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 - 2015

The programme for the 2015 Festival is almost completed. The main attraction will be a recital by Angela Hewitt. Other concert artists will be The Heath Quartet, the wonderful Edinburgh based wind group the Marsyas Ensemble, Carolyn Sampson, Joseph Middleton, and Jonathan Cohen and Arcangelo.