Shaldon Music Festival

The Shaldon Festival is a non-profit making charity run entirely by volunteers with the aim of bringing top quality classical music to Shaldon at affordable prices.  The Festival regularly engages in outreach programmes with local schools.

Founded in 1990, the Festival was the inspiration of Eileen Croxford Parkhouse to celebrate the life of her husband, David Parkhouse, an internationally renowned concert pianist and Professor of piano at the Royal College of Music, who was born in Teignmouth and lived latterly in Shaldon.

20 – 23 June
St Peter’s Church, Bridge Road,
Shaldon. TQ14 0DB
Shaldon will celebrate its 30th international classical music festival from 20th to 23rd June 2019 in the stunning setting of St Peter’s Church. The aim of the four day festival is to provide local people and visitors with access to first rate, professionally performed classical music at affordable prices.

The Festival is supported by funding from patrons, local businesses, charitable trusts and local councillors’ funds. If you would like to become a patron or sponsor of the Festival, or to be included on the mailing or choral workshop mailing list, please email

Thursday 20th June 2019 at 7.30pm

Bath Philharmonia directed by Jason Thornton. The programme will include

Humperdinck ‘Prelude to Hansel and Gretel’

Elgar ‘Cello Concerto’

Saint Saens ‘Danse Macabre’

Elgar ‘Enigma Variations’

Friday 21st June 2019 at 7.30pm

Trio Sõra,  winners of the 2017 Parkhouse Award. 

This all female, Paris based ensemble will perform:

Haydn Piano Trio No.39 in G major ‘Gypsy’, Hob. SV:25

Ravel Piano Trio in A minor

Beethoven Piano Trio No. 7 in B-flat major, Op.97, ‘Archduke’

Saturday 22nd June 2019 at 7.30pm

Choral Workshop Day directed by Brian Kay

Mozart ‘Requiem’ and Dyson ‘Three Songs of Praise’

Sunday 23rd June 2019 at 7.30pm

Onyx Brass Ensemble present an American themed programme including Copland, John Adams, Jackson, Kenny Wheeler, Gershwin’s ‘A Broadway Selection’ and Bernstein’s suite from ‘West Side Story’.  


St Peter’s Church, Bridge Road, Shaldon. TQ14 0DB


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