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Coull Quartet to perform on 21st September at Packington in support of children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent

CLIC Sargent Logo UK P CMYK HIThe internationally renowned Coull Quartet are to perform works by Brahms and Ravel on Thursday 21st September, 2017 in support of the children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent at the 4th in a series of annual charity musical evenings organised by the Worsted Weavers Guild.

The performance will be in St James’ Church on the Packington Estate in Warwickshire (~ 20 minutes north of Kenilworth), by generous permission of Lord and Lady Aylesford. Packington Hall and its Pompeiian Room, the Capability Brown designed grounds and the Diocletian-era inspired church are not normally open to the public.

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More about St James’ Church, the Pompeiian Room and Capability Brown.

The performance will be followed by a reception on the Packington Hall Terrace with wine/soft drinks and canapés. Tickets for the concert and the reception are £35 per person.

Map of Packington Hall


7:00 pm: Coull Quartet Performance – St James’ Church, Packington Estate

Brahms:   Quartet in B flat Op. 67

Ravel:  Quartet in F

8:10 pm   Reception – Pompeiian Room at Packington Hall

9:15 pm Close

Roger Coull violin | Philip Gallaway violin | Jonathan Barritt viola | Nicholas Roberts cello

The Coull Quartet was formed in 1974 by students at the Royal Academy of Music, under the guidance of the renowned quartet leader Sidney Griller. They rapidly achieved national recognition, and were appointed Quartet-in-Residence by the University of Warwick in 1977, a post which they still hold today. The Quartet, which includes two of its founder members, has performed and broadcast extensively throughout the UK, and has made many tours of Western Europe, the Americas, Australia, China, India and the Far East.

Since the mid-1980s the Coull Quartet has made over 30 recordings featuring a wide selection of the repertoire closest to their hearts, from the complete Mendelssohn and Schubert quartets to 20th century and contemporary British chamber music. Their CD of quartets by Maw and Britten on the Somm label has received universal acclaim; in addition to being featured in ‘Editor’s Choice’ in The Gramophone, it was also described as the ‘Benchmark Recording’ by BBC Music Magazine. Their recordings of music by Sibelius and Ian Venables have also received excellent reviews in the major musical publications.

An impressive and unusual list of commissions includes works by Sally Beamish, Edward Cowie, Joe Cutler, David Matthews, Nicholas Maw, Robert Simpson and Howard Skempton. These include string quartets, quintets with piano or wind instrument, works with solo voice or choir, and even a piece for quartet and table tennis players.

The rare combination of maturity and freshness which characterises the Quartet’s performances is often singled out by reviewers:

“Here the playing is so brimful with enthusiasm and commitment, and at the same time so infused with the accumulated wisdom of three decades, that the music simply reinvents itself as it should”. (The Strad)

For more information, visit www.coullquartet.com


Coull Quartet to perform on 15th May in support of children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent

The Coull Quartet are to perform in support of children with cancer at a charitable musical evening to be held at the 12th Century ImageAshow Church on Thursday 15th May 2014.

To order tickets or to express interest in attending or otherwise supporting this charity event, please email worstedweavers@gmail.com or call 0759 0478 078.

Tickets cost £25 per person on the day – £20 per person  paid in advance, including refreshments and canapes.

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The musical performance will be held in Ashow Church, beginning with a concert by the internationally famous chamber group – the Coull Quartet, followed by a reception in the adjacent Ashow Village Centre.

Address: The Church of the Assumption of Our Lady, Ashow, Kenilworth, Warwickshire

Link to map for Ashow Church


6.30 pm Ashow Church – arrival 

7 pm Coull Quartet

– Schubert D87;

– Ravel Quartet;

– Borodin Quartet No.2.

8 pm   ReceptionVillage centre/marquee

9 pm Close

Founded in 1974, and Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Warwick since 1977, the Coull cqIMG_9779Quartet has performed and broadcast extensively throughout the UK, the USA and Western Europe, and has also toured China, India, the Far East, South America and Australia. The Coull Quartet – Roger Coull violin, Philip Gallaway violin, Rose Redgrave viola, Nicholas Roberts cello – has appeared at most of the major music societies and festivals in the UK, and gives an annual series of recitals at Warwick Arts Centre, where it is actively involved in the University’s flourishing musical life.

The event is being organised jointly by the City of Coventry Worsted Weavers guild and CLIC Sargent Logo UK P CMYK HIthe national children’s cancer charity  CLIC Sargent – the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families. CLIC Sargent provides clinical, practical, financial and emotional support to help them cope with cancer and get the most out of life. CLIC Sargent aims to help the whole family deal with the impact of cancer and its treatment.

The National Archives record a Company of Worsted Weavers in Coventry, from circa 1448.

The history of merchant guilds in Coventry goes back at least to 1267. The original roles of the guilds included providing training for their professions and ensuring the quality of what was produced.

The National Archives record a Company of Worsted Weavers, Coventry, from circa 1448; and a Company and Fellowship of Worsted Weavers and Silk Weavers, City of Coventry, from 1628.

In 1703 the worsted weavers of Coventry, whose trade had then lately improved, were separated from the silk weavers to form their own company as a member of the guilds of the city.

In modern times the Worsted Weavers and other guilds of the city continue in a charitable role.

The Worsted Weavers guild plans a charitable musical evening in the Spring of 2014, in support of children with cancer.

For further information, including on ways to support the evening, email the organisers.