We were so impressed with the Ridgeway Ensemble lunchtime concert last year that we have asked them to perform at our evening concert venue this year. Their delightful mix of song, readings, piano and cello music makes for a wonderful and enthralling evening’s entertainment.
Their programme is titled Love Letters, and includes music by Johannes Brahms and Robert and Clara Schumann together with readings from their letters.
Love Letters -The relationships between three of the greatest musicians of the 19th century, Johannes Brahms, Robert and Clara Schumann are amongst the most deeply felt in classical music. The courtship and marriage of Clara and Robert, their friendship with Brahms and after Robert's early death, the passionate artistic friendship between Clara and Brahms are explored in Love Letters through their songs and cello music with readings from their letters.
The Ridgeway Ensemble was formed in 2008 to bring both popular and less widely performed music to churches and communities within Bucks, Beds and Herts. More recently, the ensemble has performed further afield, including a concert tour of the South of France. They have performed at National Trust property Claydon House and recent engagements have included concerts for the Aylesbury Festival, Buckingham University, Girton College, Cambridge, Hampstead Music Club and West Lodge Park, Hadley Wood.