Christmas by candlelight  Linda Tolchard – Saturday 14th December 2019

Christmas by candlelight Linda Tolchard – Saturday 14th December 2019

Saturday 14th December 7.30 p.m.

Our Christmas By Candlelight Special Concert In 2019

This year the proceeds will go to local charity - Malvern Special Families and Christ Church is delighted to support it once more.  We really say that this is the beginning of our Christmas , a perfect way to unwind and forget all the rushing, sit and immerse yourself in the magic of Linda and her musicians, the amazing Tim Sidford and the amazing Catherine Handley.  Our "bar" will be open all evening to add to your enjoyment and you will be assured of a really warm welcome.


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Saturday 14th December 2019 - 7:30pm
Doors open 6:45pm - Festive eats and drinks available
Tickets £15 (plus booking fee)
Malvern Theatres Box Office
Tel: 01684 892277
In Aid of Malvern Special Families

Orchestra Pro Anima Christ Church Malvern Sunday 24 November 2019

Orchestra Pro Anima Christ Church Malvern Sunday 24 November 2019


Always a highlight at Christ Church and a pre-Christmas treat as well and with the Corelli Concerto Grosso Op 6 No 8 ‘Christmas’ we should all start to be feeling in the Christmas spirit. As Michael says we have a wonderful concert to look forward to so please do join us and there will be our usual welcoming refreshments at the interval to make the afternoon all the more enjoyable on Sunday 24th November at 3.00 p.m.


Tickets £17 & £13
Tickets available from Malvern TIC, 21 Church Street, Malvern WR14 2AA, 01684 892289
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ORCHESTRA PRO ANIMA directed from the violin by Michael Bochmann MBE
with Thomas Martin (Bass), Eleanor Cooke (violin) and Nicky Akeroyd (viola)

Sunday 24 November 2019 at 3pm

Vivaldi ‘Winter’ from The Four Seasons
Corelli Concerto Grosso Op 6 No 8 ‘Christmas’
Bach Violin Concerto in A minor
Bottesini Gran Duo
Bruch Andante
Mozart Divertimento K 138





As well as favourites from Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart and Bruch, Orchestra Pro Anima’s next concert at Christ Church features the double bass in Bottesini’s famous Gran Duo for violin and bass. I’m thrilled to be playing this with Tom Martin who, like Bottesini, is a bit of a renaissance man! As well as his work with LSO and New York Philharmonic, he also makes double basses. Bottesini started by being a violinist and then switched to the bass when he found out he could get a scholarship to study, as he had no money. Later he composed operas and many works for the bass.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Concert at Christ Church Malvern with Eleanor and Irina on Sunday 22nd September 2019

Concert at Christ Church Malvern with Eleanor and Irina on Sunday 22nd September 2019

We welcome back Eleanor and Irina on Sunday 22nd September at 3.00 p.m.

And we can’t wait. We know a fabulous afternoon awaits as, after hearing Eleanor and Irina last year, the audience immediately started saying, “when will they be back?” So, here we are, a year on and here they are.
If you missed their last visit to Christ Church, Malvern born violinist Eleanor Percy and pianist Irina Lyakhovskaya have been performing recitals together since 2000. They gave their Wigmore Hall debut in 2005 to critical acclaim and have since returned to perform there several times. They have given concerts at many of Europe’s leading venues, including the Southbank Centre, St Petersburg Philharmonic Hall, Porto Coliseum and the Smetana Hall in Prague. Their work has been broadcast on BBC television and radio and featured on Classic FM. They have recorded works the complete Mozart Sonatas for the Melodiya label.
We can anticipate a glorious afternoon with a programme that includes works by Beethoven, Dvorak and Franck, see the programme our back page.

Tickets £12 (students £6) on the door and can be reserved by e mailing and you can also view their website for more information at

Christ Church Issue 26

Christ Church Issue 26

Christ Church News Spring 2019

Christ Church Magazine Issue 26

Midsummer Malvern 21-30 June 2019

Midsummer Malvern 21-30 June 2019


Midsummer Malvern 21-30 June 2019

The underlying theme to this year’s community civic week is MUSIC but there is much more as well. This year we will be raising money to give St Richard’s Hospice as we are supporting their Build 2020 programme.

We start the Week with a Czech evening to celebrate our twinning connection with Marianske Lasne in the Czech Republic. A get-together to taste, drink and enjoy music and film.

There is a walk from Rosebank Gardens to the Beacon, following the Piper. Bring a picnic and enjoy the views from the top and music to fill the air. This event is one of many in support of St Richard’s Hospice so hopefully the evening will be a lovely summer one and many people will come.

There is a local Community Choirs concert in the Forum – we have such talented choirs in our area.  There are two musical events being performed by Malvern St James and Malvern College.   The finale of Midsummer Malvern will be at The Cube when the Worcestershire Youth Jazz Orchestra and Combo Sapiens from Barcelona will show us what the younger generation can do.    A family event, with food available for purchase, this should be a great relaxed evening.


Elgar and the Novelist

27 June at 7.30pm

Timothy Day and Sue Gee discuss two novels. Gerontius, by James Hamilton-Patterson, reimagines Elgar’s journey up the Amazon in 1923. In Sue Gee’s Trio, Elgar’s piano pieces called Dream Children weave their way in and out of the story. Join us for a delightful evening of words and music.

Sue Gee is the author of many novels, including two set on the Welsh borders: The Hours of the Night and The Mysteries of Glass. Trio is her most recent, about the lives of three young musicians in 1930s Northumberland. She lives in London and Herefordshire.

Timothy Day, who lives in Plas Gwyn, Elgar’s house in Hereford, is a musician and cultural historian. His most recent book was published in 2018, I Saw Eternity the Other Night: King’s College, Cambridge, and an English singing style.

Tickets £10 including wine and nibbles are available from Ticket Source.

This is a week packed full of events put on by the community of Malvern, visits to places of interest, chance to find out more about places in Malvern, where to enjoy a cream tea, there is something for everyone. Sporting events are happening – a cricket match and a cycle ride!

All the details are in the Midsummer Malvern Programme, and there will be prompts on the Malvern Civic Society Facebook page.

Download full programme Malvern Civic week here.

Hills Singers return to Christ Church Malvern on Saturday 11 May 2019

Hills Singers return to Christ Church Malvern on Saturday 11 May 2019


Saturday 11 May at 7.30

It will be very nice to welcome the Hills Singers back on Saturday 11 May at 7.30 with a lovely programme of Finzi, Tallis, Bach, Vaughan Williams, Ireland and more.

We are especially pleased to welcome back Corinne Frost on cello who frequently delights us with her playing at many concerts here at Christ Church Malvern.

Refreshments will be available and all adding to the an enjoyable evening in Christ Church Malvern.

Musical Director - Carol Green with Corinne Frost - cello

Penny Vere - piano
Zielinski Vox in Rama
Tallis  - Lamentations 1& 2
Ola Gjeilo - Sincerity (O magnum mysterium)
J S Bach - Fürchte dich nicht
Vaughan Williams - Six Studies in English Folk Song (cello)
and songs by Finzi, Ireland, Elgar, Macmillan and Britten.

Tickets £10 available from Angie Green 07756 722426

Sunday afternoon with Michael Bochmann OBE and Orchestra Pro Anima on 7 April 2019

Sunday afternoon with Michael Bochmann OBE and Orchestra Pro Anima on 7 April 2019

Sunday afternoon with Michael Bochmann OBE and Orchestra Pro Anima on 7 April 2019

directed from the violin by Michael Bochmann MBE with Stella Seaton-Sims (mezzo) and Michael Jones (piano)

Sunday 7 April 2019 at 3pm.

A programme of music inspired by the Natural World, including Vivaldi’s ‘Spring’ from The Four Seasons; the ‘Air’ from Handel’s Water Music; Mendelssohn’s String Symphony No 9 (‘Swiss’); Holst’s Brook Green Suite; Casal’s ‘Song of the Birds’ and Ireland’s ‘A Downland Suite’ plus a short selection of songs on this theme.

Tickets: £17 & £13 (students half price and free entry for children aged 10 and under) From Malvern TIC on 01684 892289.

Starting March With A Big Band Concert

Starting March With A Big Band Concert


Saturday 16 March – 7.30 p.m.

Those of you came to the last one will remember what a truly happy and relaxing evening it was, so we are thrilled to have the MALVERN BIG BAND play again at Christ Church on Saturday 16 March at 7.30 p.m.

It really is an evening not to be missed, a very relaxed cabaret style concert with drinks available throughout the evening and that fabulous Big Band sound, what more could you want?

Featuring special guest vocalist GARRY RUTTER.

Playing a selection of Big Band classics by the Jazz greats including Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie and others, plus swinging vocals as sung by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin and many more!

Tickets are £10 and £5 for children , available on the door.

Come and join us in the intimate and welcoming surroundings of Christ Church.

Concert Black Pear Symphonic Winds Saturday 2 February 2019

Concert Black Pear Symphonic Winds Saturday 2 February 2019

Saturday 2 February 7.30 p.m.

Black Pear Symphonic Winds Concert  – A celebration of English Music

BLACK PEAR SYMPHONIC  WINDS, Saturday evening 2 February 7.30 p.m. when we are delighted to be the venue for their debut in Malvern.  SO, enjoy a Saturday evening out to brighten up the dull February evenings, this is something to lo forward to. Tickets are available on the door £10, children £5 and we will serve wine and sparkling non-alcoholic drinks during the interval, all adds to a very enjoyable evening.

Programme including music by:
Ralp Vaughn Williams, Gustav Holst, Arthur Sullivan, Malcolm Arnold and Martin Ellerby.

Conductor Colin Farlow

For advance tickets email –

With their debut performance in Christchurch, Malvern, this exciting new ensemble brings a fresh flavour of high-quality music. Like the Black Pear, the ensemble is synonymous and unique to the county. BPSW aims to build upon Worcestershire’s legendary musical heritage with performances of original music for Wind Orchestras at the highest standard. In addition to this, BPSW endeavour to create their own legacy by developing educational links throughout the county.

BPSW provides the opportunity for instrumentalists of wind, brass and percussion to perform original wind orchestra repertoire as part of a, semi-professional ensemble. They are certainly a group to enjoy live in order to experience the full power of this exciting, new wind ensemble and the challenging music they perform with talent, quality and a formidable dynamic range.

The concert on 2nd February includes a range of works celebrating English composers including Malcolm Arnold, Arthur Sullivan and Gustav Holst. The programme also showcases modern day, English composers who specifically create works for the genre of Symphonic Wind ensembles including a piece by Martin Ellerby, ‘Elgar Variations’, written as a tribute to the famous Worcestershire composer, Edward Elgar.