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Music in The Village

In 2002 I started a local concert series in St. Marys church, founded in the 12 century, in the heart of Walthamstow Village. It has a really  lovely atmosphere  for chamber music.   'Music in The Village', as it became, is widely known now and an ever growing audience comes from all over East London, and many from further beyond.


I couldn't have done it without Gail Hennessy, my partner - Gail is the Art Department and is fellow worker bee for the concerts.


Trevor Pinnock CBE gave our very first concert and included a first performance of a new piece, too.  We are proud to say that we have had a world premiere every year since (sometimes more than one).

It is our policy to commission equal numbers of male and female composers

See the full list to date. 


Music in the Village is a not for profit organisation, it's aim is to provide affordable concerts of the highest standard.  


Music in the Village had an artist in residence through the 2017-18 season.  Anna Alcock was working from the gallery at each concert.  I was very excited to see the work our concerts inspired.



Admission £13.50  (£7 concessions) on the door


Telephone 020 8223 0772  

Email Peter McCarthy

Music in the Village performance dates 2018 

For regularly updated details on dates, performers and programmes please see here.  

Doors open at 7pm for concert at 7:30pm.

Find the the Venue

St Mary's Church

Church Hill

Walthamstow Village

London E17 9RL

PUBLIC TRANSPORT is recommended


St Mary's is a 10 minute walk from Walthamstow Central Tube and overland station. Cross over Hoe Street and continue up St Mary's Road or Church Hill.  


212  and the W12  to and from the Bus Station stop quite close and save an uphill walk.


There is very limited parking near the Church and access is via Church Hill from Hoe Street, or from Shernhall Street.