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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

The Final Cut – Film music for all the family

The Final Cut comprises some of cinema’s most memorable musical moments, as chosen and arranged for four guitars by the quartet. Without music, movies would not be what they are today, and the quartet here explores music from many films including Titanic, Schindler’s List and Tubular Bells (The Exorcist). The arrangements and transcriptions on this […]


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VIVAT 105

“… Davies’s extraordinary evenness of tone, his immaculate breath control ….”

YOUR TUNEFUL VOICE – Handel Oratorio Arias Acclaimed countertenor IESTYN DAVIES and The King’s Consort perform an outstanding programme of Handel arias from some of the composer’s finest oratorios.  “[the slow arias] allow us to appreciate Davies’s extraordinary evenness of tone, his immaculate breath control and the rapt subtlety of his phrasing…the handful of virtuoso […]


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1001 Nights with Bernard Cribbins…

CD REVIEW COLUMN LIZ LEATHERDALE, COLCHESTER CLASSICS November 22 1001 Nights: Four stories from Arabian Nights 1001 Nights is narrated by Bernard Cribbins and set magically to the music of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade is based on Arabian tales but it is firmly Russian in its musical flavour of oriental sounds. On this CD the […]


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Why School of Music concert should be the cat’s whiskers

CLASSICAL MUSIC COLUMN LIZ LEATHERDALE, COLCHESTER CLASSICS November 22 The philosopher and Nobel Peace Prize-winner, Albert Schweitzer once said “There are two means of refuge from the misery of life – music and cats.” Comic & Curious Cats concert in aid of Colchester Cat Rescue should provide a perfect refuge on Sunday afternoon. Hear Rossini’s […]


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Un-Cut Classical Music Column, Essex County Standard 15 Nov 2013

In this monthly column, I aim to highlight concerts and encourage you to enjoy live Classical Music. A YouGov poll of 2,000 under 25s showed that 60% are keen to explore music outside pop, with 31% of that group wanting to learn more about classical music. The Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra by Benjamin […]


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