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.

If you would like to become a patron or sponsor of the 2015 Shaldon Festival, or to be included on the mailing or choral workshop mailing list, please contact Malcolm Watson, Hon Secretary.

22 – 25 June

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

Shaldon will celebrate its 28th international classical music festival from 22nd to 25th June 2017 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 2017 Festival, or to be included on the mailing or choral workshop mailing list, please email

Thursday 22 June at 7.30pm

British born musician, Julian Bliss is one of the world’s finest and versatile clarinettists. In 2010 he established the Julian Bliss Septet to pursue his love of jazz music, creating programmes which he has performed to packed houses in festivals, Ronnie Scott’s (London) and across the U.S. In this concert Julian explores the rich world of Latin American music. Dominated by the influences of Cuba and Brazil, this musical heritage stretches back over 200 years with popular styles ranging from the elegant Rumba to the wildly exciting Samba.

Tickets: £15 (£5 for students)

Friday 23 June at 7.30pm

Winners of the 2015 Parkhouse Award in the Wigmore Hall, London, the Amatis Piano Trio was founded in Amsterdam in 2013 by German violinist Lea Hausmann, British cellist Samuel Shepherd and Dutch/Chinese pianist Mengjie Han. The young, international trio has since emerged as one of the leading piano trios among the new generation, receiving enthusiastic responses from audiences and critics across the UK, Europe and Asia. In recognition of this, BBC Radio 3 has included the Trio in its New Generation Artists Scheme for 2016-2018.

Back for their fifth appearance at the Shaldon Festival, we welcome young musicians from Chetham’s School of Music. Included in the programme is the much loved musical story of Peter and the Wolf, constructed as a child’s introduction to the orchestra and animated in this performance by local school children.

Piano Trio No.4 in B flat Major,
Op.11 “Gassenhauer-Trio”
Piano Trio No.1 in C minor Op.8
Elegie in D flat Major, Op.23
Piano Trio in D minor, Op.49, No.1

Tickets £15 (£5 for students)

Saturday 24 June, Informal Concert at 7.30pm
ELGAR Dream of Gerontius
Directed by Gavin Carr

With his trademark humour allied to deep vocal expertise and enormous experience in the choral world, Gavin Carr is now recognised as one of the UK's leading choral conductors. As the culmination of a choral workshop day, he will direct the choir in an informal performance of Elgar’s massive epic Dream of Gerontius. The piece is widely regarded as Elgar's finest choral work, and some consider it his masterpiece.

Stephen will be assisted by Peter Adcock on the piano and joined by three outstanding soloists: Alison Kettlewell. Jonathan Stoughton and Piran Legg.

Tickets £7 (all seats)

Sunday 25 June at 7.30pm
Directed by Richard Jenkinson

Innovation Chamber Ensemble (ICE) was formed in 2002 by Richard Jenkinson and other principal string players of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra to make a unique ensemble who strive for performances of the highest calibre. It incorporates both enthusiasm and many years of experience from working with 'worldclass' musicians such as Sir Simon Rattle and Sakari Oramo.

Verklärte Nacht (“Transfigured Night”), Op.4
Grand Sestetto Concertante for Violin and Viola in E flat Major, K. 364

Tickets: £15 (£5 for students)

Box Office opens on 1st April.
Full details on Shaldon Festival Website
Free seats for accompanied children under 17
T: 01626 873780

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

T: 01626 87378

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