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.
OCTOBER 4th – Peter 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.
11th - Sing 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 - '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 - Derek Rodgers (Piano) Michael Christie (Cello) Jeffery Wilson (Clarinet) The central work of this recital is the great Brahms ClarinetTrio in A minor, Op. 114 with original works too from the composing talents of these fine musicians. There is also a relaxed concert at 2.15 pm for our special needs friends (all are welcome)
NOVEMBER 1st – 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.
8th Environ Music Group – This enthusiastic ensemble of local musicians offer a programme of original music and popular classics.
29th David 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 pieces.” There is also a relaxed concert at 2.15 pm for our 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 " Mike Chapman, a regular visitor to the Cramphorn, plays his usual eclectic mix of solo acoustic guitar."
20th Xmas Jazz Party - Jeffery Wilson leads a ‘cooking’ rhythm section and selected soloists for this ‘end of term’ feast ! There is also a relaxed concert at 2.15 pm for our special needs friends (all are welcome)
Relaxed performances take place on the last Wednesday of every month (except for Sept 2017 which is on Wed 20 September) 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.