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Chamber Music Course 2022

We are delighted to be accepting applications for our annual Chamber Music Course for amateur musicians. This year taking place 19-22 May in the idyllic surroundings of Chaffcombe (Somerset), the course has, due to popular request, been extended by an additional half day giving even more time for music making with like-minded musicians, with coaching […]

Berkeley Ensemble in Potton

St Mary’s Church, Potton, Bedfordshire Oliver Knussen  Secret Psalm Poulenc Sonata for clarinet and bassoon Lennox Berkeley String Trio Nielsen  Serenata in Vano Beethoven  Septet in E flat The Berkeley Ensemble is delighted to bring a typically eclectic programme of ensemble favourites to Potton. Beethoven’s Seminal Septet is proceeded by Nielsen’s Serenata in Vano, for […]

Berkeley Ensemble in Little Venice

St Marks Church, Hamilton Terrace, NW8 9UT Event One: 17:00-18:00 Imogen Holst The Fall of the Leaf Lennox Berkeley Sonatine for clarinet and piano John Ireland Clarinet Trio Dorothy Howell Quartet Movement Michael Berkeley A Dark Waltz (world premiere of new arrangement) Event Two: 19:45-20:45 Oliver Knussen Secret Psalm Errollyn Wallen  Five Postcards for violin […]

Luton Music Club: Knussen/Nielsen/Beethoven

St Augustine’s Church, Luton, LU3 2JR Knussen Secret Psalm Poulenc Sonata for Clarinet & Bassoon Berkeley String Trio Nielsen Serenata in vano Beethoven Septet in E flat, Op.20 An inventive programme beginning with Knussen’s evocative piece for solo violin, Secret Psalm, increasing the number of instruments as the concert progresses until the full splendour of violin, […]

Chamber Music Course 2021

Chaffcombe, Somerset The ensemble returns to Chaffcombe, Somerset for their annual Chamber Music Course for amateur musicians, this year taking place over the late August bank holiday weekend. Full information available here.    

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#SketchaSolo

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 […]

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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 […]

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Little Venice Music Festival 2018 – now on sale

The Berkeley Ensemble is delighted to announce the programme for the Little Venice Music Festival 2018.  This year’s Little Venice Music Festival examines the theme of Music on the Mind. From the genius of Mozart to dramatic depictions of madness, music created by extraordinary young minds as well as a thought-provoking musical survey of the […]

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New Chamber Music Series in Little Venice

The Berkeley Ensemble are delighted to announce a new concert series, based at St. Saviour’s Church, Warwick Avenue. Kicking off with four concerts showcasing the members of the ensemble in intimate duo, trio and quartet performances, we invite you to join us on the last Tuesday of every month from January onwards for or an […]

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Details of the Berkeley Ensemble’s 2018 Chamber Music Course now online

The Berkeley Ensemble is delighted to announce details of their annual Chamber Music Course, which will take place 4-7 May 2018 in Chaffcombe, Somerset.  Applications are now being accepted, and should be received by Monday 1 January 2018.  For full details, please click here.