Temporary suspension of activities

Now is the time we would normally be invitating applications for season tickets for music@stansted's 25th season, with appetising descriptions of the concerts we have in store for you.  Needless to say, we're not in a position to do that for the foreseeable future.  Not only will restrictions on mass gatherings first have to be lifted, but we will need to be sure our audience will be confident enough to come along when that happens.

 The same logic applies to music@stansted as applies to the Albert Hall: with social distancing still in place, the numbers able to attend any concert would go nowhere near covering the cost of putting it on, and we would quickly go broke.  The same would apply if people didn't yet feel safe enough to come along. Fortunately, we don't have any outgoings other than those related directly to concerts, so we are able to sit tight for now and put all activity on hold until happier times arrive.  Forgive us if we don't even try to guess when that might be!

 We are so sorry not to be sharing great music-making with you all in the months ahead.  In the meantime, we recommend large daily doses of Radio 3 and Classic FM to keep your musical intake levels topped up and boost your emotional well-being.  Best wishes to you all, from all the music@stansted committee.

About Us

In 1995, Sonia Levy, a professional pianist living in Stansted Mountfitchet, had the inspired idea of forming a music club based on the village. A small volunteer committee was formed and, with a successful inaugural concert in St John's Church on January 28th of the following year, the Village Music Club was launched.

 Now grown up into music@stansted, our season is from September to March each year. We usually hold four concerts during this period in the friendly atmosphere of St. John's Church in Stansted Mountfitchet. A season ticket entitles admission to all four concerts, with no extra cost other than refreshments and programmes. Many more people come to the concerts having purchased tickets at local shops and businesses or at the door. From time to time the club holds special additional events, such as the Summer Soiree, designed to bring together promising young musicians and their audiences over a glass of wine. 

Britain's achievements in the performing arts today are second to none and the country is home to some of the most outstanding artistes from all over the world. In music, these achievements are not confined to the big orchestras, and the well-known ballet and opera companies: there is an extraordinary diversity of talent up and down the country which is encouraged by the hundreds of professional and amateur orchestras, choirs, opera and dance groups. All this musical activity needs the support of loyal and enthusiastic audiences and this is where we endeavour to play the important role of bringing music lovers and performers together.

Our Mission Statement

music@stansted gives people of all ages in the Stansted area the chance to enjoy live music performed by international artists and young rising stars, as well as providing an occasional platform for talented young local musicians

The Committee

Richard Allaway

Susan Bone

Alan Corbishley

Jackie Corbishley

John Jaques

Sonia Levy

 Colin Smithers

To contact the committee, email contactus@musicatstansted.co.uk