FRI 28 APRIL

SCHOOLS’ PERFORMANCE

11am – 12 midday St Paul's Church

The culmination of our Festival education project led by the wonderful Sam Glazer involving local schoolchildren who will devise from scratch and perform their own original songs alongside our Festival musicians. Do come and hear the results.

TICKETS: Admission free

FUNKY LUNCH

12.30pm – 1pm The Arc

Lumas Winds
Come and join us

TICKETS: It's free

OPENING CONCERT

4pm – 6pm St Paul’s Church

David Adams, Lucy Gould, Rosalind Ventris, James Toll, Kate Gould, Lumas Winds, Huw Watkins
Suk Piano Quartet Op. 1
Barber Summer Music
Huw Watkins Elegy for Violin and Piano PREMIÈRE
Beethoven String Quartet Op. 59 No 3

TICKETS: £23, £19 in side aisles

LATE NIGHT CONCERT

9pm – 10.10pm St Paul’s Church

James Gilchrist, Huw Watkins
Schubert Winterreise

TICKETS: £19, £16 in side aisles

SAT 29 APRIL

THE MYSTERY OF THE MISSING MAESTRO

11.30am – 12.30pm The Nutshell

World famous conductor Mrs A Beat has gone missing! Join Musical Detective Will E Squeak in this interactive family concert where the audience literally roll the dice to decide where to go, listening to music and finding clues along the way. Performed by clarinettist Lenny Sayers and our Festival String Quartet.

TICKETS: £10, £5 for 4 – 18 year olds unreserved seating

AFTERNOON CONCERT

2pm – 4pm St Paul’s Church

James Gilchrist, Lucy Gould, David Adams, Maia Cabeza, Elliot Kempton, Kate Gould, Tim Posner, Lumas Winds, Huw Watkins
Schubert Auf dem Strom D943
Poulenc Sextet for Winds and Piano, Op. 100
Huw Watkins Piano Quartet (2012)
Vaughan Williams On Wenlock Edge

TICKETS: £23, £19 in side aisles

FESTIVAL FOLK

8pm – 9.45pm St Paul’s Church

We welcome folk-fiddler extraordinaire, Donald Grant, to join festival performers for his Celtic folk tune arrangements and compositions, alongside Eastern European folk influenced classical works from the 20th century. You’ll be tapping your feet and even singing along by the end of the evening.

TICKETS: £23, £19 in side aisles

The Bar will be open from 7.30pm

SUN 30 APRIL

J S BACH HOUR

2.30pm – 3.30pm St John the Baptist Church

Maia Cabeza, Rosalind Ventris, Kate Gould
Bach Goldberg Variations arranged for string trio

TICKETS: £19 (unreserved) to include a post concert cup of tea

In memory of Andy Stoller 1949-2022

GALA CONCERT

7.30pm – 9.30pm Chapel of St Cross

David Adams, Lucy Gould, James Toll, Maia Cabeza, Rosalind Ventris, Elliott Kempton, Kate Gould, Tim Posner
Shostakovich Two pieces for String Octet, Op. 11
Purcell Fantasia on One Note
Shostakovich String Quartet No 8 Op. 110
Mendelssohn Octet Op. 20

TICKETS: £25, £22, £19

MON 1 MAY

MASTERCLASS

10.30am – 11.40am St Paul’s Church

Come and listen to Festival musicians coaching young, up-and-coming ensembles

Louisa Paterson  violin, Kiki Skinner  cello, and Alistair Hamilton  piano
Haydn Piano Trio in E flat, Hob XV: 30

TICKETS: Free unreserved seating

COMPOSERS’ TALK

2.30pm - 3pm St Paul’s Church

Huw Watkins in conversation with fellow composer Robin Holloway, Huw’s composition teacher at Cambridge University

TICKETS: Free unreserved seating

FESTIVAL FINALE

3.30pm – 5.30pm St Paul’s Church

Lucy Gould, David Adams, Maia Cabeza, Rosalind Ventris, James Toll, Kate Gould, Huw Watkins
Beethoven String Trio Op. 9 No 1
Robin Holloway Piano Quintet PREMIÈRE
Mendelssohn String Quintet Op. 87

TICKETS: £23, £19 in side aisles