Concerts

We have a large and ever expanding concert repertoire having produced many different programmes over the years and are available to play for both public and private concerts.  We offer concerts of standard chamber music repertoire or can tailor a concert to a specific theme such as ‘A Winter’s Eve’ or ‘An American Programme’.  Please contact us with your requirements and we will do our best to suggest a concert programme to match your expectations.


Forthcoming concerts

Somerset Singers with The Lochrian Ensemble perform Mendelssohn’s Elijah! Saturday 9th December St Cuthbert’s Church Wells
9 December 2017

Somerset Singers with The Lochrian Ensemble perform Mendelssohn’s Elijah! Saturday 9th December St Cuthbert’s Church Wells Continue reading

Lochrian String Quartet, Michael Loader of Wild Words and associate dancer with Ballet Cymru and TapAttack Emelia Nurminen perform The Nutcracker at Theatre Shop Clevedon 21st December 2017
21 December 2017

Lochrian String Quartet, Michael Loader of Wild Words and associate dancer with Ballet Cymru and TapAttack Emelia Nurminen perform The Nutcracker at Theatre Shop Clevedon Continue reading

Lochrian String Quartet, Michael Loader of Wild Words and associate dancer with Ballet Cymru and TapAttack Emelia Nurminen perform The Nutcracker at Theatre Shop Clevedon 22nd December 2017
22 December 2017

Lochrian String Quartet, Michael Loader of Wild Words and associate dancer with Ballet Cymru and TapAttack Emelia Nurminen perform The Nutcracker at Theatre Shop Clevedon Continue reading


Past concerts

Into the World of Light Sunday 12th November 7.30pm St George’s Bristol
12 November 2017

Exultate Singers, conducted by David Ogden and accompanied by The Lochrian Ensemble will perform a concert of ethereal and powerful music featuring two world premieres by leading British composers Sir James MacMillan and Toby Young. Continue reading

Lochrian String Quartet on Clevedon Pier Sunday 10th September 2.30-3.30pm
10 September 2017

Lochrian String Quartet play Tchaikovsky and other ballet inspired music on The Pier, Clevedon Continue reading

Lochrian String Quartet with Mark Springer and Ben Groenevelt 9PM Castello di Potentino
14 August 2017

The Lochrian String Quartet premiere the Amiata Piano Sextet in Castello di Potentino, Tuscany with Mark Springer and Ben Groenevelt Continue reading

Lochrian String Quartet with Mark Springer and Ben Groenevelt 8pm Scansano, Tuscany
13 August 2017

Lochrian String Quartet, Mark Springer and Ben Groenevelt premiere the Amiata Piano Sextet in Scansano, Tuscany for the Morellino International Classical Festival 2017. Continue reading

Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas with Lucis Choir, Francis Faux and The Lochrian Ensemble, Prior Park Chapel, Bath Saturday 15th July 2017 7.15pm
15 July 2017

​Lucis’ 2016-17 season concludes with a Glyndebourne-inspired event at Prior Park chapel, featuring a concert version of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas. The choir will be accompanied by the Lochrian Ensemble with guest soloists Esther Brazil, Gwilym Bowen, Robyn Allegra Parton, Kirsten Mulcahy and Marie Elliott. Continue reading

Somerset Singers and The Lochrian Ensemble perform Rutter’s Magnificat and Sprig of Thyme at St Cuthbert’s Church, Wells Saturday 13th May 2017
13 May 2017

Somerset Singers and The Lochrian Ensemble perform Rutter’s Magnificat and Sprig of Thyme with Ed Goater as Conductor. Continue reading

Lochrian String Quartet and Mark Springer Thursday 30th March 8pm for FILMIC Festival
30 March 2017

The opening St George’s concert for FILMIC 2017, the Lochrian String Quartet and Mark Springer play Mark’s new music for piano and string quartet inspired by the landscapes of Tuscany and in particular Castello di Potentino accompanied by films by the directors John Maybury and Sarah Killery. Continue reading

St Matthew’s Passion, Sunday March 12th 2017 St George’s Bristol, David Ogden, City of Bristol Choir and The Lochrian Ensemble
12 March 2017

David Ogden, City of Bristol Choir and The Lochrian Ensemble perform Bach’s mighty setting of the Gospel narrative, which recounts the events of Christ’s final days – betrayal, trial and crucifixion – in music brimming with power and drama. Continue reading

Lochrian String Quartet play a New Year’s Day themed concert for Lilliput Concerts Cheltenham Monday 16th January 2017 St Andrew’s Church
16 January 2017

Lochrian String Quartet play a New Year’s Day themed concert for Lilliput Concerts Cheltenham Monday 16th January 2017 St Andrew’s Church Continue reading

Lochrian String Quartet perform The Nutcracker with Michael Loader from Wild Words and associate dancer with Ballet Cymru and TapAttack Emelia Nurminen for Yatton Federated Schools and Churchill School Thursday 12th January am and pm
12 January 2017

Lochrian String Quartet perform The Nutcracker with Michael Loader from Wild Words and associate dancer with Ballet Cymru and TapAttack Emelia Nurminen for Yatton Federated Schools and Churchill School Thursday 12th January am and pm Continue reading

Saturday January 10th Claverham Village Hall 6.30-7.30pm The Nutcracker with The Lochrian Ensemble, Michael Loader of Wild Words and Emelia Nurminem of Ballet Cymru
1 January 1970

Tchaikovsky’s famous music and a heartwarming tale of magic and adventure are brought to life through live music and dance, theatre, puppetry and audience participation.  We look forward to working with Michael Loader of Wild Words and dancer Emelia Nurminen … Continue reading

Somerset Singers
10 December 2016

Saturday 10th December St Cuthbert’s Church, Wells, 7.30pm Somerset Singers and The Lochrian Ensemble

City of Bristol Choir Remembrance Sunday concert
13 November 2016

A performance of Jonathan Dove’s For an unknown soldier with City of Bristol Choir for Remembrance Sunday Continue reading

Performances with Mark Springer in Tuscany, Italy
23 August 2016

Performances with Mark Springer in Tuscany, Italy Continue reading

Alan Smith Memorial Concert
9 July 2016

The Alan Smith Memorial Concert, with the Chapel Singers, the Lochrian Ensemble, and Imogen Triner (oboe) Continue reading

Clifton International Festival 2016
19 June 2016

The Lochrian String Quartet play string quartets with a Russian theme including Borodin, Shostakovich and Glazunov as part of the 2016 Clifton International Festival Continue reading

Celestial Concerts with City of Bristol Choir
7 May 2016

Saturday 7th May 2016 at 7.30pm  St George’s Bristol Celestial Concerts City of Bristol Choir The Lochrian Ensemble David Ogden conductor Catherine Black leader Ruby Hughes soprano and Paul Agnew tenor Programme: Zadok the Priest Arrival of the Queen of … Continue reading

Theremin! Lydia Kavina & The Lochrian Ensemble
21 April 2016

The Lochrian Ensemble perform with Russian Theremin player Lydia Kavina at St George’s Bristol Continue reading

Concert and film night at The Sketch Club
17 March 2016

Concert and film night at The Sketch Club, London Continue reading

Gala Opening Night of The Sketch Club, London
16 March 2016

Wednesday 16th March 2016 The Sketch Club, London 7pm drinks 7.30pm Concert – Potentino Wine Concerto by Mark Springer and performed by Mark Springer and The Lochrian Ensemble 8.30pm Projection of John Maybury Potentino Film 9-11pm Buffet, Potentino style  

Into The Woods
19 January 2016

A run of performances of Sondheim’s Into The Woods with Ivy Arts Youth Theatre Continue reading

Lilliput New Year’s Concert
9 January 2016

Lilliput concert for children with a New Year’s Day theme Continue reading

Handel’s Judas Maccabeus with Somerset Singers
28 November 2015

Somerset Singers and The Lochrian Ensemble perform Handel’s oratorio Judas Maccabeus Continue reading

Theaster Gates: Sanctum
29 October 2015

The Lochrian Ensemble and Mark Springer performed The Potentino Piano Quintet and The Camargue String Quartet at Theaster Gates’ Sanctum Continue reading

Sunset Boulevard with BLOC
22 September 2015

Members of The Lochrian Ensemble played in the band for BLOC productions’ run of Sunset Boulevard at Bristol Hippodrome Continue reading

Mark Springer’s Watching Bird String Quartets in Italy
23 August 2015

A performance of Mark Springer’s Watching Bird String Quartets in Castello di Potentino, Italy Continue reading

Handel Organ Concertos
16 May 2015

A concert of Handel organ concertos with Paul Bambrough Continue reading

Somerset Singers; Fauré Requiem
9 May 2015

A performance of Fauré’s beautiful Requiem with the Somerset Singers Continue reading

Bach’s Mass in B minor with Exultate Singers
28 March 2015

A performance of Bach’s Mass in B minor with Exultate Singers, conducted by David Ogden Continue reading

Lord Mayor’s Chapel: Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater
14 March 2015

We join Charlotte Newstead and Pamela Rudge to perform Pergolesi’s exquisitely beautiful Stabat Mater Continue reading

Somerset Singers: Bach’s Christmas Oratorio
13 December 2014

A performance of Bach’s lively Christmas Oratorio with the Somerset Singers Continue reading

1914: First World War anniversary concert with Exultate Singers
9 November 2014

The Lochrian Ensemble joined Exultate Singers at St George’s Bristol to give a concert marking the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War including music by Finzi, Howells, Knowles, Ogden and Darke Continue reading

City of Bristol Choir: Autumn concert
11 October 2014

An Autumn concert featuring Handel’s lively Dixit Dominus with City of Bristol Choir Continue reading

City of Bristol Choir: Mozart’s Mass in C Minor
17 May 2014

The Ensemble is joined by City of Bristol Choir to perform Mozart’s Mass in C minor under the direction of conductor David Ogden Continue reading

Chapel Singers
5 April 2014

A performance of Parts 2 & 3 of Handel’s choral masterpiece, Messiah in the Lord Mayor’s Chapel Continue reading

Somerset Singers
14 December 2013

A Christmas concert featuring Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Christmas Carols together with music by Haydn and Finzi Continue reading

City of Bristol Choir
10 November 2013

For Remembrance Sunday, we join City of Bristol Choir to perform Fauré’s beautiful setting of the Requiem and Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem. Continue reading


Educational projects

Forthcoming events


Past events

Saturday January 10th Claverham Village Hall 6.30-7.30pm The Nutcracker with The Lochrian Ensemble, Michael Loader of Wild Words and Emelia Nurminem of Ballet Cymru
1 January 1970

Tchaikovsky’s famous music and a heartwarming tale of magic and adventure are brought to life through live music and dance, theatre, puppetry and audience participation.  We look forward to working with Michael Loader of Wild Words and dancer Emelia Nurminen … Continue reading

Young Voices 2016
15 January 2016

The Spotlight Sparklers choir from Yatton Junior School to Birmingham’s Genting Arena to take part in their third Young Voices concert Continue reading

New Year’s Eve Family Ceilidh
1 January 2016

The Assembly Rooms, Yatton 1st January 2016, 7-9pm Please email: ruth_breslin@hotmail.com or phone 07964942843 for tickets