This calendar of events at St Mary’s Church will be frequently updated to include ticketing and pricing details that are not immediately available, but will be posted as artists and musicians confirm.

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Friday April 27th

Hay Chamber Music Festival Event:   


Quartettsatz in C minor  D703

The quartet will add the second movement Andante as realised and completed by Professor Brian Newbould.

String Quartet in A minor  D804 (Rosamunde) String Quartet in G major D 887

7.00pm – 9.30pm (Concert duration is approximate).

Tickets: adults – £15.00;students – £7.50

Booking URL:

Sunday April 29th

 Hay Chamber Music Festival Event:


Purcell                 Chaconne  (arr.Britten)

Mozart                Piano concerto in A  major K414 (for piano & string quartet)

Shostakovich      String Quartet no.14 in F sharp major Op. 142

Mozart               Piano Concerto  in C major  K415 ( for piano & string quartet)

3.00pm  – 5.30pm (Concert time is approximate)

Ticket: adults – £15.00; students – £7.50

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Saturday 5th May

10.30am. Organ recital with coffee. Free entry, retiring collection.

Saturday 19th May

7.30pm. Jazz Evening: Joan Viskant and Nils Solberg. 7.30pm. Entry £12.00 on the door or available through Eventbrite.

A tribute to the jazz legends: Ella Fitzgerald, Fats Waller, Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole, Peggy Lee, Django Rheinhardt

Joan Viskant, a jazz singer very much in demand all over the country, was born in Chicago and played the Parisian clubs before settling in London. She was described by Woolf Phillips, Frank Sinatra’s MD, as “the best female singer I have heard in 30 years”.

Nils Solberg, a virtuosic guitarist with a background in gipsy jazz, has worked with Clare Teal, Nigel Kennedy and Bryan Ferry, to name but three of the many performers who prize this master of acoustic swing.

Saturday 2nd June

10.30am. Organ recital and coffee.  Free entry, retiring collection.

Thursday 14th June

7.30pm Simon Deeley’s Blue Haze Quartet: From the Blue Hills

An exclusive concert featuring original compositions by jazz pianist Simon Deeley, in styles ranging from Latin jazz, through ‘in the groove jazz’ to gentle, reflective ballads.

Tickets: On the door. £10.00  Students £6.00

Enquiries: Tel: 07890 303681

This is an independent event, not produced or promoted by Hay Jazz

Saturday 23rd June

7.30pm. Jazz Evening: Enrico Tomasso accompanied by Martin Litton.  Entry £12.00 on the door or available through Eventbrite.

Enrico Tomasso, trumpet is the four-time winner of the best trumpet category in the British Jazz Awards and was mentored in his youth by Louis Armstrong. Enrico is considered one of the top trumpeters on the jazz scene. A popular figure at many of the European jazz festivals and clubs, he has exciting presence and a lively personality on stage.

Saturday 7th July

10.30am. Organ recital and coffee. Free entry, retiring collection.

7.00pm. Leamington Sinfonia: Summer Serenade

A concert by the Leamington Sinfonia conducted by Thomas Payne at St Mary’s Church, Hay-on-Wye.

Programme:  Strauss: Serenade for 13 Winds in Eb major Op.7

Elgar Serenade for Strings in E Minor Op.20

Choral items to be decided

Haydn Symphony No. 104 in D Major: The London.

Tickets £10 on the door.  Proceeds to the National Churches Trust.


Saturday 21st July

7.30pm. Jazz Evening: Janice Day and Martin Litton. Entry £12.00 on the door or available through Eventbrite.

With all new material from last year’s ‘1929’ concert, the internationally-renowned jazz pianist and vintage repertory vocaliste skip forward ten years and perform classic songs from 1939, including Gershwin, Porter, Berlin, along with piano pieces from the period, in a faithful reproduction of the popular songs of the dance band era.

Saturday 4th August

10.30am. Organ recital and coffee.  Free entry, retiring collection.

7.30pm Jazz Evening: Thomas ‘Spats’ Langham accompanied by Martin Litton.  Entry £12.00 on the door or available through Eventbrite.

Thomas ‘Spats’ Langham: guitar, vocals, banjo, ukulele. His vast experience of working with the best in British, European, American and Australian musicians in a relatively small number of years has made him one of the most technically brilliant musicians on the British jazz circuit. He has featured with The Pasadena Roof Orchestra, The Temperance Seven, Monty Sunshine, Acker Bilk, Chris Barber’s Band, and Bob Kerr’s Whoopee Band, to name but a few.

Sunday 12th August

3.00pm. Hay Music event. Piano recital by Clare Hammond. (To be confirmed).

Saturday 1st September

10.30am. Organ recital and coffee. Free entry, retiring collection.

Sunday 9th September

Hay Music event. Fidelio Piano Trio.

Saturday 15th September

7.30pm Jazz Evening: Keith Nichols.  Entry £12.00 on the door or available through Eventbrite.

Keith Nichols, multi-instrumentalist. BBC Jazz Heritage Award-winning Keith Nichols is the UK’s premier vintage pianist with an encyclopaedic knowledge of early jazz. His current concert projects include tributes to Fats Waller, Bix Beiderbecke, plus an ambitious chronological show, ‘Jazz Classics Revisited’, which he illustrates with great aplomb, playing not only the piano in the classic ‘stride’ style but also other instruments which he accomplishes with consummate ease.

Saturday 6th October

10.30am. Organ recital and coffee. Free entry, retiring collection.

Sunday 7th October

3.00pm. Russian choir: Volksrenjie Choir of St Petersburg.

An afternoon concert by this outstanding, internationally renowned, Russian choir.

Tea and cakes will be available.

Tickets £12.00.  Students £6.00. Available from Richard Booth’s Bookshop.

In person, by ‘phone on 01497 820322/822010, or via