On sale dates are as follows:

Patrons, Associates and Friends are all able to book now
General booking opens Tuesday 27 February

3 May

Schools' Performance

11am - noon

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 and others. Come and hear the results!

TICKETS: Admission free

Winchester Go LD Funky Lunch

The Arc Community Space

Aestus Quartet

Come and join us. It’s free!

TICKETS: Admission free

Opening Concert

4pm - 6pm St Paul's Church

Festival String Quartet, Gould Piano Trio, Katharine Dain

Haydn String Quartet in D minor, Op. 76 No 3 Fifths
Piers Hellawell Up By The Roots
Amy Beach Three Songs Op. 21
Ravel Piano Trio in A minor

TICKETS: £23, £19 in side aisles
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Festival Friends' Reception

6pm – 7pm St Paul’s Church

Late Night Concert

9pm - 10pm St Lawrence Church

Lucy Gould, David Adams, Simone van der Giessen, James Toll, Richard Lester, Kate Gould, Aestus Quartet, Katharine Dain

Wagner Prelude to Tristan und Isolde, arr. for sextet by Sebastian Gürtler
Piers Hellawell The Still Dancers – Invocation III: Floating
Berio Sequenza lll for solo soprano
Arensky Cello Quartet in A minor Op. 35

TICKETS: £19 unreserved seating
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4 May

Family Concert Wonderful Worldwide Wander-fest

11.30am – 12.30pm The Nutshell

Lenny Sayers presenter, Festival String Quartet
As the west wind wends its way wildly through the woods of Winchester, why not get whisked away with us on a worldwide musical adventure? Join Lenny Sayers and Festival
musicians on an interactive concert of music from all over the globe (without the world-wide web!)

TICKETS: £5. Free for under 4s. Unreserved seating
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2pm – 3pm The Nutshell

Eminent cellist, Richard Lester, coaches the Aestus Quartet playing Fanny Hensel-Mendelssohn’s String Quartet in E♭

TICKETS: £5 unreserved seating
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7.30pm – 9.15pm Theatre Royal Winchester

Directed by David Adams, Festival String Orchestra, Aestus Quartet, Katharine
Dain, Max Baillie, Kate Gould

Mozart Divertimento in D K.136
Barber Adagio for Strings
Arvo Pärt Fratres for solo violin and strings
Mozart Exsultate Jubilate for soprano and strings
Carl Vine Inner World for solo cello and electronic recording
Tchaikovsky Serenade in C Op. 48

TICKETS: £30, £23 and £19 (ticket prices include £2 theatre restoration levy)
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5 May


2.30pm – 3pm St Paul’s Church

Piers Hellawell gives his insights into the world of composition

TICKETS: Free. Unreserved seating


3.30pm – 5.15pm St Paul’s Church

Aestus Quartet, Katharine Dain, Festival String Quartet, Gould Piano Trio, Simone van der Giessen, Marianne Schofield

Fanny Hensel-Mendelssohn String Quartet in E♭
Fauré La Bonne Chanson Op. 61
Piers Hellawell Weaver of Grass
Debussy String Quartet in G minor Op. 10

TICKETS: £23, £19 in side aisles
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5.30pm – 6.15pm St Paul’s Church

for Patrons, Associates, Volunteers and Artists


8pm – 9.30pm St Paul’s Church

This unique jazz band with classical roots takes us to 1930s New Orleans with the melodies of Rachmaninov, Chopin, Tchaikovsky and more

TICKETS: £23, £19 in side aisles
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6 May


10.30am – 11.30am St Paul’s Church

Liz Kenny, James Toll, Richard Lester

Biber Sonata for Violin & Basso Continuo No 3
Gabrielli Ricercar II in A minor for solo cello
Corelli Sonata for Violin & Basso Continuo in A Op. 5 No 9
Kapsberger Toccata I from Libro Quarto d’Intavolature di Chitarrone for solo lute
Corelli Sonata for Violin & Basso Continuo in D minor Op. 5 No 12 La Follia

TICKETS: £19, £16 in side aisles
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3.30pm – 5.15pm St Paul’s Church

Gould Piano Trio, Festival String Quartet

Brahms Piano Trio in C minor Op. 101
Germaine Tailleferre String Quartet
Bongani Ndodana-Breen Safika – Three Tales of African Migration
Mendelssohn String Quartet in F minor Op. 80

TICKETS: £23, £19 in side aisles
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