Langton Concerts – in the church

2022 Season

It’s a relief to have a complete season of two concerts ahead of us after the 2020 season (which would have marked the 10th anniversary of the Langton Concerts) was inevitably cancelled by COVID-19 and  we could have only one concert in September 2021.   But this one concert was remarkable  as being the first time in which a piano (actually a fortepiano) was heard in the church.
The concert proved the positive words of the remarkable Capt Sir Tom Moore, who died in early 2020:  “For all those people who are finding it difficult at the moment: the sun will shine on you again and the clouds will go away.


The two 2022 concerts are now fixed for Saturday 28 May and Saturday 10 September.

Saturday 28 May 2022 at 6:30 pm

The Marmen Quartet

Violins:   Johannes Marmen and Laia Valentin Braun
Viola:   Bryony Gibson-Cornish
Cello:   Sinéad O’Halloran


         Haydn  –   Quartet Opus 64 No 3 (“Joke”)

  Mozart  –   Quartet K428

   Beethoven –  Quartet Opus 131


Followed by drinks and canapés in the candlelit church


Suggested donations (£23 in advance or £25 on the door)

to “Langton with Sutterby PCC”

c/o Langton Cottage, Langton, Spilsby PE23 4PU

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Tel: 01790 753649 or 01790 753561 or 07809 619401


Formed in 2013 at the Royal College of Music in London, the Marmen Quartet is fast building a reputation for the vitality and vigour of its performances. In 2019 it won the Grand Prize of the Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition as well as the First Prize of the Banff International String Quartet Competition, with the Haydn and Canadian commission prizes in addition. The Quartet made its Proms debut live on Radio 3 in 2021.

In keeping with the different nationalities of the Marmen’s members, recent engagements have taken the Quartet to the Amsterdam and Barcelona String Quartet Biennales, the Hitzacker and Lockenhaus festivals and to Stockholm, Lisbon, Graz, Dallas, Berlin, Leiden, Frankfurt and Modena, in addition to appearances at leading venues in UK.



Saturday 10 September at 6:30 pm

The Daphnis Wind Quintet

Flute: Frederico Paixão – Flute; Hannah Condliffe -Oboe ; Matt Glendening – Clarinet; William Gough – Bassoon;  Elliott Howley – French Horn


Nielsen – Wind Quintet
Sigurd Berge – Horn-Lokk
Silvestrini – Hôtel des Roches Noires à Trouville
Arnold – 3 Shanties
Bach – Partita in A Minor
Poulenc – Sonata for Clarinet and Bassoon
Francaix – Wind Quintet No.1
We are extremely grateful to the Countess of Munster  Music Trust for their generous support of this performance.


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.


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)

September 2018 –  Heath Quartet (Oliver Heath and Sara Wolstenholme – violins; Gary Pomeroy – viola; Christopher Murray – cello)

May 2019 – Musicians of the Dreaming Spires (Celia Redgate – flute; Christopher Redgate – oboe; Helen Pitstow – violin; David Lewis – viola; Coral Lancaster – cello)

September 2019 – Ensemble Mirage  (Matthew Scott – clarinet; Alexandra Lomeiko and Rose Hinton – violins; Emily Pond – viola; Michael Newman – cello)

September 2021 – Ensemble DeNOTE (John Irving (fortepiano), Jane Booth (clarinet), Marcus Barcham-Stevens (violin), Oliver Wilson (viola), and Ruth Alford (cello)


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