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2017 Concerts

Thaxted Festival comprises 4 weekends of established artists and exciting new performers, ranging from early music through classical to jazz and vocal standards.


2017 Programme Preview




Friday 23 June:

Brandenburg Sinfonia
Robert Porter, conductor: Craig Ogden, guitar

Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night’s Dream (excerpts)
Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez
Beatles: Arrangements
Beethoven: Symphony No 7

Saturday 24 June

John Lill, piano

Mozart: Piano Sonata in F, K332
Prokofiev: Sonata No 6 in A, Op 82
Brahms: Three intermezzi, Op 117 in Eb, Bb minor, C# minor

Sunday 25 June

Escher Quartet

Haydn: String Quartet in Eb, Op 76 No 6
Debussy: String Quartet in G minor
Schubert: String Quartet in D minor ‘Death and the Maiden’

Friday 30 June

The Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge

Programme to include:
Byrd: Laetentur coeli
Haydn: Kleine Orgelmesse
Britten: A Hymn to the Virgin

Saturday 1 July (am)

Philip Moore, organ

Programme TBA

Saturday 1 July (eve)

Tim Kliphuis Trio

Jazz, programme TBA

Sunday 2 July

London Handel Players
Adrian Butterfield, director, violin; Rachel Brown, flute

CPE Bach: Flute Concerto
JS Bach: Musical offering

Friday 7 July

Yehudi Menuhin School Orchestra
Malcolm Singer, conductor

Programme TBA

Saturday 8 July (am)

Slidin’ About (trombone quartet)
Family Concert

Classical arrangements
Arrangements of songs from Musicals

Saturday 8 July (eve)

Clare Teal and her Trio

Jazz: programme TBA

Sunday 9 July

Pop-Up Opera

Cimarosa: Il Matrimonio Segreto (18th century Comic Opera)

Thursday 13 July

Thaxted Primary School
led by Year 6 (involving all KS2 pupils)

Rice/Lloyd Webber
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Friday 14 July

Jennifer Pike, violin; Jeremy Pike, piano

Programme to include:
Szymanowski: Violin Sonata, Op 9
Wieniawski: Fantasie brillante sur Faust Op 20
Mozart: Sonata KV301 in G major

Saturday 15 July

Colin Baldy, tenor; Gulliver Ralston, piano

Noel Coward
Songs and stories

Sunday 16 July

Tenebrae Choir
Nigel Short, director

Brahms: Motets
Bruckner: Motets

Educational projects will be led by members of Slidin’ About and Brandenburg Sinfonia at Henham & Ugley and Gt Sampford Primary Schools.