Shaldon Music Festival

This project, supported by funding from a number of sources including The Helen Foundation, is part of the Shaldon Festival's mission to bring the creation and enjoyment of music to young people.

The Festival began life in 1990 as a memorial concert to celebrate the life of David Parkhouse.

21 – 24 June

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

Shaldon will celebrate its 29th international classical music festival from 21st to 24th June 2018 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 21st June at 7.30pm
VOCES8 : Midsummer Programme

The British Vocal Ensemble VOCES8 is proud to inspire people through music and share the joy of singing.

Taking time out from their busy international touring schedule we are delighted to welcome VOCES8 back to Shaldon. One of the world's most exciting and versatile vocal groups, their concert repertoire will once again range across the centuries - from Renaissance music to jazz and pop arrangements.

For those who missed their concert in 2015 you are in for a treat: eight voices blending perfectly together and performing to the highest degree of technical perfection, but also with engaging personalities which bring a quality of 'heart' or emotion to their performance.

Tickets: £15 (£5 for students)

Friday 22nd June at 7.30pm

Friday's concert provides a showcase for gifted young musicians who are aspiring to become tomorrow’s professionals. Back for their sixth appearance at the Shaldon Festival, we welcome young musicians from Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester, the largest specialist music school in the UK.

These talented students will present a varied programme of ensemble and solo pieces, accompanied by Brenda Blewett. Come and share their enthusiasm and energy in what promises to be a memorable evening of music making.

Tickets £12 (£5 for students)

Saturday 23rd June, Informal Concert at 7.30pm
ROSSINI Petite Messe Solennelle
Directed by Stephen Threlfall

Shaldon Festival Choir will be giving an informal performance of Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle, that well-loved work which, contrary to what is suggested by its title, is neither short nor solemn.

The choir will be conducted by Stephen Threlfall, Director of Music at Chetham’s School, Manchester; with his energetic manner, pleasant sense of humour and extensive musical knowledge, we can guarantee this will be a thoroughly enjoyable informal concert. The choir will be joined by four outstanding soloists: Héloïse West (Soprano) Rebecca Smith (Contralto) Matthew Wilding (Tenor) and James Quilligan (Bass) with expert accompaniment from Peter Adcock on piano and Paul Morgan on organ.

Tickets £7

Sunday 24th June at 7.30pm
" praise can be too high for the Fibonacci Sequence's polished and dashingly committed performances..." Gramophone

Violins: Daniel Pioro and Benjamin Roskams
Viola: tba
Cello: Benjamin Hughes
Piano: Kathron Sturrock

Making their debut at the Shaldon Festival, the Fibonacci Sequence is considered to be one of the UK's most distinguished chamber ensembles garnering impressive reviews. The ensemble members appear at the world's leading festivals and venues and many of them are also on the faculties of leading conservatoires in the UK and abroad.

Variety is the keynote of this concert with a programme ranging from a string duo through to piano quintet. A gala concert to close our Festival.

DVORAK : Four Romantic Pieces Op.75a for two violins, and viola
HALVORSEN : Passacaglia for Violin and Cello (after Handel)
MOZART : Piano Quartet in G minor, K. 478
BRAHMS : Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34

Tickets: £15 (£5 for students)

Box Office opens on Monday 2nd April.
Full details on Shaldon Festival Website
Free seats for accompanied children under 17

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

T: 01626 873780

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