Sunday Afternoon Recitals at St. Anne’s 2017

In a few weeks time, the ever popular season of Sunday Afternoon Recitals
at St. Anne’s, Kew, will begin. This season is the most ambitious yet,
with a rich variety of first-class performers and performances.

All concerts begin at 3:30pm and last for 45 minutes. Teas will be served
in the parish rooms before and after the recital. All recitals are given
free of charge with a retiring collection.

Please see below listings for May. We look forward to seeing many of you


May 7
St. Anne’s welcomes back innovative opera company Shadwell Opera.
Conducted by Finnegan Downie Dear, and sung by internationally-renowned
tenor Samuel Furness, they present Janacek’s dark song cycle The Diary of
One Who Disappeared. (

May 14
Floreat, an a capella vocal consort based in Westminster directed by Gilly
French, take us on European renaissance tour through Spain, Italy and
England. (

May 21
Ars Eloquentiae, directed by Chad Kelly, performs one of Bach’s earliest
Cantatas “Aus der Tiefen” BWV 131

May 28
Described in The Telegraph as “remarkable”, pianist Gamal Khamis returns
to St. Anne’s to give a recital centred around Brahms’ 6 Klavierstücke.
Also featured in this programme is Chopin’s great Ballade No. 4.

Congratulations to Chad

Chad Kelly – Congratulations to Chad on his appointment with the Bavarian State Opera, Munich. Chad will be taking up his new position on 1st September and his last Sunday at St Anne’s will be 23rd July 2017.

The Dixie Ticklers

Tuesday 14 February 2017 11am in the Parish Room join The Dixie Ticklers a renowned jazz quintet on a sonic voyage from early jazz styles to fresh modern grooves. 50% gig / 50% workshop / 100% awesome. Suitable for ages 4 – 11. All profits to Save The Children Syria Aid. £10 tickets (admits 1 child + 1 adult) available from

Ash Wednesday 1st March 2017

There will be two celebrations of the Eucharist on Ash Wednesday, both offering the imposition of ashes, one said at 12.30 followed by a Lenten lunch in the Hall, the other sung at 20.00 where the music will be Byrd four part Mass and Allegri’s Miserere mei.