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Festival Events 2016

  • Sunday
    14 Aug
  • Monday
    15 August
  • Tuesday
    16 August
  • Wednesday
    17 August
  • Thursday
    18 August
  • Friday
    19 August

Art Exhibition

Tea Party10am to 7pm Village Hall

13-21 August.

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Festival opening

Tea Party3pm Rectory Garden

Tea is served! Enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the
lovely Rectory Garden accompanied by live classical
and folk music.

Free entry. Cream teas available.

Supported by Waitrose


St Marys Church6.30pm St Mary's Church

Festival Evensong will be led by Revd Canon Stephen Batty, Rector of The Bride Valley Benefice. The service will be sung by the choir of Colyton Parish Church. The Canticles will be sung to Stanford in C and the Anthem, Mendelssohn's Hear My Prayer.
Nicholas Brown Director
Alex Davies organ


7pm St Mary's Church


Kosmos return to the festival with their unique blend of Gypsy, Klezmer, Balkan and tango music. An evening of ‘telepathic rapport, dazzling virtuosity, serious scholarship, intellectual curiosity and impeccable musicianship’, according to The Times. “I defy you not to be mesmerised.”
Miloš Milivojevic accordion
Harriet Mackenzie violin
Meg Hamilton viola

Tickets: £16/£12
Sponsored by Janet Whitaker

Late Night Recital

Craig Ogden9.45pm St Mary's Church,

The greatest piece of late night music ever written? Conceived to entertain an insomniac Russian diplomat, Bach’s Goldberg Variations are named after their first performer. Curl up with your own pillow and enjoy this new version for guitar, violin and cello.
Craig Ogden guitar
David Juritz violin,
Adrian Bradbury cello
David Juritz

With soup and roll supper.

Tickets: £8
Sponsored in memory of Alex Collins and Judie Hibbert

Lunchtime concert at Norburton HallCaroline Dowdle

12.30pm Norburton Hall

Schubert completed his Piano Trio No. 2 in E-flat major shortly before his death at the age of 31. Composed on a grand scale, it was one of the few of his late compositions Schubert was able to hear performed before he died.
Caroline Dowdle piano
Norburton Hall David Juritz violin
Adrian Bradbury cello

Concert to include a picnic lunch platter.

Tickets: £12
Sponsored by The Oldham Foundation


At home with Milos

6pm St Mary's Church

The remarkable way in which the Burton Bradstock community has embraced and supported Miloš Milivojevic has been truly heart-warming. Now, at last, the young virtuoso has been given permission to remain in the UK. In an informal hour of music and chat, we celebrate his tenth appearance at the Festival with his new accordion (bought with the help of local villagers).
Miloš Milivojevic accordion

Tickets: £8
Sponsored by Bridport Round Table and Mark Parsons

'Piaf', celebrating a legend

Tina May

7pm St Mary's Church

‘Deliciously sensuous’ Edinburgh Evening News
‘One of the best jazz vocalists anywhere today’
The Observer.
Multi award-winning vocalist, Tina May, brings to life the music and songs of France’s most beloved entertainer, national icon and musical legend. Come and enjoy Tina May’s astonishing vocal ability and hypnotic stage presence in an evening of Parisian romance and magic with classics including La vie en rose, Hymne à l’amour, Milord and Non, je ne regrette rien.
Tina May singer
Miloš Milivojevic accordion, David Gordon piano
Sandy Burnett bass and friends.

Tickets: £16 / £12

Sponsored by Sponsored by Palmers Brewery

David Gordon
Caroline DowdleLunchtime at St Mary's

1pm St Mary’s Church

Caroline Dowdle and David Gordon put St Mary’s Church’s new piano through its paces in an hour of light musical fun and games for one keyboard and four hands.
Caroline Dowdle, David Gordon piano

Tickets: £8
Sponsored by Burton Bradstock Cars and Hive Café

Chamber Concert

7pm St Mary's Church

Festival PlayersAnna HashimotoMozart’s effervescent G minor piano quartet is followed by Respighi’s
Il Tramonto for mezzo-soprano and string quartet. Intimate and darkly intense, Respighi’s setting of Shelley’s poem, ‘The Sunset’, was an immediate success at its 1918 premiere. After the interval Beethoven’s Septet provides Natalia Lomeiko, Anna Hashimoto and their colleagues with their chance to shine.

Claire Bradshaw mezzo-soprano,
Anna Hashimoto clarinet, Tammy Thorne bassoon,
Edward Lockwood horn,
David Juritz, Natalia Lomeiko, Alexandra Lomeiko violins,
Yuri Zhislin
viola, Adrian Bradbury cello

Tickets: £16/£12
Sponsored by Nantes Solicitors

Late Night Concert

9.45pm St Mary's Church

Happy Birthday Erik!
Burton Bradstock celebrates the 150th birthday of the
brilliant and eccentric Erik Satie in a programme of Vexations,
Gymnopedies, Gnossiennes and a collection of Preludes for a dog.

David Gordon piano, Anna Hashimoto clarinet,
David Juritz violin, Craig Ogden guitar, Adrian Bradbury cello

With soup and roll supper.

Tickets: £8
Sponsored by Riverside Restaurant and
Freshwater Beach Holidays

Tangos and Façades
Festival Players

7pm St Mary's Church

A little bit of light entertainment. Tangos with Craig Ogden and the Festival musicians before we launch into William Walton’s brilliantly witty Façade. Narrators Claire Bradshaw and Sandy Burnett lead us through the poems of Edith Sitwell, set to music that’s guaranteed to make you smile.

Festival Players
With Claire Bradshaw and Sandy Burnett narrators,
Ross Brown
trumpet, Anna Hashimoto clarinet,
Craig Ogden
guitar, Alena Lugovkina flute/piccolo,
Helen Paskins
bass clarinet, Hannah Marcinowicz alto saxophone,
David Juritz violin,Yuri Zhislin viola, Adrian Bradbury cello,
Miloš Milivojevic
accordion, David Gordon piano
Sponsored by a Friend of the Festival

Tickets £16/12

Late Night Recital

9.45pm St Mary's Church

Yuri and Natasha A chance to enjoy the incomparable playing of
Natalia Lomeiko and Yuri Zhislin.
Natalia Lomeiko violin
Yuri Zhislin viola

With soup and roll supper
Sponsored by CG Fry & Son
Tickets £8

Festival playersDavid entering the church Gala Concert

7pm St Mary's Church

Shakespeare and music.
Mendelssohn’s Incidental Music to A Midsummer Night’s Dream sets the backdrop to a Bach piano concerto, jazzy Russian tunes, the brilliant Dorset-born trumpeter Ross Brown playing Purcell’s music for
the Fairy Queen, and star turns galore from the Festival musicians.

Festival Players
Including Michael Cox flute
Ross Brown trumpet
Alena Lugovkina flute/piccolo,
Anna Hashimoto clarinet,
Tammy Thorn bassoon,
Philip Haworth oboe
Chris Beagles horn
Craig Ogden guitar
David Juritz, Natalia Lomeiko,
Fiona McCapra, Bridget Pearse, Jane Margeson violins
Yuri Zhislin, Rachel Byrt violas
Adrian Bradbury cellos
Sandy Burnett bass
Miloš Milivojevic accordion
David Gordon piano

Sponsored by Alan Williams
Tickets: £16/£12

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