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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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Important Information (9 October 2019)

Price changes, FREE tickets for children, special offer for families

The price of tickets bought in advance via Paypal is reduced to £13-00 BUT THEY MUST BE BOUGHT BEFORE THE DAY OF THE CONCERT. PayPal links will be disabled overnight before the concert, so that the list of bought tickets can be compiled.

We want to encourage next generation music lovers!

Children and young people aged up to 21 may attend FREE.
Parents who bring a child need pay only one ticket so whole families with children can attend for the price of one ticket.


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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All 7-30pm at St Christopher’s Church, Haslemere, GU27 1DD

Saturday 21 March 2020

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

Buy ticket in advance via Paypal £13-00 and receive emails on future concerts

Advance tickets closes overnight before the concert
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Tickets are available on the door price £15-00.

Please consider making an additional donation. Because we want to keep our prices low and affordable we rely on additional donations and grants to cover our costs.

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Children and young people aged up to 21 may attend FREE.
Parents who bring a child need pay only one ticket so whole families with children can attend for the price of one ticket. Just buy one ticket and come to the concert!

You can adjust the number of tickets needed in the Paypal shopping cart.  You do not need to have a PayPal account. Please note that we do not issue physical tickets but record payments and check names on the door. Please note that tickets cannot be bought on-line on the day of the concert.

Tickets are also available on the door price £15-00.

If you would like curry before or after the concert, please book direct with the Shahanaz Indian Restaurant on 01428 651380 or 641676.


Future Concert Dates

Sunday 3 May 2020: afternoon

Saturday 7 November 2020: 7-30pm

Saturday 13 March 2021: 7-30pm


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

See details here