Berkeley Ensemble

Patrons: Michael Berkeley CBE and Petroc Trelawny

Return to Little Venice

Although a full Little Venice Music Festival has not been possible in 2021, the Berkeley Ensemble is delighted to announce a mini festival day with a double bill of performances on Sunday 12 September. Taking place at St Mark’s Church (Hamilton Terrace) these performances mark the Berkeley Ensemble’s return to the concert platform following the […]


Chamber Music Course 2021

The Berkeley Ensemble present their annual chamber music course for amateur musicians performing at grade 6 level or above. Taking place 27-30 August 2021 (Covid-19 regulations permitting), participants will spend three days playing chamber music with like-minded musicians in the idyllic surroundings of rural Somerset, whilst receiving coaching from members of the Berkeley Ensemble. Click […]


To celebrate the launch of Berkeley Ensemble Online we are inviting students in Years 9-13 (age 13-18) to write a 20 second solo for one of our musicians. We’re not looking for finished pieces: we want your doodles, scribbles and sketches. Watch our ‘meet the Ensemble’ videos to learn more about our musicians and their instruments, then […]

Virtual Chamber Music Mornings

Hot on the heels of our first series of Chamber Music Mornings last autumn, the Berkeley Ensemble is delighted to return with a new spring series of virtual study mornings for amateur musicians. Over the next few months we’ll be exploring repertoire for the larger chamber forces of the Nonet, and delving into movements from Nonets by Farrenc, Martinů and Spohr. Full of […]

Chamber course goes online

Due to lockdown restrictions, this year’s chamber course went online for a morning of workshops with participants and John, Gemma and Sophie.

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We spent a great afternoon today talking texture with the musicians of @DRETmusic. Listen in to our favourite examples here

Are YOU fed up of a world with too many exclamation marks??!!! If so, stop reading Twitter and book a ticket for today’s @CHSunConcerts to hear @WarehamGemma discuss and perform Imogen Holst’s awesomely refined, understated and seasonal Fall of the Leaf: no hyperbole required.

A huge thank you to our audience in Potton today for such a warm and receptive welcome. We hope to be back again soon!

A perfect setting for our (late) lunchtime concert in Potton: join us at 2.30pm - tickets on the door or here…