Thursday 22nd May, 7.30pm

The Outcry Ensemble was founded in 2010 by music students at the University of Cambridge, James Henshaw and Kate Whitley. Since November 2011 the ensemble has taken up residency at St John’s Church in Notting Hill, a church currently undergoing a big expansion of its music programme.

The ensemble is made up of young professional players on the cusp of being the next generation of players in orchestras all over the world. This is reflected in both the exceptionally high standard of playing combined with a youthful energy brought out through the well thought out and inventive programming.

The ensemble aims to offer accessible programs of staple repertoire alongside new pieces by young composers. Each program is specifically thought about so that each new work works in conjunction with the rest of the program, with the new work often having been commissioned and orchestrated for a particular program. This provides an easy to understand way into appreciation of new music whilst also giving a new context in which to hear the great works that we all know and love.

For their Mayfest 2014 concert the ensemble will move towards the more intimate: exploring chamber music by Dvorak and Brahms alongside a new commission by Kate Whitley.


  • Dvorak – String Quartet No.10 in E flat
  • Brahms – Piano Quartet in G minor
  • New commission by Kate Whitley

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