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The audience was on its feet after the final notes of The Zurich Chamber Orchestra at Cambridge Corn Exchange with soloists Alison Balsom, trumpet and Gabriela Montero, piano.

Baritone Gerald Finley will be in recital with Sir Antonio Pappano, director of the Royal Opera at Saffron Hall on Sunday, December 4.


Internationally acclaimed trumpeter Alison Balsom will join pianist and Amnesty International’s first honorary consul Gabriela Montero at Cambridge Corn Exchange on Saturday December 3.


Actors Tracy-Ann Oberman and Philip Jackson join the BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers for a stage version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol which Dickens, a travelling showman, would have loved. The show is at Saffron Hall on December 3.


Saffron Walden Choral Society has three Christmas concerts next month including Handel’s Messiah at Saffron Hall, an appearance with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the annual Spirit of Christmas concert where school choirs take part and sing carols written by the pupils.

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Celebrated singer Laura Mvula will be at Cambridge Corn Exchange on November 24 on her tour, following a set at Glastonbury on the Pyramid Stage.


Barry Steele, widely recognised as one of the world’s leading vocalists, plays homage to legend Roy Orbison at Chelmsford Civic Theatre on November 19. Steele takes you on a musical journey from the early to the late 1980s. An homage to the time Roy spent with The Traveling Wilburys. Featuring chart busting hits made famous by Cilla Black, Jerry lee Lewis, The Shadows, The Spencer Davis Group, Joe Cocker and of the Big O.

A family concert based on science and space takes place at Saffron Hall on Sunday, November 27. Writer Frank Burnett tells his witty tale of the history of the earth from The Big Bang to the present day, set to music by Joanna Ive.

The Anglia Singers present We Will Make Music, a winter concert St Augustine’s Church in Springfield, near Chelmsford on Sunday, November 27.

Jazz celebrity, singer-songwriter, Madeleine Peyroux will be at Saffron Hall on Wednesday, November 30.

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