talkestrawords Crowd
"Characterful, incandescent performances with disarmingly
Michael Finnissy
"Talkestra’s ‘family concert’ lived up
Patrick Harrex, Co-founder of Soundwaves
"This was a concert straight
Littelhampton Gazette
"The playing of the ensemble
Frances Guy, Curator of ‘Eye-Music:
"Talkestra’s enlightening presentations are entertaining,
Chris Gander, Artistic Director, Adur
“Talkestra is a truly excellent

Talkestra was formed by Steve Dummer in 1998 with the help of a National Lottery ‘Arts for Everyone’ grant with particular regard to the needs of the reluctant concert goer. With a repertoire extending from Vivaldi to the 21st century, Talkestra concerts are equally suitable for the seasoned music fan who’s looking new insights into their favourite works or for the reluctant concert goer who wants to get into something new.

"Fascinating - it has given

They’ve played music by Schoenberg at the award winning Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, given a family concert of 21st century music inspired by popular culture for the Soundwaves Festival in Brighton, explored Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons with Nicola Loud and collaborated with Piers Adams exploring modern recorder concertos. They were nominated for Best Classical Act at the Brighton Festival 2008. For a list of selected previous concerts click here

""FAB! Really enjoyable music.

They are also in great demand for education work including composition workshops for GCSE, AS and A Level Music. For information about workshops go to the education page.