St. Mary’s Music Hall is a new and exciting music and cultural space with a 350 capacity in the heart ofWalthamstow. Situated in a working 12th century church (recent recipients of a £1.6m Heritage Lottery grant) the venue’s beautiful acoustic is complimented by a world class sound system. The program showcases the best in folk, jazz and contemporary musics through regular concerts, hosting such artists as Seckou Keita, Martha Tilston and Soweto Kinch. Alongside a large local audience, excellent transport links put this venue at the heart of the London music scene.
Very exciting recent news from our partners, friends and generous hosts St Mary's Church; their recent bid for Heritage Lottery Funding to renovate the church's interior and exterior and in partnership with St Mary's Music hall further develop the space as an important musical and cultural venue has been successful, with £1.6 million pounds being awarded. The interior of the church will be transformed and will allow for more effective, open and regular use of the space.
Our Christmas Showcase will be an evening filled with music, comedy, and spoken word, at the beautiful St Mary's Music Hall. With some incredible acts we will entertain and celebrate, greeting you with a glass of prosecco and light bites on arrival.
Bahla is a London-based 5 piece outfit, breaking new ground with their unique mix of cinematic jazz entangled with Jewish folklore. By learning how different cultures have met in the past, they have developed a way to organically marry their individual influences into an arresting and dynamic sound of their own.
Soweto Kinch is a multi award-winning saxophonist, MC and composer specialising in a trademark style of Jazz, Rap and Spoken Word unlike that of any other performer in the world. Revered among both musicians and rappers alike, Soweto has amassed an unprecedented array of accolades including two MOBO awards, two Urban Music Awards, BBC Rising Star Award, BBC Best Jazz Instrumentalist, BBC Best Jazz Band, Montreux Jazz Festival Award, Peter Whittingham Award for Jazz innovation, Winner of the White Foundation World Sax Competition and a nomination for the much coveted Mercury Award as well as his own weekly BBC radio show.
Basco are a fiddle-scraping, box-belting, cittern-smacking folk/roots band with members from Denmark, Sweden and Australia. Basco really just want to tell you some stories. Their music is complex and varied, from hard hitting, high-speed reels full of rosin dust and sweat, through sweet and melancholy tunes that tell of loves won and lost.
Three Cane Whale is a multi-instrumental acoustic chamber-folk trio based in Bristol, UK. As intricate as a team of watchmakers, as spare as a mountain stream, uplifting and elegiac in equal measure, their music encompasses both a cinematic sweep and an intimate delicacy, in which “the aroma of muddy leaves and old nettles is almost tangible” (The Observer).