Concerts for all.
An annual series of live classical
music performances at
ST. WILFRID'S CHURCH, CHURCH LANE,
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
Concerts in 2018
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.
1. Thursday 15th February 2018
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.
4. Saturday 19th May 2018
Chetham’s School of Music
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
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.
5. Thursday 14th June 2018
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.
6. Thursday 13th September 2018
Budapest Café Orchestra
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
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
The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge and conductor Graham Ross explore the theme of peace across the centuries, and how composers from around the world have responded to it in their writing for unaccompanied voices. With works from the UK, Estonia, France and Iceland, the programme includes Nunc dimittis settings by Josquin des Prez, Christopher Tye and Gustav Holst, and James MacMillan’s recent stunning setting of the famous Miserere text.
7. Thursday 18th October 2018
The Willshire Duo is comprised of husband and wife team, Philippa Harrison and James Willshire. The Duo regularly tour around the UK and abroad performing a wide variety of repertoire from SaintSaens Carnival of the Animals and Britten’s works for two pianos, to new commissions such as Duelogue by Rory Boyle.