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Upcoming Events

St Mary’s plays host to a number of musicians – soloists, ensembles, choirs, and school groups. We host a summer Organ Festival each year from mid-May to mid-July, as well as holding lunchtime recitals on the first and third Fridays each month during term time. Use the filters below to view the events most suited to you.

Coventry Philharmonic Choir

22nd Sep 18 7:30 PM


Mendelssohn Elijah

Imogen Russell Soprano

Alison York Alto

Matthew Sandy Tenor

Benjamin Lewis Baritone

Mark Swinton Organ

Steven Russell Director

From £15

Modern Slavery, Protection of Freedoms, Managing Queues!

27th Sep 18 7:30 PM


Modern Slavery, Protection of Freedoms, Managing Queues

How science serves society

Speaker The Revd Professor Bernard Silverman FRS formerly Chief Scientific Adviser to the Home Office & Master of St Peter's College, Oxford

St Mary's Warwick in association with the Friedns of St Mary's

Free

Sinfonia of Birmingham

6th Oct 18 9:59 AM


Saturday 6th October, 7.30pm

Conductor: Michael Seal

Soloist: Zoe Beyers

Programme: 

Elgar Violin Concerto

Brahms - Symphony no.2

 

Tickets available via the church shop or via Sinfonia of Birmingham on 07397187927

From £10.00

Leamington Early Music Series - Lunchtime Lecture

9th Oct 18 1:00 PM


Lunchtime lecture in St Mary’s Church about the medieval instruments in the windows of the Beauchamp Chapel –  in association with Warwick Words History Festival 

From £2

Leamington Early Music Series

9th Oct 18 7:30 PM


THE YORK WAITS

Deborah Catterall singer with
Tim Bayley, Lizzie Gutteridge, Anna Marshall,
Susan Marshall and William Marshall

Music fit for a Kingmaker

Music from the time of Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick (1428-1471). The York Waits bring a noyse of shawms, along with hurdy gurdy, rebec, rommelpot, and sackbut, plus fiddles, flute, harp, percussion and much more.

From £13

Lunchtime Recitals Series

19th Oct 18 1:15 PM


Mark Swinton organ (St Mary's, Warwick)

Free

St James's Singers

27th Oct 18 7:30 PM


War and Peace

Readings and music to commemorate the end of the First World War.

St James's Singers and Fine Arts Brass

Julian Harris Conductor

David Troughton Reader

The concert is being given in aid of the Royal British Legion.

From £12.50

Lunchtime Recitals Series

2nd Nov 18 1:15 PM


Carleton Etherington organ (Tewkesbury Abbey)

Free

Reflection for All Souls'

2nd Nov 18 8:00 PM


Da Capo a cappella chamber choir
Take a short time to reflect and remember with the help of music and words.
Da Capo will sing the movements of the Duarte Lobo Missa Pro Defunctis interspersed with thought-provoking readings.
45 minutes of peace and reflection at the end of the day.

Entry free, with retiring collection in aid of St Mary’s.
www.dacapochoir.org.uk

 

Free

'Memoria aeterna'

3rd Nov 18 7:30 PM


Collegium Warwick, with Strings and Organ

Oliver Hancock, director
Adrian Moore, organ

Fauré Requiem and music by Cecilia McDowall, Monteverdi and Brahms 

Free

We Will Remember

11th Nov 18 6:30 PM


Duruflé Requiem and Readings

This community performance to commemorate the centenary of Armistice Day will be the musical highlight of the Warwick Poppies tribute. Readings of World War I poetry will be interleaved with the music to explore the themes of prayer, anguish and salvation that permeate Duruflé's Requiem.

Some of Warwick's finest musicians combine forces to form the Warwick Poppies Chorus and Foundation Poppies Ensemble in this collaborative presentation of Duruflé's masterpiece, under the baton of Alex Laing.

Da Capo Chamber Choir, the Gentlemen of St Mary's Choir, King's High Senior Choir and other friends form the Chorus, while the Poppies Ensemble comprises senior pupils and professionals from the Warwick Foundation schools. 

Seating unreserved but free tickets must be obtained in advance from Bridge House Theatre box office www.bridgehousetheatre.co.uk 01926 776438 or St Mary's Shop.

Free

Leamington Early Music Series

13th Nov 18 7:30 PM


STILE ANTICO

Queen of Muses

Music from the time of Elizabeth I, by Byrd, Farmer, Ferrabosco, de Lassus, Sandrin, Tallis, Taverner, Weelkes, Wilbye and Willaert.

From £13

Lunchtime Recitals Series

16th Nov 18 1:15 PM


Florence Lloyd clarinet (King's High School, Warwick)

Free

Global Care Fundraiser

24th Nov 18 7:30 PM


Global Care Fundraiser - an evening of music and readings 

Around the World in 80 minutes with Rob Halligan and Fiona Castle

From TBC

Christmas Tree Festival 2018

29th Nov 18 5:00 PM


Christmas Tree Festival 2018

Starts on Victorian Evening Thursday 29th November at 5.00pm until Sunday 9th December

Opening hours Monday - Saturday 10am - 4.30pm (last entry 4pm) Sunday 12.30pm - 4.30pm (last entry 4pm)

Throughout the festival we will have entertainment - fundraising concerts, hand bell ringers, children's writing workshop, school choirs singing, Spa Brass, Da Capo Chamber Choir, Sing it Loud, with visits from the Mayor of Warwick, Father Christmas and Guide Dogs and their handlers and so much more.

POP UP cafe on both Fridays and Saturdays of the festival, tea, coffee and homemade cakes.

Come along and vote for your favourite tree all beautifully decorated by local schools, businesses and organisations

From £1

Sing it Loud Choir

1st Dec 18 7:30 PM


'TIS THE SEASON

From £5

Lunchtime Recitals Series

7th Dec 18 1:15 PM


Mark Swinton organ (St Mary's, Warwick)

Free

Leamington Early Music Series

11th Dec 18 7:30 PM


SIRINU

From Candlemas to Epiphany – The Lord of Misrule

Sara Stowe soprano and positive organ
Matthew Spring lutes and hurdy-gurdy
Kate Allsop recorders
Tamsin Lewis violin and voice
Kira Thomas shawm and recorder
Adam Bushnell percussion and voice

Christmas music from medieval times both sung and performed on flute, gittern, harp, hurdy-gurdy, lute and positive organ.

Ticket price includes mince pies and mulled wine.

From £13

Armonico Consort

20th Dec 18 7:30 PM


Carols by Candlelight

Armonico Consort

Director Christopher Monks

Enjoy a mix of seasonal favourites, well-known carols and new discoveries.

From £14.50

Lunchtime Recitals Series

21st Dec 18 1:15 PM


Oliver Hancock organ (St Mary's, Warwick)

Free

Leamington Early Music Series

29th Jan 19 7:30 PM


THE MUSICKE COMPANYE

A Venetian Carnival

Philippa Hyde soprano
Tim Carleston counter-tenor
Daisy Vatalaro baroque cello
Helen Rogers harpsichord and chamber organ

Music by Cavalli, Galuppi, Handel, Lotti, Marcello, Monteverdi, Stradella, Strozzi and Vivaldi.

From £13

Leamington Early Music Series

26th Feb 19 7:30 PM


K'ANTU ENSEMBLE

A la Vida Bona – Music in the Age of Discovery

Ruth Hopkins soprano, violin and recorder
Sarah Langdon alto and recorders
Michelle Holloway alto and recorders
Ben Mitchell tenor, guitar and charango
Andrew Hopper bass and viola da gamba
Tymoteusz Jóźwiak bass and percussion

K’antu Ensemble explores the vibrant music of Spain and the New World. 

From £13

Leamington Early Music Series

26th Mar 19 7:30 PM


EX CATHEDRA

Fire Burning in Snow

Frances Kelly harp
James Johnstone organ
Simone Rebello percussion

Directed by Jeffrey Skidmore

Exuberant music from the Latin American Baroque.

Concert generously supported by Murray Campbell, John Hobley, Jonathan Holden, Roger Massie and Margaret Pringle.

From £13