Music at Minch - Coffee-time Concerts

We’re delighted to be hosting a series of short concerts in the Parish Church. Each concert lasts about 45 minutes starting at 11am, and is on the first Saturday in the month.

Entry is free with a retiring collection to cover the costs of mounting the events, and to contribute to the 6P’s appeal.

Please note that because of the requirements of Covid-19 Track and Trace you will need to use the links below to reserve a seat. Places are limited so if you reserve a ticket but cannot come for any reason, please let us know via the Parish Office. If there is sufficient demand we will run a second sitting at 12.15-1pm. Collection will be taken by a debit/credit card, but if you prefer to give cash, please use the Gift Aid envelopes if you are a UK Tax Payer. Additionally, face-coverings must be worn by audience members.

Thank you.


October 3 at 11.00am

Laurence Kempton (violin) and Warwick Cole (piano)

Reserve tickets here:

A programme of music from the lighter side of the violin repertoire including music by Elgar, Schubert, Arvo Pärt, and finishing with Monti Czardas.

Although originally from Gloucestershire, Laurence Kempton has played extensively throughout Europe and the Far East. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music before becoming Principal Second violin in the English Symphony Orchestra. He now plays regularly with the BBC NOW in Cardiff where he also teaches violin at the University. You can hear a two trailers for his performance on the Minchinhampton Music YouTube channel.   

Huge, huge thanks to Laurence Kempton for his wonderfully eloquent violin playing this morning, performed twice. Many thanks to the enthusiastic audiences too. Laurence has certainly set the bar very high.  Looking forward to the next concert on November 7, with James Gilchrist.

November 7 at 11.00am

James Gilchrist (tenor) and Warwick Cole (piano)

Internationally-renowned tenor James Gilchrist brings us a programme of German songs by Brahms, Louis Spohr, and - somewhat unusually - Prince Albert.

James Gilchrist was a choral scholar at King’s Cambridge before training to be a doctor. The medical world’s loss has been a huge gain for music and he is now much in demand as an oratorio and solo singer. We’re delighted that he has offered to come and sing for us. You can find more information on James at

This concert has sold out but it has been possible to arrange a second performance on the same day. To book tickets please go to

December 5 at 11.00am

Jonathan Morgan (baroque flute), David Hatcher (viola da gamba) and Warwick Cole (harpsichord)

Three long-standing friends join forces again to play a programme of baroque chamber music by Couperin, Telemann, Bach and Rameau.

This concert has sold out but it has been possible to arrange a second performance on the same day. To reserve tickets please go to