WCC has held three successful seasons of concerts which started in May 2008. If you would like to know what other people have said about the WCC concerts then please read the Audience Reviews >>>
Two concerts were held on the theme Exploring The Connections; the first between Haydn and Mozart which was performed by the Brodowski Quartet and the second between Ravel and Vaughan Williams with the Carducci Quartet, the pianist Nicola Eimer and the tenor Nathan Vale. This concert was arranged to mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Vaughan Williams in August 1958.
2008 concerts >>>
Following their success the previous year, the Brodowski Quartet returned to WCC in 2009 to perform works by Haydn Tchaikovsky and Mendelssohn. To celebrate the bicentenary of his birth they played Mendelssohn's last string quartet. The highly praised Heath Quartet performed works by Haydn and Janàcek and were joined in the second half of the concert by Tom Lessels in a performance of Mozart's Clarinet Quintet.
2009 Concerts >>>
As a result of the success of the previous two seasons, three concerts were planned for 2010. The Appassionata Piano Trio with Sophie Stanley viola, graduates of the Royal College of Music, gave a concert of works by Bridge, Schumann and Brahms. The second concert featured one of WCC's patrons, the pianist, Iain Burnside with the award winning singers, Natalya Romaniw soprano and Gary Griffiths baritone. The evening was devoted to twentieth century English song. For the final concert in the 2010 series, the Heath Qaurtet returned to play Beethoven's String Quartet in E flat Op. 127 and with the cellist Philip Higham, performed Schubert's String Quartet in C major D.956. This concert was performed to a packed church.
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There were three concerts in 2011 season. On May 28th May the Royal College of Music Strings, under their conductor Mark Messenger, performed a concert of English music in the first half. This included the rarely performed Concerto Grosso by Ralph Vaughan Williams. The advanced string players from both of the town’s secondary schools performed with them. The result was astounding as the rich string texture was complimented by the church’s good acoustic, The RCM Strings also performed Barber’s Adagio and Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings.
The second concert on the 3rd of June featured Philip Higham and Simon Lane in a concert of mainly French music. Philip, with his formidable technique, is undoubtedly the finest British cellist of his generation. It was concert to remember,
The final concert was on the 4th of June and saw the return of the Brodowski Quartet, who performed in the very first WCC concert in 2008. They included the rarely performed chamber version of Mozart’s Piano Concerto K414 arranged by the composer.
2011 concerts >>>