Programme announced for 2021/22 Richmondshire Concerts series

Sacconi Quartet.

The Richmondshire Concerts Society has announced its 2021/22 programme.

The season opens on September 29 with the vocal quintet Apollo5, the sibling group of the equally famous Voces8.

No fewer than three string quartets appear in the following seven months.

The well-known Sacconi Quartet and Piatti Quartet both attracted  large audiences when last in Richmond and the stellar young Consone Quartet – recently broadcast by the BBC from Wigmore Hall – can expect a similar turnout.

Pianists Alison Gill – another Wigmore veteran – and Yoshie Kawamura – recently at Sage Gateshead – will perform side by side on the Steinway in November.

Keyboards will feature again when the New London Chamber Ensemble comes to Richmond in February, to perform works for piano and winds; and again when Maggie Cole returns with her fortepiano and her Trio Goya colleague Kati Debretzeni, for a concert of late Classical and early Romantic works.

Society chairman, Chris Shaw, said: “After the disappointment of having to cancel our last full season, we wanted to welcome our audience back with a really special line-up.

“So we’re offering not the usual six concerts, but seven – all of the same top quality that our concert-goers have come to expect.”

Concert tickets are £16 (or £1 for full-time students).

A season ticket for all seven concerts is £50; and an arrangement with Darlington Music Society means 13 concerts can be enjoyed for £80.

Details and online tickets are at