Tag: Music Matters

  • Music Matters 22 January 2019

    Birds and Music Paul Barritt, a keen amateur ornithologist, invites us to share his violinist’s view Musicians have long found inspiration for their work in the natural world and in turn music is a means by which humans can express their feelings about nature and the world in general. Join us today as classical violinist Paul […]

  • Music Matters 8 January 2019

    Fiddling in Latin David Juritz invites us to join him on a trip through the South American violin world 8 Jan ’19 David Juritz at Whitgift House, 76, Brighton Road, South Croydon CR2 6AB in the Chapel, 7.30 – 9.30p.m. Entry to non-subscription holders: £12 on the door. Wines, fruit juice, water and nibbles will be […]

  • Kugelhupf for Brahms

    Just out of the oven – my “practice” kuglhupf, baked in my new fluted tin while I was practising the clarinet part of Brahms’ wonderful Quintet Op.115. To share German and Austrian sausages, cheeses, wines and of course freshly home-made kuglhupf, and to hear this glorious music, come along next Tuesday! Tuesday 21 March 2017, Music Matters Gala at […]

  • Music Matters Spring Season 2017

    Music Matters is back on Tuesday nights for its spring season in the Chapel at Whitgift House . Paul Sherman launches our Spring series of Music Matters at 7.30p.m. on Tuesday 10 January with an exploration of the extraordinary life, music and times of the Bohemian baroque composer Jan Dismas Zelenka. Paul, seen here in silhouette,  enjoys a busy […]

  • Searching for Shakespeare’s Songs

    Lecture-Recitals Music Matters 7.30 – 9.30p.m. on Tuesday 20 December 2016 in the  Chapel at Whitgift House, 76, Brighton Road, South Croydon CR2 6AB Musical Offerings 2.30 – 4.30p.m. on Wednesday 21 December 2016 in the Church Room at St Mark’s Church, Westmoreland Road, Bromley BR2 0TB Most of us know a couple of songs from Shakespeare’s plays, but is it […]

  • Music Matters Autumn 2016

    It was lovely to see Whitgift House Chapel filling with lots of familiar friendly faces at the start of our new Music Matters season on 13 September. Nicoline Kraamwinkel and I set feet tapping with a programme of dances that started in medieval Europe and finished in New Orleans, our musical journey taking in Russian Jewish Klezmer […]

  • Two Favourite ‘Cellists Make a Welcome Return

    Julia Desbruslais is once again partnered by her son Tim Posner in a new programme of music for two ‘cellos. There are two chances to catch them, so why not come to both! Tuesday 22 March at 7.30p.m. in Whitgift House Chapel, South Croydon Wednesday 23 March at 2.30p.m. in St Mark’s Church Room, Bromley […]

  • Pipes and Winds

    Gales are forecast and we are planning to make February even more blowy with a festival of woodwind. Oboe: Joel Raymond visits Music Matters on Tuesday 9 February at 7.30p.m. when he will perform on Baroque and Classical oboes, and  demonstrate his oboe-making equipment, allowing us to see how a log of wood can be transformed into a musical […]

  • Music Matters Spring 2016

    Radiating warmth, Whitgift House Chapel welcomes music lovers to the Tuesday night Music Matters. Our friendly group is always pleased to see new members, whether signing up for the full series or popping along for a single evening. The spring season kicks off on Tuesday 5 January with Ian Fasham, Bass Trombone, the first of two […]

  • Klezmer Tuesday 15 and Wednesday 16 December

    There are two chances to catch Lesley Schatzberger’s Klezmer presentation, at Whitgift House Chapel, Croydon on Tuesday evening 15 December at 7.30p.m. and at St Mark’s Church Room, Bromley on Wednesday afternoon 16 December at 2.30p.m. Margaret Archibald will be playing bass clarinet to support Lesley in several performance items. The customary wine and nibbles […]