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.

February dates:


Feb 27th - Jonas Stonkus is a professional accordion player who studied at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. Having performed at many European festivals and competitions, he now brings his wonderful instrument and talents to the Cramphorn studio.

+ relaxed concert to follow at 14.15 hrs

March dates:

March 6th - Mike Chapman solo Classical Guitar

March 13th - Cloud 9 - Penny and Gerry play a programme influenced by the music of Latin America. New arrangements and re-interpretations for clarinet and guitar, with help from Jefferey, on the piano.

March 20th - Caroline Penn on Violin and Gerald Hindes on Piano. In the Civic Theatre!

March 27th - David Adams (Clarinet) Gerald Hindes (Piano) in a programme of celebrated repertoire

 + relaxed concert to follow at 14.15 hrs

April dates:

April 3rdSwapsies - Jane Sitch and Jeffery Wilson reprise their popular recital where the various musical roles are swapped during the concert!

April 10th - Essex Horns is a brass/wind quartet with Mike King on trumpet, Ken Bareham, Davina Brazier and Kevin Simpson on saxophones. The quartet formed at the beginning of 2017 and enjoy playing a wide range of music from Dixieland Jazz to light classical with bits of pop, rock, soul and anything else in between which takes their fancy. Collectively they have over 100 years of experience playing in various local music groups and ensembles. They all live in Essex!

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

April 24thIan 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:


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

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

May 22nd - The concert pianist Catherine Leonard makes a welcome return to the Cramphorn Studio in a programme featuring some wonderful Bach transcriptions.

May 29thA 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.

Ticket Prices

  • Suggested donation £1

No booking required