Bank Holiday Monday 31 May 2021

Since the end of pandemic restrictions, we have been pleased to welcome a variety of performers back into New Malden Methodist Church, and also to see that our audiences are still growing! Thank-you to all who have continued to support us during – and beyond – that very difficult time!

Our 2022022-23 season is now in full swing, beginning with a programme of song by Fanny Mendelssohn and Clara Schumann (Kate Semmens and Steven Devine); a trio concert of works by Beethoven and Brahms played by three local professionals all from the Royal Opera House; and the ever-popular local Harmonie Choir and Orchestra. In spring 2023 we welcome baroque violinist and harpsichordist Alison Bury and Maggie Cole in a Bach programme, complementing a modern violin / piano duo (Andrew Roberts and Rachel Fryer) and the start of what we hope will be a productive relationship with Tiffin Boys School, whose talented performers will be celebrated in a summer concert.

The 2021-22 season featured Catriona Taylor; the Historical Performance department of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, The Harmonie Choir; Original Blend Baroque strings; Anja Richardson and Min young Bae (violin-piano duo); New Malden Community Choir (dir. Jane Wilkinson); Danielle Salamon (piano); Guildhall Saxophone Quartet. Our MusicFest (three Saturday evening concerts in July 2022) will conclude with a concert by Albion Winds on 23 July.

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Sunday 18 July 2021 at 3pm

Emmanuel Bach (violin)

Jenny Stern (piano)

Royal Overseas League String Competition 2018 winner Emmanuel Bach has performed as a soloist and chamber musician at venues including Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, St George’s Bristol, St Martin-in-the-Fields and St James’s Piccadilly.  He is joined by South African born pianist Jenny Stern who has performed extensively in the UK and abroad as a chamber musician, holding positions 
Eton College and the Royal College of Music, Junior Department.

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 -1828) Sonata No 3 in E-Flat, Op 12 No 3
1. Allegro con spirito
2. Adagio con molta expressione
3. Rondo Allegro molto

Franz Peter Schubert (1797-1827) Rondo in B minro, D 895 Op. 70

Francis Poulenc (1899-1963) Sonata for Violin and Piano, FP 119 (1942-3, rev 1949)
1. Allegro con fuoco
2. Intermezzo
3. Presto tragico

Antonio Bazzini (1818-1897) ‘La Ronde des Lutins’ Scherzo Fantastique,Op 25

Saturday 10 July at 7.30 pm
Celebrity Organ Recital (Keith Hearnshaw)

  • Londonderry AirTrad –  Arr J. Stuart-Archer
  • Grand Chouer in D (alla Handel) – A. Guilmant
  • Lied. – L.Vierne
  • Passacaglia & Fugue in C minor BWV 582 – J.S. Bach
  • Evensong – F.J. Easthope Martin
  • Pomp & Circumstance March – Sir. E. Elgar
  • Nimrod from Enigma Variations – Sir. E. Elgar
  • Gabriels Oboe from The Mission – E. Morricone
  • The Star Spangled Banner –  Concert Variations D. Buck
  • Hymn to the Fallen from Saving Private Ryan – J. Williams
  • Chelsea Fayre- R. Goss-Custard
  • Tu Es Petra – H. Mulet

Saturday 3 July at 7pm

Welcome to All the Pleasure

A Restoration Musical Banquet 

Members of The Academy of Ancient Music, alongside students from the Historical Performance programme at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, perform music from Charles II’s London, bringing to life the pomp and pageantry of a coronation, the febrile energy of the reopened theatres, the extravagant feasts and exuberant dances, the intimacy of the chamber and the glories of the Chapel Royal.Instruments and ensembles of the age will be conjured, from the King’s Trumpets, the “Wind Musick”, the sackbuts and cornetts to the Twenty-four Violins, Charles’ orchestra modelled on that which had made such an impression during his exile at the Paris court of the young Louis XIV. The age’s most celebrated composers will be there too: John Blow, Jean-Baptiste Lully, Matthew Locke, and, of course, Henry Purcell. 

John Blow : Suite from Venus and Adonis

Matthew Locke : Music for His Majesty’s Sackbuts & Cornetts 

Mathew Locke : Incidental music for The Tempest 

Henry Purcell : Instrumental music Welcome to All the Pleasures 

Jean-Baptiste Lully : Airs pour Le Carrousel de Monseigneur 

Giovanni Bononcini : Sinfonia Decima à 7, op 3 

Selections from Playford Dances 

Sunday 20 June 2021 at 3pm

Lawrence Family Band

The Lamb
Irish Tunes
Morning Dew 
Slow Air 
Small Coals and Little Money 
Sonata for brass trio: Allegro Moderato, Andante, Rondeau
Eastern European Music 
3 Kopanitsas
Na Wesiliu, Pry Weczeri
3 Bartok violin duets: Sorrow, Kolomeika, Dance from Maramaros
Some Day my Prince will Come
String Quartet op44 no.1: Menuetto
South American Music 
Orteño Porteño (Piazzola) 
Quizas quizas, quizas (Farres) 
Takirari (Traditional) 
Popular Tunes
The Sun and the Rain (Madness) 
PB Blues (McCabe) 
Caravan (Ellington) 

Bank Holiday Monday 31 May 2021

Barber Sonata for Cello & Piano in C minor, Op.6:
Allegro Non Troppo
Allegro Appassionato

Grainger – Scandinavian Suite:
Air et danse suédoise
Polska Norvégien
Mélodie Danoise
Air et Finale sur des danses norvégiennes

Sollima – Lamentatio

Cello – Charlotte Walker

9 May 2021

BACH: Preludes & Fugues from Das Wohltemperirte Clavier

John Irving (piano)

Complementing MiNM’s first ‘virtual’ lockdown concert in summer 2020, John Irving has recorded a programme that cuts across both books of that mighty ‘Old Testament’ of the keyboard literature, and mixes both major and minor keys. In this selection, we have the opportunity to experience some of Bach’s more extended fugues (for instance F minor, Book 1 and F sharp minor, Book 2 – the latter of which involves three different fugue subjects, all of which combine towards the end); and also to compare and contrast his treatment of the same keys (F minor and F sharp minor) in each of the two Books (1722/3 and 1743/4).

A selection of 10 Preludes & Fugues from J S Bach’s magisterial keyboard collection, Das Wohltemperirte Clavier

Prelude & Fugue in:

G major, Bk2 BWV884

F sharp minor, Bk1 BWV859

D minor, Bk2 BWV875

F minor, Bk2 BWV881

E flat major, Bk2 BWV876

F sharp minor, Bk2 BWV883

E major, Bk2 BWV878

F minor, Bk1 BWV857

G minor, Bk1 BWV861

F major, Bk2 BWV880

14 March 2021

Mozart:’s Kegelstatt Trio: an Eighteenth-Century Conversation

A filmed performance of Mozart’s lovely ‘Kegelstatt’ Trio, K.498 for Clarinet, Viola and Piano, played on period instruments by members of Ensemble DeNOTE, who have been regular performers at our concerts over the last decade.Jane Booth (clarinet), Peter Collyer (viola) and John Irving (fortepiano) filmed this performance at the Finchcocks Museum of Historical Keyboards in Kent a few years ago. Produced and Edited by Colin Still and Jane Clegg,

14 February 2021

The Romantic Drawing Room: at home with Brahms, the Schumanns and Liszt

February’s concert features violinist Marcus Barcham Stevens performing together with his wife, pianist Christina Lawrie, in a programme of Romantic music for Valentine’s Day. Watch the concert here

Brahms 3 Hungarian Dances for violin and piano

No 6 in G major

No 17 in E minor

No 21 in A minor

Clara Schumann 3 Romances for violin and piano 

Andante molto


Leidenschaftlich schnell

Burns song “My love is like a red red rose” arr. Christina Lawrie

R Schumann/ Franz Liszt Widmung for solo piano

Schubert/Liszt ‘Liebesbotschaft’ for solo piano

Robert Schumann Violin Sonata nr.1 in A minor, Op. 105:

Mit leidenschaftlichem Ausdruck



8 November 2020

November’s concert features the wind quintet Cinquain (Elizabeth Walker- flute, James Eastaway- oboe, Jane Booth- clarinet, Catriona McDermid- bassoon, Jonathan Farey- horn) in a varied programme of stunning music written and arranged for wind quintet.

Zemlinsky – Humoreske
Byrd arr. McDermid – Vigilate
Nielsen Wind Quintet op. 43

Cinquain recording in New Malden Methodist Church

11 October 2020
The concert in Series 13 on Sunday 11 October 2020 is available on our YouTube channel. 

The concert features London-born pianist John Paul Ekins in a programme which includes Mozart (Piano Sonata in F, K332), Schumann (Novelette in F, Op. 21/2) and C. Chaminade (Automne Op 35/2), recorded from his music room in south-west London.

The music from this programme spans just over a century from 1784 when Mozart’s sonata was published in Vienna, through to Schumann’s Novelette published in 1838, to 1886 when French composer and pianist Cécile Chaminade’s ‘Automne’ was first published. 

John Paul Ekins

John Paul Ekins recently set up Cats, Chats & 88 Keys, an online concert series for maintaining a connection with audiences and raising money for first the NHS, then Help Musicians UK. The series is founded on a passionate belief that classical music is for everyone, fuelled by determination to instil his love for music in others.

John Paul Ekins is a graduate from the Royal College of Music and was a scholar at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama studying with John Barstow and Charles Owen respectively. A winner of nineteen prizes at international competitions, he was presented to her Majesty the Queen and has enjoyed a busy career of performing and teaching around the UK and internationally; highlights included recitals at the Wigmore Hall and concerto performances at The Royal Albert Hall.

He shares his home with three quirky cats, who are never far from the music-making. 

13 September 2020

The first concert of the 20/21 Season of Music in New Malden features Ursula Paludan Monberg on horn and John Irving on piano.    

John Irving & Ursula Paludan Monberg

While we can’t (yet) welcome you into New Malden Methodist Church for the start of the season, we are delighted to be able to bring you a filmed concert recorded there at the beginning of September.  
The concert is available from our YouTube channel from 3.00pm on Sunday 13 September 

Ursula Paludan Monberg has previously performed at Music in New Malden together with John Irving and their return visit features some gems of the nineteenth-century horn repertoire by Jacques-Francois Gallay – principally his Chants du CoeurMelodies Favorites de Schubert.   Ursula and John will also be playing pieces for solo horn by Gallay and for solo piano by Schubert, and their programme will end with the finale from Carl Czerny’s Brillante Fantasien – an imaginative virtuoso setting of Schubert songs.