Classical music

The South of England and East Anglia offers some of the best Classical music.


The Snowman – Screening with live orchestra

17/12/2018 @ Watford Colosseum

A perfect festive outing for the whole family, that will charm the entire audience. “I remember that winter because it had brought the heaviest snow I had ever seen. Snow had fallen steadily all night long and in the morning I woke in a room filled with light and silence, the whole world seemed to […]

Christmas Carols at The Red House

18/12/2018 @ The Red House

Tuesday 18 December, 2-3pm Join us for a sing-a-long of Christmas carols in the run-up to the festive season. Weather permitting, we will be in the courtyard at The Red House, so wrap up well! Warm up afterwards with mulled wine and mince pies in Reception. Tickets: free, no booking required

Britten Sinfonia: Handel’s Messiah

22/12/2018 @ Saffron Hall

Sophie Bevan soprano Iestyn Davies countertenor Allan Clayton tenor Roderick Williams baritone Britten Sinfonia Voices Eamonn Dougan Britten Sinfonia Voices Director Jacqueline Shave violin/director Britten Sinfonia are joined by a scintillating line-up of some of the UK’s finest singers for a festive performance of Handel’s thrilling and jubilant Messiah. In Conversation – 6.30pm. The soloists […]

Britten Sinfonia: Sir Mark Elder conducts Brahms and Mahler

18/01/2019 @ Saffron Hall

Anna Stéphany mezzo soprano Sir Mark Elder conductor Programme: Britten Suite on English Folk Tunes Mahler Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen Brahms Symphony No. 2 Brahms as Brahms wished it to be heard: Sir Mark Elder joins Britten Sinfonia for the second instalment of their Brahms Symphony Cycle, paired with Mahler’s emotionally charged Songs of a […]

Be a Chorister

19/01/2019 @ St Edmundsbury Cathedral

On Saturday 19 January 2019 from 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm we are holding our ‘Be a Chorister!’ day for boys aged 7+. This is action packed day full of singing, fun and activities and gives a taster of life as a chorister at St Edmundsbury Cathedral. Includes: Action packed singing activities and games Free […]

Britten Sinfonia: Sir Mark Elder conducts Brahms and Mahler

19/01/2019 @ Theatre Royal, Norwich

Anna Stéphany mezzo soprano Sir Mark Elder conductor Programme: Britten Suite on English Folk Tunes Mahler Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen Brahms Symphony No. 2 Brahms as Brahms wished it to be heard: Sir Mark Elder joins Britten Sinfonia for the second instalment of their Brahms Symphony Cycle, paired with Mahler’s emotionally charged Songs of a […]

Britten Sinfonia: At Lunch Two

12/02/2019 @ West Road Concert Hall

Edmund Finnis’ music displays a fascination with sound and melodic patterns, and his new piano trio promises to offer intrigue during Britten Sinfonia’s second lunchtime concert of the series. The programme traces chamber music’s roots back to Bach’s diverse exploration of the sonata form in Violin Sonata No. 1, via Martinů’s kaleidoscopic Trio Sonata.

Britten Sinfonia: At Lunch Two

15/02/2019 @ St Andrew’s Hall

Edmund Finnis’ music displays a fascination with sound and melodic patterns, and his new piano trio promises to offer intrigue during Britten Sinfonia’s second lunchtime concert of the series. The programme traces chamber music’s roots back to Bach’s diverse exploration of the sonata form in Violin Sonata No. 1, via Martinů’s kaleidoscopic Trio Sonata.

Dido and Aeneas and Gianni Schicchi

14/03/2019 – 16/03/2019 @ Compass Theatre

Harrow Opera’s talented singers present a double bill of Puccini and Purcell. Puccini’s comic opera, Gianni Schicchi, combines hilarious comedy with glorious music, including the exquisite aria ‘Oh,my beloved father’ Love and Betrayal are tragically explored in this immersive restaging of Purcell’s haunting opera Dido and Aeneas.

Britten Sinfonia: At Lunch Three

22/03/2019 @ St Andrew’s Hall

This Scottish folk-inspired concert features works by James MacMillan and Peter Maxwell Davies, including the first live performance of MacMillan’s Hirta, an arrangement of a folk song from St Kilda. A new work by the winner of Britten Sinfonia’s OPUS2018 competition for unpublished composers will also receive its world premiere, the composer having been mentored […]