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 second of the two 2018 concerts will be on 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 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 made its 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 – 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
May 2018 – Magnard Ensemble – Suzannah Clements (née Watson) (flute), Mana Shibata (oboe), Joseph Shiner (clarinet), Jonathan Farey (French horn), Catriona McDermid (bassoon). (Concert supported by Countess of Munster Musical Trust Recital Scheme)
Full details of the 2019 concerts will be emailed to those whose names we have and will also be on this website in early 2019. The first concert will be on Saturday 11 May.
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 10/8/18