Category Archives: Concerts

8th Summer Music at Ansells Weekend, June 2016

The 8th Summer Music at Ansells Weekend June 24th-26th 2016 – workshops, concerts, food and fun. All eight participants’ places are already filled, but we keep a waiting list, so please enquire if you’re interested. 8th Summer Music at Ansells … Continue reading

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Recent concerts, October 2014

In October 2014, Stephen appeared in the following concerts: October 4 – WW1 recital in Farley Church, Salisbury, with William Cole. October 11 – conducted a ‘Come and Sing’ Mozart Requiem in Long Melford Church, Suffolk. A date for your … Continue reading

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2014 Summer Music Weekend a success

Ansells 6th Summer Music Weekend June 27th-29th 2014 Once again our annual festival of words and music was a marvellous success. We had a brilliant evening on Friday 27th when husband and wife actors John Woodvine & Lynn Farleigh joined … Continue reading

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Ansells Summer Music Weekend 2014

In conjunction with our annual Workshop for Singers Weekend, two fantastic concerts with world-renowned artists plus a relaxed tea-concert to hear what our students have achieved during the weekend workshop: Friday 27th June 8pm THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES? A celebration … Continue reading

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Annual Music at Ansells Weekend 2013 a great success!

Our annual music festival has acquired quite a following since we started it in 2009, and the 28th-30th of June saw our 5th Summer Weekend take place here at Ansells. This year we were delighted to welcome eminent actor Julian … Continue reading

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5th Summer Music at Ansells Weekend, 2013

June 28th-30th 2013 Singer Stephen Varcoe and his wife Melinda have been running extremely successful Song Workshop Days at Ansells Farm, Alphamstone for ten years. And this summer for the fifth time they’re presenting a whole weekend of musical delights, … Continue reading

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Music at Ansells Weekend June 29th – July 1st 2012

Our 4th annual music weekend was the other major national event of this summer, taking place as it did between the Jubilee celebrations and The Olympics! Friday night’s opening concert saw Stephen Varcoe and the marvellous soprano Patricia Rozario, with … Continue reading

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Celebrating Grainger 2011

Stephen will be appearing in The Harmonious Songsmith, a part of the “Celebrating Grainger 2011” series from 17th-20th February 2011 at Kings Place, London. 50 years after his death, the virtuoso pianist and composer Percy Grainger (1882-1961) is emerging as … Continue reading

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Ansells Music Weekend with Stephen & Melinda Varcoe July 2nd – 4th 2010

“… your weekends really are the most perfect experiences”… A quote from one of the letters we received after this, our second annual festival, voted even better than last year’s by participants and audiences. Once again the weather gods were soothed by … Continue reading

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Concert: Desert Island Songs

St Peter’s, Sudbury Sunday, October 25 2009 7.30 pm Desert Island Songs an Entertaining Collection of Personal Favourites sung by Stephen Varcoe with Christina Lawrie at the piano Aided, Abetted and Compèred by Andrew Phillips Tickets £10 reserved, £8 unreserved … Continue reading

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