Concerts - Present Season

93rd Season 2023 - 2024

Concerts take place at 3.00pm  -  in the Ivor Gurney Hall. Pitt Street. Gloucester GL1 2BH

Sunday  1 October 2023 - Robert Max - cello

The Six Bach Suites

Robert-Max web 

Please note that this will be a longer concert expected to finish approx. 5.30pm


Sunday 29 October 2023 - Howard Blake 85th Birthday Celebration Concert

Howard Blake - composer and piano, Lana Trotovsek - violin, Jonathan Barritt - viola, Peter Adams - cello

Howard Blake web

Pianot Trio no 3

Prelude for solo Viola

Piano Solo - Chaconne and Scherzo from 'Lifecycle'

Violin  - Burlesca, Archangel's Lullaby, Snowman Suite

Cello - Soliloquy

Piano Quartet

This concert is kindly sponsored by Howard Blake


Sunday 3 December 2023 - Mark Bebbington - piano

Mark Bebbington web 

Alwyn - Sonata alla toccata (1945/1946)

Bliss - Masks (1924): Comedy/Romantic/Sinister/Military

Doreen Carwithen - Sonatina (1945/1946)

Ian Venables - Caprice

Robert Matthew-Walker - Three American Pieces (Op 157)

1. Break Dancing at Washington Square

2. At Gershwin's Grave

3. A Bad Night in Los Angeles

We are grateful for support from the John Irelnd Trust and the William Alwyn Foundation for this concert.


Sunday 28 January 2024 - Quatuor Agate

quatuor-agate- web

Mozart String Quartet in E flat major, K428/421b

Stravinsky - 3 Pieces

Ravel - String Quartet


Sunday 3 March 2024 - Sirius Chau - flute and Kumi Matsuo - piano

 Sirius Chau webKumi Matsuo - web

Hisaishi - One Summer's Day from 'Spirited Away'

Berkeley - Sonatina for Flute and Piano, Op 12

Schumann - Three Romances, Op 9

Rutter - Suite Antique

Clarke - Hypnosis

Bowen - Sonata for Flute and Piano, Op 120

Taffenel- Fantasy on'Der Freischutz' for Flute and Piano

Massenet - Meditation from Thais


Sunday 7 April 2024 - Linos Pianno Trio


CPE Bach - Piano Trio in G major, Wq 90 No 2

Fanny Mendelssohn -  Piano Trio in D minor, Op 1

Prach Boondiskulchok - Old Love Song (from) Piano Trio no 2, Songs Without Words

Beethoven - Piano Trio in B flat major Op 97 'Archduke'




92nd Season - 2022- 2023

Concerts take place at 3.00pm in the Ivor Gurney Hall, Pitt Street, Gloucester GL1 2BH

Sunday 2 October 2022 - Valencia Baryton Project

Matthew Baker - baryton, Estevan de Almeida Reis - viola, Alexander Friedhoff - cello


Baryton Trio

Haydn -  Baryton Trio n.71 in A major, Hob XI:71
Ivan Moody - 3 Nocturnes (2022)
Haydn - Baryton Trio  n.62 in C major, Hob XI:93
John Pickup - Prelude 1 (2021)
Haydn - Baryton Trio n.87 in A minor, Hob XI:87
Steve Zink - The River (2020)
Haydn Baryton Trio n. 69 in D major, Hob XI:69

Sunday 23 October - Gabriella Jones - harp

Gabriella Jones 

Debussy arr Jones - Images Oubliees: Lent, Douz et Mélancolique
Britten - Suite for Harp in C major, Op 83
Rachmaninov arr Jones - Prelude in D major, Op 23 no 4
Marcel Grandjany - Rhapsodie pour La Harpe
Judith Weir - Fragile
Caroline Lizotte - Suite Galactique
Henriette Renie - Deuxieme Ballade

Sunday 13 November 2022 - Roderick Williams OBE and Susie Allan 
Birthday Celebration for Ralph Vaughan Williams

 Roderick WilliamsSusie Allan

Songs by Vaughan Williams including 'Songs of Travel'
plus songs by Wood, Ravel, Bruch, Rebecca Clarke, Grace Williams, Butterworth, Holst,
Ina Boyle, Gurney, Stanford, Ruth Gipps, Howells, Parry, Finzi, Maconchy and Dring

Sunday 5 February 2023 - Astatine Trio 
1st Prize Winners of the Intercollegiate Piano Trio Competition 2022


Mozart - Piano Trio in Bb, K502
Shostkovich - Piano Trio no 2 in E minor, Op 67
Brahms - Piano Trio no 1 in B major, Op 8

Sunday 12 March 2023 - Jeremy Huw Willams and Paula Fan
The Bawdy Bard meets a Dark Lady


Finzi  - O Mistress Mine (Twelfth Night), It was a lover and his lass (As you like it)
Who is Sylvia (The Two Gentlemen of Verona), Fear no more the heat o'the sun (Cymbaline)
German - Nocturne (Romeo and Juliet), Gigue (Much Ado about Nothing), Korngold - Sonnet 130 
Purcell - 
If music be the food of love (Twelfth Night)
Burgess - Under the Greenwood Tree (As you like it), Sonnet 116
Dankworth - Where the bee sucks (The Tempest), The Compleat Works
 arr Vaughan Williams - Greensleeves (Sir John in Love)

Sunday 16 April 2023 - Ensemble Hesperi

Ensemble Hesperi

Oswald - Airs for Spring, The Ranunculus, The Sweet Sultan,
A Curious Collection of Scots Tunes, Airs for the Summer
Handel - Trio Sonata in F major HWV 389, Chaconne in F major HWV 485
Playford - A Collection of Scots Tunes, Whichello - Suite no 2 in F major
Geminiani - Trio Sonata on 'Bush aboon Tranquair'
Nicola Matteis - Ayres for the Violin, Part Four, Gunn - Solo IV in B minor
Purcell - Sonatas of Three Parts no 2 in D minor 
Avison - Trio Sonata Op 1, no 4 in D minor, Bremner - Variations on a Scots Theme