Sunday  Evening Music Among Friends

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The Music

Some of the best music of the twentieth century was written for the cinema and TV, and some of the greatest classical pieces have found their way to the cinema too. The ensemble will play a varied programme from this rich and enormous repertoire, from Pachelbel to Leonard Bernstein, Mozart to William Walton, and masters of the genre including John Williams, Ennio Morricone and Carl Davis.  

Sunday April 28th 7.30pm

th 7.30pm

Sunday May 26th 7.30pm

Sunday June 30th  7.30pm  

The Colour House Ensemble

A Concert of Film Music                                                                                           


The Johannes Quartet makes its welcome annual appearance with Shostakovich’s freshly melodious Piano Quintet from 1940  -  his best known and loved chamber work, with none of the angst of his later years troubled by the oppressive Soviet regime.  They precede it with the piece that at the time Mozart himself described as “the best thing I have written in my life”  -  the great Quintet for piano and winds which we hear in the rarely played arrangement the composer himself made for piano quartet.

The Johannes Piano Quartet, with Lynn Cook (violin)


Piano Quartet in E flat K.452


Piano Quintet in G minor Op.57       

Sarah Thurlow (clarinet)

The Colour House Ensemble

Mozart: Divertimento in D K.251

Berlioz: The Shepherd’s Farewell

           The Witches’ Sabbath

Weber:  Clarinet Quintet in B flat

A welcome and long overdue return by our favourite clarinettist in one of the three great quintets for her instrument (we offered her the Mozart and the Brahms, but she chose the Weber  -  “it’s such fun to play”!).  And to listen to too, one of his most scintillating pieces.  The strings give us one of the teenage Mozart’s miraculous Divertimenti, after which we couldn’t resist paying a tribute to that quintessential romantic Berlioz, the 150th anniversary of whose death is being celebrated this year  -  the fact that he didn’t write any genuine chamber music to speak of hasn’t put us off, courtesy of John Kirby’s masterly arrangements.