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Berkeley Ensemble

‘A delight… warmly communicative and commendably polished readings…’ Classical Ear

These dynamic young players have played in our Face to Face series in recent years and now return with a world première by Paul Cott, a rarely heard work by former Vice-President Lennox Berkeley and Beethoven’s epic Septet. For John Joseph Merlin, a piece in celebration of the 17th Century’s foremost violin-playing, roller skate-inventing, party-loving mechanical engineer, the musicians will be joined by viola players from Luton Music Service and dancers from Luton 6th Form College.


We are most grateful to the Berkeley Society for financial help in presenting this concert.

Lennox Berkeley – Diversions

Paul Cott – Viola Concerto – World première

Richard Sisson – John Joseph Merlin – Swanwizard on Skates


Ludwig van Beethoven – Septet op 20

Sophie Mather – violin

John Slack – clarinet

Dan Shilladay – viola


Gemma Wareham – cello

Lachlan Radford – double bass

Andrew Watson – bassoon

Paul Cott – horn

This concert is supported

 by

Luton Music Service

Luton Music Service works with parents and schools to deliver instrumental and vocal tuition to pupils from the town and provide them with opportunities to participate in out-of-school music making. Many of Music on Mondays’ recent outreach projects would never have been possible without the expert artistic and logistical support of LMS who continue to enhance the cultural life of youngsters in Luton and beyond.