What's On

Saturday 29 June 2024, 7.30pm



Presented by SWCSO & SWCS

Tickets from £16

Price includes a commission of £1.00

Saffron Walden's own Choral Society and Symphony Orchestra join forces once again to present an exciting Anglo-French programme. They open with Parry's I was Glad, an anthem that will be familiar to all.

The orchestra will then play Saint-Saëns' charming Le Rouet d'Omphale and John Foulds' nostalgic music-picture April-England. The first half ends with Parry's Blest Pair of Sirens. The main work of the evening is Poulenc's Stabat Mater, written after the sudden death of a friend and Poulenc's subsequent return to the Catholic faith. In 12 short movements, Poulenc considered this to be the work he would be most remembered for.

Performance information

Running time

1 hour 50 minutes

Content warnings

Age Guidance 7+

This event is not recommended for children under 7 years old

Booking information

Seating style

This event has tiered stalls and balcony seating

Ten for £10

This event is part of our Ten for £10 scheme. We will release ten £10 tickets for sale at 10am on the morning of this performance.


Shuttle bus

The shuttle bus won't be running for this event

Programme and performers


  • Hubert Parry I Was Glad
  • Camille Saint-Saëns Le Rouet d'Omphale
  • John Foulds April-England
  • Hubert Parry Blest Pair of Sirens
  • Francis Poulenc Stabat Mater


  • Saffron Walden Choral Society
  • Saffron Walden Symphony Orchestra
  • Quintin Beer/Richard Hull conductors
  • Richard Carr organ
  • Lucy Cox soprano

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Information for your visit

Saturday 29 June 2024, 7.30pm


All timings are approximate and will be updated closer to the show date. Please check the website on the day of the performance for up-to-date information.

Latecomers can usually be admitted at a suitable gap within the performance.

When to arrive

6.30pm - 7.15pm
We have over 400 free parking spots for anyone driving.

Foyer opens

Enjoy a drink at the bar before the auditorium opens.

Auditorium opens

Get your tickets ready for checking, find your seats, sit back and relax.

Show starts



Interval (20 mins)

Show ends

9.20pm (approx)

Content warnings

Age Guidance 7+

This event is not recommended for children under 7 years old


Saffron Hall

Audley End Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4UH


Shuttle bus

The shuttle bus won't be running for this performance
More info

Additional information


For this event, you're welcome to bring drinks purchased from our bar into the event with you.


We are unable to allow any bags into the performance space which are larger than a hand bag or small backpack. Unfortunately our cloakroom will not be in operation.

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