SHMS

Sutton House Music Society

Bringing classical music of the highest quality to Hackney audiences
 at affordable prices in a friendly relaxed setting.

This season

7 pm Sunday 5th October 2014

Consortium5 Recorder Consort

Then and Now: a Celebration of English Consort Music

Playing on ten different sizes of recorder, Consortium5 play Fantasias, In Nomines and Dances from the period of Sutton House in the atmospheric Tudor Great Chamber juxtaposed with contemporary works by John Ward, Alfonso Ferrabosco, William Byrd and Luke Styles.



7 pm Sunday 23rd November 2014

Gina Fergione and Mark Oldfield (voice), Gabriel Keen and Christopher Scobie (piano), Jonathan Impett (trumpet)

Trauma and Withdrawal

A programme of chamber music and song reflecting traumatic events and the refuge provided by inner worlds of fantasy.  This concert is a joint promotion by the Stoke Newington Contemporary Music Festival and the Sutton House Music Society.


6 pm Sunday 14th December 2014

Wing-It Singers

Festive concert

A welcome return of the excellent a capella choir from Stoke Newington singing festive songs from eastern and western Europe as well as Britain.

Mulled wine and complimentary mince pies.



3 pm Sunday 15th February 2015

Raphaela Papadakis (soprano)
James Sherlock  (piano)

Following her gripping, charismatic performance of Pierrot Lunaire with the Mondfleck Ensemble,  Raphaela returns with a fascinating programme of songs by Schubert, and Liszt (Die Lorelei), Barber (Hermit Songs) and Britten (folksong arrangements).

Optional tour of Sutton House at 2pm.


3 pm Sunday 22nd March 2015

Maxwell String Quartet

Colin Scobie of the Roskell Piano Trio brings his dynamic Scottish quartet to Sutton House for the first time, performing quartets by Mendelssohn (Op. 44 No. 3 in E flat major) and Schubert (D. 887 in G major).

Optional tour of Sutton House at 2pm.


7 pm Sunday 19th April 2015

Charles Tebbs (piano)

Goldberg Variations

Dr Charles Tebbs has recently recorded the entire Goldberg Variations, probably Bach’s most loved and revered piece for keyboard.  A rare opportunity to hear this astounding and moving piece in the intimate surroundings of Sutton House. Preceded by a brief introduction to the work by Penelope Roskell.


7 pm Sunday 10th May 2015

Fitzwilliam String Quartet

Our renowned resident string quartet play two of Beethoven’s monumental last quartets: Op. 132 in A minor and Op. 135 in F major. His legendary last quartets are the culmination of his life's work, yet the epigrammatic and translucent Op.135 seems to promise a new musical direction which he was never to fulfil.


7 pm Sunday 7th June 2015

Roskell Piano Trio

Our very popular resident trio will play trios by Shostakovich (No. 2) and Ravel.

Optional tour by Richard Griffiths, the architect for the restoration of Sutton House at 6pm.