Lunchtime Concerts

Wednesday lunchtimes 1pm

Lunchtime Concerts

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 taste buds 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.

Relaxed performances

Relaxed performances take place on the last Wednesday of every month from 2.15pm. 

Organiser of the Lunchtime Concerts, Jeffery Wilson, offers interactive piano, percussion and vocal work. These concerts have a relaxed attitude to sound and movement and changes are made to the light. All are welcome.

September dates:

4 September: Aurora Voices return to the Cramphorn Theatre with a programme of classic songs from top West End Musicals including Wicked, Beauty and the Beast and Ragtime.

11 SeptemberGala Concert to celebrate 30 years of free concerts in Chelmsford

18 September: An eclectic mix of modern day pop songs stripped back of all paraphernalia and arranged for piano and voice. Two regular performers, Simone Perks and Paul Mardon take on songs you don’t get to hear live very often with style and panache. 

25 September Penny, Kevin and Sue are pleased to announce that they are now officially The Bell Trio. They would however, like it known that rumours of rehearsal time spent in a hostelry of the same name, are greatly exaggerated!

They return to The Cramphorn with a varied programme of music for clarinets, saxophones and piano.

+ relaxed performance at 2.15pm

October dates: 

9 October -  A duo formed at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. A Violin and Guitar duo playing works from all over the world and from many eras. The music is arranged by the performers. Expect so other instruments too!

Sophie-Anne Chaplin (Violin) Andrew Liddell (Guitar)

16 OctoberGradevole are Samantha Mary and David

23 OctoberFlautista and Friends...present a varied program of French flute and vocal music, folk songs with guitar and a bit of Baroque to finish! 


30 OctoberLittle 2 Big Voices are looking forward to returning to the Cramphorn Theatre this Autumn under the Direction of Singer Jane Parker.  Jane set up her vocal group in 2015 for young people, giving them an opportunity to perform. In weekly classes, Jane nurtures their talent and they learn to sing in all genres.  She helps them to develop as a soloist and as being part of an ensemble.  In concerts she has raised over £2,000 for charity. n.b. no relaxed performance

November dates: 

6 November - Guy Madgwick and Victor Savant

December dates: 

4 DecemberDuologue- Penny and Gerry are delighted to return with a new selection of Latin music for clarinet and guitar ... with a light sprinkling of pre-Seasonal Cheer.


11 DecemberSeawolf and Christie are an indie duo of cello, guitars, keyboards and voice. Their music is vibrant, original and uplifting . They perform an eclectic mix of songs like 'Sea Horses' and 'The Edge of Mystery’ as well as creating mesmeric improvisations and adding into the mix hilarious songs such as ’ The casting couch'. The duo regularly perform sets at Dean Friedman's gigs. 

+ Relaxed concert to follow at 2.15 

18 DecemberAnne Chorley and Elizabeth Rossi

Ticket Prices

  • Suggested donation £1

No booking required