Claremont Ensemble

Series: Season 12 2021-2022
Date: Wed 27 Oct 2021 - 7:00pm
Venue: St Mary's Church, High Street, Sandbach, CW11 1HD

Claremont Ensemble, founded by Becky Gould perform music by composers inspired by nature, land and the people around them. With specially crafted arrangements of folk music for string quartet and harp that moved Vaughan Williams, Danish String Quartet, plus music by Elgar, Debussy, and Piazzola the evening will bring the outdoors in..!


Why not make an evening of it and book your pre-concert dinner at La Casa Mia who are kindly helping to sponsor the concert series


7:00: Spotlight Concert performed by talented young people from Sandbach

7:30 Please note that as we return to live concerts, there will be no intermission. Instead there will be a short ‘comfort break’ followed by one hour concert by the main artists.


Main Concert by Claremont Ensemble

Chanson de Matin -Elgar
Spring 1 Recomposed -Max Richter
The Springtime of Year & Greensleeves -Vaughan Williams

Dolly Berceuse -Faure
And Everything is Still -Andy Scott

Hi Var Du, Shore, Polska from Dorothea (Danish String Quartet)

Oblivion & Adios Nonino -Piazzola
Ladies in Lavender -Hess
Chanson de Nuit -Elgar


Claremont Ensemble

Violins – Sarah White, Karen Mainwaring

Viola – Becky Gould

Cello – Amanda Turner

Harp – Lauren Scott


With the emergence of Covid, and an uncertain horizon lying ahead for music making, Claremont Ensemble was created by Becky Gould to keep music live, and to find opportunities for musicians and audiences to step forward together. Becky literally stumbled across their first stage whilst walking her dog around Wirral’s historic Claremont Farm, where she was awarded an opportunity for outdoor events in their newly constructed garden terrace.

Claremont Ensemble has grown into a collection of musicians from the North West with extensive backgrounds in chamber and orchestral backgrounds, well-being practitioners, arrangers and composers, committed to making music accessible for all in any setting.

Keen to turn standard styles and delivery on its head, Claremont Ensemble re-imagines and re-arranges familiar music, delivering both classics and new music with sensitivity to each setting and audience alike. We hope you enjoy tonight’s journey, our hope is to transform you to a familiar land, but with slightly different eyes!