Lunchtime Concert

Lunchtime Concert

For a toe tapping interlude to your day, why not visit the Cramphorn Studio, where music is on the menu most Wednesday Lunchtimes.


Tantalise your musical tastebuds with a varied programme brought to you by talented local artists and professional musicians, from jazz to classical, woodwind to strings and a generous helping of fine vocals.




The Cramphorn Foyer offers drinks and bar snacks.

Wednesday 28 September - Lisa Roberts (mezzo) - A vocal concert with everything from the West End to the Wigmore Hall. Guest accompanist TBC.
A relaxed concert to follow at 2.15pm for our special needs friends (all are welcome). 


Wednesday 5 October - Peter Marshall makes a welcome return to the theatre in a familiar role as 50% of the Wilson Marshall duo. To make matters even more convivial Eddie Johnson joins them on bass for a relaxed lunchtime of jazz.

Wednesday 12 October - The musicians of Chigwell School under the direction of their Director of
Music, Howard Ebden.

Wednesday 19 October - Clive and Simone bring you popular songs from a variety of genres done in
their own unique way.

Wednesday 26 October -  ‘Isn’t this exciting’ - New music from Mike Haley with Tony Bayliss, Tim Eaton, John Smith, Frank Spears, Jane Parker, Holly Putt, Jasmine Faulkner and Jeffery Wilson.
A relaxed concert at 2.15 pm for our special needs friends (all are welcome)

Wednesday 2 November - (extended concert) - Luca Luciano offers a showcase of his work for solo Clarinet that features on his recent CD "Poeta". The disc will be available for purchase and signing on the day and the showcase will be followed by a mini masterclass with Luca and selected soloists.

Wednesday 9 November - Aurora Voices - This fun vocal group return to the theatre with a musical
theatre extravaganza.

Wednesday 16 November - A trip to Europe - A mixture of European delights for Piano Trio performed by The Tanzanite Trio.
A relaxed concert at 2.15 pm for our special needs friends (all are welcome)

Wednesday 7 December - “This, That And The Other” with Kevin Simpson, Penny Rich and Jeffery. An
eclectic mix of music for single reeds and piano. Including a world premiere!

Wednesday 14 December - Annie Forrester-Muir and Pamela Campanelli return with an engaging selection of jazz on a variety of saxophones and clarinets with Jeffery on piano.

Wednesday 21 December - Xmas Jazz Party - Jeffery leads a rhythm section and front line soloists in this pre Christmas gig. Expect some ‘cheesy’ seasonal musical quotes!
A relaxed concert at 2.15 pm for our special needs friends all are welcome)

Wednesday 4 January -  Following his acclaimed recital at Thaxted festival, Essex based pianist Christopher Weston returns to perform Mussorgsky's dazzling Pictures at an Exhibition, featuring such classics as the 'Great Gate of Kiev'. 

Wednesday 11 January -  Catherine Herriot and Jillian Bain Christie offer a voice and piano recital of music from Scandinavia, Rachmaninov and Robbie Burns.     

Wednesday 18 January - Soloists - Some familiar Cramphorn personalities perform their favourite repertoire, accompanied by Jeffery. 

Wednesday 25 January - Join the artistic forces of Danielle Perrett (harp), Toby Deller (viola) and Julie Groves (flute) for a sumptuous programme of music written for flute, viola and harp: including the vivid and evocative Debussy Sonata and another exquisite work written for the combination in the Harald Genzmer Trio. Danielle is an international harpist, viola player Toby is also an author for Classical Music Magazine and Julie is an international chamber musician who also creates sound art.
A relaxed concert at 2.15 pm for our special needs friends (all are welcome)

Wednesday 1 February - Catherine Leonard  makes a welcome return to the Cramphorn Theatre with a programme that will include works by Liszt and Chopin.

Wednesday 8 February - The young musicians of New Hall School reveal the individual and corporate talents of this lively music department. 

Wednesday 15 February - “Sun Trio" are Carol Taylor, Paul Arnell & Alison Eales. Look forward to some engaging chamber music from these consummate professionals.

Wednesday 22 February - John and Una Human make a welcome return to the theatre. This Cello and Piano partnership really are a joy to hear. 
A relaxed concert at 2.15 pm for our special needs friends (all are welcome)


For more information on Lunchtime Concerts visit


Relaxed performances

Monthly 'relaxed' performances for our special needs friends in the community take place on a monthly basis. Jeffery Wilson, the organiser of the Lunchtime Concerts, offers interactive piano, percussion and vocal work. These will start at 2.15pm. All are welcome.


Relaxed performances will take place on:

Wednesday 28 September
Wednesday 26 October
Wednesday 16 November
Wednesday 21 December

If you can, please let us know in advance if you will be attending the 'relaxed' performance by calling the Box Office on 01245 606505.



Dates & Times

Wednesday, 7 December 2016 - 1:00pm
Wednesday, 14 December 2016 - 1:00pm
Wednesday, 21 December 2016 - 1:00pm
Wednesday, 4 January 2017 - 1:00pm
Wednesday, 11 January 2017 - 1:00pm
Wednesday, 18 January 2017 - 1:00pm

Ticket Price

Suggested donation: £1.00

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