Concerts 2019/20

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

Advance ticket discounts available – see Booking

Due to the present health concerns, our April and May 2020 concerts have reluctantly been cancelled. We hope you will understand – any queries, please contact Marian Barwell

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)