In 2002 I started a local concert series at
St. Marys church, in the heart of Walthamstow Village. It has a really lovely atmosphere for chamber music. Our audience comes from all over East London, and beyond.
Trevor Pinnock CBE gave our very first concert and included a first performance of a new piece, too. We've had a world premiere every year since.
'Music in the Village' is a not for profit organisation, it's aim is to provide affordable concerts of the highest standard. Ticket prices have been held at £13 [£6.50 seniors and students] for a few years now; we will attempt to do that again in the 2017-18 season.
I couldn't have done it without Gail Hennessy, my partner - Gail is the Art Department and is fellow worker bee for the concerts.
Music in the Village dates 2017-18
October 5th 2017 The Marian Consort
November 16th 2017 The Rautio Trio
January 11th 2018 - our 100th concert! The Walthamstow Collective of Baroque Musicians.
February 22nd 2018 Joseph Moog, pianist.
March 22nd 2018 Fitzwilliam String Quartet
May 31st 2018 Trevor Pinnock, harpsichordist
June 20th 2018
0ur Summer Solstice "Son et Lumiére" at St. Michael and All Angels (Northcote Rd. E17). Starts as the sun goes down at 9.20pm. 60 minutes of peace to enjoy a moment of peace or meditation with a recording of plainchant made by Ensemble Organum from the 18th century choir books of the Cathedrale d'Auxerre . Over 700 hundred candles were lit to illuminate the church in 2017.
It's a free event! Come and go as you please.
Music in the Village will have an artist in residence for the 2017-18 season. Anna Alcock will be working from the gallery at each concert. I'm very excited to see the work our concerts inspire.
St Mary's Church, Church Hill, Walthamstow
London E17 9RL
You can phone me for details on 020 8223 0772.
Better still, email me .