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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, April 15th 2018:  ‘Allora’ Quartet: Flute and Strings playing Mozart Flute Quartet in A, Three French songs, Haydn – London Trio in C, Bach Andante from flute sonata in E minor, Borne Fantasy on themes from Bizet’s Carmen

Tim Taylorson (flute) is an accomplished flautist who leads this quartet, with Nancy Taylor (violin), Jason Glover (viola) and Chris Mansell (cello).  ‘Allora’ is based in the Midlands and its members studied at the Conservatories in London and have worked together in professional orchestras and ensembles over the last twenty years. They gave us a most enjoyable concert last year so we’ve asked them to come again!


Sunday, June 3rd 2018: Alan Thomas, Classical Guitar

Alan will play a programme include Bach’s monumental ‘Chaconne’, as well as Spanish music by Manuel de Falla and his own innovative composition ‘Out of Africa’.

Alan is a world class guitarist whose compositions and performances have received wide acclaim.  He teaches at the music faculties of York and Loughborough universities, and at Loughborough Music School.  He gave us a very enjoyable concert last year – solo guitar works really well in the superb acoustics of the Launde Chapel!

n.b.  the time of this concert is 5.00 pm, with cream teas at 4.15 pm

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

Details to follow


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:  Dup 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 (except June 3rd when tea is at 4.15pm and the concert at 5.00 pm)

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






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