Roman River Music Update

Superb line up for our Summer Weekend, 14-16 July

This year Roman River Music reaches an exciting milestone. We celebrate our coming of age at eighteen with four concerts recorded and broadcast by BBC Radio 3, reflecting our remarkable achievements in consistently championing the highest-quality music and art.

Our chosen venue is St Peter ad Vincula in the small and picturesque market town of Coggeshall. Here is a taster of the wonders in store over this landmark Summer weekend…

Just announced… soprano Raphaela Papadakis

The music is curated by a great friend of Roman River, pianist Tom Poster, who has created a series of French music especially for broadcast on BBC Radio 3. Tom will be joined by returning Roman River star violinist Elena Urioste, the dynamic young Navarra Quartet, smouldering tenor Karim Sulayman and – just announced – award-winning soprano Raphaela Papadakis.

“delightfully communicative… charmingly natural…” – Robert Hugill on Raphaela Papadakis

These superlative performers will present an equally luscious programme including Debussy, Fauré and Ravel.

Friends of Roman River Music can book for these exciting events from 21 March; general booking opens on 18 April. You can become a Friend for just £25 at or email [email protected] if you would like more information.

Roman River Music becomes an  Arts Award supporter

To demonstrate the depth of our commitment to helping children, young people and schools across Colchester, we are delighted to announce that Roman River Music is now registered as an Arts Award Supporter.

Roman River Music’s Learning and Participation Leader Laura Davison says:

‘This is an exciting development in Roman River’s programme, adding real weight to our projects, and helping us inspire the next generation of music lovers.’

Further information is available on our “Learning and Participation” page. Please email Laura if you’d like to know more. 

We’re recruiting!

We are looking for an experienced, professional Marketing and Communications Manager to deliver our ambitious audience development plan and work alongside the existing team, celebrating the diversity of music and arts on offer and communicating these to numerous communities throughout Colchester and across East Anglia using both traditional and digital channels.

We want to create a Festival for Everyone. Could you be the person to help us celebrate the diversity of our historic garrison town, bring new audiences into our eclectic venues and inspire a new generation of music lovers?

Download a job description from our “Jobs” page and send a CV and covering letter to Victoria by 28 February – we look forward to hearing from you!

For more information