
Friday 24 September at 12 noon – Leonore Piano Trio
Friday 24 September at 7.30pm – Richard Watkins horn, Magnus Johnston violin, Michael McHale piano
Saturday 25 September at 12 noon – Mark Bebbington piano
Saturday 25 September at 3pm – Christopher Cromar organ – this recital has sadly had to be cancelled due to illness
Saturday 25 September at 7.30pm – Peter Donohoe piano
Sunday 26 September at 12 noon – Roman Kosyakov piano
Sunday 26 September at 7.30pm – Dante Quartet with Benjamin Frith piano
Leamington Music Autumn Season
The Leamington Music Autumn Season will start on Tuesday 5 October when Stile Antico returns to St Mary’s Church in Warwick with its programme Toward the Dawn. The monthly early music series continues with the Binchois Consort celebrating Josquin des Prez 500 and Joglaresa with Lullay Myn Lykynge for a Christmas concert.
The Investec International String Quartet series at the Royal Pump Rooms starts on Friday 8 October, and the Jubilee Quartet will make a special visit on 12 November to play Vilém Tauský’s Coventry in Draper’s Hall by the ruined cathedral in a lunchtime concert, and then repeat it at the Royal Pump Rooms in the evening, alongside Mendelssohn and Schubert.
On Friday 15 October Roderick Williams, accompanied by Susie Allan, will give a recital of English songs; “The Great Outdoors…” features Butterworth, Ireland, Warlock, Gurney, Vaughan Williams and Britten and the occasion in the King’s Hall, will mark the official opening of the new music building for King’s High School and Warwick Prep.
Other concerts in Leamington include a Brass Band Day at the Royal Spa Centre on 31 October with the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and Shirley Bands combining for a world premiere of a commission from Stephen Roberts and the Conservatoire Band playing Robert Simpson’s legendary Volcano just a hundred yards from the house where he was born in Rosefield Street.
At the Dream Factory in Warwick, the Mellstock Band will give its programme The Shepherd’s Calendar on 16 November and The York Waits, with singer Deborah Catterall, bring The Waits’ Wassail on 15 December. The final concert of the Autumn Season is on 21 December in St Mark’s Church when The Carice Singers return to give a Christmas Concert.