St Clements Wind Ensemble (SCWE) was formed in January 2004 by Maren Heidemann (flute), Rachel Wickham (oboe) and Glenn Colville (horn) and is named after its first rehearsal venue at St Clement & St James in Notting Dale, London.

The ensemble performs woodwind chamber music for different sized groups such as piano sextets, quintets, but also pieces for symphonic wind sections. The players are dedicated to performing beautiful wind chamber music which, although popular with audiences, is often overlooked in concert repertoires.Michael Round is the ensemble pianist who arranges new pieces for the group and also conducts the larger ensemble pieces.

A section of the ensemble also provides concerts with programmes suitable for special occasions such as in-house concerts, educational concerts, weddings and corporate events.

Each year since 2004, the ensemble has appeared at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to great acclaim from the audience.

Here are a couple of reviews of our Edinburgh performances...

2007 review

Some might think primarily of the International Festival when looking for classical music, but there are some classical gems in the Fringe too, as this concert proved. The ensemble is almost faultless, and the rightfully titled ''classic'' music is so much more moving when experienced live. The arrangements are nicely done and the Richard Strauss finale is the highlight. This is definitely a must for lovers of classical music, but it''s an easy introduction for casual listeners to the world of live concerts too. If this is your thing, you will not be disappointed.

Rating: 4/5 - A very good example of this show''s genre[ThreeWeeks]

2005 review

The internationally acclaimed London ensemble returns to the Fringe for a short three-day stint that should be a must see for any classical music fan. The actual performance varies daily and this review is of the draining, double-header featuring Mozart''s Gran Partita and Strauss'' Symphonie für Bläser durations of which are 50 minutes and 42 minutes respectively. A highly professional piece that will delight your auditory senses and your imagination equally. At one point, sun poured in through a side window and I could almost imagine a doorway in the clouds being opened up by the angelic sounds in the room. One of the highlights on the Fringe's music calendar that is well worth your time, money and applause. [ThreeWeeks]