• St Mary's Summer Music

  • There is a long tradition of music making at St. Mary's but it has proved hard to develop a sustainable series of professional concerts. The series of 2018 was popular with those who attended but audiences were generally too small. In 2019 St. Mary's Summer Music are promoting just one concert with the amazing Fitzwilliam String Quartet on Friday 7th June at 7.30 pm. The Fitzwilliam Quartet are currently celebrating their 50th anniversary and are one of longest established string quartets in the world, and possibly unique in having reached the milestone with an original player still on board! The programme includes Schubert's G major quartet D.889 and Shostakovich's Piano Quintet with the pianist Colin Stone. The Quartet's historic association with Shostakovich is well documented and their recording of his 15 quartets is still essential listening. The concert will be followed by a reception at Battels (unfortunately, tickets including reception are now sold out). Tickets for the concert alone can be bought via Paypal:
    Fitzwilliam Quartet