The Tetbury Music Festival - 2004
Following the success of the first Tetbury Music Festival in October 2003 it is clear that we were right in our belief that there is a healthy appetite in the area for good music, beautifully performed, and we can build on this success for the future.
Planning has already begun for the Tetbury Music Festival 2004, and Steven Isserlis has kindly agreed to continue as our Artistic Advisor.
His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales continues to be the Patron of the Festival, for which we are tremendously grateful.
The draft programme for 2004 is now available through the Programme link and will be updated as we have more details. The programme and notes from the 2003 Festival can be reached through the 2003 link on the sidebar.
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Another very successful festival is now over.
However, for those who were unable to hear the performances in the beautiful setting of Tetbury Parish Church BBC Radio 3 recorded two of the concerts for transmission.
The concert from the morning of Saturday 9th October, with the wind soloists of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, was broadcast on 21st November 2004. The concert from Sunday 10th October was broadcast on 14th November.
This latter concert was a little different from that in the programme. Sadly, Mark Padmore was unable to be with us, and at very short notice William Towers, counter tenor, agreed to perform a Bach Cantata, Vergnugte Ruh BWV 170.
What you won't be able to hear again is the amazing performance by Steven Isserlis when the D string on his cello broke in the F major Sonata, yet he continued to the end of the movement.
The dates for 2005 are Friday 7th October to Sunday 9th October. The draft programme for 2005 will appear on this website as soon as it is available, through the Programme link, and will be updated as we have more details. The programmes and notes from the 2003 and 2004 Festivals can be reached through the 2003 and 2004 links on the sidebar.
And finally, thanks to our principal Sponsors, Waitrose, for their contribution to the overall enjoyment of the Festival.
See you all again next year!
Graham Kean and Elise Smith, Co-Directors
The Tetbury Music Festival - 2004, 2005