A musical secret

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 world – 2015 was no exception. This year, the concerts started on Wednesday evening with the popular Heath Quartet playing Haydn, Beethoven and Tchaikowsky.
Thursday saw the return of our own Joseph Middleton, accompanying the soprano Caroline Sampson who was given stunning reviews at last year’s BBC Proms. On Friday, as a Festival first, we had a wind concert – the Marsyas Ensemble playing Handel and Fasch, the former’s increasingly becoming better known contemporary.
Angela Hewitt played for us on Saturday – a very special recital with a wide-ranging programme from Bach to Liszt. And on Sunday, Jonathan Cohen with Arcangelo played three Magnificats from three Bachs: JC, JS and CPE.
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 2016 Festival - 29th Sept to 2nd October 2016.
  • Music in Country Churches - Concerts in Malmesbury Abbey 20th and 21st May See www.musicincountrychurches.com

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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.
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Programme - 2016

Thursday 29th Sept - Schubert Ensemble
Schumann, Faure and Brahms
Friday 30th Sept - Chiaroscuro Quartet
Mozart, Haydn and Schubert
Saturday 1st Oct (11:00 AM) - Parkhouse Award Concert
Saturday 1st Oct (7:30 PM)- Isserlis and Mustonen
Schumann, Kabalevsky and Shostakovich
Sunday 2nd Oct - Choir of the Age of Enlightenment
Probable programme inspired by the Song of Solomon
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