swalcliffe Concerts


Our aim is to find groups that will help advance music within Swalcliffe. We are actively looking for great groups to play in the church if you have a suitable collective please don’t hesitate to get in touch via email: tunedin@swalcliffe.org



The Swalcliffe Concerts proudly present


in an evening of inspirational choral music entitled

“Women of Note”

celebrating five centuries of women composers.

The London-based Esterhazy Singers perform only one concert outside London each year and this year they have chosen the lovely Swalcliffe Church to perform a special programme entitled “Women of Note” featuring an attractive and inspirational variety of music composed women from the 12th to the 21st Centuries.

The earliest piece in the programme is an antiphon written by 12th century composer Hildegard of Bingen. Also included is Ethel Smyth’s famous song ‘The March of the women’, used by suffragettes in the early 1900s, along with other music composed by women across the centuries.

The Esterhazy Singers, are led by their Musical Director Andrea Brown. The pianist is Jan Rautio and solos will be sung by the choir’s scholarship winners. The Esterhazy Singers were formed in 1971 and this year have already sung a concert in Holy Trinity Sloane Square, London, as well as for Evensong in St Paul’s cathedral.

The Esterhazy Singers Concert is in Swalcliffe Church on Saturday 7th July
and begins at 7pm.

Tickets are £10 each and are available online (see below), or from the box office on
01295 788127 or on the door.

There will be a bar and doors open at 6:15.

ONLINE BOOKINGS:  Please use the PayPal buttons below to buy your tickets and select the quantity you require. You will be taken to a PayPal payment portal where you can pay immediately by credit/debit card using the “checkout as a guest” option, or via your personal PayPal account if you have one.

TELEPHONE BOOKINGS:  Please call the Swalcliffe Box Office on 01295 788127 after 1st June to pay by credit card.  We can email the tickets to you or you may choose to collect them at the door.

Note that the box office will be closed for telephone bookings from 24th to 27th June inclusive

CASH SALES:  Locals are welcome to call at Barn Well Cottage, Swalcliffe to purchase tickets for cash or cheque ( but not between 24th and 27th June)

ON THE DOOR: Tickets will be also be available on the door on the night.

PARKING will be provided again through the generosity of Swalcliffe Park School, please follow signs and set your satnav to OX15 5EP


Sunday 12th August,  4pm

“The Vicar Would Like More Tea”

By popular request Rev'ds Ronald and Liz Hawkes will return for another organ recital with teas and cakes.    Everybody is welcome.    There is no ticket required, just turn up, but donations will be gratefully received in support of the Swalcliffe Woodland Play Area Fund.

Saturday 10th November,  7pm

“Boldwood” in concert

Boldwood will take us back to the 18th Century when traditional and classical music happily co-existed and inspired each other to produce rich, fascinating and lively instrumental music.  This glorious period in our musical history provides Boldwood with the core of its repertoire, much of which was discovered in little-known publications and hand-written manuscripts.  “Blast from the Past” described Boldwood as 'the most exciting band playing English music at the moment'.

Tickets will be available in mid September at www.swalcliffe.org

The Swalcliffe Concerts aim to offer a rich mix of musical styles, enhanced by the wonderful acoustics of St Peter and St Paul, Swalcliffe.  The concerts will raise funds for the church itself and other village projects and charities supported by the Swalcliffe Village Fund.

We have more exciting and varied performances lined up for the future so please look out for further announcements on this page.

Car parking will usually be provided through the kindness of Swalcliffe Park School which is a short walk from the Church, please look out for directions signs and follow the directions of parking stewards as you approach the venue.

The church now has a wonderful new toilet to disabled standards and a small café which should be in operation for concerts serving hot and cold beverages.  The bar of the Stags Head, just across the road, is recommended for those who seek a good “bar’s rest” before or after the performance.

Unassisted disabled access to the church is very difficult and up a flight of stone steps, so if you have special access needs please give advance notice so that we can be ready with suitable assistance for you.

TunedIn Swalcliffe: If you wish to keep “tuned in” to future Swalcliffe musical events please email tunedin@swalcliffe.org and we will add you to our mailing list.