What’s on

Here’s the programme of events at St Mary’s Ware. Unless stated, entry is free. We ask you to contribute to a retiring collection in aid of St Mary’s Church. Tea, coffee and cakes are available before each lunchtime concert, from 11.30am.


Thursday 20th January 2022, 12.30pm

Piano recital by Jill Crossland

Jill Crossland (http://www.jillcrossland.com) is known for her imaginative interpretations of the classical repertoire. She has played at London’s Wigmore Hall and South Bank, the Musikverein and Konzerthaus, Vienna, and Leipzig Gewandhaus. Her recordings have received critical acclaim.



Monday 7th February 2022

Organ recital by Jonathan Dods

Jonathan is Director of Music at St Michael’s And All Angels Bedford Park. He studied at Christ Church, Oxford and at the Milan Conservatoire, and was Assistant Organist at Lodi Cathedral. He assists the Director of Music at St Martin in the Fields and broadcasts regularly on BBC radio and television.




Thursday 17th February 2022, 12.30pm

Five of Herts Wind Quintet

A return visit by the Hertfordshire group who opened our Thursday concert series to such acclaim in June 2021.





Monday 7th March 2022, 12.30pm

A piano recital presented by David Silkoff

We are delighted to welcome David back after his excellent concert in December 2020, the last before the suspension of concerts in the first half of 2021.



Saturday 12th March 2022, 7.30pm

Ware Choral Society, conducted by Harry Sever

“A Night At The Opera” including music by Mozart, Verdi and Puccini.

Ticket prices tba



Thursday 17th March 2020, 12.30pm

Violin and cello duo with Ben Buurman and Sarah Boxall

Ben is the former leader of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Here he partners with Sarah Boxall in a selection of duets for violin and cello.





Monday 4th April 2022, 12.30pm

A recital for clarinet and piano by Colin Eldred and Barbara Manning

Both Colin and Barbara are respected and popular friends of St Mary’s. We look forward to their recital of clarinet music.





Thursday 21st April 2022, 12.30pm

Kelly and Woolley

Kelly and Woolley is an acoustic duo based in Cambridge. Original songs from a wide variety of styles, particularly Cajun, folk, bluegrass and country. Both are members of Thursday’s Band, which performed at St Mary’s in August 2021.



Monday 2nd May 2020, 12.30pm

The Ambrose String Quartet

After a long break, the Ambrose return with their mix of serious works and pops arrangements.


Thursday 19 May 2022, 12.30pm

Benjamin Carnell

Solo cello recital

What's on?