Musicians in Residence
St John’s offers the Musicians-in-Residence scheme to encourage and develop talented young musicians, who offer their services free to the liturgical music programme of the church. In return for this, the church offers the use of its space for teaching and occasional concert work. Now in its sixth year, this scheme provides mutual benefits to the church and the musicians. It is administered by the Director of Music, and the Parochial Church Council.
Outcry is an ensemble of varying size—sometimes a chamber group, other times a full orchestra— that aims to put on new music by young composers played by young professional musicians. As well as providing great performing opportunities for young professionals, it aims to put new music in an accessible performance context with exciting programs based around the new commission. Outcry hopes to become a strong voice for making new music not a novelty in the world of performance music.
Contact: James Henshaw
Phone: 07717 711 834
Orfeas String Quartet
The Orfeas String Quartet was formed in 2004 by graduates of the Royal Academy and Trinity College of Music. In its initial stages the quartet worked intensively with Michael Bochmann and George Hadjinikos developing its own sounds and ethos. Always aspiring for beauty of line and unity, their sound is unique and has been highly praised. They have given numerous acclaimed performances of lesser known and new repertoire. They were formerly known as the Brunelleschi String Quartet.
Contact: Orpheus Papafilippou
Phone: 07791 804 764