The English Concert
Handel Music for Vespers
Joglaresa Directed by Belinda Sykes
London Baroque with Emma Kirkby
Choir of New College Oxford
Danish String Quartet
Arcadia String Quartet
Benyounes String Quartet
Atrium String Quartet
London Haydn String Quartet
Martinu String QuartetMORE...
Cropper-Welsh-Roscoe Piano Trio
Three delightful events designed specially for children
Ensemble 360 with Polly IvesMORE...
Winners of the 2013 Leamington Music Prize.MORE...
The Mellstock BandMORE...
We open the season on 1 October in St Mary's Church Warwick with The English Concert celebrating its fortieth anniversary. With Arts Council England funding, this prestigious concert will be given only in Liverpool and Warwick. In our eighth winter season, the Early Music Series in Warwick is the strongest yet and promises a feast for those who love singing. A collaboration with English Touring Opera and the University of Warwick in an all Handel programme follows on 12 November and the Christmas Concert on 10 December, will see the return of Joglaresa. In the New Year, Emma Kirkby and London Baroque are followed by the Choir of New College Oxford giving one of its last concerts with Edward Higginbottom before he retires. We end with Stile Antico, without whom, no season would be complete.
The International String Quartet series at the Royal Pump Rooms in Leamington starts on Friday 4 October with the return of the Danish String Quartet, to be followed by the Arcadia Quartet from Romania who succeeded them as winners of the London International String Quartet Competition. The Atrium Quartet from Russia, winners in 2003, return for the fourth time on 24 January and the season ends with the Martinu Quartet, playing two quintets with cellist Gemma Rosefield. We introduce the Benyounes Quartet and the London Haydn Quartet for debuts here.
The Music in the Round series at the Bridge House Theatre opens on Sunday 12 January with the popular Piano Trio of Peter Cropper, Moray Welsh and Martin Roscoe. In February, a day of percussion with O Duo is followed by an exciting programme with Ensemble 360 involving film. The leading baroque group Florilegium returns to finish the season on 16 March.
There are three other concerts before Christmas; the annual Leamington Music Prize winners, a Family Concert with the vivacious recorder quartet I Flautisti and the charming Mellstock Band celebrating Christmas in the Lord Leycester Hospital.
American soprano Paula Sides leads five soloists, The Old Street Band and University of Warwick Chamber Choir in Handel Music for Vespers on 12 November
Arcadia String Quartet from Romania, winners of 2012 London International String Quartet Competition, make Leamington debut on 1 November
for Leamington Music 2013/2014 Winter Season
During the Priority Booking Period, all bookings to be made at the Bridge House Theatre Warwick Box Office.
Online – www.bridgehousetheatre.co.uk. Or call 01926 776438
Box Office open Mondays to Fridays 10am – 5pm. Saturdays 10am – 2pm.
£20.00 and £17.50 front central area reserved, £14.50 unreserved rear nave and £11.50 unreserved side aisles.
£18.00 and £15.00 reserved central block and £12.00 unreserved sides.
£16.50 and £12.50 stalls and £12.50 gallery. (Except O Duo, all seats £12.50). All seats numbered.
O Duo and Ensemble 360 – £8.00 adults and £3.00 children stalls, £6.00 adults and £2.50 children gallery. All seats numbered.
I Flautisti – £5.00 adults and £3.00 children. All unreserved.
£10.00 adult, £1.00 children. All unreserved.
£1.00 at all concerts except Family Concerts, bookable in advance with full price adult tickets or standby on the doors.
Subscribe to all six string quartet concerts with a choice of area. Front Central block £88 and save £20, Rear Central block £74 and save £16. Subscribe to all six early music Tuesday concerts with a choice of area. Front Nave £98 and save £22, Central Nave £85 and save £20. Subscribe to all four Music in the Round Sunday afternoon concerts pay £50 and save £12. Book for any ten concerts and claim 10% off the total cost (including Family Concerts).
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