Recordings Available - Recorded Concerts
The Halcyon Quartet has been recording works each month and posting them in the 'Recorded Concerts' page of the website. November's concert is up and running, and December's repertoire will be carols chosen by our subscribers, to be enjoyed at home, so please do subscribe via our 'Contact Us' page. Repertoire requests for other months will also be taken into account, but we have plans to record Mendelssohn's Quartet No.6 in F Minor and Schubert's Death and the Maiden in early 2021. Subscribe to our newsletter and keep up with our social media pages for more info and to give your input.
Feb 05, 2020
Rhyl Music Club
A varied programme celebrating music for both string quartet and for voice, featuring the Halcyon Quartet, countertenor Hamish McLaren and pianist Glen Dempsey.
Dec 01, 2019
A Halcyon Christmas in St. George's Church, Morebath, Devon
The Halcyons kicked-off the holiday season by to returning to this beautiful church in Morebath, Devon to perform an interactive and festive concert with carols for all interwoven throughout the afternoon.
Nov 29, 2019
An Evening Recital at Holy Sepulchre London
A relaxed evening of Music and Wine in the beautiful surroundings of Holy Sepulchre London. Alongside Beethoven's String Quartet Op.18 No. 1, the Halcyons collaborated with pianist Orly Watson to perform Mozart's famous Clarinet Concerto arranged for Piano Quintet .
Oct 18, 2019
Thames Concerts Series
The Halcyons performed the first concert of the Thames Concerts series at St. Andrew's Church in Surbiton. The concert was framed by two Haydns; Op.20 No.4 to start, and Op.76 No.1 to finish with Dvorak's . American quartet, Britten's 3 Divertimenti in the middle. It was a lovely way to start off the academic year and they are looking forward to playing at lots of new venues in the coming season.
Sep 17, 2019
St. Ives September Festival
The Halcyons performed in St. Ives Parish Church in Cornwall as part of its September Festival. An 8pm concert, the quartet explored some new works but also to performed Dvorak's American and Haydn's Op. 76 no.1, two favourites in their repertoire.
Jun 14, 2019
Holy Sepulchre Concert
The Halcyon Quartet performed a full evening recital at Holy Sepulchre London, Holborn Viaduct where they are the resident quartet. The programme consisted of three of the quartets they enjoyed exploring in this year's residency: Britten's Three Divertimenti; Haydn's Op.76 No.1; and Dvorak's American Quartet.
Mar 12, 2019
Royal Overseas-League Final
The Halcyons performed at the final of the Royal Overseas-League, alongside three other groups, a programme of Webern's Langsamersatz and Shostakovich's 3rd String Quartet.
Jan 27, 2019
The Royal Opera House
The quartet joined principals of the Royal Ballet, Alessandra Ferri and Herman Cornejo and pianist Bruce Levingston for this 10-show production, titled TRIO ConcertDance, which explored the connection between music and dance at the Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House.
Dec 18, 2018
Carol Service at Holy Sepulchre London
The Halcyons performed and collaborated with the choir of Holy Sepulchre London for this special Carol Service featuring a new commission by Joshua Pacey to be televised Christmas Day 2019.
Jun 28, 2018
(Until July 7th)
West Cork Chamber Music Festival
The Halcyon Quartet performed a number of concerts, masterclasses, and recitals in West Cork in June as part of the Chamber Music Festival. Masterclasses were taken by members of the Dudok Quartet, the Apollon Musagete Quartet, Christopher Marwood and Andreas Reiner on repertoire that included Haydn's Op.20 No.4, Beethoven's Op.18 No.6, Bartok's String Quartet No.3, and a new work by a young composer Omar Zatriqi, one of the four winners in the Chamber Music Competition.
May 10, 2018
Oriel College, Oxford
The Halcyon Quartet performed an evening concert, in the Senior Library of Oriel College, Oxford, a programme of Haydn's Op.74 No.1, Beethoven's Op.18. No.6, and Borodin's String Quartet No.2.
Apr 13, 2018
Broadstone Music Series
As part of the Broadstone Music Series the Halcyon Quartet gave a workshop with younger ensembles, followed by an evening concert of Haydn, Dvorak and Mozart.
Feb 25, 2018
Tour to Bermuda 2018
The Halcyon Quartet toured the wonderful island of Bermuda, where our 2nd violinist, Leidy Sinclair, hails from. In collaboration with Bermuda's Festival of the Performing Arts, the Halcyons gave two concerts and worked with younger children for chamber music coaching, performing works including Mozart's Dissonance and Schubert's Death and the Maiden.
Oct 18, 2017
The Halcyons performed their second and final concert as the St. Peter's Prizewinners 2017-18 at St. Peter's, Eaton Square in the 'Best of British' concert series. The chosen programme of Haydn's Op.74 No.1, Dvorak's American, and Schubert's Death and the Maiden was very well-received and the quartet would love to return in the near future.
Oct 17, 2017
St. Botolph without Aldgate Lunchtime Concert
The Halcyon Quartet gave a performance of Dvorak's 12th string quartet, the famous American, in the concert series at St. Botolph without Aldgate.
Sep 20, 2017
Winchester Friends of Music Society
The Halcyon Quartet performed in the restored Hurstbourne Priors Barn a selection of movements from Moeran's 1st String Quartet in A minor, Schubert's Death and the Maiden and Haydn's Op.74 No.1.
Jul 24, 2017
Korean Cultural Centre Recital
The Halcyon Quartet gave a recital at the Korean Cultural Centre in London this July, and performed Haydn's Op.77 No.2, Moeran's 1st String Quartet, and Borodin's String Quartet No.2.
Jun 23, 2017
The Halcyon Quartet performed Borodin's Second String Quartet in D Major at the Marylebone Music Festival, hosted by Sue Perkins.
May 18, 2017
British Museum Recital
To complement the British Museum's exhibition, Landscapes of the Mind: British Watercolour Landscapes 1850-1950, the Halcyons performed an all-British programme including Moeran's String Quartet in A Minor and Holst's St. Paul's Suite.