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Elgar Cello Concerto

Saturday 3rd February 2024
7.30pm at St Botolph’s Church , Colchester

Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No 4
Butterworth: The Banks of Green Willow
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 6 – 4th movement
Kelly: Elegy ‘In Memoriam Rupert Brooke’
Elgar: Nimrod


Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor
soloist: Rebecca Welham

Concert Tickets price £12.00, school age children £5.00 are now available from Hon. Secretary, Paul Abbott Tel: 01206 823662 and tickets are available online here from our ticketing partner Red Lion Books, 125 High Street Colchester

Rehearsal and Concert Venue

St Botolph’s Church is situated off Queen Street in the town centre, beside the remains of St Botolph’s Priory. Colchester Town railway station is close by.

St Botolph’s Church, St Botolph’s Street, Colchester CO2 7EE

Parking and Accessibility

There is ample parking close to the church in the NCP, Britannia and Priory Street car parks.
The church is fully accessible. Dedicated parking in the church’s own small carpark is available on request. However, there is a number plate recognition system in force and you will be charged if you use this space without permission. Please contact the secretary to discuss specific arrangements.

Colin Nicholson President
Jonathan Abbott Hon. Director of Music
Paul Abbott Hon. Secretary

St Botolph’s Music Society is back!

Yes, after two years of silence we were thrilled to be back in March 2022 to fill St Botolph’s Church with wonderful music once again. Our Gala Concert last year featured an amazing Beethoven Piano Concerto double bill with Noriko Ogawa and Philip Smith returning to Colchester. These acclaimed pianists have a long association with SBMS orchestra and we were delighted to work with them once again. In May, Rebecca Welham was awesome in her performance of Dvorak’s Cello Concerto and our first season back finished in July with George Ireland giving a masterful performance of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No 23 alongside Haydn’s Symphony No 99.