Summer Recital Series 2019

Every Sunday afternoon from May to September, this beautiful and
historic church offers a platform for emerging artists and seasoned
professionals to present exciting and eclectic programmes to the local
community and the wider visiting audience. For over a decade, the
Saint Anne’s Sunday Afternoon Recital Series has consistently
attracted musicians of international repute to perform in this
atmospheric setting.
This year’s series includes programmes from four international piano
recitalists, a unique vocal recital celebrating the centenary of Polish-
Jewish composer Miecyszlaw Weinberg, a new reading for harp and
voice of Les nuits d’été in the sesquicentennial anniversary of the death
of Hector Berlioz, a chamber music cycle featuring Messiaen’s Quatuor
pour la fin du temps, Shostakovich’s Quartet no. 8 in C minor (opus 110)
and Arnold Cooke’s rarely performed Piano Trio, two specialist period
instrument ensembles, contemporary music collective Ensemble x.y
and the return of former music director Chad Kelly to perform three
concerts of the Bach Cantatas, with musical friends old and new.
Before and after every recital, home-made cakes and cream teas can
be enjoyed in the church’s Parish Rooms and surrounding picturesque
grounds. A retiring collection goes towards sustaining and developing
the rich musical life of the community.