All Past Events

See below for a list of The Pimlott Foundation’s recent past events:

05 Jun

Pimlott Foundation Fundraising Open Gardens, Art Exhibition & Opera Concert

11:00 am - 4:00 pm
The gardens and an exhibition of portraits will open from 11pm - 4pm. You are welcome to stay beyond 4pm and bring a picnic to [...]
04 Jun

Pimlott Foundation Fundraising Open Gardens & Art Exhibition

11:00 am - 4:00 pm
The gardens will open from 11pm – 4pm onwards. There will also be an exhibition of portraits by various artists. Open Gardens Ticket: £5 Click [...]
22 May

Gainsborough & The Modern Woman

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
A play by Sally Wilden and Peppy Barlow with music for voice and viola da gamba, arranged for cello and played by Melanie Woodcock. Exhibition [...]
21 May

Gainsborough & The Modern Woman

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
A play by Sally Wilden and Peppy Barlow with music for voice and viola da gamba, arranged for cello and played by Melanie Woodcock. Exhibition [...]
14 May

Wolsey Orchestra at the Royal Hospital School Holbrook

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Conductor - Richard Laing Leader - Nick Reynolds Soloist - Emiliano Ramniceanu (Sponsored by The Pimlott Foundation) Programme: Mendelssohn: Overture - Ruy Blas Grieg: Piano [...]
27 Mar

🇺🇦🇺🇦 Supporting Ukraine: Inheritance of Love 🇺🇦🇺🇦

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Supporting Ukraine: The Inheritance of Love - Ancestral Voices with Shephali Frost and Friends Welcome to an exciting and unique Indo-British fusion music, brought to [...]
27 Feb

'Viola bends and tells her story, what music it does make' (Nik Bland)

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Milena Simovic (viola - website here) and Vitaly Pisarenko (piano - website here) Franz Schubert the Arpeggione Sontata composed 1824 Robert Schumann  3 Mārchenbilder : [...]
29 Jan

Laura Fleur (Mezzo Soprano) & George Ireland (Piano)

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
George Ireland and Laura Fleur performed the following: Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) Zigeunerlieder, op. 103 Henri Duparc (1848-1933) Au pays où se fait la guerre Chanson [...]
12 Dec

The Blue Hour: A Cabaret Concert

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sarah Gabriel and Friends In 1930, two young revolutionaries burst onto the Berlin music scene with their satirical opera, The Rise and Fall of [...]
21 Nov

Print to Music: Books and Music Interlinked.

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hear extracts from well and lesser known books and poetry, alongside relevant music. Exhibition of prints by Alexander Blustin Running Order | Biographies | Translations of [...]
23 Oct

Art Workshop "Plants, as they prepare for winter"

10:30 am - 3:30 pm
All proceeds from this event are being kindly donated by Philippa Dow to the Pimlott Foundation. This day is all about looking at plants as [...]
03 Oct

Eliza Burkitt and Friends

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Music for violin, cello and piano.   Biographies of Performers: Eliza Burkitt, Max Pemberton and Natalie Alfille-Cook Amy Beach - Three Compositions for Violin and [...]
25 Jul

SmorgasChord : Sunday Afternoon Recital

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Eliza Millett cello Sebastian Black piano Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) 7 Variations, ’Bei Männern welche Liebe fühlen’ from Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte WoO 46 (1801) György [...]
27 Jun

Now That Summer is Here...(Again!)

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Flexibly seated concert with interval. Performers to include: Abbie Ward, Anna Macdonald, Leanne Baker Daniela Bechly ... and other summer guests too. Refreshments available. Garden [...]
27 Jun

Now That Summer is Here...(Again!)

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Socially distanced concert (1 hour) without interval. Performers to include: Abbie Ward, Anna Macdonald, Leanne Baker Daniela Bechly ... and other summer guests too. Refreshments [...]
06 Jun

Old House Open Gardens in aid of Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals Charity

11:00 am - 4:30 pm
All proceeds will go to Admission £5. Includes an art exhibition by Philippa Dow: 'Bees and Pollination'. Refreshments, plant stall and honey sales. Tickets [...]
29 Aug

Welcome Back Concert

29/08/2020 - 30/08/2020    
5:00 pm
Welcome Back Concert We are opening the Post Lockdown Music Season with 2 mini concerts on Sat 29th August and Sun 30th August, starting at [...]
29 Feb

An Evening of Saxophone Ensemble Versatility

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
An Evening of Saxophone Ensemble Versatility Ebonit Quartet ( 29th February 2020 Starting at 5pm Richard Whalley - Lapetus Suture William Walton – String Quartet [...]
07 Dec

Christmas Market & Concert

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Christmas Market & Concert Christmas Market Starts at 4PM Concert follows at 6PM Children and Students: Free Adults: £10.00    
16 Nov

Late Night Jazz

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Late Night jazz concert Sam Hollis and Max Stanton   At Old House, Great Horkesley 16th November Starting at 9PM     Tickets are limited [...]
26 Oct

Pimlott Foundation Charity Concert

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
In Memory of Sophie Spooner A young doctor who died in 2017, always remembered for her love and concern for others In aid of The [...]
25 Sep

Family Choir (The Occasional Singers)

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Family Choir (The Occasional Singers) Focus on two part singing directed by Emma Bishton At Old House Barn, Old House, Great Horkesley.   Starts 6:30 [...]
15 Sep


5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Daniela Bechly and George Ireland perform Schubert’s ‘Winterreise ‘in Bielefeld, Germany Sopran - Daniela Bechly Klavier - George Ireland   At Capella Hospitalis Teutoburger Strasse [...]
14 Sep

Blue Bird

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Our sponsored students, Evie Press and George Ireland perform with Der Kleine Chor Bielefeld On September 14th the Pimlott Foundation sponsored students, Evie Press and [...]
11 Sep

Open Rehearsal of Schubert's Winterreise

4:00 pm
An Open Rehearsal of Schubert's Winterreise with Daniela Bechly and George Ireland Daniela Bechly and George Ireland (Piano) invite you to an Open Rehearsal of [...]
27 Jul

Orlando Chamber Choir

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Garden of Delights - Colchester Smell the music, taste the sound!  Saturday 27 July 2019, 17:00 - 19:00   Orlando’s Garden of Delights at the [...]
08 Jun

Old House Open Gardens, with informal Summer Soirée

11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Old House Open Gardens, with informal Summer Soirée June 8th 2019 at Old House, Great Horkesley Gardens Open 11am - 4.30 pm. Informal concert featuring [...]
11 May

Music of Starrs and Skies

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sara Stowe  - Harpsichord The concert is part of a tour of new music for harpsichord part-funded by the R.V.W. Trust. Featuring works by Arne, [...]
10 Mar

Afternoon Recital - George Ireland and friends

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
George Ireland Piano • Carolyn Burton Violin • David Jones Baritone W.A. Mozart (1756 - 1791) Sonata No.10 in C K.330 (i) Allegro moderato (ii) [...]
24 Feb

Die Winterreise / A Winter Journey by Franz Schubert

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Die Winterreise / A Winter Journey by Franz Schubert For voice and piano With Daniela Bechly and Penny Cliff Come and listen to a ‘work [...]
27 Jan

The Voice, The Lute, The Viol

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Comalli Consort: Charlotte La Thrope (soprano), Sergio Bucheli (lute / theorbo) and Alice Trocellier (viola da gamba). Many of you will remember Alice Trocellier (viola [...]
17 Dec

Mark Padmore recital with Simon Lepper

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mark Padmore (tenor) and Simon Lepper (piano) The recital includes well known examples by Haydn (including two of his English songs), Mozart and Beethoven, before [...]
09 Dec

Baroque Fest: Christmas by Candlelight

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Continuing the Baroque Fest series of three concerts November 2018 - January 2019 Christmas Concert by Candlelight - 9 December 2018 with Dan Tidhar (harpsichord) [...]
04 Nov

Singing for Health with Amy Mallett

11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Singing for Health with Amy Mallett. Enjoy a day of fun singing, relaxing …and feeling better! Research shows that……! No experience needed. Meet new people, [...]
21 Oct

Music and Literature - Red Lion Bookshop's 40th birthday

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
A concert in conjunction with Red Lion Bookshop, Colchester. Celebrate their 40th Anniversary in words and music. Red Lion have selected books that have been [...]
29 Sep

Alissa Firsova Piano Concert

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Alissa Firsova will be returning to Old House This time to play a programme that she will be performing in October at the Concertgebouw in [...]
11 Sep

Family Choir

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Our first meeting of the Family Choir since the Summer Break, with Adey Grummet. All welcome, no experience needed. Book your place, please phone us [...]
09 Jun

Summer Concert, Exhibition & Open Gardens at Old House

09/06/2018 - 10/06/2018    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
On Saturday 9th June and Sunday 10th June Old House Gardens (Old House Road CO6 4EQ) will be open in aid of the Colchester Cancer [...]
13 May

Piano & Chamber Music Concert

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
For our next event on Sunday 13 May, at 5pm at Old House Barn, we welcome Luana Kaslin - piano, Iona McDonald - violin and [...]
28 Apr

Guest Event – New Music for Two Harpsichords

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Francis Knights and Dan Tidhar, the world’s busiest early keyboard duo, bring the harpsichord right into the 21st century with an afternoon concert of some [...]
14 Apr

Der Kleine Chor (A Choir from Bielefeld, Germany)

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us at Old House for an evening of singing with Der Kleine Chor, a choir from Bielefeld in Germany. Their repertoire encompasses early music [...]
24 Feb

Chez Old House French Evening with 3 course meal

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Join us for a three course French meal with music! Menu: French Onion Soup (alternative available) Boeuf Bourguignon (Ratatouille as vegetarian alternative), Served with potatoes [...]
27 Jan

New Year Chill Out

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Join us at Old House as the barn will be transformed into a haven of peace and tranquility! With dimmed lights, candles, sofas, cushions, mattresses [...]
02 Dec

Christmas Concert

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Join us for our annual Christmas concert. Music and carols from around the world performed by the London Keld Ensemble and Soloists. Refreshments Available. Free [...]
26 Nov

Young Musicians’ Concert Series – Double Reed Concert

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Programme: -Erwin Schulhoff: The Bass Nightingale (contrabassoon, unaccompanied) -Johann Christoph Vogel, Bassoon Concerto in C Major, 2nd and 3rd movements -Gustav Schreck, Sonata Op.9 Rebecca [...]
19 Sep

Family Choir Workshop

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Family Choir Workshop -  19th Sept 6.30-8.30pm at Old House. All ages welcome, no singing experience necessary! Please get in touch to find out more.
10 Sep

Lavenham Sinfonia Gala Concert

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Beethoven Egmont Overture, Op. 84 Opferlied, Op.121b Romance in F major for violin, Op. 50 ‘Choral’ Symphony No. 9, Op. 125 with The Lavenham Sinfonia [...]
27 Jul

Family Choir Summer Workshop

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Family Choir - Summer Workshop with Adey Grummet: Thursday 27th July 6.30-8.30 pm at Old House Barn, Old House Rd, Great Horkesley, Colchester CO6 4EQ. [...]
09 Jul

'Summer Is A Coming In' – Summer Concert & Workshops!

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Our summer concert will take place in Old House Barn on Sunday 9th July, at 5pm. This year, our concert will reflect Pimlott Foundation’s work [...]
18 Jun

Piano Concert with Luana Kaslin

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Continuing our series of young musicians, we are pleased to introduce Luana Kaslin currently studying piano at The Royal Academy of Music. Programme to include [...]
01 Apr

A Soiree of Song

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us for A Soiree of Song A free concert at Old House on Saturday 1 April 2017 from 5pm. Songs, solos and duets from [...]
19 Mar

Music for the Kings

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Pimlott Foundation presents Music for the Kings Sunday 19 March 2017 5pm, Old House, Great Horkesley CO6 4EQ This concert features two early music groups. [...]
26 Feb

The Fawlty Towers Dinner Show Fundraiser with Happy Idiot

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
An evening of fire drills, Germans, kippers and corpses to raise money for The Pimlott Foundation and Happy Idiot’s show for 2017 “Not Lady Chatterley’s [...]
10 Dec

L’enfance du Christ (The Childhood of Christ)

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Join us for our 2016 Christmas Concert as we perform L’enfance du Christ (The Childhood of Christ) – An Oratorio by Hector Berlioz, at St [...]
06 Nov

The Mathieson Music Trust presents An afternoon of Romantic Classical Music

3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Mathieson Music Trust presents An afternoon of Romantic Classical Music - A  Fundraising Concert, in aid of the Mathieson Music School. With Anup Kumar [...]
21 Aug

Summer Soiree – 21 August 2016 with Tomoko Iwashita

4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Summer Soiree – Sunday 21 August. Chamber music by French composers for Flute, Soprano & Piano. With Tomoko Iwashita, Flute with Daniela Bechly and Ian [...]
10 Jul

'Carried Away' A Summer Cabaret Concert

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Pimlott Foundation present "Carried Away…"  with West End performers Sophie-Louise Dann & Jason Carr. A summer evening of cabaret including the songs of Leonard Bernstein, [...]
18 Jun

Family Choir Workshops & Concert

18/06/2016 - 19/06/2016    
All Day
Join us for our Family Choir; our regular project in which singers of all ages work together with our fabulous singer Adey Grummet to workshop [...]
24 Apr

'Brush up your Shakespeare!' A Celebration of Shakespeare in Words and Music

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
A concert inspired by Shakespeare in words and music to celebrate his 400th birthday. Begin with a Shakespearean treasure hunt around Old House Gardens to [...]
21 Feb


7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tetra in concert; an evening of French and English music. Presenting music by Dowland, Lawes, Boësset and Dufay. Refreshments will be available. Tetra are Phoebe [...]
22 Jan

Percussion workshop with Sam Wilson

All Day
Percussion workshop with Sam Wilson at East Bergholt High School.
12 Dec

Christmas Concert 2015

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The annual Pimlott Foundation Christmas Concert will take place on Saturday 12 December at St Peter's Church, North Hill, Colchester CO1 1NZ at 6pm. Free [...]
10 Dec

Family Choir Christmas Workshop 2

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Come and join our family choir workshops in preparation to perform at the Pimlott Foundation's annual Christmas concert. We'll be meeting on the 8th and [...]
08 Dec

Family Choir Christmas Workshop 1

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Come and join our family choir workshops in preparation to perform at the Pimlott Foundation's annual Christmas concert. We'll be meeting on the 8th and [...]
31 Oct

Be Unsettled - A Halloween Concert

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
We dare you to come! A concert of modern music including: Berio - Sequenza III, A. Bauld - Banquo's Death, J.P. Calvin - Flux II  [...]
03 Oct

Wicked – A Musical Theatre Workshop

10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Pimlott Foundation gives you the opportunity to workshop and perform an excerpt from the show ‘Wicked’. It will be led by Lisa Roberts, who teaches [...]
20 Sep

Opera Rocks! At Orwell Park School

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
This is a joint fundraising concert organised by the Pimlott Foundation and Age UK Suffolk. Well known musical and operatic highlights will be performed by [...]
21 Jun

Why, this is very Midsummer Madness… Our Midsummer Soiree

5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
‘Why, this is very Midsummer Madness…’ is our summer event – taking place on June 21st, from 5pm onwards at Old House Gardens and Barn. [...]
19 Jun

Midsummer Exhibition

19/06/2015 - 05/07/2015    
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Alongside our Midsummer Soiree we will be hosting a Midsummer Exhibition at Old House featuring artwork by Rebecca Moss Guyver, Annabel Ridley, Lucy Perry, Belinda [...]
04 Apr

Easter Saturday Concert

6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Musical Director Jeremy Hughes, Cello Performing with: 1st Oboe Richard Hewitt, Opera North Oboist Alfred Pollard, friend and enthusiast Sopranos Phoebe Pimlott and Daniela Bechly [...]
11 Feb

Hansel and Gretel

11/02/2015 - 14/02/2015    
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
“Once upon a time a very poor woodcutter lived in a tiny cottage in the forest with his two children, Hansel and Gretel…” The Pimlott [...]
13 Dec

Baroque Christmas Classics

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us for our annual Christmas Concert with Littlegarth School. Including Charpentier's Messe de Minuit and J.S. Bach's Süsser Trost (BWV 151), The Pimlott Foundation [...]
09 Nov

Sunday Afternoon Concert - Music to Remember

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Sunday Afternoon Concert - Music to Remember from Show Biz to Opera Serial Do come to meet and hear: Singers who live and work in [...]
21 Sep

Singing in September - an Afternoon of Operatic and Musical Highlights

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Singing in September Concert at Orwell Park School on Sunday 21st September was a great success and raised over £1000 for the Pimlott Foundation [...]
29 Jun

Sunday Afternoon Concert series: Concert for Cello & Piano

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Concert for Cello & Piano Natasha Holmes & Nancy Cooley Cellist Natasha Holmes and pianist Nancy Cooley perform solos and duos combining ancient roots and [...]
10 Jun

Piano masterclasses with Christiane Behn

10/06/2014 - 11/06/2014    
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Piano masterclasses with Christiane Behn All levels and spectators welcome. Rates negotiable depending on level of skill and duration of session. Contact Daniela on 01206271291 to [...]
08 Jun

Musical Colours - Sunday Afternoon Concert Series

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Sunday Afternoon Concert Series continues on Sunday 8th June, with a performance of music related to colours with Daniela Bechly (soprano), Christiane Behn and [...]
08 Jun

Printing Workshop with Artist Philippa Dow

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join us for a printing workshop with artist Philippa Dow. Philippa exhibits work all around the South of England and we are very excited that [...]
08 Jun

Mail Art Workshop with Artist Rebecca Guyver

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join us for a Mail Art workshop with artist Rebecca Guyver. You can read more about Rebecca's work and the Mail Art project here Rebecca's [...]
08 Jun

Black & White To Colour Art Exhibition

08/06/2014 - 12/06/2014    
All Day
Rebecca Guyver, Paul Vousden, Helen Maxfield, Jo Hollis, Julia Watson, Philippa Dow, Charles Debenham, Matthias Bechly, Michael Goodey, Duncan McAskill, Alexander Blustin, Louise Greenwood, James [...]
13 Apr

‘Singing in Secret’ Music by William Byrd

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Marian Consort will perform Music for Palm Sunday. Tickets available from Accent Stationers  288 High St, Harwich CO12 3PD Phone: 01255 502256, available on [...]
23 Feb

Sunday Afternoon Concert Series - Piano Double Concert

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Piano Double Concert with George Ireland and Trevor Cordwell George Ireland took part in the Pimlott Foundation Piano Masterclass with Christiane Behn. He is currently [...]
26 Jan

Sunday Afternoon Concert Series - La Voix Humaine

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
La Voix Humaine - a one-act opera for soprano by Poulenc, sung by Sarah Gabriel.
19 Dec

Informal Christmas Concert at Old House

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
An informal concert of Christmas music, in true Pimlott Foundation festive spirit!!! There is no cost for this event, but there will be a raffle [...]
07 Dec

Christmas Oratorio II

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Christmas Oratorio II Parts 1, 4, 5 and 6 by J S Bach Saturday 7th December  at 7 pm Dedham Church The Pimlott Chamber Orchestra [...]
27 Oct

Sunday Afternoon Concert Series - Music and Stories.....

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Music, Myths, Poems and Stories evocatively set to music, presented by Kim Haan (oboe) and Daniela Bechly ( soprano) ; Stephanie Wingham -Boyer (flute) Readings by [...]
28 Sep

Acting for Singers Workshop with Penny Cliff

28/09/2013 - 29/09/2013    
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
A wonderful opportunity to explore acting for singers over two days at Old House Barn. Participants will be working with theatre director and musician, Penny [...]
16 Sep

Carnival of the Animals

10:00 am - 4:00 pm
We are programming a day long art and music workshop in collaboration with the Roman River Music Festival and Firstsite gallery. Pupils from Chase Lane [...]
23 Jun

Midsummer Opera

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Join us for a Midsummer Opera at Old House
04 Jun

Black and White to Colour - a music and art experience

04/06/2013 - 08/06/2013    
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Sunday Afternoon Concert Series continues with music linking colours. This will be as usual, in Old House Barn on 4th June. All usual arrangements are [...]

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