A week-long celebration of British music in the British countryside

Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Britten – and the rest!



“A feast of glorious music – highly addictive!”

… performed by the Elias Quartet and eleven other international artists

The Elias String Quartet


I loved the whole thing – great atmosphere, fantastic players, good audience and great music.”

… several of whom have made regular appearances at our previous single-composer Festivals

2017’s Ensemble for Beethoven in the Borders


“I do not think the term ‘life-changing’ is inappropriate.”

… in St John the Baptist Whittington with its perfect acoustic and unimpeded sightlines

St John the Baptist Church Whittington in Springtime



“The programme was brilliant: please don’t dumb down!”

… including the now traditional ten-minute contribution from young Shropshire musicians

… each with their own specially arranged part according to ability



“The performance with the young people stole my heart.”

Music of Britain – a week of the best of british

Beethoven in the Borders is over, proving a truly remarkable week for audience and artists alike.

Music Critic Michael White wrote of the six May days of Beethoven: “You could fairly call it an intense experience. But the concerts were packed out, and the performances were stunning”.

To get a feel for it (or a happy reminder) enjoy the 8-minute video as often as you like!

And then get ready for our festival of British composers next May: details soon on this website.

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