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.

April dates:

17 April: CHEGO are the Chelmsford Guitar Orchestra directed by Roger Montgomery

24 April: Ian Kelleher - In a recital of beautiful guitar music including works by Garcia, Villa-Lobos, Piazzolla  and Sor

  + relaxed concert to follow at 14.15 hrs

May dates:

1 May: No concert today.

8 May: Elizabeth Rossi and Anne Chorley offer a varied programme of music for flute and lever harp

15 May: This, That and the Other are Penny Rich, Kevin Simpson and Jeffery Wilson.

22 May: No concert today.

29 May: A Bunch of Roses – The welcome return of Paul Rose and his sterling students and friends.

  + relaxed concert to follow at 14.15 hrs

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.

June dates:

5 June: Peter Thorne concert in The Civic

12 June: No concert today.

19 June: The William Palmer Trust perform 'Songs of the Lower Reaches' - songs inspired by the spirit of the lower Thames Estuary. Phil Smith - vocal and acoustic guitar, Gareth Marsh - Electric Guitar, Bob Mills – Bass.

26 June: An exciting and versatile performer, Stuart Ironside (classical guitarist) brings a diverse programme ranging from Baroque Germany to Contemporary West Africa.

+ relaxed concert to follow at 14.15hrs

July dates:

3 July: Secondo and Primo: Fiona and Sue Williams piano duet Todays programme resulted from a chance meeting and chat last year . A new combination and discipline for us both. Serious concentration is required, with a lot of counting, who will turn the pages? Who is doing the pedalling? All will be revealed in this fun and feisty concert.

10 JulyJazz Concert. A rousing ‘finisher’ to the season with a rhythm section and soloists in spirited form.

Ticket Prices

  • Suggested donation £1

No booking required