Cheltenham Music Festival

Cheltenham Music Festival

17 July 2016

Pittville Pump Room, Oval Room

Ravel: Introduction and Allegro
Poulenc: Un soir de neige
Michael BerkeleyTouch Light
Colin Matthews: Five Concertinos (to Henri Dutilleux)
Michael Berkeley: Clarinet Quintet
Lennox BerkeleyStabat Mater

Despite being regarded as one of his finest works, the unusual line-up of eleven instruments and six singers for Lennox Berkeley’s Stabat Mater has led it to be seldom heard since its premiere by Benjamin Britten’s English Opera Group in 1947. In this rare performance, the ensemble is joined by the Marion Consort and David Wordsworth to bring Berkeley’s tour de force back to life, in a programme which acknowledges the composer’s connection with France – where he studied in the 1930s – and with his son Michael.

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Bertie the Bassoon: A Family Concert

Bertie the Bassoon: A Family Concert

11 June 2016

Neeld Community and Arts Centre
High Street, Chippenham, Wiltshire SN15 3ER

A fun-packed musical adventure for all the family. Great for children ages 3-8 years.

Join the players as they embark on an exciting musical journey that will spark the imagination. Meet Bertie the Bassoon and learn about the different instruments in a narrated musical adventure packed with wonderful classical music and interactive sing-alongs. This is a great introduction to the magic of live music for all the family.

Tickets: £8/£4 under-18s available online
(60p booking fee applies)

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Violin and viola duos at The Chutes

Violin and viola duos at The Chutes

9 July 2016

Chute Lodge, Chute Forest, Andover SP11 9DG

All profits support St Nicolas’ Church

  • Jacob: Prelude, Passacaglia and Fugue
  • Mozart: Duo in B-flat K. 424
  • Spohr: Duo in E minor op. 13
  • Handel/Halvorsen: Passacaglia in G minor

Tickets: £25, to include drinks and canapés.
Children under 16 free

Please contact Susie Harries on 01264 730307 or


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Arundel Festival: Mozart, Britten and Berkeley

Arundel Festival: Mozart, Britten and Berkeley

23 August 2016

St.Leonard’s Church
South Stoke, nr. Arundel, West Sussex

  • Britten: Three Divertimenti
  • Mozart: Horn Quintet in E-flat K. 407
  • Lennox Berkeley: Three Pieces for solo viola
  • Mozart: Divertimento for string trio in E-flat K. 563

Tickets: available online from Chichester Tickets


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