In 2016 we decided that the Langton concerts had reached the stage where they deserve their own page, so here it is.
The first Langton Concert took place in September 2010 to celebrate the completion of a programme of restoration and conservation of the church which included the rehanging of the church’s six bells, complete internal redecoration in the original Georgian colour scheme and the restoration of the small Bryceson chamber organ by Goetze & Gwynn. From this small beginning the two summer concerts have become a regular feature and have proved immensely popular with a wide variety of outstanding performers playing excellent chamber music to capacity audiences.
The programmes for 2018 have not yet been settled but we shall expect to announce them in a few weeks. Normally the concerts take place on a Saturday towards the end of May and either the first or second Saturday in September. For 2018 we expect the format to remain broadly the same as before with a 6.30 pm start and ending with canapés and drinks served in the candle lit church.
The concerts have become increasingly well known – leaving very few if any places available on the night.
It is highly recommended to book early to avoid disappointment.
Previous Langton concerts
September 2010 – Edward Bennett and Andrew Hancock (organ), Clare Douglas (soprano)
May 2011 – Harriet Adie (harp), Caroline Adie (cor anglais & oboe)
September 2011 – Stephanie Oade (‘cello,) Andrew Booth (guitar)
May 2012 – Michael Bochmann (violin), Carol Hubel-Allen (viola), Nella Hunkins (‘cello)
September 2012 – Holly Melia (flute), Catherine Landen (violin) & Ali Vennart (viola)
May 2013 – Calum Robertson (organ & clarinet) & Tom Poulson (trumpet)
September 2013 – the Continuum Trio. Elizabeth Walker (flute), Christopher Poffley (violin), Michael Overbury (harpsichord)
May 2014 – St Martin Singers
September 2014 – Huw Wiggin (soprano saxophone), Ellie McMurray (alto saxophone), Jose Banuls (tenor saxophone), Shevaughan Beere (baritone saxophone)
May 2015 – Orlando Jopling (cello)
September 2015 – Matthew Scott (clarinet), Julia Pusker and Antonia Kesel (violins), Ugne Tiskute (viola), Cecilia Bagnall (cello) (Concert supported by Countess of Munster Musical Trust Recital Scheme)
May 2016 – Sarah Bennett (flute), Oliver Cave (violin), Luba Tunnicliffe (viola, Peteris Sokolovkis (‘cello) (Concert supported by Countess of Munster Musical Trust Recital Scheme)
September 2016 – Eolienne Wind Quintet – Rosie Bowker (flute), Chris Hatton (clarinet), Laura Campbell (oboe), Gregory Topping (bassoon), Sian Collins (French horn).
May 2017 – Hannah Morgan (oboe); Anne Denholm (harp) (Concert supported by Countess of Munster Musical Trust Recital Scheme)
September 2017 – Piers Adams (recorders) and David Wright (harpsichord) of Red Priest
Details of the 2018 concerts will be emailed to those whose names we have and will also placed on this website in early 2018
Page updated 5/9/17