Worksop: Silver String Quartet launch a new season at The Crossing

The Silver Strings Quartet
The Silver Strings Quartet

With its Autumn Strings programme, the Sheffield-based Silver Strings Quartet launch the autumn-winter season of public concerts at The Crossing in Worksop this month.

The quartet’s programme intermixes classics from the serious to the light end of the musical spectrum.

Predictably, Autumn from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons is featured, as are Tchaikovsky’s Andante Cantabile, Pachelbel’s Canon and Debussy’s all time favourite Clair de Lune.

Lighter classics include Blue Moon, Jay Ungar’s Ashokan Farewell, Greensleeves and Beyond the Sea.

Leader and cellist Elizabeth Hanks said “We’re really looking forward to our visit to The Crossing which I know has good musical acoustics.

“It’s good to be able to design our own programme too”.

Liz trained at Sheffield University and now moves between the classical world – playing with established symphony and chamber orchestras – cruise ship gigs, and touring with artists like Alfie Boe, Russell Watson and Il Divo in the Royal Albert Hall and at Glastonbury.

Violinists Claire Turk and Clair Stanley have impressive biographies again featuring performances with the Royal Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and the London Concert Orchestra.

Viola specialist Katrina Brown – a graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music – has played in many festivals across Europe and currently freelances with the Halle, BBC and Camerata orchestras.

Autumn Stings takes place at The Crossing on Newcastle Street on Saturday 20th September at 7.30. Doors open at 6.45pm

Tickets priced £9 (£8 concessions, £4 under-16s) are available now from The Crossing’s Welcome Desk, by calling 01909 475421 or by email to

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The music continues next month when Southwell Minster organist and choirmaster Paul Hale performs on 25th October, followed by the Thoresby Colliery Band on 22nd November.