Free Lunchtime Music at the Cramphorn

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The Autumn season of Wednesday lunchtime concerts is underway at Chelmsford’s Cramphorn Studio. The concerts are free-of-charge, with a recommended £1 donation on the door, and provide a wonderful opportunity to come and listen to both new and familiar musicians play an eclectic selection of music in the welcoming surrounds of the Civic Theatre’s Cramphorn Studio.

On 4th OctoberPeter Marshall at the piano and Jeffery Wilson on Clarinet and Saxophone. The welcome return of one of our favourites – Mr Marshall. No doubt this effusive duo will add some jazz humour to the proceedings.

On the 11th OctoberSing Out Loud - Enjoy a short, vibrant, celebration of community through singing, with a few of our favourite songs, packed into a delicious lunchtime of foot-tapping fun, much like the evenings in central Chelmsford, on Sing Out Loud, Thursdays, and in central Colchester, on Sing Out Loud, Mondays.

18th of October 'Swapsies' This is becoming something of an annual event. Old friends Jane Sitch and Jeffery Wilson swap instruments in a recital of jazz and classical repertoire. 

25th of October - Derek Rodgers (Piano) Michael Christie (Cello) Jeffery Wilson (Clarinet) The central work of this recital is the great Brahms Clarinet Trio in A minor, Op. 114 with original works too from the composing talents of these fine musicians. This will also be performed in the style of a relaxed concert at 2.15pm for or special needs friends (all are welcome).

On November the first We are delighted to welcome musicians from the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall. This group of Saxophonists are in training and about to qualify to join one of the bands of the British Army. They are directed and accompanied by the Professor of Saxophone, Jeffery Wilson. 

November 8th, The Environ Music Group, an enthusiastic ensemble of local musicians offer a programme of original music and popular classics.

29th of NovemberDavid Chivers (Clarinet) and Thérèse Miller (Piano) Expect some lively and informative chat too from this engaging duo in a programme of rarely heard and delightful repertoire. Music in a Blezzard, As winter nights draw in we will take you to the magical world of the music of William Blezzard with the fun of the cabaret, the romance of France, Memories from Italy with Alberto Tempestini and other enchanting piecesThis will also be performed in the style of a relaxed concert at 2.15pm for or special needs friends (all are welcome)

December 6th, Ian Haywood returns on piano with some of his festive compositions including a performance of his charity Christmas single released last year, ‘City Story.’  He also plays pieces from his first album ‘Inspired by Nature’ and the forthcoming ‘Beautiful Dream.’

13th December " Mike Chapman, a regular visitor to the Cramphorn, plays his usual eclectic mix of solo acoustic guitar." This will also be performed in the style of a relaxed concert at 2.15pm for or special needs friends (all are welcome)

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01245 606505
Fairfield Road