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Oct 16, 2020

7.00

Castle Village, Berkhamsted

FROM SALON TO CABARET

The Ridgeway Ensemble present a potpourri of popular music played in the salons of the 19th Century, the Cabarets of Vienna and Berlin and the Cafés of Paris. The concert features tuneful and  joyful music by Gounod, Fauré, Bernstein and Edith Piaf and others.

Sep 23, 2020

7.30

Andover Music Club

THE COMPOSER IN SOCIETY:  MASTER OR SERVANT?

In our new programme we take a look at familiar figures from a more unusual angle:

In Beethoven's 250th anniversary year, we ask, was he really the lonely revolutionary genius of the Romantic imagination, writing only for posterity? How did he and his predecessors Haydn and Mozart fit into society, and how did their successors live as society changed in the 19th century?

The Ridgeway Ensemble is joined by violinist Esther King Smith for a programme of chamber music and songs, with quotations from letters and contemporary accounts to explore the relationships between composers and their patrons.

 

Feb 02, 2020

2.30pm

Holy Trinity, Potten End

Queen Victoria’s 200th birthday fell on May 24th 2019, and Prince Albert’s on August 26th. The Ridgeway Ensemble conclude their festival to celebrate this double bicentenary with -

 

Victoria and Albert – a musical romance

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's mutual passion for music was at the heart of their relationship from the very beginning.  An accomplished composer, Albert shared his creative process in letters to the young queen and as their married life progressed it was punctuated by concerts, private performances and audiences with the musical elite of Europe. The Ridgeway Ensemble brings to life the musical world of the royal couple through readings from their letters and diaries and contemporary accounts.  At the heart of the programme are songs originally composed by Prince Albert for voice cello and piano, which have remained unpublished and unperformed until now.  The programme reflects the tastes and musical achievements of Victoria and Albert and includes music by Mendelssohn, Clara Schumann, Bellini, Elgar and Sullivan, opening a window onto the musical life of Victorian England.

Oct 20, 2019

1.10

High Wycombe Parish Church

Queen Victoria’s 200th birthday falls on May 24th this year, and Prince Albert’s on August 26th. As part of their festival to celebrate this double bicentenary the Ridgeway Ensemble present -

 

Victoria and Albert – a musical romance

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's mutual passion for music was at the heart of their relationship from the very beginning.  An accomplished composer, Albert shared his creative process in letters to the young queen and as their married life progressed it was punctuated by concerts, private performances and audiences with the musical elite of Europe. The Ridgeway Ensemble brings to life the musical world of the royal couple through readings from their letters and diaries and contemporary accounts.  At the heart of the programme are songs originally composed by Prince Albert for voice cello and piano, which have remained unpublished and unperformed until now.  The programme reflects the tastes and musical achievements of Victoria and Albert and includes music by Mendelssohn, Clara Schumann, Bellini, Elgar and Sullivan, opening a window onto the musical life of Victorian England.

Sep 27, 2019

11.30.

Music at the City Church, Milton Keynes

Queen Victoria’s 200th birthday falls on May 24th this year, and Prince Albert’s on August 26th. As part of their festival to celebrate this double bicentenary the Ridgeway Ensemble present -

 

Victoria and Albert – a musical romance

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's mutual passion for music was at the heart of their relationship from the very beginning.  An accomplished composer, Albert shared his creative process in letters to the young queen and as their married life progressed it was punctuated by concerts, private performances and audiences with the musical elite of Europe. The Ridgeway Ensemble brings to life the musical world of the royal couple through readings from their letters and diaries and contemporary accounts.  At the heart of the programme are songs originally composed by Prince Albert for voice cello and piano, which have remained unpublished and unperformed until now.  The programme reflects the tastes and musical achievements of Victoria and Albert and includes music by Mendelssohn, Clara Schumann, Bellini, Elgar and Sullivan, opening a window onto the musical life of Victorian England.

Jul 10, 2019

12.45

St Mary the Virgin, Aylesbury

NEW HORIZONS - DIVERGING PATHS

CELLO , PIANO AND VOCAL MUSIC - 1900-1930

As the 20th century dawned composers all over Europe were seeking new ways to express themselves, some reacting against the high romantic style which had been dominant for so long by turning to the traditions of their native countries while others pushed beyond the limits of accepted tonality. We explore the different paths that developed in the early years of the century, and the effect of the First World War, in a programme ranging from Richard Strauss to Weill and Gershwin.

May 23, 2019

7.30

St Mary the Virgin, Ivinghoe

Queen Victoria’s 200th birthday falls on May 24th this year, and Prince Albert’s on August 26th. As part of their festival to celebrate this double bicentenary the Ridgeway Ensemble present -

 

Victoria and Albert – a musical romance

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's mutual passion for music was at the heart of their relationship from the very beginning.  An accomplished composer, Albert shared his creative process in letters to the young queen and as their married life progressed it was punctuated by concerts, private performances and audiences with the musical elite of Europe. The Ridgeway Ensemble brings to life the musical world of the royal couple through readings from their letters and diaries and contemporary accounts.  At the heart of the programme are songs originally composed by Prince Albert for voice cello and piano, which have remained unpublished and unperformed until now.  The programme reflects the tastes and musical achievements of Victoria and Albert and includes music by Mendelssohn, Clara Schumann, Bellini, Elgar and Sullivan, opening a window onto the musical life of Victorian England.

May 11, 2019

4.00pm

The Old Bluecoat School, Thatcham

WEST BERKSHIRE PERFORMING ARTS

VICTORIA & ALBERT - A MUSICAL ROMANCE

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's mutual passion for music was at the heart of their relationship from the very beginning.  An accomplished composer, Albert shared his creative process in letters to the young queen and as their married life progressed it was punctuated by concerts, private performances and audiences with the musical elite of Europe. The Ridgeway Ensemble brings to life the musical world of the royal couple through readings from their letters and diaries and contemporary accounts.  At the heart of the programme are songs originally composed by Prince Albert for voice cello and piano, which have remained unpublished and unperformed until now.  The programme reflects the tastes and musical achievements of Victoria and Albert and includes music by Mendelssohn, Clara Schumann, Bellini, Elgar and Sullivan, opening a window onto the musical life of Victorian England.

Apr 11, 2019

7.30pm

Highfields School, Lumsdale, Matlock

MATLOCK MUSIC SOCIETY

LOVE LETTERS

The songs and cello music of Johannes Brahms, Robert and Clara Schumann  weave between selections of their letters revealing relationships that are amongst the most deeply felt in classical music.

Nov 26, 2018

1.10pm

High Wycombe Parish Church

NEW HORIZONS - DIVERGING PATHS

CELLO , PIANO AND VOCAL MUSIC - 1900-1930

As the 20th century dawned composers all over Europe were seeking new ways to express themselves, some reacting against the high romantic style which had been dominant for so long by turning to the traditions of their native countries while others pushed beyond the limits of accepted tonality. We explore the different paths that developed in the early years of the century, and the effect of the First World War, in a programme ranging from Richard Strauss to Weill and Gershwin.

Nov 18, 2018

2.30pm

Girton College Music Society

NEW HORIZONS - DIVERGING PATHS

CELLO , PIANO AND VOCAL MUSIC - 1900-1930

As the 20th century dawned composers all over Europe were seeking new ways to express themselves, some reacting against the high romantic style which had been dominant for so long by turning to the traditions of their native countries while others pushed beyond the limits of accepted tonality. We explore the different paths that developed in the early years of the century, and the effect of the First World War, in a programme ranging from Richard Strauss to Weill and Gershwin.

Sep 27, 2018

7.30pm

Gerrans Parish Memorial Hall, Portscatho, Conrwall

ROSELAND MUSIC SOCIETY

LOVE LETTERS

The songs and cello music of Johannes Brahms, Robert and Clara Schumann  weave between selections of their letters revealing relationships that are amongst the most deeply felt in classical music.

Jul 09, 2018

8.05pm

Burgh House, Hampstead

HAMPSTEAD MUSIC CLUB

NEW HORIZONS - DIVERGING PATHS

CELLO , PIANO AND VOCAL MUSIC - 1900-1930

As the 20th century dawned composers all over Europe were seeking new ways to express themselves, some reacting against the high romantic style which had been dominant for so long by turning to the traditions of their native countries while others pushed beyond the limits of accepted tonality. We explore the different paths that developed in the early years of the century, and the effect of the First World War, in a programme ranging from Richard Strauss to Weill and Gershwin.

Jan 11, 2018

12.45

St Mary the Virgin, Aylesbury

FROM SALON TO CABARET

 

Slapton based musicians “The Ridgeway Ensemble” present a potpourri of popular music played in the salons of the 19th Century, the Cabarets of Vienna and Berlin and the Cafés of Paris.  The tuneful and  joyful music will be interspersed with poetry and prose readings.

Beat the winter blues in the company of, among others, Gounod, Fauré, Bernstein and Edith Piaf.

Oct 01, 2017

Sir John Soane Museum, London

The Ridgeway Ensemble will perform for the Patrons of the museum.  This is a private function.

SIR JOHN SOANE AND THE MUSIC OF HIS TIMES

The life and times of the renowned 18th century architect of Wimpole Hall, the Bank of England and the Royal Chelsea Hospital, Sir John Soane is reflected in the music of his contemporaries.

Oct 05, 2017

Wimpole Hall, Royston, Cambridgeshire

SIR JOHN SOANE AND THE MUSIC OF HIS TIMES

The life and times of the renowned 18th century architect of Wimpole Hall, the Bank of England and the Royal Chelsea Hospital, Sir John Soane is reflected in the music of his contemporaries.

Sep 24, 2017

1.10

All Saints, High Wycombe

Programme to be decided

Sep 22, 2017

11.30

Music at The City Church, Milton Keynes

FROM SALON TO CABARET

The Ridgeway Ensemble present a potpourri of popular music played in the salons of the 19th Century, the Cabarets of Vienna and Berlin and the Cafés of Paris.  Perfect for a spring day, the concert features tuneful and  joyful music by Gounod, Fauré, Bernstein and Edith Piaf and others.

Jul 19, 2017

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RIDGEWAY ENSEMBLE TOUR FRANCE

Sérénade d'été

The Ridgeway Ensemble will be bringing their summer programme of French and Spanish music to Southern France.  Concert details are as follows:

Thursday 20th July @ 19.00

Salle Roger Delenne, Mairie de St Laurent le Minier (Gard)

Friday 21st July @ 20.00

Chapelle Castrale, Laroque (Hérault)

Saturday 22nd July @ 17.30

Eglise de Vissec (Gard)

Sunday 23rd July @ 18.00

Temple de Valleraugue (Gard)

Tuesday 25th July @ 21.00

Château de Poët-Célard (Drôme)

Jul 08, 2017

3.00

St Mary's Church, Pitstone

SUMMER SERENADE

The Ridgeway Ensemble take you on a tour to France and Spain, with well loved melodies from "Carmen" and the operettas of Offenbach, and also the passionately sensuous music of Manuel de Falla.

This will be an informal concert as this beautiful church will be open to visitors throughout the afternoon.  You are welcome to wander in and out, to explore the church and its environs, or to stay for the duration of the concert.

There is no charge, but donations to the church would be appreciated.

Refreshments will be available throughout the afternoon.  

The church opens at 2.00 and closes at 5.00.

Feb 21, 2017

8.00

Hampstead Music Club, Burgh House, London NW3

LOVE LETTERS

The songs and cello music of Johannes Brahms, Robert and Clara Schumann  weave between selections of their letters revealing relationships that are amongst the most deeply felt in classical music.

Dec 14, 2016

12.30

English Speaking Union, Bedford

VICTORIA & ALBERT - A MUSICAL ROMANCE

To reserve a place, please contact Brenda Alexander:  tel  01234 881473, email B_Beeches@btinternet.com

Price £21 to include lunch

Venue:  The Sharnbrook hotel, Park Ln, Sharnbrook, Bedford MK44 1LX

Dec 03, 2016

7.30

Berkhamsted Music, The Civic Centre, Berkhamsted

VICTORIA & ALBERT - A MUSICAL ROMANCE

 

 

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's mutual passion for music was at the heart of their relationship from the very beginning.  An accomplished composer, Albert shared his creative process in letters to the young queen and as their married life progressed it was punctuated by concerts, private performances and audiences with the musical elite of Europe. The Ridgeway Ensemble brings to life the musical world of the royal couple through readings from their letters and diaries and contemporary accounts.  At the heart of the programme are songs originally composed by Prince Albert for voice cello and piano, which have remained unpublished and unperformed until now.  The programme reflects the tastes and musical achievements of Victoria and Albert and includes music by Mendelssohn, Clara Schumann, Bellini, Elgar and Sullivan, opening a window onto the musical life of Victorian England.

 

Jul 09, 2016

From 3.00pm

St Mary the Virgin, Ivinghoe

SONGS AND SCONES

Let the Ridgeway ensemble serenade you in a programme of light summer classics while you enjoy afternoon tea and freshly baked cakes.

Drift in and out as the mood takes you - or stay for the whole afternoon.

Contact judith@ridgewayensemble.co.uk for further information

Jul 08, 2016

3.00pm

Holy Trinity Church, Potten End

SONGS AND SCONES

Let the Ridgeway ensemble serenade you in a programme of light summer classics, followed by afternoon tea and freshly baked scones.

Tickets:  £8 available on the door

Please contact judith@ridgewayensemble.co.uk for further information

Mar 11, 2016

7.00

West Lodge Park

VICTORIA & ALBERT - A MUSICAL ROMANCE

 

 

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's mutual passion for music was at the heart of their relationship from the very beginning.  An accomplished composer, Albert shared his creative process in letters to the young queen and as their married life progressed it was punctuated by concerts, private performances and audiences with the musical elite of Europe. The Ridgeway Ensemble brings to life the musical world of the royal couple through readings from their letters and diaries and contemporary accounts.  At the heart of the programme are songs originally composed by Prince Albert for voice cello and piano, which have remained unpublished and unperformed until now.  The programme reflects the tastes and musical achievements of Victoria and Albert and includes music by Mendelssohn, Clara Schumann, Bellini, Elgar and Sullivan, opening a window onto the musical life of Victorian England.

 

Feb 06, 2016

7.30

St Mary the Virgin, Ivinghoe

FROM SALON TO CABARET

 

Slapton based musicians “The Ridgeway Ensemble” present a potpourri of popular music played in the salons of the 19th Century, the Cabarets of Vienna and Berlin and the Cafés of Paris.  The tuneful and  joyful music will be interspersed with poetry and prose readings.

Beat the winter blues in the company of, among others, Gounod, Fauré, Bernstein and Edith Piaf.

Jan 30, 2016

7.30

Holy Trinity Church, Potten End

FROM SALON TO CABARET

 

Slapton based musicians “The Ridgeway Ensemble” present a potpourri of popular music played in the salons of the 19th Century, the Cabarets of Vienna and Berlin and the Cafés of Paris.  The tuneful and  joyful music will be interspersed with poetry and prose readings.

Beat the winter blues in the company of, among others, Gounod, Fauré, Bernstein and Edith Piaf.

Nov 18, 2015

8.05

Hamstead Music Club, Burgh House, Hampstead

VICTORIA & ALBERT - A MUSICAL ROMANCE

 

 

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's mutual passion for music was at the heart of their relationship from the very beginning.  An accomplished composer, Albert shared his creative process in letters to the young queen and as their married life progressed it was punctuated by concerts, private performances and audiences with the musical elite of Europe. The Ridgeway Ensemble brings to life the musical world of the royal couple through readings from their letters and diaries and contemporary accounts.  At the heart of the programme are songs originally composed by Prince Albert for voice cello and piano, which have remained unpublished and unperformed until now.  The programme reflects the tastes and musical achievements of Victoria and Albert and includes music by Mendelssohn, Clara Schumann, Bellini, Elgar and Sullivan, opening a window onto the musical life of Victorian England.

Aug 01, 2015

7.30

Maison des Comtes, Sauve

ENTENTE CORDIALE

 

A programme of English and French music reflecting the mood and colours of a summer evening,with music by Quilter, Vaughan Williams, Elgar, Poulenc, Faure, Gounod and Offenbach. 

Jul 30, 2015

7.30

Chapelle Castrale Saint Jean, Laroque

ENTENTE CORDIALE

 

A programme of English and French music reflecting the mood and colours of a summer evening,with music by Quilter, Vaughan Williams, Elgar, Poulenc, Faure, Gounod and Offenbach. 

Jul 29, 2015

7.30

L'Eglise de Vissec

ENTENTE CORDIALE

 

A programme of English and French music reflecting the mood and colours of a summer evening,with music by Quilter, Vaughan Williams, Elgar, Poulenc, Faure, Gounod and Offenbach. 

Jul 28, 2015

8.00

L'Auberge de la Petite Voûte

An open air dining concert in the romantic setting of an 18th Century square in Ganges. 

Jul 27, 2015

8.00

L'Eglise de Saint Laurent

ENTENTE CORDIALE

 

A programme of English and French music reflecting the mood and colours of a summer evening,with music by Quilter, Vaughan Williams, Elgar, Poulenc, Faure, Gounod and Offenbach. 

Jul 10, 2015

7.30

All Saints Church, Long Marston

ENTENTE CORDIALE

 

A programme of English and French music reflecting the mood and colours of a summer evening,with music by Quilter, Vaughan Williams, Elgar, Poulenc, Fauré; Gounod and Offenbach. 

 

 

May 11, 2015

12.30

St John's United Reformed Church, Northwood

VICTORIA & ALBERT - A MUSICAL ROMANCE

 

 

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's mutual passion for music was at the heart of their relationship from the very beginning.  An accomplished composer, Albert shared his creative process in letters to the young queen and as their married life progressed it was punctuated by concerts, private performances and audiences with the musical elite of Europe. The Ridgeway Ensemble brings to life the musical world of the royal couple through readings from their letters and diaries and contemporary accounts.  At the heart of the programme are songs originally composed by Prince Albert for voice cello and piano, which have remained unpublished and unperformed until now.  The programme reflects the tastes and musical achievements of Victoria and Albert and includes music by Mendelssohn, Clara Schumann, Bellini, Elgar and Sullivan, opening a window onto the musical life of Victorian England.

Apr 27, 2015

7.30

University of Buckingham

VICTORIA & ALBERT - A MUSICAL ROMANCE

 

 

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's mutual passion for music was at the heart of their relationship from the very beginning.  An accomplished composer, Albert shared his creative process in letters to the young queen and as their married life progressed it was punctuated by concerts, private performances and audiences with the musical elite of Europe. The Ridgeway Ensemble brings to life the musical world of the royal couple through readings from their letters and diaries and contemporary accounts.  At the heart of the programme are songs originally composed by Prince Albert for voice cello and piano, which have remained unpublished and unperformed until now.  The programme reflects the tastes and musical achievements of Victoria and Albert and includes music by Mendelssohn, Clara Schumann, Bellini, Elgar and Sullivan, opening a window onto the musical life of Victorian England.

Nov 07, 2013

7.30

The Hub, Ivinghoe

UNSUNG HEROES

 

Of the many witnesses to the First World War, the poets have achieved international recognition for their contribution to the narrative of war.  But what of the many composers who also had their lives shattered by global events in 1914?  Some survived and went on to compose great works – others were silenced on the killing fields of France.  None were untouched by their experience.  Unsung Heroes tells their stories and presents music by familiar composers such as Vaughan Williams and Frank Bridge, but also those whose music died with them in the trenches.

Sep 26, 2014

7.30

Girton College, Cambridge

VICTORIA & ALBERT - A MUSICAL ROMANCE

 

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's mutual passion for music was at the heart of their relationship from the very beginning.  An accomplished composer, Albert shared his creative process in letters to the young queen and as their married life progressed it was punctuated by concerts, private performances and audiences with the musical elite of Europe. The Ridgeway Ensemble brings to life the musical world of the royal couple through readings from their letters and diaries and contemporary accounts.  At the heart of the programme are songs originally composed by Prince Albert for voice cello and piano, which have remained unpublished and unperformed until now.  The programme reflects the tastes and musical achievements of Victoria and Albert and includes music by Mendelssohn, Clara Schumann, Bellini, Elgar and Sullivan, opening a window onto the musical life of Victorian England.

 

 

May 16, 2014

7.30

All Saints Church, Long Marston

SPRING IS IN THE AIR....

 

The Ridgeway Ensemble take you on a musical spring outing.  The programme includes songs and instrumental music by Schubert,Mendelssohn, Ivor Novello and Eric Coates.

May 12, 2014

12.30

St John's United Reformed Church, Northwood

SPRING IS IN THE AIR....

 

The Ridgeway Ensemble take you on a musical spring outing.  The programme includes songs and instrumental music by Schubert,Mendelssohn, Ivor Novello and Eric Coates.

Dec 06, 2013

12.30

St John's United Reformed Church, Northwood

CHRISTMAS CONCERT

 

A concert of classic Christmas favourites,including “O Holy Night”,and music for cello and piano, reflecting both the

serenity and joy of the season

 

 

Jun 28, 2013

7.30

St John's United Refomed Church, Northwood

MUSIC FOR A SUMMER'S EVENING

 

Let the Ridgeway Ensemble lift your spirits in an evening of English and French music for cello, voice and piano.  The programme includes familiar repertoire by Fauré, Saint-Saens, Britten, Gounod and Eric Coates.

Feb 06, 2013

7.30

University of Buckingham

LOVE LETTERS

The songs and cello music of Johannes Brahms, Robert and Clara Schumann  weave between selections of their letters revealing relationships that are amongst the most deeply felt in classical music.

Nov 25, 2012

7.30

St Mary the Virgin, Ivinghoe

ADVENT MUSIC BY CANDLIGHT

A musical cornucopia including classic favourites, and the world premiere of a “Christmas Medley” by Paul Newbold, featuring familiar carols and songs in an inspired new arrangement

Jul 13, 2012

7.30

Claydon House, Middle Claydon, MK18 2EY

A CLAYDON MUSICAL HISTORY

The history of Claydon House is explored through the music that would have been played at the time of significant events in Claydon’s development from the 16th Century to the present day.  Including music and songs by Handel, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Debussy and others.

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