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.
We re delighted to annouunce that the 2018 concerts will be on Satuday 26 May and Saturday 1 September. The format for the evenings remains unchanged from previous years.
Concerts will start at 6.30 pm and will be followed by canapés and drinks served in the candle lit Georgian church.
Note that 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.
Saturday 26 May at 6.30 pm
Suzie Clements – flute; Mana Shibata – oboe; Joseph Shiner – clarinet; Catriona McDermid – bassoon; Jonathan Farey – horn
The final programme will be announced shortly and will included music by Messaien, JS Bach, Stravinsky, Mozart, Butler, Debussy, Britten and Patterson.
The Magnard Ensemble is a group of outstanding young musicians and friends who make, perform and share wonderful music with their audiences. At its core, the Ensemble is a wind quintet, whose work varies from formal recital and concert appearances to education and community work with children of all ages, and everything in between!
Since 2012 the Ensemble has built a reputation for delivering both high quality concert performances and dynamic educational projects. The Ensemble made its international debut at the Culture & Convention Centre Lucerne, Switzerland in January 2017. During the 2014/2015 season, the quintet simultaneously held a Chamber Music Fellowship at the Royal Academy of Music, as well as the inaugural joint fellowship between the RAM Open Academy and Wigmore Hall Learning. Currently the Ensemble are selected artists for the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust, the Tillett Trust Young Artist Platform and the Tunnell Trust. The players all follow their own professional performing careers, appearing as soloists, chamber musicians and with orchestras including London Philharmonic Orchestra, Southbank Sinfonia, Royal Northern Sinfonia, the BBC orchestras, and major UK opera orchestras.
The Magnard Ensemble website is https://www.magnardensemble.org/
This concert is supported by the Countess of Munster Trust Recital Scheme
Saturday 1 September 2018 at 6.30 pm
Oliver Heath and Sara Wolstenholme – violins;Gary Pomeroy – viola; Christopher Murray – cello
Mendelssohn – Capriccio & Fugue from Four Pieces Op. 81
Haydn – Quartet Opus 76 No 2
Beethoven – Quartet Opus 132
The Heath Quartet were YCAT (Young Classical Artist Trust) performers in 2012 and are one of the most exciting British chamber ensembles of the moment. They are being showcased by the Emerging Talent Scheme of the Wigmore Hall, with performances in the 2017/18 season including a cycle of Jörg Widmann’s string quartets.
The quartet’s debut CD was released in autumn 2015 on the Wigmore LIVE label featuring the Tippett quartets, winning the Gramophone Chamber Award 2016. This was followed by two discs recorded for the Harmonia Mundi/PIAS label featuring Tchaikovsky’s first and third quartets (November 2016) and the complete Bartók quartets (June 2017) – both projects part-funded by the Quartet’s Borletti-Buitoni Trust Special Ensemble Scholarship 2011.
This season the quartet has performances in Amsterdam, Berlin, Cambridge, Chicago, Manchester and New York among others, and will also make their debut in New Zealand in the summer.
Click here to download the Heath Quartet’s full 2017/18 biography.
The Heath Quartet website is http://www.heathquartet.com/
The 2018 season is supported by a generous donor who wishes to remain anonymous.
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
Full details of the 2018 concerts will be emailed to those whose names we have and will also be on this website in early 2018
Visitors to this website may also be interested in the excellent series of autumn, winter and spring concerts put on by the Louth Concert Society.
Page updated 10/12/17