A musical secret

Where would you expect to hear Steven Isserlis, Stephen Hough, Paul Lewis, Sarah Connolly or Arcangelo? Perhaps in London, Vienna, Berlin or Edinburgh? But not probably in Tetbury, Gloucestershire.
The Tetbury Music Festival was started some eleven years ago by Elise Smith and Graham Kean with concerts in the Parish Church of St Marys'. Since then the Festival has grown in stature and runs over four days at the beginning of October each year.
The Patron of the Festival is HRH The Prince of Wales, and the Artistic Director is Jonathan Cohen, who took over from Steven Isserlis CBE in 2013.
Each year the aim is to bring leading instrumentalists and singers to Tetbury, and previous performers read like a Who's Who of the classical music world.

  • The dates for the 2015 Festival - 30th September to 4th October 2015
  • Tickets are available to the general public from the Tetbury Tourist Information Centre (01666 503552) on Monday 21st July 2014. But the surest way of getting tickets for the concerts you want is to become a supporter of the Festival - we call our supporters Dolphins.
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The Dolphins

A pair of Dolphins is the official crest of the town of Tetbury. Nobody quite knows why, but the dolphin has been used as a symbol for trade and Tetbury was very much a wool trading town. The Music Festival uses the dolphin as a symbol and name for its supporters scheme. By becoming a supporter or Dolphin, you have access to tickets before they go on general sale. There are different levels of membership from Platinum to Blue - Please click for details of the Dolphin Scheme.
The surest way of getting tickets for the concerts you want is to become a "Dolphin".

Programme - 2014

Thursday 2nd October 7:30 PM - J.S. Bach with Kristian Bezuidenhout (harpsichord) and Rachel Podger (violin)
Friday 3rd October 7:30 PM - Haydn, Ligeti and Schubert with Cuarteto Casals and Nicolas Alstädt (cello)
Saturday 4th October 11:00 AM - Purcell, Brahms, Faure, Granados and Britten with Ann Murray (mezzo-soprano) and Malcolm Martineau (piano)
Saturday 4th October 7:30 PM - Mozart, Debussy/Beamish and Tchaikovsky with Trio Apaches (piano trio)
Sunday 5th October 10:30 AM - The Festival Service - Jackson: Mass in G, Purcell: I was glad.
Sunday 5th October 7:30 PM - J.S. Bach St John Passion, The David Thomas Memorial concert with the Dunedin Consort and Dr John Butt (director)
See full information of concerts by clicking here