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Liz Leatherdale

Liz Leatherdale, Colchester Classics & Classical Music columnist. Photo by Jayne Lloyd

Welcome to Colchester Classics where Classical Music matters!

OUR CD SERVICE – Colchester Classics is a CD, LP and DVD mail order company celebrating 11 years service to those starting their love affair with music, clever collectors, also to music groups and at concerts. We’re as passionate about providing the best service as we were when we started in 2006.

UPDATE! To end our 11th year as Colchester Classics we would like to offer you Chandos single CDs at £11*.  That means every single Chandos CD shown on our website, on any printed literature, or social media at £12.25* is now £11* (Offer expires on 31 December 2017). The catch? It’s just for orders sent by post and email.

NEW CDs Each week we update our new CDs (see above link on the Menu bar), plus we regularly update our Special Offers and other links (CD of the Month).

For all enquiries please ring 0800 999 6994, email liz@colchesterclassics.co.uk or click on the Contact Colchester Classics button top RHS of your screen.

REGULAR MULTI-BUY PRICES … While many CDs are on limited time special offers, our standard prices for Chandos single CDs are £12.25* with multi-buys of 3 for £33*, 4 for £44* etc., Naxos single CDs are £7.50* or 5 for £35* and finally Dutton Epoch single CDs are £12.50* each or 2 for £24*

Click above to see and hear our latest CD of the Month, New CDs and find out about our special offers.

By the way, you don’t have to restrict yourself to the CDs featured here, on our social media campaigns or on our printed mailshots. Pick CDs from your own wish list and pick up the telephone to enquire, challenge us with your requests!

OUT and ABOUT – In addition to our mail order service we also pop out of the office with our pop-up CD stand offering CDs at concerts, choirs and festivals often including CD signings with international musicians performing in Essex and nearby Suffolk. (Within the black menu tab ‘About’ there is a drop down list showing the many, many local, semi-professional and professional musicians, festivals and events we have been and still are actively involved with.)

FREE PUBLICITY In addition to Colchester Classics, its founder Liz Leatherdale previews and reviews concerts in the Essex County Standard, Essex Life, Daily Gazette and Colchester 101 . (More can be found on how we offer free publicity in our free time in the About section above.)

Still not sure what we do? Click here to Listen with Liz!

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Or contact us –  email liz@colchesterclassics.co.uk , Freephone (0800 999 6994) or overseas 44(0) 1206 520166, for more info and we’ll take it from there. Please rest assured your details will never be shared without your permission.

Best wishes
Liz Leatherdale
Colchester Classics & Classical Music columnist

*P&P UK – £1.50 for the 1st CD (UK delivery) and 50p thereafter to a maximum of £4

 



To buy CDs or talk more about Classical music matters

Email liz@colchesterclassics.co.uk
Freephone 0800 999 6994
Overseas telephone +44 (01206 520166

Great British Orchestra Classics 241-28

GREAT BRITISH ORCHESTRAL CLASSICS

GREAT BRITISH ORCHESTRAL CLASSICS This 2-CD compilation brings together some cherished British music in top-quality recordings from world-class orchestras.     The performances that stand-out are the BBC Philharmonic playing Eric Coates March The Dam Busters and Dawn from Benjamin Britten’s Four Sea Interludes performed by the Ulster Orchestra. If you are looking to augment your […]


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Herbert Howells Stabat Mater

“Herbert Howells occupies a special place in English choral music …”

“Herbert Howells (1892-1983) occupies a special place in English  choral music as the composer of fresh, 20th-century approaches to the Anglican rite and as the creator of larger-scale works, the last of which, his Stabat Mater, he completed for the Bach Choir in 1965. Here, David Hill uses a score marked up by Howells with several radical tempi changes that […]


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New Somm CD - music of Herbert Howells

When first thine eies unveil from Herbert Howells

Herbert Howells –  When first thine eies unveil “Hot on the heels of the Bach Choir’s recent Howells Stabat Mater (see next post) comes this collection from the ever-rewarding Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir.  Paul Spicer was a pupil of  Herbert Howells and here traces the creative development of Britain’s supreme 20th-century composer for the liturgy, including three […]


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David Childs and his Symphonic Euphonium

For many years since its invention in 1843 the euphonium was only to be heard in ensembles, but recent decades have seen a dramatic increase in the popularity of the euphonium as a solo instrument. Today David Childs leads the way as the world’s foremost euphonium soloist, making the case for this once neglected instrument […]


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Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius & Sea Pictures CHSA51402

The Dream of Gerontius and Sea Pictures

Now available! Chandos Records is delighted to present a new recording of Elgar’s choral masterpiece The Dream of Gerontius and the enduringly popular song cycle Sea Pictures.  The BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus are conducted by Sir Andrew Davis, a peerless Elgarian who this year was awarded the prestigious Elgar Society Medal in recognition of […]


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Overseas telephone +44 (01206 520166

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