Previous Concerts


The Palaces of Italy – 20th June, Canons Ashby

Music for a Royal Wedding – 2nd May, The Saloon, Stoneleigh Abbey

Candlelit Christmas Concert with Carols for all to sing – 7th December, Polesworth Abbey

Music to include excerpts from the Water Music and Messiah by Handel & Bach Christmas Oratorio

Solo Bass: Roy Ashby

Tickets: £7 (Children Free) to include a glass of mulled wine & mince pie

from: Roy Ashby 07784 715962

Both our forthcoming concerts, 2nd May and 20th June, have had to be postponed owing to the Corvid-19 virus. We will publish the new dates as soon as they are available.Bach & Friends

Bach & Friends

Saturday 7 September, 1.00 pm, free admission

Holy Trinity Church, Broadgate, Coventry, CV1 5EX


Bach Harpsichord Concerto in D minor (soloist Rosemary Robinson)

Handel Agrippina Overture

Telemann Klingende Geographie Suite

Come and listen to Warwickshire Baroque at their first concert of the 2019-2020 season: Bach & Friends!

Midsomer Music – Saturday 8th June, 7.00 pm

Midsomer Music 

Dances & Concerti of the Baroque

Saturday 8th June, 7.00 pm

The Saloon

Stoneleigh Abbey, Warwickshire CV8 2LF (off the B4115 Ashow Road)

Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, Handel Ballet Music from Rodelinda & Terpsichore, Telemann Concerto for Flute & Recorder in E minor, Anton Milling Concerto for Viola da Gamba, Brescianello Chaconne
Tickets available in advance only: £10 to include a cup of tea/coffee (bar available).

From:,  tel. 07514 284311

Spring Concert – Mr Bach & Friends Saturday 4th May, 7.30 pm

Spring Concert – Mr Bach & Friends Saturday 4th May, 7.30 pm

Oakthorpe Methodist Church, Chapel Street, Oakthorpe, Leicestershire D12 7QT

Bach Harpsichord Concerto in D minor, Telemann Concerto for Flute & Recorder in E minor, Handel Excerpts from Rodelinda & Terpsichore, Vivaldi 2 Oboe Concerto in D minor

Tickets: £7.50 (including refreshments) on the door. Children free

07514 284311

Candlelit Christmas concert with Carols 08/12/18

Candlelit Christmas Concert with Carols

St. Leonard’s Church, Ryton on Dunsmore, Saturday 8th December 2018, 7.30 pm

Tickets £7.50 – to include wine/fruit juice & nibbles

For tickets and further information please call: 02476 301283 or email

Warwickshire Baroque@Coughton Court, Saturday 7 July

Warwickshire Baroque@Coughton Court, Saturday 7 July

Dancing at the Baroque Café

Performances at 12.30 & 2.30 pm  

Coughton Court, Alcester, B49 5JA

Programme to include:

Telemann Musique de Table, Handel Water Music & The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, Bach Air in D, Piazolla Oblivion, Folk Music by O’Carolan, Boyce Symphony No. 4

Part of the Coughton Village Fête 

Candlelit Christmas Concert with Carols

Agrippina George Frideric Handel (1685 -1759)

Carol: O Little Town of Bethlehem
Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 4 in D Arcangelo Corelli (1653 – 1713)
Solo violins: Tim Bugg & Eddie Jones

Carol: Rejoice and Be Merry

Gavottes I & II from Suite No. 3 in D J. S. Bach (1685 – 1750)

Sinfonia from Cantata No. 156 J. S. Bach
Solo oboe: Sue Cannan

Carol: The First Nowell


Concerto for Oboe & Violin in C minor J. S. Bach last movement: Allegro
Soloists: Sue Cannan & Michael Williamson

Carol: While Shepherds Watched

Bethlehem Down (instrumental version) Peter Warlock (1894 – 1930)
arr. P. Martin

Carol: While Shepherds were Feeding their Flocks in the Fields

Gigue from Suite No. 3 in D J. S. Bach

Carol: The Holly and The Ivy

Noël Suisse from Sinfonia No. 5 Michel Corrette (1707 – 1795)

Carols: O Come All Ye Faithful
We Wish You a Merry Christmas


Director – Michael Williamson

Guest Conductor – Eddie Jones

Violins: Michael Williamson, Tim Bugg, Eddie Jones, Sue Mock, Monika Walton,

John Walton, Jean Howard, Dorothy Wardropper, Maura Barnett, Roy Ashby

Violas: Peter Rose, Caroline Powell-Brett

Cello: Jacqui Robertson-Wade, Mary Mohan

Violone: Nick Hyde

Keyboard: Sheila Koch

Sincere thanks to:

David Wintle and the church of St. Leonard’s

for hosting this concert and providing the refreshments

A Celebration of Baroque – In aid of the Organ Appeal

Symphony No 1 in Bb William Boyce (1711 – 1799) Allegro – Moderato e dolce – Allegro

Abdelazer Suite Henry Purcell (1659 – 1695)

Rondo – Menuet – Air

Canzona a 4 in C Francesco Cavalli

Sonata da Chiesa Op. 1 No. 2 in E minor Arcangelo Corelli (1653 – 1710)

Grave – Allegro Moderato – Adagio – Allegro

Concerto Grosso Op. 3 No. 5 in D minor George Frideric Handel (1685 -1759)


Director: Michael Williamson

Violin 1: Michael Williamson, Tim Bugg, Monika Walton, Maura Barnett

Violin 2: John Walton, Jean Howard, Dorothy Wardropper

Viola: Peter Rose, Caroline Powell-Brett

Cello: Jacqui Robertson-Wade, Ruth Elkan

Harpsichord: Rosemary Robinson

The Full English

Concerto Grosso No. 6 in D                  John Alcock                   Lichfield
Tempo ordinario – Allegro Assai –
Grazioso – Allegro 

Where’er you walk from Semele
Tune your harps from Esther                    George Frideric Handel   London
voice: Clive Letchford

Courtship a la mode                              William Croft                 Ettington
Overture – Aire 1 – Aire 2 – Round O – 
Hornpipe – Round O Scotch

Concerto Grosso No. 3 in E                   Capel Bond                   Coventry
Adagio – Allegro


Overture to Circe                                  William Hayes                Oxford

Oboe concerto No. 2 in Bb                   George Frideric Handel   London
Adagio – Allegro – Largo – Vivace
oboe: Sue Cannan

Grant me gentle love                             Barnabas Gunn              Birmingham
Forte e lieto from Tamerlano                      George Frideric Handel   London
voice: Clive Letchford

Concerto grosso No. 1 in D                   Rev. Richard Mudge       Bedworth
Vivace – Allegro – Larghetto Andante 

music for an 18th Century Christmas with carols for the audience

It was a real privilege to be at the concert on Saturday night. A great mix of wonderful playing and great singing. It was a very special evening. Thank you. Carolyn
It was great. Please pass on my thanks to all. While everyone contributed I’d single out the male vocalist for extra special praise. Paul

Overture to Messiah

Recitative – Comfort Ye,
Aria – Ev’ry Valley

solo – Clive Letchford


solo – Tim Bugg & Michael Williamson

While Shepherds Watched 

Christmas Concerto

solo – Michael Williamson & Tim Bugg

The Holly And The Ivy

Concerto Pastorale 

Pastorale – Aria Presto- Aria Grave – Aria Pastorale-Adagio –
Minuet & Trio
solo – Michael Williamson & Clive Letchford

Arise And Hail This Joyful Day


Carol: O Little Town Of Bethlehem  

Noels Pour Les Instruments

O Createur – Laissez Paistre Vos Bestes – Vous Qui Desirez Sans Fin

Carol: The Boar’s Head

Ich Will Dir Zu Ehren Leben
from Christmas Oratorio
solo – Clive Letchford

Concerto Fato Per La Notte Di Natale 

solo – Eddie Jones & Clive Letchford

The Sussex Carol

The Coventry Carol
The First Nowell

Oakthorpe Methodist Church

Dances from Phaeton – Lully
Suite for Recorder – Telemann
Teneri fanciuletto from La Gloria e Imeneo – Vivaldi
Sonata no 5 in e – Muffat
Dance par les Sauvages from Les Indes Galantes – Rameau
Suite for Viola – Telemann
Concerto for Oboe d’Amour – Graun
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – Handel

with soloists Susan Cannan (oboe and recorder), Peter Rose (viola) and Clive Letchford (voice)

St. Mary’s College, Oscott

Sonata a Cinque in G Minor Albinoni
Adagio – Allegro – Grave – Allegro

Concerto For 4 Violins in E Minor – Albinoni
Andante – Allegro Assai – Adagio – Allegro
Soloists: Michael Williamson – Tim Bugg – Clive Letchford – Eddie Jones

Aria: Alto Giove (from Acis e Galatea) – Porpora
Baritone: Clive Letchford

Concerto For Oboe in B Flat – Albinoni
Allegro – Adagio – Allegro
Oboe: Sue Cannan

Concerto in D from Armonico Tributo – Muffat
Grave – Allegro e Presto – Allemanda – Grave – Gavotta – Grave – Menuet.
Soloists: Michael Williamson – Clive Letchford


Concerto in G Minor – Vivaldi
Allegro Molto – Andante Molto -Allegro Molto

Trio Sonata in D Minor – Loeillet
Largo – Allegro – Adagio – Allegro
Soloists: Sue Cannan – Eddie Jones – Ruth Elkan – Sheila Koch

Aria: Oh Ruddier Than The Cherry (from Acis and Galatea) – Handel
Baritone: Clive Letchford

Concerto Op. 6 No. 4 in D – Corelli
Adagio – Allegro – Adagio – Vivace – Allegro
Soloists: Clive Letchford – Eddie Jones

Viva Italia!

Baroque music for strings and oboe by Italian composers including Vivaldi, Albioni and Corelli.

Bedworth Singers with Warwickshire Baroque

Zadok the Priest – Handel
Overture No.3 in D Major Overture – Bach
Air – Gavotte – Bourrée – Gigue
Excerpts from “Messiah” – Handel
Comfort Ye
Ev’ry Valley
And the Glory
Soloist: Clive Letchford


Sonata No.1in D Major ArmonicoTributo – Muffat
Grave – Allegro – Allemande – Grave – Gavotta – Grave – Menuet
Lead Me Lord – Wesley
God So Loved the World – Stainer
My Heart is Inditing – Handel
Soloists: Rachel Saunders, Vicky Woodward, Jenny Marshall,
Jeff Carvell, Brian Liggins
Rule Britannia – Arne
Soloist: Clive Letchford