The Tetbury Music Festival 2003
From the success of the concerts that we have been giving in Tetbury, it is clear that there is a healthy appetite in the area for good music, beautifully performed. We are fortunate to be within an hour of two splendid sources of such music. The Cheltenham International Festival of Music in July, and the Bath International Festival and MozartFest in May and late November.
But there is room for more live music of the highest standard, and we are fortunate to have more than one building in our own area which provides an excellent venue for concerts, most notably the 18th-century Tetbury Parish Church, the beauty of which is matched by its wonderful acoustics.
Last year we began to discuss the possibility of establishing a Tetbury Music Festival. We were delighted when we secured the enthusiastic support of the cellist, Steven Isserlis, who promptly agreed to become the Festival's Artistic Director.
And in a typically generous and neighbourly gesture, His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales agreed to be the Patron of the Festival, for which we are tremendously grateful.
Graham Kean and Elise Smith, Co-Directors
The Tetbury Music Festival - 2003