Concerts 2019/20

The 2019/20 season of concerts and events performed
at St Laurence Church and The Ark, Alvechurch

Due to the present health concerns, all our remaining concerts of the current season have been cancelled – please see the home page

Saturday 4 April 2020 7.30pm – £16/advance £15
Mozart and his Mentors

Mozart – Horn Concerto No.4
Mozart – Adagio and Fugue in C minor
Boccherini – Symphony No.26
Haydn – Symphony No.67

The Midland Sinfonia
Nic Fallowfield, conductor
James Topp, horn
(poster download)

Saturday 9 May 2020 7.30pm – £13/advance £12
Schubert’s Quintet

Haydn – String Quartet in D minor Op.103
Ravel – String Quartet in F
Schubert – String Quintet in C

Tedesca Quartet:
Nic Fallowfield, violin
Clare Bhabra, violin
Richard Muncey, viola
Jenny Curtis, cello
and their guest Tim Gill
(poster download)

Sunday 28 June 2020 3pm – £free/donations welcome
13th Young Musicians’ Showcase

Our annual invitation for young musicians, up to 18 years old, to perform before an appreciative audience.
To discuss contact: or tel: 0121 447 7040 | 07889 147 861

Our annual Sunday afternoon concert for young musicians (up to 18 years of age) gives the players the opportunity to perform in a concert environment.
For further information please contact or telephone 0121 447 7040 | 07889 147 861
(poster pending)

Saturday 4 July 2020 7.30pm – £16/advance £15
Independence Day

Barber – Adagio for Strings
Milhaud – Suite for Violin, Clarinet and Piano
Dvorak – String Quartet in F Op.96 (‘American’)
Gershwin – Promenade (‘Walking the Dog’)
–Lullaby for Strings
Copland – Appalachian Spring

The Midland Sinfonia
Nic Fallowfield, conductor
(poster pending)

Saturday 2 November 2019 7.30pm – £16/advance £15
Dvořák Serenade

Dvořák – Serenade for Strings
Mozart – Divertimento in F K.138
Britten – Simple Symphony
Hindemith – Five Pieces for Strings
Fauré – Nocturne

The Midland Sinfonia
Nic Fallowfield, conductor
(poster download)

Saturday 7 December 2019 7.30pm – £13/advance £12
Bold as Brass

The performance will include arrangements of traditional Christmas songs, like ‘White Christmas’, ‘Walking in the Air’, ‘Deck the Halls’
and carols: ‘The First Nowell’, ‘Silent Night’,
together with jazz standards: ‘Twelfth Street Rag’, ‘Ain’t Misbehaving’,
and classical favourites: Vivaldi’s ‘Winter’, Saint-Saëns’ ‘Serenade d’Hiver’.

Holborne Brass Ensemble:
Trevor Jones, trumpet
Greg McEwan, trumpet
Tim Stidwell, horn
Les Whitehouse, trombone
Phil Green, tuba
(poster download)

Friday 7 February 2020 7.30pm – £10
Annual Quiz and Supper Evening 

This very popular and entertaining fundraiser event returns – a general knowledge quiz with supper.
Teams of up to six, with singles accommodated.
£10pp; bar available, corkage payable.
– booking absolutely essential!

Contact: or tel: 0121 447 7040 | 07889 147 861
(poster download)

Saturday 7 March 2020 7.30pm – £20/advance £19 | student/accompanied child £5
An Audience with Craig Ogden 

A wonderful opportunity to hear the celebrated Australian-born virtuoso playing popular favourites here in Alvechurch

Domenico Scarlatti – Sonata K.380 and Sonata K.483
Napoléon Coste – Fantasi Dramatique ‘Le Depart’ Op.31
Agustín Barrios Mangoré – Julia Florida and Vals Op.8 No.4
Isaac Albéniz – Torre Bermeja and Sevilla and Asturias
Francisco Tárrega – Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Luigi Legnani –Fantasia Op.19
George Harrison – Here Comes the Sun
Gary Ryan – Lough Caragh and Rondo Rodeo

Book your tickets early as demand will be high.
(poster download)