• Imogen Cooper

    Beethoven: Diabelli Variations
    Fri 8 Oct 2021 4.00pm and 8.00pm

    Regarded as one of the finest interpreters of Classical and Romantic repertoire, Imogen Cooper is internationally renowned for her virtuosity and lyricism.

  • Ted Hughes and Children’s Poetry

    Readings and Discussion
    Sat 9 Oct 2021 3pm

    We'll dig into Ted Hughes' Five Autumn Songs, poems he wrote for our Festival in 1968, and some of his other fine children’s poetry. We will have Ted’s own voice, and Alan Hedges will read and talk about the poems. Local school children will chant some of the poems as in 1968.

  • Recital of Autumn Songs

    Premiere of Ted Hughes settings
    Sat 9 Oct 2021 8.00pm

    New settings of Ted Hughes 'Autumn Songs' by Julian Philips, with other autumnal songs by Schubert, Britten, Fauré, Hoiby, Strauss, Hahn, Ives and Elgar. Performed by soprano Elizabeth Atherton, baritone Dominic Sedgwick and pianist Iain Burnside.

  • Elizabeth Kenny/Miriam Allan

    The Field of the Cloth of Gold
    Sun 10 Oct 2021 3.00pm

    Music for voice and lute associated with the meeting of Henry VIII and Francis I in 1520 by Henry himself, Cornysh, Mouton, Sermisy, Isaac and van Wilder with songs from an earlier generation by Machaut.

  • Ligeti String Quartet

    The Modern String Quartet
    Tue 12 Oct 2021 8.00pm

    The Ligetis play quartets by Béla Bartók, Ruth Crawford Seeger, and Christian Mason

  • Rachel Podger

    The Versatile Violin
    Wed 13 Oct 2021 5.00pm and 8.00pm

    Rachel Podger plays baroque music for solo violin by JS Bach (including a transposed Cello Suite), Tartini and Biber.

  • Stephen Upshaw & Sam Armstrong

    The Eloquence of the Viola
    Thu 14 Oct 2021 8.00pm

    Music by Rebecca Clarke and Errollyn Wallen together with Dimitri Shostakovich's final work, his Viola Sonata, a major masterpiece.

  • Joglaresa

    Marian Miracles
    Fri 15 Oct 2021 8.00pm

    At the the twelfth century court of Alfonso X of Castile with music from the Cantigas de Santa Maria, a collection of over 400 songs many of which entertainingly recount miracles of the Virgin Mary.

  • Dürer’s Journeys

    Travels of a Renaissance Artist (Illustrated Talk)
    Sat 16 Oct 2021 3.00pm

    We preview this much-delayed National Gallery exhibition in the company of Dr Imogen Tedbury, a curator of the Dürer exhibition.

  • The Zoe Rahman Trio

    Zoe Rahman, Gene Calderazzo and Alec Dankworth.
    Sat 16 Oct 2021 8.00pm

    Zoe Rahman's style is deeply rooted in jazz while reflecting her classical background, British/Bengali heritage and her very broad musical taste.

  • Siglo de Oro

    A Hymn to the Virgin
    Sun 17 Oct 2021 3.00pm

    A millennium of devotional music addressed to the Virgin Mary by composers including Hildegard, Dufay, Josquin, Parsons, Praetorius, Britten, Tavener and Sarah Rimkus.

  • The Mellstock Band

    'Christmas Frolics'
    Fri 10 Dec 2021 8.00pm

    Rural Christmas festivities with carollers and mummers, wassailing and merry-making.