Elspeth Wyllie

Music @ St Mary’s Balham

St Mary and St John the Divine is a wonderfully welcoming place, led by its friendly vicar, Wilma Roest.  I’m delighted to have arranged a series of monthly concerts at the church, running from June to October this year.  Admittance is free and open to all – everyone is welcome.

The concerts are held on Saturdays from 6 to 7pm. Refreshments are available beforehand (the audience are encouraged to relax with a glass of wine during the concert!) and also afterwards, when the musicians and audience can mingle.


Sat 6 June Claire Bessent (soprano) & Elspeth Wyllie

A programme of songs to celebrate the newly-restored Chancel, including music by Mozart, Purcell, Handel, Bridge, Quilter and Gershwin.


Sat 11 July Metier Ensemble

Dramatic, passionate music for flute and piano, including a sonata by York Bowen – often called the ‘English Rachmaninoff’.


Sat 15 August Catherine Backhouse (mezzo), Alexa Beattie (viola) and Elspeth Wyllie

Gorgeous music for a beautiful blend of instruments, including trios by Brahms and Loeffler, and a setting of two medieval sonnets by Rubbra.


Sat  26 September Metier Ensemble (flute, cello, piano)

Varied duos and trios, from Bach to Piazzolla.


Sat  17 October Quintabile Brass

This vibrant ensemble perform old and new music from around the world.