Since 2007 the Abbey Sutton Courtenay has been home to some of the finest classical music concerts to be heard anywhere. From up-and-coming young professionals to established stars, top quality musicians from Britain and around the world come to the Abbey to enjoy its unique and inspiring ambience and to share their art with the local community. These superb artists perform without receiving a fee, and thus the Abbey is able to offer world class concerts on a non-profit basis. If you are unable to afford the suggested donation we invite you to attend and give what you can.

Concerts take place in the Abbey’s beautiful Great Hall which was built c. 1290. The timber framed and panelled room provides an excellent, warm acoustic. Artists and audiences alike have found it to be an ideal setting for chamber music as it was meant to be experienced, in intimate and genial surroundings.

In addition to great classical chamber music and piano recitals, we occasionally host young stars of the world and folk music scenes as well as poets, dancers, painters and film-makers.

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Past artists have included:

François Andes
Ardeo Quartet
Julian Arp
James Barralet
Alasdair Beatson
Jonathan Beatty
Guy Ben-Ziony
Bogdan Božović
Nathan Braude
Adrian Brendel
Luiz Gustavo Carvalho
Rory Carver
Elissa Cassini
Cavaleri Quartet
Alexander Chaushian
Sankar Chowdhury
Cygnus Trio
Hannah Dawson
Dead Poet Quartet
Késia Decoté
Duo Arp Frantz
Ensemble Frisson
Ensemble Zeitkunst
Anya Fadina
Tom Fetherstonhaugh
Liza Ferschtman
Johannes CS Frank
Caspar Frantz
Thomas Gould
Katharine Gowers
Noam Greenberg
Chen Halevi
Dylan Thomas Hayden
Sam Haywood
Diana Hinds
Manuel Hofer
Mary Hofman
Matilda Hofman
Tim Horton
Fenella Humphreys
Julian Jacobson
Eloise Bella Kohn
Sheku Kanneh-Mason
Alexander Karpeyev
Francis Kefford
Thomas Kelly
Kreisler Ensemble
Natasha Kudritskaya
Lassus Quartet
Lawson Trio
Ingmar Lazar
Leondari Ensemble
Charlotte Leport
Gareth Lubbe
Laura Lutzke
Luís Magalhães
Rebekka Markowski
Pascal Marquilly
Johanna Melzow
Merel Quartet
Oxford Chamber Music Festival
Priya Mitchell
Brian O’Kane
Richard Ormrod
Martin Outram
Charles Owen
Joëlle Pappas
Connie Pharaoh
Eva Polgar
Martin Reimann
Alinka Rowe
Daniel Rowland
Olivier Sandberg
Drew Sarich
Francesco Sica
Juliana Steinbach
Waldstein Ensemble
Nathan Williamson
Helena Winkelman