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Six days’ immersion in the chamber music of Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

A magical landscape of utterly accessible and beautiful music

 

 
 

“A feast of glorious music – highly addictive!”

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… performed by eleven international artists, including the Werther Ensemble

The Werther Ensemble

 

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

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… many of whom featured in 2013’s Brahms-neat and 2014’s Schubert Fest

‘The Trout’ Quintet, Whittington Festival 2014

 

 

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

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… 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!”

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… 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.”

Mendelssohn 2015 – the Festival has started !

Artistic Director, James Barralet, writes:                                                                         click here for a message from Honorary Patron Steven Isserlis
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There are few composers as unpretentious as Felix Mendelssohn.
Without being stifled by tradition and without ever trying to be clever, revolutionary, or egotistical, his music bursts with a raw natural energy and honesty – and emotions ranging from ecstatic joy to the darkest sorrow.

He was highly precocious – the ease with which notes flowed from his quill at a staggeringly youthful age has been compared with Mozart. Both composers share a gift for their craft which transcends theory and technique and becomes a thing entirely of nature. 

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