Classical family concerts in Chelmsford | Bach to Baby

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Essex - Chelmsford

Christ Church Chelmsford URC
164 New London Road
CM2 0AW


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Friday 9 March 10.30am

The Bass in the Ballroom

Featuring Andrew Kershaw, tuba & Alan Gout, piano

We’re picking up good vibrations - there’s a bass in this ballroom! From triumphant tunes to toe-tapping dances, prepare for a sumptuous celebration of the versatility of the brass family’s biggest brother. Not an oom pah in sight!

Doors open at 10.00am. Concert lasts for about an hour.

Essex flexi-tickets and gift cards are valid for this concert

Friday 13 April 10.30am

Gypsy Carnival

Featuring Marianne Olyver, violin & Dominic John, piano

Are you mesmerised by the rhapsodic abandon of the gypsy melody? Experience the passion, the fervour, and the hypnotic rhythms as we dance across the continent with The Canary, Czardas, and other sparkling favourites.

Doors open at 10.00am. Concert lasts for about an hour.

Essex flexi-tickets and gift cards are valid for this concert

Friday 11 May 10.30am

All Aboard!

Featuring Christopher Cromar, piano & Dominic John, piano

Grab your tickets and hurry on board the Piano Express! Look out the window to see British Fantasias and Hungarian Dances. But be prepared as our pianists whisk you around Europe and America; don’t forget to get off at your stop!

Doors open at 10.00am. Concert lasts for about an hour.

Essex flexi-tickets and gift cards are valid for this concert

Friday 8 June 10.30am

Around the World on 47 Strings

Featuring Tomos Xerri, harp

It took Phileas Fogg eighty days, but our star harpist Tomos Xerri will whisk you around the world in under an hour, stopping off to dance the Bransles in France, the tango in Argentina, and finishing with fiery flamenco. Put on those dancing shoes!

Doors open at 10.00am. Concert lasts for about an hour.

Essex flexi-tickets and gift cards are valid for this concert

Friday 13 July 10.30am

Bach to Baby Family Concert

Bach to Baby is the acclaimed concert series for the whole family to enjoy together. Featuring outstanding musicians and exhilarating performances in inspiring venues right on your doorstep. Programme for this concert date will be announced shortly.

Doors open at 10.00am. Concert lasts for about an hour.

Essex flexi-tickets and gift cards are valid for this concert

About the concerts

Bach to Baby is the critically acclaimed classical concert series for babies, toddlers and their carers. Tots dance, roam about and revel in the wonder of live music, while you take a moment out of your busy day to hear top notch performances by outstanding musicians, with your young babes in tow.

Doors open 30 mins prior to the concert, giving you time to ditch the buggy, grab a coffee, and catch up with friends before the performance.

For further questions, check out our FAQ

How to get there

Christ Church Chelmsford URC, 164 New London Road, CM2 0AW

Public transport: 20 min walk, or 8 min bus ride (routes 14, 15A, 32, 42, 42A) from Chelmsford Rail Station to bus stop on New London Road, opposite Queen St. Direct bus routes from Wickford (7, 14, 15, 15A), Galleywood (42, 42A), Brentwood (140, 351) and Ongar (32)

Parking: Free parking (40 spaces) behind the church, accessed directly from New London Road. Free parking on New London Road itself, after 10.00am only. George Street Council car park off New Writtle Street (200 spaces), 4 min walk away.

Accessibility: Disabled access and nappy changing available

About the venue

Centrally situated in the county town of Essex, this light and spacious church, with its Steinway grand piano and generous seating, makes the perfect concert venue. Stroll through Central Park to the main shopping area and city cathedral, or browse the quirky, independent cafes and boutiques of nearby Moulsham Street - the oldest road in Chelmsford dating back to Roman times and now a designated conservation area.
ch. It was rebuilt between 1550-1555 using materials from the Abbey, and looks pretty much the same today as it did then. Today the church hosts regular services, and has a busy programme of concerts and recitals. Bach to