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 25 May - ‘Keepsake’ are Sue Handscombe (recorders) and Hans Montanana (piano). Our regular audience members will remember their engaging stagecraft and poised musicianship.
A relaxed concert to follow at 2.15pm for our special needs friends (all are welcome).

Wednesday 1 June - Little2BigVoices were formed in September 2015 by singing teacher Jane Parker. She has two vibrant vocal performing groups for young people aged 7-18years, who very much enjoy the experience of performing and meet weekly to work on solos and ensemble singing. 

Wednesday 8 JuneA Bunch of Roses - Paul Rose and students present a programme of favourites and original material, featuring clarinets, saxophones and flutes, accompanied by Jeffery on piano.

Wednesday 15 June - Holly Putt makes a welcome return to the theatre and will be performing a wide selection of songs ranging from the 1700s to the 1930s, which are sure to please all. Jeffery joins her as accompanist.

Wednesday 22 June - Deborah Aloba - This fine singer brings a heady mix of operatic, stage and light vocal music to the Cramphorn Studio, joined by Jeffery on piano. 

Wednesday 29 June - ‘Swapsies’ with Jane Sitch and Jeffery Wilson. 
Jane says:- “Jeffery has been my friend and teacher for many years.  He has always been very supportive of my performing and teaching, so to be sharing the stage again with him today for our “Swapsies” concert is a great honour as well as enormous fun!”
A relaxed concert to follow at 2.15pm for our special needs friends (all are welcome). 

Wednesday 6 July - There will be no Lunchtime Concert this week. 

Wednesday 13 July - Samantha Christopher (clarinet) and Ian Ray (piano) - A concert of romantic music with a hint of modernism.

Wednesday 20 July - Essex Chordsmen - This is the stage name for the Chelmsford Star Barbershop harmony club. This should give you an idea of what to expect from this spirited group.

Wednesday 27 July - End of Term Jazz Party - Featuring students and friends of Jeffery Wilson.
A relaxed concert to follow at 2.15pm for our special needs friends (all are welcome). 

Wednesday 3 August - Jeffery plays live piano to a silent movie. Please note that for this performance there will be a charge of £3.00 to cover the cost of the film hire.

Wednesday 10 August - Music to Picture - Jeffery gives a talk with musical and visual examples of music from the movies.

-- Season Ends -- 

Wednesday 7 September - Everywhere The Daisy Bowlers perform, people start to film them and take photos. They call their friends and hold the phone up so that they can hear. Something special happens with their natural banter, real wooden string instruments which have stories of their own, sweet vocal harmonies, lyrics to make you laugh and cry and mellifluent voices that carry the tune on its way.

Wednesday 14 SeptemberDavid Chivers and Jeffery Wilson offer a relaxed set of jazz standards for clarinet and piano.

Wednesday 21 September - Karen Greenhouse plays violin with Jeffery at the piano. An eclectic mix of musical influences here from folk through the tango to jazz.

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). 


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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 25 May
Wednesday 29 June
Wednesday 27 July
Wednesday 28 September
Wednesday 26 October

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, 25 May 2016 - 1:00pm
Wednesday, 1 June 2016 - 1:00pm
Wednesday, 8 June 2016 - 1:00pm
Wednesday, 15 June 2016 - 1:00pm
Wednesday, 22 June 2016 - 1:00pm
Wednesday, 29 June 2016 - 1:00pm

Ticket Price

Suggested donation: £1.00

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