Lunchtime recitals, which are free, take place on Thursdays at 1pm in the Summer, and are organised by The Director of Music, David Cain. Please see below for this year’s schedule.
Concerts are organised by Michael Moore and range from secular and choral to jazz and The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines.. There are normally 4 or 5 each year. They are always on Fridays and start at 7.30pm sharp. Ticket prices are shown alongside the events. There is an interval where wine and soft drinks are available – these are free, but donations are always welcome as the evenings are designed to raise money for charity with a contribution to the church. So far the concerts have raised over £50,000. If you have a charity which you would like to be considered, or would like to sponsor an evening, please e-mail Michael Moore (Contact form below).
If you wish to run your own musical event in St Mary’s, outside the Concerts and Recitals, you should get in touch with David Cain. You will require formal PCC approval to run your event, and you will need to discuss costs, arrange the date, which is not too close to other musical events and your insurance cover.
Tickets for St Mary’s concerts are available from Michael Moore. Cheques should be made payable to ‘St Mary’s PCC’, and a stamped addressed envelope forwarded with the request unless you wish to pick the tickets up on the door. Concerts are usually sold out 10 days before the event so early booking is recommended
There are 2 car parks outside the Castle. Parking inside the Castle is not permitted without a blue badge, but arrangements can be made to drop those who need to be by prior arrangement, quoting the car registration number.
You can contact either Michael or David through the contact form below.
St Mary’s Musical Programme 2018
Summer Lunchtime Concert Series 2018
All our Thursday lunchtime concerts start at 1pm and are Free entry with a retiring collection.
Our Tea Room will be open for light lunches and refreshments.
28th June Piano Trio – Eunice Pike (piano), Cathy Mathews (violin) & Mikhail Lezdkan (‘cello)
5th July Victoria Quigley (soprano) with David Cain (piano) Music and songs from the shows
12th July Fumi Otsuki (violin) with Georgios Vardakis (piano) Music by Vaughan Williams, Boulanger and Debussy.
19th July Emma Walker (piano) Music by Haydn, Schubert, Bardanashvili and Chopin
26th July Edward Burfield (trumpet) with Karen Kingsley (piano) Music by Clarke, Stanley, Neruda, Puccini and others.
2nd August Woodwind Quartet – Helen Walton (flute), Rob Blanken (clarinet), Lucinda Willits (oboe) & Colin Wilson (bassoon) A variety of music including folk songs and sea shanties
9th August Anthony Froggatt (organ) Music by Verdi, Liszt, Elgar, Thalban-Ball, Bach & Franck
16th August Joe Goodlad (organ) Music by Mathias, Bach, Bruhns, Vierne, Mendelssohn & Buxtehude
23rd August David Price (from Thailand) (organ)
30th August Grace Yeo (piano)
6th September Judith Wolpe (violin) with Karen Kingsley (piano)
13th September Baroque Ad Hoc – music for harpsichord & recorder
20th September The Anemos Trio – Karen Kingsley (piano), Robert Blanken (clarinet) and Richard Moore (bassoon) Music by Carl Bach, Otto Ketting & Mike Mower
Please contact the church office or David Cain for more details.
Upcoming dates for your Diary
Friday 12th October at 7.30pm – Choristers from Portsmouth Cathedral
We are very lucky to have been able to secure this performance as they have a very busy schedule indeed!
Tickets for our concerts tend to go quite quickly, so please book early to avoid disappointment, they are £8.50 and concessions are £5.50.
Please contact the church office or Sir Michael Moore for more details email@example.com
We will give you your money back if cancelled within 14 days.
All proceeds will go to Blind Veterans UK
Friday 16th November at 7.30pm – West End Singers
More details to follow shortly, this concert will be run by the Friends of St. Mary’s, so please contact either the Church Office or David Williams.
Friday 26th October 2019 at 7.30pm – Hampshire Male Voice Police Choir