The Chamber Players of St John’s.

Saturday 25th March 2017

Time 7.30pm

Here’s a really great way to launch our 2017 concert programme; something a bit different – a string sextet.  Six principals from the Orchestra of St John’s have formed a string ensemble to perform  some of the bigger chamber works by a wide range of composers. The sound is lush, verging on the orchestral, with two cellos, two violas and two violins giving depth as well as breadth to the music. It’s a combination which is less common than the conventional string quartet, but the greatest composers have all composed works for sextets, some of which are right up there among the most satisfying chamber music ever written.

The programme brings three of the best works written for sextet, and you can click on the links below to hear a taste of what’s in store. We think you will agree that we’re in for a wonderful evening.


R.Strauss opening of Capriccio

Borodin Sextet


Front nave £20, rear nave £15, sides £10.  10% discount for Edington Angels, 18 and under come free. On the door, add £2.

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Richard Milone

Violin 1

Jessica O'Leary

Violin 2

Gustav Clarkson

Viola 1

Chris Pitsillides

Viola 2

John Heley

Cello 1

David Bucknall

Cello 2

The programme

Richard Strauss

Opening of Capriccio

Alexander Borodin

String Sextet in D Minor

Johannes Brahms

Sextet No 2 in G Major