The Adderbury Ensemble brings together some of the UK’s top musicians to perform the world’s finest chamber music…

Cello’s Angels in Buckingham

19:30, Friday March 8, 2024 at the Radcliffe Centre, Buckingham

The Radcliffe Centre (Map)
Church Street
MK18 1EG

Three of the Adderbury Ensemble’s favourite cellists — Jacqueline Johnson, Kath Sharman and Jane Fenton —  have taken to playing an occasional concert as “Cello’s Angels”… If you haven’t caught their show yet, this is your opportunity to enjoy a fantastic programme of pieces from five centuries of great music. Full programme details below. (Click here to see what some members of the audience at the trio’s recent performance in Abingdon thought of the concert.) 

  • Thomas Ravenscroft: Three Country Dances
  • William Byrd: The Earl of Salisbury’s Pavane (arr Jacqueline Johnson)
  • Samuel Scheidt/Valentin Haussman: Bergamesca (arr Jacqueline Johnson)
  • Frederic Chopin: Dumka (arr Árpád Pejtsik)
  • George Frideric Handel: Four Pieces for Three Cellos (arr Franz Haldenberg)
  • Consuelo Velázquez: Bésame Mucho (arr Raph Mizraki)
  • Duke Ellington: It Don’t Mean a Thing (arr Raph Mizraki)
  • Henry Purcell: Music for a While (arr Jacqueline Johnson)
  • Joseph Clemens dall’Abaco: Allegro (arr Jacqueline Johnson)
  • Émile Paladilhe: Danse Noble (arr Jacqueline Johnson)
  • Manuel De Falla: Five songs from Suite Populaire Espagnole (arr Jacqueline Johnson)
  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Sarabande from Ssuite 6 in D major (arr Break of Reality)
  • Chick Corea: La Fiesta (arr Raph Mizraki)
  • Henry Mancini: Pink Panther (arr Raph Mizraki)

Tickets: £15.00 (adults), £5.00 (students) and free for under 18s. Buy tickets online via the button below or pay at the door on the night.

Some Reviews from the Angels’ recent Abingdon concert…

“Thanks so much for the wonderful concert – the sounds and vitality, invention and delight, stayed with me during the night.”


“What a lovely programme, we really enjoyed the performance, the venue and the three of you playing together. It was fun, serious, moving and with enough humour to bring a smile and a bounce to all those around us at least.”

Jack & Amanda

“That was a glorious concert, thank you! Wonderful playing and such fascinating pieces put together in an amazing programme, a real journey!”


“Thank you for a heart-lift of a Sunday afternoon last week. From the moment you came in, with wonderful wit and theatricality, to the final encore, the whole thing was fabulous. Your arrangements were just brilliant, the performances outstanding and I found the musical communication and conversation of the ensemble work very moving. Three cellos ought to happen more often.”


“From Byrd and Purcell through Classical to Romantic, and beyond to Ellington, Chick Corea, and Henry Mancini. Rhythm and wit throughout. Five Stars!”


“I wanted to thank you and your fellow performers for such a wonderful concert….it was utterly mesmerising, moving and such good fun to be in the audience.  I heard three cellos play so many different instruments, from so many places….I could not quite believe it. I just wanted to hear and see it all again at the end.  Thank you thank you and please pass on the message to the other musicians.”

Lucy and Jean

“May I follow up just to say that we had a wonderfully uplifting and heartening time. Three strong women making beautiful, exciting music from across so many repertoires.”


Virtual Adderbury Ensemble Concerts 2020/21…

June 27, 2021– Corelli, Handel and Vivaldi

April 4, 2021– Brahms and Beethoven

March 7, 2021– Dvořák and Beethoven

January 10, 2021 – Schubert and Purcell

December 6, 2020 – Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet

November 15, 2020 – Vaughan Williams and Mozart

November 1, 2020 – Schubert Trout Quintet

August 16, 2020 – Beethoven and Dvořák

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Tchaikovsky, Elgar, Grainger

Tchaikovsky: Serenade in C major
Elgar: Serenade in E minor
Grainger: Irish Tune from County Derry / Molly on the Shore

Chamber Music by Veale & Crawford

Veale: String Quartet, Tryptich for Recorder & String Quartet, etc
Crawford: Elegaic Quintet for Recorder & String Quartet, etc

Mozart (Flute, Oboe & Clarinet Works)

Flute Quartet in D, K285, Quartet in F for Oboe & Strings, K370, Clarinet Quintet in A major, K581

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

La Primavera (Spring)
L’estate (Summer)
L’autunno (Autumn)
L’inverno (Winter)

Johann Sebastian Bach Concertos

Concerto for Oboe, Violin & Strings, Concerto for Viola & Strings, Concerto for Harpsichord, Flute, Violin & Strings, etc

Playing Baroque

Works by Handel, Telemann, Pachelbel, Johann Sebastian Bach, Albinoni and Corelli

Playing Baroque II – Concertos

Works by Telemann, Johann Sebastian Bach, Vivaldi, Quantz, Marcello and Sammartini

Music for Seven

Maurice Ravel’s Introduction and Allegro, Richard Strauss’s Metamorphosen, Camille Saint-Saëns Septet

Our players…

All the Adderbury Ensemble players are among the leading performers in their field. Click on the “Biography” button below each image to find out more about them.