This charming Victorian church, a favourite of the late Poet Laureate John Betjeman, was designed by the famous architect William Caroe. It is situated at the very centre of Stansted, just a five-minute walk from the railway station.
It has the perfect acoustic for concerts and recitals as well as being friendly and welcoming.
In 1995, Sonia Levy, a professional pianist living in Stansted Mountfitchet, had the inspired idea of forming a music club based in 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. Alternatively, admission to individual concerts can be paid for 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@stanstedgives 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