Shaldon Music Festival

The Shaldon Festival is a non-profit making charity run entirely by volunteers. Registered Charity No 1118828.

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.

Thursday 24 – Sunday 27 June
St Peter’s Church, Bridge Road,
Shaldon. TQ14 0DB

The aim of the four day Shaldon Festival is to deliver first class concerts performed by professional musicians of international renown. Also, to encourage young people to create and enjoy music by providing workshops and performance opportunities for school children in the local community.
In order to encourage access to all concerts, ticket prices are kept as affordable as possible, with concessions for students.

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

We are delighted to confirm that this year’s concert season will go ahead. We are offering each performance TWICE to allow for 50% audience capacity in St Peter’s Church. There will be no interval and the church will be cleaned between each performance.

The on-line Box Office will open on 1st May. Please visit to apply for tickets and for full programme details and performance timings.

Thursday 24th June 2021 – performances at 5pm and 8pm

Chineke! Chamber Ensemble:  Chineke!, currently one of the most exciting and ‘talked about’ orchestras in the UK, was founded in 2015 by the double bass player Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE to provide career opportunities for young Black and ethnically diverse classical musicians in the UK and Europe.
FLORENCE B PRICE : Two Folksongs in Counterpoint
SCHUBERT : Piano Quintet in A, D667 ‘Trout’.

Friday 25th June 2021 – performances at 5pm and 8pm

Sacconi Quartet:  Recognised for their unanimous and compelling ensemble, consistently communicating with a fresh and imaginative approach. They demonstrate a shared passion for string quartet repertoire, performing at the Wigmore Hall and venues and festivals around the world.
HAYDN : String Quartet in C major, Op. 54 No. 2
SCHUBERT : String Quartet No. 13 in A minor, D. 804, Op. 29 ‘Rosamunde’.

Saturday 26th June 2021 – performances at 5pm and 8pm

Julian Bliss Septet:  Julian Bliss is one of the world’s finest and most versatile clarinettists. In 2010 he established the Julian Bliss Septet to pursue his love of jazz music, creating programmes performed at some of the most prestigious venues around the world, including London’s Ronnie Scott’s and Dizzy’s Club – Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York.
Tonight’s programme celebrates Gershwin.

Sunday 27th June 2021 – performances at 5pm and 8pm

Joanna MacGregor:  Joanna MacGregor CBE is one of the world’s most innovative musicians, appearing as a concert pianist, curator and conductor. This is a special chance to hear one of the world’s finest concert pianists.
SCHUMANN : Kinderszenen
CHICK COREA : Children’s Songs
BEETHOVEN : Sonata Op.57 ‘Appassionata’


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


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