Prequel Programme (December 2018)

We have developed our annual festival programme each year - using the long gap February to February to plan the next festival (and also to take a brief rest!), and additionally to stage outreach events with local schools across Ealing as a direct charitable benefit of the festival, our audiences and our sponsors. This has worked very well. Now, following last year's successful trial, we want regularly to use the gap for additional performances as tasters for the main festival.

As you may recall, we had two short concerts last year, both held in the beautiful surroundings of St Mary's Church - a location that we have found to be very intimate and ideally suited to smaller chamber music events.

And now, this year, we have — back by popular demand following his brilliant performance of Porgy and Bess earlier this year — Keel Watson singing with Susan Young, (in place of Gwenneth-Ann Rand who is now unable to take part) giving a recital of works by Gershwin, Lehar, Mozart, Strauss and Mahler. We are delighted to welcome him back especially for a concert full of Christmas cheer.

We hope to see you at St Mary's on 4th December (and again between 13th and 17th February for the main Festival).