Waldegrave 2013 Recital Series

"Their ability to listen to each other as true chamber musicians suggests a group that are committed to their genre, but saying that does not adequately convey the honest vibrancy of their performances"

Richard Cartmale | Conductor, Composer

About the ensemble

This year the Waldegrave ensemble are excited to announce the launch of their second recital series, following their success in 2012 with quarterly programmes at venues across London and Surrey.

Since forming in 2009, the Waldegrave Ensemble's players have set out to share their passion for chamber music and to bring a wide variety of works to audiences in greater London and the South-East.

The Waldegrave Ensemble comprises a handful of Britain's top young chamber musicians; as individuals, the players regularly perform with other ensembles including Philharmonia Orchestra, Orpheus Sinfonia, London Musical Arts Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of India and Southbank Sinfonia.

May Recital Programme:

Britten's String Quartet No 2 was premiered at the Wigmore Hall for the 250th anniversary concert of the death of Henry Purcell. Unlike 'Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra' Britten did not use any of Purcell's music for this work. Instead he made use of a technique that Britten associated with Purcell, the Chaconne. He very much admired Purcell's Chaconne in G minor and in tribute he wrote a chaconne as his finale. The Quartet represents the essence of Britten's musical achievement over a creative span of fifty years.

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Whatever your musical taste, I would highly recommend that you take the opportunity to see the Waldegrave Ensemble play.

The experience of a small, intimate venue and six instruments, is not to be missed. Watching the sheer effort and skill these brilliant musicians put in to their performance is tremendously uplifting.

Finishing the evening in the company of this group, who serve their own refreshments, including delicious home made cake, can only leave you feeling positive about the future; they truly are an example to us all.

By Phil Ingarfield ECH Web Site

May Recital Tour Dates

Saturday 18th May, 7:30pm

 Sunday 26th May, 3:00pm

Weds 29th May   7:30pm

Bourne Hall, Ewell Village, KT17 1UF

St. Andrew's Church, Maple Road, Surbiton, KT6 4DS


St. John's Church, Lansdowne Crescent, Notting Hill, W11 2NN

Ticket Prices £12  Full Price - £10 Concessions - £5 Children and Students

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