All Saints has a flourishing musical life as a venue for concerts given by local and national musicians. As well as regular Wednesday lunchtime concerts, there is a long-established tradition of Bank Holiday organ recitals and evening concerts organised by the All Saints Concert Society. The church is also a venue for concerts given by visiting choirs, local choral societies and other musical groups throughout the year.
Music at Lunchtime – Wednesdays at 1:30pm
All Saints Oakham
Every Wednesday through the year (except over Christmas & New Year) there is a short lunchtime concert (lasting about 20/30 minutes) at All Saints Oakham. During term time these are presented by Oakham School, featuring their pupils and staff. Catmose College often present one or two concerts at the end of term, and during the holiday period concerts are arranged by the All Saints Concert Society on behalf of the Church.
Admission is free, but there is a retiring collection in aid of Church funds.
The programme of Oakham School concerts begins again on Wednesday 19 April, breaks for half term and restarts on 7 June. All Saints Concert Society concerts planned for summer 2023 include:
31 May – James Robinson voice
5 July – Rupert Fell piano
12 July – James Woodrow guitar
19 July – Andy Harris trumpet
26 July – Harry Jacques voice
2023 Bank Holiday Monday Organ Recitals at 11:15am
All Saints Oakham
Enjoy the opportunity to hear the splendid Kenneth Tickell organ in All Saints Oakham on Bank Holiday Monday mornings. Recitals last about 50/60 minutes, and are followed by lunch in the church hall opposite the church.
Admission is free (retiring collection in aid of Church funds), and lunch afterwards costs just £7.50.
Monday 1 May – Paul Trepte (formerly Ely Cathedral) Buxtehude – Prelude and Chaconne; Rheinberger – Sonata No.3 in G major; Reger – Prelude and Fugue in E flat major; Jongen – Chant de Mai, Op.53 No.1; Walton – March: Crown Imperial
Monday 29 May – Harry Jacques J S Bach – Prelude and Fugue in A minor; Howells – Rhapsody No.1 in D flat; Walton – Orb and Sceptre arr. Gower; Walton – Popular Song arr. Gower; Zimmer – Cornfield Chase from Interstellar; Elgar – Imperial March Op.32
Monday 28 August – Peter Davis, Head of Music, Oakham School J S Bach – Prelude and Fugue in D Major; Buxtehude – Passacaglia in D minor; W A Mozart – Fantasia in F minor; Franck – Pastorale in E major; Rees-Trapp – Fantasia on ‘Sumer is icumen in’
Forthcoming concerts at All Saints Oakham
Sunday 30 April, 3pm – For their Majesties’ pleasure’ Music and Words for a Royal Occasion
This splendid occasion was originally planned as a tribute to the Late Queen but is now also a concert of music connected with both HM Queen Elizabeth II and our new King Charles III, with a nod to some other Royals along the way. The music ranges from works by Purcell and Handel through to Gilbert and Sullivan and Rogers and Hammerstein. Prose and poetry will introduce some royal themes to complement the music. Singers include Stephanie Allman, David Lee, Simon Gill and Chris Roberts.
Tickets include Afternoon Tea and a Toast to the King, and cost £15 (£12 concessions, £7 for 16 years old and under). All proceeds will be going to The Family Support Centre, Oakham, and Music For All. Tickets are available from Oakham Wines (cash only) and email@example.com
Friday 19 May, 7.30pm – Anne Bolt and Fali Pavri piano duets Schubert – Fantasie in F Minor D940; Ravel – La Valse; Barber – Souvenirs; Gershwin – Cuban Overture
Friday 16 June, 7.30pm – Anne Bolt and Naomi Pavri piano and cello Brahms – E minor Sonata No.1 Op.38; Martinu – Variations on a Slovak theme; Beethoven – Cello Sonata No.3 in A major
Saturday 15 July, 7.30pm – Rutland Choral Society Summer Concert
Saturday 4 November, 7.30pm – James Kirkby (piano) Programme to include works by Beethoven, Schubert and Chopin