Concerts for all. 

An annual series of live classical
music performances at

ST. WILFRID'S CHURCH, CHURCH LANE,
GRAPPENHALL VILLAGE,
WARRINGTON, CHESHIRE
WA4 3EP   UK

Featuring some of the top names in classical music.

 

St Wilfrid's church boasts a warm and very comfortable setting for concerts.

Live at St Wilfrid's! has been presenting high quality concerts for twenty five years. As well as encouraging young musicians, it has played host to many internationally famous artists including Stephen Hough, Tasmin Little, Steven Isserlis, Michael Collins Martin Roscoe, Leon McCawley, Paul Lewis and The Brodsky and Sorrel Quartets and The Kings Singers.

It provides a varied diet of music, a decision endorsed by audience survey and as recommended by  Classic FM Magazine

Photos © Richard Connolly 

 

All concerts start at 7.30pm

 

Previous concerts in 2018 season

Contact and Booking Details

 

                                  

 

 

How to find St Wilfrid’s Church

CHURCH LANE GRAPPENHALL WA4 3EP

From the M6 junction 20 (M56 junction 9) take the A50 towards Warrington.  After approximately a mile, turn left into Bellhouse Lane which is immediately after the 30mph speed restriction sign.  Follow the lane for half a mile, over a humped back bridge and the church is on the right.  Parking facilities will be indicated. 

Email:  info@liveatstwilfrids.co.uk

 

 

1. Thursday 15th February 2018

 

Joslin Piano Trio (violin, cello, piano)

 

The Joslin Trio is made up of young musicians with great credentials. Rosa Hartley is a post-graduate student at Royal College of Music. Lucy Hoile is in her final year at RNCM and a member of the European Youth Orchestra. Hayley Parkes was piano finalist in the BBC Young Musicians 2014, graduated with 1st class honours in 2016 and is now a Supported Artist with Yamaha Europe and also a public speaker.

The concert will include;

Beethoven Piano Trio in D Major 'Ghost'

Turina Circulo

Dvorak Piano Trio No. 4 in E Minor 'Dumky'

Piazzola Winter & Spring from '4 Estaciones'          

4. Saturday 19th May 2018

Chetham’s School of Music

Chetham's School of Music website, click here

The school is based in Manchester and is the largest specialist Music School in the UK. This is our annual opportunity to hear young professional musicians of the future. The enthusiasm, skills and professional approach of the young players provides a delightful concert for us.

                                                

3. Thursday 12th April 2018

 

National Youth Jazz Orchestra Ambassadors

National Youth Jazz Orchestra Ambassadors website, click here

Join the NYJO Ambassadors Sextet led by Professor of Jazz at the Royal College of Music, trumpeter Mark Armstrong for an evening of well-loved classics from the Great American Songbook, to include music by Gershwin, Cole Porter and Hoagy Carmichael. The NYJO has helped launch the careers of many renowned musicians including Amy Winehouse.

                                               

 

All concerts start at 7.30pm

 

Next and future concerts in 2018 season 

 

5. Thursday 14th June 2018

 

Opera Gala (RNCM Operatic Singers)

RNCM website, click here

To buy Opera Gala (RNCM Operatic Singers) tickets. click here

Operatic arias and light operetta including solos, duets and trios will be performed by talented mezzo, tenor and baritone students from the RNCM with piano accompaniment.

 

 

                  

 Chelsea Burns                                     Luois-Charles Gagnon

(mezzo-soprano)                                  (tenor)

               

John Luean Jones                              Philip Sharp

(baritone)                                               (piano)

The programme will include the following:-

GIUSEPPE VERDI                                        La donna è mobile from Rigoletto

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART          Non più andrai from The Marriage of Figaro

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART          Là ci darem la mano from Don Giovanni

VINCENZO BELLINI                                   Se Romeo t’uccise un figlio from I Capuleti e i Montecchi

GIOACHINO ROSSINI                                Ecco ridente in cielo from The Barber of Seville

GEORGES BIZET                                         Au fond du temple saint from The Pearl Fishers

GAETANO DONIZETTI                              Bella siccome un angelo from Don Pasquale

RICHARD STRAUSS                                   Sein wir wieder gut from Ariadne auf Naxos

GIACOMO PUCCINI                                    Trio from Madama Butterfly

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RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN             Some Enchanted Evening from South Pacific

FRANZ LEHÁR                                            You are My Heart’s Delight from The Land of Smiles

FRANZ LEHÁR                                            Love unspoken from The Merry Widow

ENGLEBERT HUMPERDINCK                  The Witch's Aria from Hansel and Gretel

JERRY BOCK                                                If I Were a Rich Man from Fiddler on the Roof

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART          Papageno-Papagena Duet from The Magic Flute

LIONEL BART                                              As Long as He Needs Me from Oliver!

GIOVANNI CAPURRO                                O sole mio

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART          oave sia il vento from Così fan tutte

 

6. Thursday 13th September 2018

 

Budapest Café Orchestra

 

Budapest Café Orchestra website, click here

 

To buy Budapest Café Orchestra tickets on line, click here

 

The Budapest Café Orchestra has won legions of fans through its infectious and captivating performances. A small, but impeccably formed, orchestra of just four players, the BCO combines violin, guitar, accordion, double bass, saz & balalaika creating an awesome aural alchemy normally only characteristic of far larger ensembles. Led by jazz violin superstar Christian Garrick, The Budapest Café Orchestra plays traditional folk and gypsy flavoured music from across the Balkans and Russia.

                   

  

 

 

8. Thursday 15th November 2018

 

Red Priest 

(World’s Most Extraordinary Baroque Quartet)

Red Priest website, click here

To buy Red Priest tickets on line, click here

Following the success of their programmes of Bach (‘Johann I’m Only Dancing’) and Vivaldi (‘Carnival of the Seasons’). Red Priest will take us on a whirlwind tour through the music of that other titan of the baroque, Georg Frederick Handel. Their programme includes sonatas, chaconnes and virtuoso variations, transcriptions both sublime and tempestuous and an audacious suite drawn from his most celebrated work, The Messiah.

                      

2. Saturday 24th March 2018

 

Choir of Clare College, Cambridge

Choir of Clare College website, click here 

                                   

 

7. Thursday 18th October 2018

 

 

The Willshire Duo is unable to perform in October, therefore the advertised concert will be substituted by a violin and piano recital by students from the Royal Northern College of Music.

Further details to follow.