Our Concert Venue
Set in the heart of Berkhamsted, St Peter's Church makes a most attractive venue, both visually and acoustically, for the Bridgewater Sinfonia's four concerts each season. The acoustic works well for both chamber and symphonic music. Above all, the audience is closer to the music and the musicians than they would be in a major auditorium. There is a direct communication in both directions that the musicians hugely enjoy. This is the essence of live music.
St Peter's also has the advantage of owning a recently installed concert grand piano (Kawai) making a piano concerto with leading soloists a 'must' in most of the Bridgewater Sinfonia's seasons. The imminent refurbishment of the church organ also bodes well for future programming!
Drinks are available during the concert interval, served by members of the Cowper Society and after the concert, the atmosphere is further enhanced as the Friends of the Bridgewater and players get together for a party in the Courthouse nearby with drinks and food, as well as the opportunity to discuss the works and the performance.
The West Window, St Peter's Church
Getting to St Peter's
There are car parks nearby and on-road spaces in surrounding streets
(click here to open MultiMap in a new window or tab. Please note that the small parking area behind the church is not available for
Bridgewater Sinfonia ticket holders.
St Peter's is just a few minutes' walk from Berkhamsted railway station.
Several restaurants and cafés are within walking distance of the church.
Concert with soloist Anna Markland