Welcome to The Waverley Ensemble! We run exciting and high quality baroque concerts in Haslemere and its surroundings; many with guest soloists who are top international performers. Most of our concerts are  in St Christopher’s Church. We are delighted to cooperate with other local groups such as Imagine That Productions  and TBS.

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2021 String Competition now open for entries!

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Friends Scheme

Our concerts typically cost over £1,700 but ticket sales amount to £1,200 or less. We want to keep our prices low and affordable so we rely on the Friends Scheme and other donations and grants to be able to continue. Please consider joining the Friends Scheme – details of updated scheme HERE.

Future Concerts & Tickets

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7-30pm Saturday 21 March 2020

 St Christopher’s Church, Haslemere, GU27 1DD

We are very sorry to inform you that due to concerns about the Corona virus this concert has been postponed for a year and is now scheduled for 13 March 2021. We will refund all the tickets bought via PayPal. The concert planned for 3 May is still going ahead. (Posted 11 March)


4-00pm Sunday 3 May 2020

St Christopher’s Church, Haslemere, GU27 1DD

Chamber Music side by side concert with the finalists of the Haslemere String Competition

Ishani Bhoola violin
Yuko Inoue Viola
Jennifer Carter piano

HSC finalists
Briona Mannion Violin (special mention)
Rachael Stonham Violin
Imann Kashim Violin
Harry Scott Burt Cello
Alex Heather Double Bass

Mozart Violin and Viola duo
Koday Trio
Schubert Trout Quintet

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Saturday 26 September 2020

Cello concerto in A minor by CPE Bach
Soloist Bozidar Vukotic

Violin concertos by Vivaldi In D Major and E Minor

Tartini Violin Concerto

Vivaldi violin and Cello concerto

7-30pm Saturday 13 March 2021

 St Christopher’s Church, Haslemere, GU27 1DD

Handel: Concerto Grosso

Telemann: Viola Concerto, Soloist Richard Crabtree

Vivaldi: Violin Concerto In D Major, Soloist Ishani Bhoola

Corelli: Concerto Grosso

Jacob: Viola Concerto, Soloist Richard Crabtree

Winner of the Haslemere String Competition 2019

Will Duerden – double bass

Will Duerden presented by patron George Burnett

Playing Tubin Concert for Double bass

Runner up

Jude Chandler – double bass

Playing Dittersdorf Double Bass Concerto Movement 1

Specially commended

Briona Mannion – violin

Watch 10 minute excellent YouTube video about the Competition and hear young players say how much it helps them – click to watch

“You’re providing an invaluable building block for these talented youngsters. Keep it rolling!” – Sophie Langdon, violinist, Farnham

“I have had the pleasure of presenting students for this competition since it started two years ago.  I had no idea that they would be so successful and that the completion would be so well run. As a Double bass Professor it is extremely rare, even unheard of for a competition to be so bass friendly and unbiased. It is relaxed and the students feel completely at ease and encouraged to play their best. The early rounds were supportive in a way I have never experienced before. Ishani knows exactly how to create an atmosphere where the students feel comfortable. The judges are seasoned musicians without attitude and have given very open and helpful remarks on the performances. For any string player this competition will give the student a valuable experience that they will remember for life. The Church where the final is has a wonderful atmosphere and sound for strings, and particularly for the bass, which is very unusual also.”

Caroline Emery
Professor of Double Bass Royal College of Music and Yehudi Menuhin School

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