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Chamber Music Festival - Season Ticket

The season ticket enables you entry and a reserved seat at all of our Chamber Music Festival events.

Chamber Music Festival - Season Ticket (Evening)

The season ticket enables you entry and a reserved seat at all of our Evening Chamber Music Festival events.

HUW WIGGIN saxophone & OLIVER WASS harp

Thursday 5th October | The Hub at St Mary's | 7.30pm - 9.30pm

Since forming their duo in 2016, saxophonist Huw Wiggin and harpist Oliver Wass have continued to develop and refine their programmes of music for this unusual pairing of instruments, developing a reputation as warm communicators who draw audiences into their intimate and engaging performances. Their programme will feature original duo pieces and their own bespoke arrangements of works by J.S. Bach, Ravel, Debussy and De Falla..

RYAN CORBETT accordion

Friday 6th October | Wade Street Church | 2.00pm - 3.00pm

Young Artist Series

Born in Glasgow, Ryan Corbett is a classical accordionist has been described as “one of Scotland’s most exciting young musicians” (The Scotsman). He is the first accordionist to be part of the prestigious BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist scheme since its launch in 1999, and he appears with us this year thanks to the Countess of Munster Trust Recital Scheme.  Ryan’s Chamber weekend programme will include transcriptions of well-known works by J.S. Bach and Tchaikovsky, alongside original music for the classical accordion.


Friday 6th October | The Hub at St Mary's | 7.30pm - 9.30pm

Returning to the Festival for the first time since their 2018 residency, the internationally renowned award-winning Carducci String Quartet has performed everything from brand new quartets, classic works by Haydn, complete Shostakovich cycles, and even partnered with folk-rock icon Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull. For their Festival Chamber weekend debut, the quartet will play Mozart String Quartet No. 17 ‘The Hunt’, Beethoven String Quartet Op. 59, No.2 and Dvorak Quartet No. 12 (his ‘American Quartet’).


Saturday 7th October | The Hub at St Mary's | 4.00pm - 5.00pm

Salvador Sanchez currently studies piano and composition at the Royal College of Music in London with teachers Danny Driver (Festival Associate Artist) and Alison Kay. An accomplished performer and international prize-winner, his programme is inspired by his homeland and is a rare chance to hear the complete Granados Goyescas Op. 11 (or Los majos enamorados - 'The Gallants in Love'), a renowned work that is full of intricacy and is infused with Spanish flavour and virtuosic ornamentation


Saturday 7th October | The Hub at St Mary's | 7.30pm - 9.30pm

Festival favourite, violinist Joo Yeon Sir, returns with a typically virtuosic programme, accompanied by pianist Irina Andrievsky. Their programme will include works by Vitali and Kreisler, together with Grieg Sonata No. 1 in G minor, and Frolov's bravura, effervescent Concert Fantasy on Themes from Gershwin's 'Porgy and Bess'.


Sunday 8th October | The Hub at St Mary's | 12.00pm - 1.00pm

Our final Young Artist of the weekend is Christopher Clarke, a postgraduate harpist at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He visits the Festival for the first time as part of our Chamber Weekend Young Artist Series, with a programme featuring works by Debussy, Ravel and Rota.


Sunday 8th October | The Hub at St Mary's | 4.00pm - 5.30pm

Director of Music at Yehudi Menuhin School, British pianist Ashley Wass presents a recital which traverses the centuries. From the intimacy of J.S. Bach to the sublime spiritualism of Beethoven’s late piano sonatas, the programme also includes Alexey Shor’s Piano Sonata which is expertly crafted, highly communicative and deeply moving. This recital concludes with Shostakovich’s towering monument of 20th Century piano music, his Prelude and Fugue No. 24 in D minor.


Sunday 8th October | The Hub at St Mary's | 7.30pm - 9.30pm

Star oboist Nicholas Daniel founded the Britten Oboe Quartet together with his colleagues and co-principals of the award-winning Britten Sinfonia; they all bring to this ensemble not only the highest musical standards but also the experience of playing together over many years, resulting in warm, expressive and above all enjoyable playing. Tonight's concert to close our 2023 Chamber Music Weekend features works by Schubert, Thea Musgrave, Mozart and J.S. Bach.

Ex Cathedra - Christmas Music by Candlelight


Thursday 7th December 2023 | Lichfield Cathedral | 7pm

Ex Cathedra / Jeffrey Skidmore conductor

In the stillness of a church, where candles glow… comes the luminous sound of a choir in quiet harmony.

This concert promises a magical start to your Christmas season, as the singers of world-class choir Ex Cathedra – conducted by Lichfield’s own Jeffrey Skidmore - envelop you with a spellbinding sequence of seasonal favourites, little-known gems, and inspirational new music. Add a selection of readings that capture the mystery - and humour - of Christmas, and you won’t want to miss this popular, atmospheric concert.