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Join us for an hour of high class classical music in our medieval chapel followed by a delicious cream tea. Concert at 3.00 pm followed by tea at 4.15 pm.

£15 for tea and concert, or just £10 for the concert. Please contact Launde Abbey on 01572 717254 to book (advance booking only).

2018 Programme



Sunday, July 22nd 2018:  Rising Stars, featuring some very talented young people.

Last year the Edirisinghe family gave us a stunning concert – and they are back again.  Come and hear these very talented young people.

Avishka Edirisinghe, aged 19, (violin and piano); currently studying at Imperial College and the Royal College of Music, London.  He was leader of the Leicestershire Schools Symphony Orchestra from 2013 – 2016.

Danushka Edirisinghe, aged 15, (cello).  He is currently attending the Royal Academy of Music’s junior department for cello lessons, where he is principal cellist in RA Music Sonfonia Orchestra.  He is also a member of the National Youth Chamber Orchestra 2018.

Ayeka Edirisinghe, aged 11, is a keen pianist, violinist and singer, and regularly performs in concerts as a member of numerous LES ensembles.

The Briggs Quartet will also be performing for us – all members of Loughborough Endowed Schools – Ailsa (first violin); Gina (second violin), James (viola) and Danushka (cello).

The afternoon’s programme will include music by Shostakovich, Bach, Beethoven, Mascagni, Chopin, Franck, Rachmaninoff, Dvorak and Piazzolla.


Sunday, September 16th 2018: Frontiers Trio – David Le Page (violin), Nick Stringfellow (cello) and Mark Ashford (classical guitar)

David is one of the most sought after violinists, a virtuoso and a former pupil of the Yehudi Menuhin School.  With his two very talented colleagues, mixing the old and the new, Frontiers perform music as diverse as classical, folk, Bluegrass, gypsy, contemporary and romantic.  Make sure you book early for this concert as last year’s was a sell-out!


Sunday, October 21st 2018:  Elizabeth Bass (harp)

Elizabeth has just completed her final year at the Royal Academy of Music in London.  She is an outstanding harpist with a promising career ahead of her.  Last year she won the Silver Medal in one of the most prestigious harp competitions in the world, the USA International Harp Competition.  She gave us a wonderful concert last year and we are so pleased she is coming again!


Sunday, December 9th 2018:  Duo Dunamis (violin and piano) featuring Steve Robbings and Christine Townsend

Christine Townsend studied violin at the Royal Academy of Music and went on to pursue a career as a chamber musician and principal orchestral player with the London Philharmonic and City of Birmingham Orchestras.  Stephen Robbins also studied piano at the Royal Academy of Music and won the Academy’s highest award for pianists.  He has performed at major venues in the UK, also travelling to Europe, the Far East and the USA and has played on BBC Radio and TV.  Their recent CD features music by Elgar, Prokofiev and Debussy.


Cost: £15.00 for tea and concert (or just £10.00 for the concert).

All concerts are at 3.00 pm, followed by cream teas at 4.15 pm 

Please book your place with Launde Abbey on 01572 717254 or email; info@launde.org.uk






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