Concerts

Concert Diary

2018

Saturday 1st Sept., 7:30pm

Binham Priory, Norfolk

Glazunov Reverie Orientale
Sholdice New Work for basset clarinet and string quartet

Mozart Clarinet Quintet K581

with Jonathan Sage, clarinet

Saturday 5th May, 7:30pm

St Helen's Church, York

Glazunov Reverie Orientale
Sholdice New Work for basset clarinet and string quartet

Mozart Clarinet Quintet K581

with Jonathan Sage, clarinet

 

Saturday 10th February, 7:30pm

Edenbridge Parish Church

Dvorak String Quartet No. 12 'American'

Woodworks Nordic Folk

Mozart String Quartet No. 15

2017

Thursday 2nd Nov., 1:05pm

St Olave's Church

Saturday 7th October, 7:30pm

Milton Rooms, Malton

Finzi Five Bagatelles

Dvorak String Quartet No. 12

Mozart Allegro K.516c

Brahms Clarinet Quintet

with Jonathan Sage, clarinet

Thursday 20th July, 7:30pm

Hermitage Hall

29th August - 3rd September

Borders Tour: Coldingham, Stichill, Caddonfoot, Kirkhope, Allanton

Monday 27th March, 1:05pm

St Martin-within-Ludgate

Elgar String Quartet in E minor

Sunday 22nd January, 6:30pm

Evensong at St. Mary's Hendon

2016

Thursday 17th Nov., 1:05pm

St Olave's Church, Hart Street

Haydn String Quartet in D, op. 76 no. 5

Mendelssohn String Quartet No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 12

Monday 17th October, 1:05pm

St Martin-within-Ludgate

Schubert - String Trio in B-flat, D 471

Rob Busiakiewicz - Three's A Crowd

Beethoven - String Trio No. 5 in C minor, Op. 9 No. 3

Friday 7th October, 7:30pm

The Milton Rooms, Malton

Crussel, Krommer & Mozart Clarinet Quartets

Busiakiewicz Three's A Crowd

with Jonathan Sage, clarinet

Thursday 6th October, 7:30am

Royal Festival Hall Terrace

Providing live music for Radio 3 sound frontiers classical yoga session.

Thursday 7th July, 6:30pm

Knights' Chamber, Peterborough Cathedral

Crussel & Mozart Clarinet Quartets

Busiakiewicz Three's A Crowd

with Jonathan Sage, clarinet

 

Sunday 3rd July, 7.30pm

Lodsworth Church, Sussex

 

Sunday 26th June, 7:30pm

Swavesey Festival, Cambridgeshire

Crussel, Krommer & Mozart Clarinet Quartets

Busiakiewicz Three's A Crowd

with Jonathan Sage, clarinet

 

Saturday 25th June, 7:30pm

St Michael & All Angels, Hughenden

Brahms Clarinet Quintet

with Rod Morris, violin and Greg Laing, clarinet

 

Tuesday 17th May, 1:05pm

Wesley's Chapel

49 City Road, London EC1Y 1AU

Brahms Clarinet Quintet

with Rod Morris, violin and Greg Laing, clarinet

FREE

 

Sunday 8th May, 7:30pm

Trinity United Reformed Church, High Wycombe, Bucks HP11 1BJ - part of the Wycombe Arts Festival

Howells Fantasy

Busiakiewicz Three's a Crowd (premiere)
Britten Three Divertimenti & 'Alla Marcia'
Fanny Mendelssohn Quartet in Eflat

Tickets available on 01628 483597.

 

Thursday 7th April, 1:05pm

St Olav Hart Street, EC3R 7NB

Haydn Quartet in G major, Op. 64, No. 4

Fanny Mendelssohn String Quartet

FREE

 

Tuesday 5th April, 1:00pm

Heath Street Baptist Church

84 Heath Street, Hampstead NW3 1DN

Haydn Quartet in G major, Op. 64, No. 4

Fanny Mendelssohn String Quartet

FREE

 

Monday 8th February, 1:05pm

St Martin-within-Ludgate

40 Ludgate Hill, London EC4M 7DE

Schubert Quartettsatz

Haydn Quartet in G major, Op. 64, No. 4

Britten Three Divertimenti and Alla Marcia

FREE

 

2015

Saturday 17th October, 2015, 7:45pm

St Dunstan’s RC Church, Shaftesbury Road, Woking, GU22 7DT

Keats Quartet joins Epworth Choir in concert.

English madrigals

Hayden 'Lark' Quartet

Mozart Missa Brevis in C (Spatzenmesse / Sparrow Mass

 

Sunday 2nd August, 7:00pm

Redpath Village Hall, Scottish Borders

Tickets: £10 (including buffet and glass of wine), 01896 849042

Part of the Borders Live Touring Scheme

 

Friday 31st July, 7:30pm

Kirkhope Parish Hall, Scottish Borders

Tickets: £8, 01750 52257

Part of the Borders Live Touring Scheme

 

Thursday 30th July, 7:30pm

Cockburnspath Village Hall

Tickets: £10 (U12 £7.50), 01368 830482/ www.borderevents.com

Part of the Borders Live Touring Scheme

 

Wednesday 29th July, 7:30pm

Stichill Village Hall, Scottish Borders

Tickets: £8/£4, 01573 470707

Part of the Borders Live Touring Scheme

 

Tuesday 28th April, 1:05pm

Wesley's Chapel, London, EC1Y 1AU

Mendelssohn Octet

Keats Quartet and friends

 

Sunday 15th March, 4pm

St George's Bloomsbury

Mendelssohn Octet

Keats Quartet and friends

 

Tuesday 17th February, 7:30pm

Ashkirk Village Hall, Scottish Borders

'I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm'

Part of the Borders Live Touring Scheme

 

Monday 19th January, 1:10pm

Blackheath Halls, 23 Lee Rd, London, SE3 9RQ

with Rachel Spencer, violin

2014

Thursday 20th Nov., 6:30pm

St Michael and All Angels Church, Hughenden, High Wycombe HP14 4LA

Holst Brook Green Suite

Mozart Oboe in F major

Mendelssohn String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 13

with Rachel Spencer, violin

Sunday 12th October, 3pm

Keats Quartet perform at Keats House

Featuring the premiere of 'When I Have Fears' by Lewis Wolstanholme, based on the similarly named sonnet by John Keats.

 

Monday 22nd September, 1pm

St Martin-within-Ludgate, Ludgate Hill

Programme to include Janáček's String Quartet No. 1, 'Kreutzer Sonata'

 

August 26th-30th

Scottish Borders Tour:

27th - Heriot, MacFie Hall

28th - Caddonfoot Hall

29th - Longformacus

30th - Cocksburnpath

 

Saturday 19th July, 7:30pm

St Saviour’s Church, Westcliff, SS0 8LL

Concert with Southend Festival Chorus

Copland, Tippett, Barber

www.southendfestivalchorus.org.uk

 

Monday 30th June, 7:30pm

Vernon Ellis Foundation, 49 Queen's gate Terrace, London, SW7 5PN

Accompanying the London Youth Choir Choral Scholars. http://londonyouthchoir.com/news/

Wednesday 5th June, 2014, 8pm

All Saints Church Edmonton, Church Street, London, N9

Keats Trio Collaboration with pianist Anna Tilbrook, 'Manic Expressions', part of the Lamb Festival

www.allsaintsedmonton.org.uk/lamb-festival.html

 

Monday 31st March, 2014, 1pm

St Martin-within-Ludgate, Ludgate Hill

Dvorak: String Quartet in F Major, 'American'

Bernstein: 'Maria' from West Side Story

Cole Porter: 'Anything Goes'; 'Let's Do It'; 'Every Time We Say Goodbye'

*with Christiane Eidsten Dahl on 1st violin

 

Tuesday 4th March, 2014, 1pm

Heath Street Baptist Church, Hampstead

Boccherini: Trio No.1

Beethoven: Grand Trio

Friday 30th August, 2013, 8pm

Coldingham Village Hall (Borders Tour)

 

Thursday 29th August, 7:30pm

Cockburnspath (Borders Tour)

 

Wednesday 28th August, 7.30

Longformacus (Borders Tour)

 

Tuesday 27th August, 2013, 2

Museum of Edinburgh, Foyer

 

Monday 26th August, 7.30pm

Stichill Church (Borders Tour)

 

Wednesday 17th July, 2013

Peterborough Cathedral

Vaughan Williams: String Quartet in C minor

Schubert: String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, 'Death & the Maiden'

Sunday 7th July, 2013, 6:30pm

The Chapel, 64 Park Lane, Norwich

Vaughan Williams: String Quartet in C minor

Schubert: String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, 'Death & the Maiden'

 

Thursday 27 - Friday 28 June

The Keats Quartet will participate in a chamber music course with Michael Bochmann, culminating in a performance at the Birmingham Medical Institute. Vaughan Williams: String Quartet in C minor

Bridge: 3 Novelletten

Schubert: String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, 'Death & the Maiden'

 

Sunday 2nd June, 2013, 3pm

20th Century Theatre, 291 Westbourne Grove, London W11 2QA

Corelli: Concerto Grosso in D major, Op. 6, No. 4

Vaughan Williams: String Quartet in C minor

Schubert: String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, 'Death & the Maiden'

 

Sunday 2nd May, 2013, 7:30pm

Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London The Keats perform as a trio for Session 4 of MusicUpClose at Conway Hall

 

Wednesday 17 May, 2013, 7:30

Wolfson College, Cambridge

Purcell's Dido and Aeneas (on baroque instruments) with Lyn Alcantara, Wolfson College Choir, and soloists from the BBC Singers

 

February 28th - March 2nd, 7:30

Rosemary Branch Theatre 2 Shepperton Road, London, N1 3DT

Purcell's Dido and Aeneas (on baroque instruments) with Black Robin Opera

 

Sunday 18 November, 2012, 5:45pm

Foyer, Kings's Place 90 York Way, London, Beethoven: String Quartet No. 8 in E minor, 'Razumovsky'

Puccini: Crisantemi

 

Thursday 15 November, 2012, 1.10pm

St Alfege's Church, Greenwich

 

Monday 22 - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

The Keats Quartet will participate in a chamber music course with Michael Bochmann, culminating in a performance at the Unicorn Hotel, Stow-on-the-Wold

 

Sunday 5 August, 2012, 8pm

Trinity College, Cambridge

Concert for the Real Tennis Association

 

Saturday 14 July, 2012, 7.30pm

St John's Church, Glastonbury

 

Saturday 14 July, 2012, 3-5pm

Outdoor performance at Glastonbury Abbey

Programme to include Borodin's String Quartet no.2, Haydn's 'Lark' Quartet, Corelli's Concerto grosso op.6 no.8, Shostakovich's String Quartet no.8

 

Thursday 12 July, 2012, 7.30pm

Wells Cathedral (Quire)

Early Music Wells: Purcell's Dido & Aeneas (on period instruments) with the Early Music Wells Consort, Mattthew Owens (director), Lesley Jane Rogers (Belinda), Ali Darragh (Dido), Dominic Bowe (Aeneas)

 

Sunday 3 June, 2012, 6pm

Clare College Chapel, Cambridge

Schubert, Mass in G, with the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge

 

Monday 30 April, 2012, 1pm

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Theatre Studio

Mozart: Piano Concerto in A major, K414 (with James Fraser-Andrews)

 

Sunday 4 March, 2012, 9pm

Trinity Hall Master's Lodge, Cambridge

Borodin: Quartet no.2 in D

Shostakovitch: Quartet no.8

 

Sunday 26 February, 2012, 5.30

Clare College Chapel, Cambridge

Borodin: Quartet no.2 in D- followed by -Purcell: My Beloved spake in Evensong with Clare College Choir

 

Saturday 18 February, 2012, 11

Coffee Break Concert, St Peter's Church, Nottingham

Mozart: Piano Concerto in A major, K414 (with James Fraser-Andrews)

Borodin: Quartet no.2 in D

 

Saturday 11 February, 2012, 1.15pm

Bateman Auditorium, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge

Haydn: Quartet in D, op.64 no.5, 'Lark'

Borodin: Quartet no.2 in D

 

Choral Societies

 

The Keats Quartet offers an exciting opportunity to choirs and choruses wishing to hire a small ensemble, adding immeasurably to the concert experience without the logistical challenge and expense of a full orchestra.

 

This solution is perfect, for example, for masses by Mozart, Haydn and Schubert, as well as cantatas by Bach and Vivaldi, and baroque operas such as Purcell's Dido and Aeneas.

 

The quartet's members are accomplished period-instrument specialists alongside their modern instrument playing, affording the choir the choice of either modern or baroque instruments, and an exciting historically-informed approach. The quartet members collectively have extensive choral experience (King's College, London; St Mary's, Nottingham; Old Royal Naval College Choir, Greenwich), thus proffering heightened intuition and a knowledgeable approach to accompanying singers.

 

We are happy to collaborate with your own harpsichordist or organist, or to provide a continuo player and additional musicians (e.g. woodwind) as required.

 

The Keats Quartet, on baroque instruments, worked with the Early Music Wells Consort in a musically sensitive and professional manner, and the concert was very well received.

Matthew Owens Organist and Master of the Choristers at Wells Cathedral

 

Your ensemble and stylish playing really held the evening together.

Lyn Alcantara, Director of Music, Wolfson College, Cambridge