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Lunchtime Concert - Ridgeway Ensemble

Lunchtime concerts have had to be moved from our traditional Wednesdays to Mondays and will now become part of  the popular All Saints Church autumn lunchtime concert series.

Monday 25th Sept at 1:10pm

Ridgeway Ensemble 

All Saints Church, 8 Castle Street, High Wycombe, HP13 6RZ

Admission is free (with retiring collection)

The Ridgeway Ensemble was formed in 2008 to bring both popular and less widely performed music to churches and communities within Bucks, Beds and Herts. More recently, the ensemble has performed further afield, including a concert tour of the South of France.  They have performed at National Trust property Claydon House, and recent engagements have included concerts for the Aylesbury Festival, Buckingham University, Girton College, Cambridge, Hampstead Music Club and West Lodge Park, Hadley Wood.

Judith Sheridan (Voice) studied in Manchester and Lancaster before heading for Germany where she spent ten years happily treading the boards as an Opera Diva! Since returning to the UK she has performed regularly at home and abroad with the Midgard Ensemble, Duality and Twenty21. She has taught voice at Exeter University, Queen’s University Belfast and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.  She currently teaches in London and Berkhamsted.  She regularly leads workshops with “Counterparts” and conducts the Beacon Community Choir and Ivinghoe Singers and Sing Wilstone.

Margaret Richards (Cello) was educated at Girton College, Cambridge and the Royal Academy of Music. She played in the orchestra of the Staatstheater Darmstadt, Germany for 6 years before returning to the freelance world in London. She has been a member of many orchestras including the London Festival Orchestra, the London Classical Players and the Hanover Band, and many chamber  ensembles such as Florilegium, the New London Consort and the Cambridge Baroque Camerata and the Holborne Players in Cumbria.  With the Apollo Consort she has recorded works by the 17th century composer John Jenkins.

Daniel King Smith (Piano) performs internationally as both soloist and accompanist. A finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year, he went on to win the Harold Craxton and Max Pirani prizes as a student at the Royal Academy of Music, and prizes for both solo and accompaniment at the Haverhill Sinfonia competition. Formerly staff accompanist at both the Royal College of Music and Royal Academy of Music Junior Departments and at the Purcell School, he has performed at the Royal Festival Hall and Wigmore Hall, and now works entirely as a freelance chamber musician. Daniel has recorded a number of CDs, including releases with Anna Hashimoto on the Meridian label.