The 7th Maldon Festival Programme

Saturday 21st June, 7.30pm:             

Haydn Nelson Mass

Duruflé Requiem Choir of St Mary's and the Essex Classical Orchestra
All Saints Church, Maldon  £12 (£10 conc.)
Beethoven Clarinet Trio Op. 38
Faure Clarinet Trio Op 120.
St Mary's Church, Maldon  £12 (£10 conc.)


Hadyn’s Nelson Mass was composed during the Napoleonic Wars and originally entitled Mass in time of War.  Duruflé’s famous Requiem Mass  was commissioned as an act of remembrance for the First World War by the government of Vichy France early in the Second World War. An appropriate concert to launch this year’s festival.

Sunday 22nd June

The Aubert Trio.

The Aubert trio have made a name for themselves, both in this country and abroad, notably in France, where they formed. This unusual combination provides a wonderful palate of colours to beguile the ear. Beethoven reworked the trio out of material from his opus 20 septet. Fauré composed his trio the year before his death but you’d never know it. It is full of youthful vigour and beautiful melody.

Monday 23rd June 7.30pm 

Hearts of the World. Silent film with organ accompaniment

URC, £12 (£10 conc.)

mprovised by Laurence Lyndon-Jones, sub-organist of Chelmsford Cathedral.

 D. W. Griffiths’ epic film was actually filmed on location on the Western Front in 1918.

Laurence Lyndon-Jones is Assistant Director of Music at Chelmsfor Cathedral.

In association with Maldon Film Club

Tue 24th 7.30pm Alisdair Hogarth, Piano
Pinto - Sonata in C minor
Ireland - Piano Sonata
Chopin Piano Sonata in B minor
St Mary's Church,

£12 (£10 conc.)

Alisdair Hogarth is one of the festival favourites, having entertained Maldon audiences with his powerful and emotional playing during several previous festivals. Chopin’s monumental B minor sonata forms the centre-piece of this recital


Wednesday 25th 7.30pm Roses are Blooming in Picardy.

Colin Baldy, baritone and Christopher Weston, piano

St Mary’s Church

(£12 (£10 conc.)                      

A programme of song settings associated with the first world war. Includes Butterworth's setting of A Shropshire Lad.


Thursday 26th, 7.30pm

Jessica Cox, 'cello Cello sonatas by Bach, Shostakovitch and Saint Saens
St Mary's Church, Maldon
£12 (£10 conc.)

Jess Cox appeared with the Stanford Quartet in the  2009 festival. Since then, she has also played in the orchestra for HMS Pinafore and Die Fledermaus. Jess spends most of her year touring around the world and we are delighted to welcome her back for a solo recital.


Friday 27th, 7.30pm         

All the Kings Men

Maldon Town Hall £12 (£10 conc.)

Following the huge success of our A Cappella evening last year, with The Techtonics from Imperial College, we are delighted to welcome, from Kings College, London, All the Kings Men. An evening of impressive a cappella singing from this highly entertaining group.


Saturday 28th. Free Jazz Workshop with Empirical Jazz. 2pm.  Quaker Meeting House

Do you play the Sax? Drums? Keyboard? Well, anything really. Then come along to the jazz workshop given by this sought after group. To register for a place, please email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


7.30pm  Empirical Jazz in Concert.

Blue Boar £12 (£10 Conc.)

Whether you worked with them on the workshop or simply love jazz, you’ll want to hear Empirical in concert.


Sunday 29th 7.30pm  

Vaughan Williams, The Lark Ascending

Beth Spendlove, violin with Essex Classical Orchestra

Finzi, Dies natalis
Vaughan Williams, Flos campi 
and Serenade to Music

St Mary’s Church  £12 (£10 conc.)


Monday 30th Make do and Mend in Wartime Britain

St Mary’s Church £6 (£5 conc.)

Dr Nancy Hills, Utah State University, USA, gives      lecture on making clothing last during WWII.


Tuesday 1st July, 7.30pm Scarramucha

St Mary’s Church £12 (£10 Conc.)

This fabulous Spanish trio, based in the Netherlands, entertains with their inimitable approach to music for violin, guitar and cello from the Spanish baroque.


Wednesday 2nd July, 7.30pm John Scott, Organ Recital

All Saints’ Church £12 (£10 Conc.)

The celebrated organist, formerly of St Paul's Cathedral and now of St Thomas' Church Fifth Avenue, New York, crosses the Atlantic to put the organ of All Saints Church through its paces. Not to be missed.

Buxtehude, Bach, Mozart, Bossi, Bridge, Lanquetuit


Thursday 3rd July, 7.30pm Mer'antica

7.30pm St Mary’s, Mundon £12 (£10conc.)

By popular request, we are delighted to welcome back this talented group from Italy to give us another programme of mediaeval music on their reconstructed instruments from the 12th and 13th centuries. once again, they will be performing by candlelight in the atmospheric surroundings of Mundon church.


Friday 4th July. The Chiara Lucchini Trio.

7.30pm The Blue Boar £12 (£10 conc.)

Another wonderful evening of Jazz with an Italian voice.     Chiara Lucchini shows herself to be extraordinarily versatile singing jazz classics and playing sax. She is joined by Clara Zucchetti on vibes and Andrea Quaglia on bass. 


Saturday 5th July. Hand Made Opera presents

Pergolesi's Stabat Mater and La Serva Padrona

An evening of anguish and humour with Pergolesi's two most famous compositions. The Stabat mater will contrast the pain of Mary at the foot of the Crosswith the horrors of trench warfare as the music is accompanied by a photographic presentation. Jane Streeton and Oliver Gerrish are the soloists. They are joined, for the second half, by Colin Baldy for a fully-staged performance of Pergolesi's comedy, exploring domestic conflict and resolution. An energetic and highly entertaining end to this year's festival.