Coffee Concerts

During the first week of the Festival, we present six free Coffee Concerts, with a wide variety of music; details are listed below.

Running from Monday 29th July to Saturday 3rd August, all concerts take place in the St Laurence’s Church, Church Stretton. They start at 10.15am.

Admission is free, with a retiring collection at the end of each concert.

Berry’s Coffee House will provide tea, coffee and home-made biscuits after all concerts, with proceeds going to Mayfair Community Centre.

French Horn ConneXion

St Laurence’s Church

10.15am

FREE

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French Horn ConneXion
French Horn ConneXion are a group of friends who play the French horn. Some are professional and others amateur, but all share a love of the instrument and its remarkable versatility. They play music from the Renaissance to the present day, and their repertoire comprises works written specifically for the horn as well as arrangements of choral and instrumental music. The ensemble are very lucky to have current and past members who are skilful arrangers and composers.
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Classical Guitar Recital

St Laurence’s Church

10.15am

FREE

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Classical Guitar Recital
We are delighted that Frederick Lawton returns to give us another recital. Initially an electric guitarist, Frederick decided to move to classical guitar whilst already at university studying Popular Music and Jazz.
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Piano Duets

St Laurence’s Church

10.15am

FREE

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Piano Duets
Presented by Gill Styles and Richard Walker.
Gill and Richard began playing piano duos in 2015, and since then have performed regularly in Shropshire, Worcestershire and Cheshire, covering most of the major repertoire.
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Music for Cello and Piano

St Laurence’s Church

10.15am

FREE

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Music for Cello and Piano
We are delighted to welcome Corinne Frost and Janine Parsons, who will present this recital.
Corinne studied at the Royal Academy of Music, whilst Janine studied at the Birmingham Conservatoire. Both have had distinguished musical careers.
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Music for Four Flutes

St Laurence’s Church

10.15am

FREE

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Music for Four Flutes
The ensemble has been playing together for four years and features Sophia Saunders-Jones, Ruth Hayward, Lyndall Bausor Harris and Chris Lacey.
The four friends, who met while playing together in local orchestras and ensembles, love to explore the flute repertoire from Baroque through to contemporary with arrangements for conventional C Flute, Alto Flute, Bass flute and piccolo. This is their first performance at a Stretton Festival Coffee Concert.
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Ludlow Jazz Collective

St Laurence’s Church

10.15am

FREE

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Ludlow Jazz Collective
The Ludlow Jazz Collective is another new line-up for us: Louise Gough (vocals), Paul Brooks (keyboard), Roy Johnson (saxophone), Mick Hutton (bass) and Larry Tench (drums).
Their music comes from the four decades between 30s and the 60s.
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