Leamington Music

Leamington Music’s Ninth Winter Season

Since its launch in 2006, the season has evolved into a popular format, with monthly string quartet concerts in Leamington, monthly early music concerts in Warwick, the Music in the Round season starting in January and a few other events. The range of music covering many centuries and genres on offer over the next few months is as varied as ever. The closing of the Bridge House Theatre in January has meant moving the Music in the Round season to other venues. The one new venue is Victoria House in Leamington, where the annual concert featuring the 2014 Leamington Music Prize winners will take place, with tapas and wine celebrating the guitar duo’s talents.

The International String Quartet series at the Royal Pump Rooms Leamington features the Allegri Quartet (10 October), the Takacs Quartet (13 November), the Zemlinsky Quartet (28 November), Jubilee Quartet (30 January), Brodsky Quartet (20 February) and Villiers Quartet (20 March). Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven are the core composers in the programmes, but there are also quartets by Strauss, Zemlinsky and Delius, which will create extra interest for our audiences.

Before Christmas there are concerts by the Vickers Bovey Guitar Duo, winners of the 2014 Leamington Music Prize and the Mellstock Band with a Christmas programme. The Music in the Round season starts on Sunday 18 January with the Benyounes String Quartet and also includes concerts with Emma Johnson (clarinet) and John Lenehan and Ensemble 360.

Early Music Series

K’antu Ensemble with Clifford Rose Come now, a roundel and a fairy song

The Dufay Collective Cancionero – Music for The Spanish Courts of Ferdinand and Isabella of Castille and Aragon 1470–1520

Stile Antico In dulci jubilo

She’Koyokh Music for National Holocaust Memorial Day

La Serenissima Per Monsieur Pisendel

The Bach Players Buxtehude Trio Sonata No 6 in D minor, Telemann Paris Quartet No 6 in E minor, Bach The Musical Offering BWV1079.

String Quartets

Allegri String Quartet Haydn Quartet in D Op 1 No 3, Strauss Quartet in D Op 2, Beethoven Quartet in Eb Op 127.

Takács String Quartet Haydn Quartet in Bb Op 64 No 3, Mozart Quartet in C K465 Dissonance, Beethoven Quartet in Bb Op 130.

Zemlinsky String Quartet Beethoven Quartet in F Op 18 No 1, Zemlinsky Quartet No 3, Dvorak Quartet in G Op. 106

Jubilee String Quartet Mozart Quartet in Bb K589, Bartok Quartet No 3, Mendelssohn Quartet in A minor Op 13.

Brodsky String Quartet Schubert Quartettsatz, Beethoven Quartet in C# minor Op 131, Zemlinsky Quartet No 2.

Villiers String Quartet Haydn Quartet in F minor Op 55 No 2, Delius Quartet, Elgar Quartet in E minor Op 83

Autumn Concerts

Vickers Bovey Guitar Duo Julian Vickers and Daniel Bovey, the 2014 Leamington Music Prize Winners

The Mellstock Band A seasonal mix of jovial songs, dance music and hearty carols with readings from Hardy, Dickens, Clare, George Eliot and more.

Music in the Round

Benyounes String Quartet Haydn Quartet in C Op 54 No 2 Tost, Mendelssohn Quartet in Eb Op 12, Brahms Quartet in C minor Op 51 No 1.

Emma Johnson with John Lenehan Weber Variations on a theme from Silvana Op 33, Chopin Nocturne in G minor Op 37 No 1, Brahms Clarinet Sonata in F minor Op 120 No 1, Saint-Saëns Clarinet Sonata in E flat Op 167, Lutoslawski Dance Preludes, Bernstein Scenes from West Side Story

La Serenissima Montanari Sonata in D minor, Vivaldi Suonata a Solo fatto per Monsieur Pisendel in A RV29, Pisendel Sonata in C minor, Pisendel Sonata a Violino Solo in A minor, Albinoni Sonata in B flat So34, Vivaldi Suonata a Solo fatto per Monsieur Pisendel in F RV19.

Ensemble 360 with Polly Ives Crazy Creatures – a Family Concert

Ensemble 360 Dvorak Piano Quintet No 2 in A Op 81, Mozart Adagio and Rondo in C K617, Spohr Nonet in F Op 31.

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28 November – The Zemlinsky Quartet

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9 December – Stile Antico – In dulci jubilo

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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.
Please note that the box office is no longer at the Bridge Theatre.

Tickets for St Mary’s Church Warwick are also on sale at St Mary’s Church Gift Shop


Leamington Music is very grateful for the crucial support we receive from many people and organisations, including Arts Council England, Warwick District Council, Leamington Town Council, Warwick Town Council, County Music Service, Presto Classical, Decision Models, 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, Pat and Michael Bird, Michael and Halldora Blair, Martyn and Julie Bradley, Jo and Lorna Bradshaw, Murray Campbell, Peter Glanfield, Gaston Hall, Helen Hoggarth, Jonathan Holden, Diane Holt, Roger Massie, Georgina Middleton, Maurice Millward, Margaret Pringle, Howard Skempton, Gabrielle Swabey and David and Gina Wilson.

Leamington Music Committee 2014–2015

  • Iain Smith, Chairman
  • Charles Williams,Treasurer
  • Jane Williams, Secretary
  • Diane Holt, Friends Representative
  • Martyn Bradley
  • Peter Glanfield
  • Howard Skempton
  • Sarah Perry
  • Georgina Middleton


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  • £20 for a single person
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  • £35 for a family
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    About Leamington Music

    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.

    Contact Us

    Richard Phillips 01926 497000 richard@leamingtonmusic.org

    Veronica Phillips veronica@leamingtonmusic.org

    Leamington Music reserves the right to change programmes, artists or venues if it becomes necessary.