December 2018 recital

Coffee and Concerts

There have been lunchtime concerts at St Mary Magdalene Church for many years.

Starting from January 2019 on the second Wednesday in every month, except August, we will be changing the format to Coffee and Cake at 11:30am with a chance to catch up and have a chat with friends before the concert which begins at 12.30pm, and lasts about half an hour. The concerts give local people an opportunity to perform in a good venue and the audience the pleasure of hearing live music of a high standard. In the past we have been entertained by singers, choirs and instrumentalists.

Everyone, whether a member of our Church or a passer-by, is welcome to come to the concerts. There is no charge for entry but there is a retiring collection to cover expenses.

The coffee (or tea) and cake in the Choir Vestry before the concert has a a small charge of £2.00.

For more information please contact Eleanor.

I would warmly recommend the Wednesday concerts, held monthly in this beautiful late Victorian church. I can enjoy music, ranging from baroque to jazz, played by professional musicians or talented amateurs. I look forward to coffee, cake and a chat with friends in the vestry. Overall, a very nice way to spend a relaxing mid-morning break.
Alice Emke
I would warmly recommend the Wednesday concerts, held monthly in this beautiful late Victorian church. I can enjoy music, ranging from baroque to jazz, played by professional musicians or talented amateurs. I look forward to coffee, cake and a chat with friends in the vestry. Overall, a very nice way to spend a relaxing mid-morning break.
Alice Emke
Coffee and a Concert
Concert programme for 2019
January 9Marina Ersog: Piano
February 13Margery Dey and Cassie Davies: on a variety of Recorders
March 13Enfield Grammar School Band
April 10The Anern String Trio
May 8Gordon Giles: Flute and Roddy Elmer: Piano
June 12Robert Medina: Baritone
July 10Jonathan Newby: Organ
AugustNo Concert
September 11Catherine Leonard: Piano
October 9Serafini Chamber Group
November 13Michael and Marion Smith: Piano and Organ
December 11Suzannah Knight: Oboe; Michael Lovejoy: Violin and Roddy Elmer: Piano

From the Parish Magazine...

Enfield Grammar School Tour Band together with their tutor, Simon Tate-Lovery played to us. They produced a lively and polished performance and like other groups from their school who have visited us over the years were a credit to Enfield Grammar School. We are also grateful to Aaron Ness, the head of music, who brought them.

Due to road works, the audience arrived late and when the music began there were only 15 of them. Eventually this rose to 25. The audiences have recently been shrinking which is a pity for the performers who put such an effort in their performances. So, if you know anyone locally who is interested in music please invite them along to our concerts.

At 12.30 pm on Wednesday 11 April the Anern String Trio will play to us. This will be a very different sort of music. Do come along – entrance is free, just a retiring collection.

Eleanor Pritchard