Our first Festival was an enormous success – seventeen international musicians played all of Brahms’ chamber works over ten days! You can get a flavour of it from our splendid video here on the right.
But now it’s time to look forward to the next: five of those same musicians will be returning – with three friends of equal international calibre – to give us Schubert. Plus – a unique lunchtime concert of exciting improvisation (see the Outreach page).
The Schubert Fest we have planned for May 6-9 2014 is shorter than last year’s marathon, but arguably just as rich. In a short life with little concert hall exposure, Franz Schubert demonstrated that great music belongs as much to the private home as to the great courtly theatres. We will recreate that intimacy in four wonderful concerts, mostly in the delightfully informal surroundings of Whittington church, and I very much hope you will be there to be part of it.
Thanks to CAVATINA anyone aged 8-25 can join us without paying a thing!
James Barralet, Artistic Director
“The musicians were out of this world: very interactive with the audience. We need them to come back please.”
(Sybil Williamson, Rock musician and classical neophyte)
Whittington Festival concert at St Chad’s Shrewsbury 2013:
video of Gypsy Rondo from Brahms’ Piano Quartet in G minor