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London Handal Players and Kodaly String Quartet to perform in winter concert season

Updated: 9:57 am, Oct 29, 2015

THE LONDON Handel Players will beg, borrow and steal when they return to Warwick’s St Mary’s Church on Tuesday November 10.

The programme – under the title of Beg, Borrow or Steal – will include works by Telemann, Leclair, Handel, Bach, Vivaldi and Campra.

The audience at the Leamington Music winter concert will discover who is begging, who is borrowing and that Vivaldi had a piece pinched by his French contemporary Nicolas Chedeville.

The instrumentalists in the line-up include flautist Rachel Brown, with her husband Adrian Butterfield on violin, and the harpsichord will be played by Birmingham-born Laurence Cummings, while soprano and fellow Brum resident Elizabeth Cragg, will also be performing.

The series at St Mary’s continues on Tuesday December 8 when the York Waits, also regular visitors here, give their latest Christmas programme, The High Feast of Yule.

And the Leamington Music winter season welcomes the Kodaly String Quartet for the first time when they play Leamington’s Pump Rooms on Friday November 6.

Hungary’s leading string quartet will perform two works by the Hungarian composer Zoltan Kodaly after whom the quartet is named – his Quartet No 2 and Intermezzo.

The programme will also include Haydn’s Quartet Opus 76 No 4 The Sunrise, Webern’s Langsamer Satz and Beethoven’s last Quartet in F Opus 135.

Visit www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk for tickets and further details of all Leamington Music concerts.