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    13 Aug
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    14 August
  • Tuesday
    15 August
  • Wednesday
    16 August
  • Thursday
    17 August
  • Friday
    18 August

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Art Exhibition

Tea Party10am to 7pm Village Hall

12-20 August.

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Festival opening

3pm 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.
Nicholas Brown Director
David Davies organ


7pm St Mary's Church

Such a refreshing group with an exciting future ahead’
Lopa Kothari (BBC Radio 3)

Vocal harmonies from South Africa coalesce with Celtic reels and Brazilian samba to Balkan folk music and beyond. Kabantu throw away the rulebook to bridge countries and cultures, creating an exuberant and joyful sound. Winners of the 2017 Royal Overseas League competition and with a BBC Prom appearance already under their belt, this is a group not to miss.

Abel Selaocoe cello, vocals
Alastair McMath double bass, banjo, vocals
Ben Sayah guitar, vocals
Delia Stevens world percussion, vocals
Katie Foster violin, vocals

Late night recital

9.45pm St Mary’s Church
Craig Ogden David Juritz

Three musical friends, Craig Ogden, Miloš Milivojevic and David Juritz get together to play a programme of Bach, Villa Lobos and more.

Craig Ogden guitar
David Juritz violin
Miloš Milivojevic accordion

With soup and roll supper.

Tickets: £8

Lunchtime concert at Norburton HallCaroline DowdleNorburton Hall

12.30pm Norburton Hall

Lunch with Wolfgang and Franz
With its soaring opening theme, an exquisitely counterpointed second movement lullaby and gypsy-inspired finale, Schubert’s Piano Trio No. 1 in B-flat major is one of his best loved chamber music works. In 1778 a 22 year-old Mozart was in Paris seeking employment without success. He wrote the E minor sonata,
‘one of the miracles among Mozart’s works’, on learning of his mother’s death.

Caroline Dowdle piano
David Juritz violin
Adrian Bradbury cello

Concert to include a picnic lunch platter.

Tickets: £12
Sponsored by Alex Collins and Judie Hibbert

The Alexandra Ridout Quartet

8pm St Mary's Church

 ‘We were enchanted by Alexandra’s presence as a musician, her sound, but I think most importantly there was a relationship with the blues and swinging that sounds important in her playing’ Julian Joseph, Chair of the jury of the BBC Young Musician Jazz Award 2016

Some rising stars are easier to spot than others! 2016 BBC Young Musician Jazz Award winner Alexandra Ridout fronts her own band, a teenaged quintet of the UK’s hottest young jazz talents who have already wowed audiences at the Manchester Jazz Festival and Pizza Express Soho with their ballads, funk and swing jazz.

Alexandra Ridout trumpet, flugelhorn
Miles Mindlin guitar
Noah Stoneman piano
Freddie Jensen bass
Luke Tomlinson drums

Tickets: £16 / £12

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Lunchtime at St Mary's

1pm St Mary’s Church

Music for trumpet, voice and organ Ross Brown plays music by Jeremiah Clarke and his late father, Christopher. Claire Bradshaw sings Gluck and Vivaldi,
accompanied by David Gordon on the organ.

Ross Brown trumpet
Claire Bradshaw mezzo-soprano
David Gordon organ

Tickets: £8

Sponsored in memory of
Canon John D. Atkinson

Chamber Concert

7pm St Mary's Church

Festival PlayersAnna HashimotoTwo Europeans in America.
Dvorak’s ‘American’ string quartet draws inspiration from life in the new world; its music, birdsong and, even, its railways. Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s 1951 Quintet for Guitar and Strings fizzes with the same energy and optimism, as does Haydn’s Piano Concerto in D major in a transcription for accordion.

Festival players
with Craig Ogden guitar
Miloš Milivojevic accordion

Tickets: £16/£12

Sponsored by Nantes Solicitors

Late Night Concert

9.45pm St Mary's Church

Berlin Remembered
Claire Bradshaw takes us back to the nightclubs of pre-war Berlin, Cabaret, the Kit-Kat Club and the songs of Brecht and Weill.

Claire Bradshaw voice
David Juritz violin
David Gordon piano
Sandy Burnett bass

With soup and roll supper.

Tickets: £8

The Atéa Wind Quintet

7pm St Mary's Church

The Atéa Wind Quintet start the evening with repertoire from their début CD. Francis Poulenc’s Sextet for piano and wind was described by critics as shallow and vulgar; they were wrong! Louis Spohr’s Nonet, written for an eccentric Viennesse industrialist has been a favourite with musicians and audiences since its first performance.

Alena Lugovkina flute
Anna Hashimoto clarinet
Ashley Myall bassoon
Chris Beagles horn
Philip Haworth oboe

Festival players
with David Juritz violin
Adrian Bradbury cello
Sandy Burnett bass
David Gordon piano

Sponsored by a Friend of the Festival
Tickets £16/12

Late Night Recital

9.45pm St Mary's Church

Reflections on Bach
From Mozart to Jaques Loussier and Dave Brubeck, Bach’s music has inspired generations of musicians. Sandy Burnett and David Gordon explore his music in its original form and in jazz riffs.

David Gordon piano
Sandy Burnett bass

With soup and roll supper.

Sponsored by Burton Bradstock Cars and Hive Café

Tickets £8

Festival playersDavid entering the church Gala Concert

7pm St Mary's Church

With so many brilliant musicians to squeeze into one evening the Gala Concert features works for multiple soloists. Haydn’s great Sinfonia Concertante, a dazzling duo for flute and clarinet by Danzi and Schubert’s sublime last song, The Shepherd on the Rock are just some of the works that give our artists a chance to shine.

Festival Players Including
Alena Lugovkina flute
Ross Brown trumpet
Philip Haworth oboe
Ashley Myall bassoon
Anna Hashimoto clarinet
Craig Ogden guitar
David Juritz, Fiona Mc Capra,
Bridget Pearse, Jane Margeson
Rachel Byrt viola
Adrian Bradbury cello
Sandy Burnett bass
Miloš Milivojevic accordion
David Gordon piano

Sponsored by Alan Williams

Tickets: £16/£12

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