Over 35 years of Music in Adderbury

North Oxfordshire-based musician Chris Windass founded the Music in Adderbury series in 1986. Chris worked as a freelance violinist with many of the UK’s leading ensembles, and chamber and symphony orchestras. However, his lifelong passion for chamber music had led him to form his own group, the Adderbury Ensemble, and the Music in Adderbury series began as a way to bring the group’s music to audiences in his home village.

Music in Adderbury concerts were originally held only in the glorious setting of the parish church in the beautiful North Oxfordshire village of Adderbury. Nowadays, though, some of each season’s series concerts take place at the equally stunning parish church of Adderbury’s neighbouring village, Deddington. As well as innumerable concerts from the Adderbury Ensemble, these venues have witnessed performances from many other brilliant musicians and chamber ensembles from the UK and overseas. These have included:

  • Guildhall String Ensemble
  • Medici String Quartet
  • Brodsky String Quartet
  • Brindisi String Quartet
  • Lyric String Quartet
  • Rogeri Trio
  • Praga Ensemble
  • Schubert Ensemble of London
  • Maggini String Quartet
  • Kreisler String Orchestra
  • Bochmann String Quartet
  • Emperor String Quartet
  • Kent String Trio
  • Romanesca
  • Endymion Ensemble
  • Eroica String Quartet
  • Fine Arts Brass Ensemble

Some of the internationally celebrated soloists who have taken part in the Music in Adderbury series include Christopher Warren-Green; Robert Cohen; Bradley Creswick; Andrew Manze; Nigel North; Emily Beynon; Jane Atkins; Sian Edwards; Jonathan Kelly; Carolyn Sampson; and Andrew Haveron.

Click here for details of ticketing arrangements for the current Music in Adderbury concerts season.

Music in Adderbury concerts are held under the auspices of the Adderbury Concerts Trust, registered UK charity number 1095242. The series also depends on the help and support of Friends of Music in Adderbury. If you would like to join the Friends, please get in touch using the contact details on our Venue & Ticket Information page here. Finally, our thanks go to Music in Adderbury’s patrons (listed on this page), without whose generous support we would find it so much more difficult to bring great chamber music performances to North Oxfordshire audiences.

Our Patrons

Mrs Sheila Barrow
Dr & Mrs Robert Bell
Susie Carrdus
Mrs Nicola Coldstream
Catherine & Dan Desmond
Mr Chris Fletcher-Campbell
Mr & Mrs Jeremy Goulding
Mrs Anita Higham OBE
Tessa & Chris Howell
Sir Martin Jacomb
Sir Peter & Lady Job
Lady Kellett
Dr Donald Lane
Lady Quinlan
Sir Christopher Rose
Nicola Wilson
& two Anonymous Donors