Formed in 2017, the Whiteknights Ensemble is a chamber group comprising musicians from local orchestras, including the Reading Symphony and the Aldworth Philharmonic.

The ensemble is based in Earley, Reading, and takes its name from Whiteknights Park, the manorial land of the De Erleigh family, now the campus of the University of Reading.





Our Next Concert

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Past Concerts

Saturday 28 May, 2022
Main Hall, Michael Malnick Centre, Leighton Park School, Reading.

W.A.Mozart – Adagio and Allegro in F minor K.594

Claude Arrieu – Suite en Quatre

Norman Hallam – Dance Suite

Francis Poulenc – Sextet for Piano and Winds

K-J Ankarblom – ABBA-Medley

After a 2-year break from live performance because of the Covid-19 pandemic, our return to the concert platform was a great success. Thank you to our substantial and supportive audience for coming to join us in the hall, and also to many other donors who couldn't be present. Our concert profit and additional donations came to an amazing £1,029 in total! This has now been sent to ReadiFood Food Bank.


Sunday 8 March, 2020
Main Hall, Michael Malnick Centre, Leighton Park School, Reading.

Ferenc Farkas – Early Hungarian Dances

Maurice Ravel – Le Tombeau de Couperin

Richard Rodney Bennett – Travel Notes 2

Alexander von Zemlinsky – Humoreske

Endre Szervánsky – Wind Quintet

Thank you to everyone who supported the Whiteknights Ensemble's most recent concert. The profit of £400 has been sent to Understanding Dementia, a charity based in Twyford which promotes a clearer understanding of dementia by running training for care workers, health professionals and family carers.


Sunday 9 June, 2019
Main Hall, Michael Malnick Centre, Leighton Park School, Reading.

Dmitri Shostakovich – Polka from 'The Age of Gold'

Bo Nilsson – Déjà connu, Déjà entendu...

Malcolm Arnold – Three Shanties

Gabriel Fauré – Pavane

Charles Fernandez – Quatuor Parisienne

Georges Bizet – Carmen Suite

The generosity of our audience allowed us to send a grand total of £400 to Piaroo's Wish, a community group which supports homeless and vulnerable people in Reading.


Saturday 17 November, 2018
St Paul's Church, Reading Road, Wokingham.

Jacques Ibert - Trois Pièces Brèves

Pavel Haas – Wind Quintet

Jacob Gade – Tango Jalousie

Francis Poulenc – Novelette in C

Otto Mortensen – Wind Quintet

Norman Hallam – Dance Suite

We are delighted that a total of £544 was raised in aid of Reading Family Aid, which helps children living with poverty or other disadvantages in the Reading area.


Saturday 21 July, 2018
Peckover Hall, Leighton Park School, Reading.

Leoš Janáček - Three Moravian Dances

Kummer – Rondo in F major

Malcolm Arnold – Divertimento

Eugène Bozza – Trois Pièces

W.A.Mozart – Andante for a Musical Clock

Jacques Ibert – Cinq Pièces en Trio

Gordon Jacob – Four Old Tunes

The proceeds from this event allowed us to send £400 to local charity, Peapods, which provides support to families with physically disabled children.


Saturday 18 November, 2017
St Paul's Church, Reading Road, Wokingham.

W.A.Mozart – Overture: The Magic Flute

Gyφrgy Ligeti – Six Bagatelles

Giuseppe Cambini – Quintet No.2 in D minor

Carl Nielsen – Wind Quintet

Paul Patterson – Westerly Winds

This concert raised over £650 for Rosie’s Rainbow Fund, which supports sick and disabled children through art and music therapy.








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To keep in touch, contact: info@whiteknightsensemble.org.uk





Ensemble members are:

Debbie King, flute
Mildred Burchett-Vass, oboe
Sarah Barrett, clarinet
Magnus Westerberg, horn
David Pether, bassoon
John Sayer, piano