Summer Opera: Jonathan Dove’s The Enchanted Pig – Sunday 25 June

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire


Jonathan Dove   The Enchanted Pig

conducted by Anthony Kraus

directed by Stuart Barker

Following the big success last year of the Charpentier/Offenbach double bill, this year we present an opera for children aged 8 to 80, based on Romanian and Norwegian folk stories that will amuse and delight. Jonathan Dove has composed numerous operas, with Flight performed at the Glyndebourne Festival. The Enchanted Pig was written for the Young Vic theatre and has been given acclaimed productions in the USA as well as the UK.

Tickets: £25 unreserved

(£1 students and children)

Picnics from 5.30pm | Performance at 7pm

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir – Tuesday 13 June

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir

Julian Wilkins & Jeffrey Skidmore conductors

Summer Concert

The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir comes to St Mary’s to take part in the second Warwick Choral Festival, conducted by Julian Wilkins (CBSO Choruses) and Jeffrey Skidmore (Ex Cathedra).

This beautiful and uplifting programme brings together works by Arbeau, Britten, Debussy, Fauré, Finzi, Howells, Le Jeune, Lalande, de Lassus, Machaut, Messiaen, Monteverdi, Saint-Saëns and Whitacre for a true June evening’s delight.

Tickets: £20 and £15 unreserved (students/children £1)

“Brass Explosion!”

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Brass Band

and The Shirley Band


Sparks will fly when these two outstanding brass bands – the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Brass Band (Ian Porthouse conductor) and The Shirley Band (Tom Stoneman conductor) – combine for an evening of explosive brass music.

The concert includes music by John Williams, a virtuosic tour de force, Volcano, written by Leamington-born composer, Robert Simpson, and the premiere of a new work for double brass band by Stephen Roberts, celebrating the return of live music post-lockdown.

An unmissable opportunity to hear two of the Midlands’ finest brass bands combine as they raise the roof and turn brass into gold!


Concert generously supported by The Arts Society Royal Leamington Spa