Get set!

The 2024 festival is less than two weeks away and we are looking forward to seeing many of you at this year’s concerts. Our trademark mix of eclectic programming and outstanding musicianship is unique in Shropshire, and definitely not to be missed!  Full House! The Four Seasons Plus concert on Thursday May 16th has proved to …

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Only six weeks to wait!

Nothing to fear! Jeremy Sams is a celebrated composer for film and stage. Here’s what he says about his latest composition, People and Paintings, which will be premiered at Whittington on Saturday May 18th  ‘This is a piece about Venice where I’m lucky enough to teach every year. It’s a gondola ride up a very …

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Spring News

Act Now! Tickets for Four Seasons Plus, the first concert of the 2024 season, are selling fast so if you are a lover of Baroque music or if you particularly want to hear Braimah Kanneh-Mason play, you’ll need to book soon https://thelittleboxoffice.com/whittingtonmusicfestival/  However, more tickets are available for the other concerts. Braimah will also be playing …

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Book your seats

Steven Isserlis CBE, celebrated cellist and our Honorary Patron says of the 2024 festival:‘As always, the festival offers a wonderfully fresh and enticing blend of the familiar and the unfamiliar, presented by a very special group of (mostly young) musicians who will give the music their all. It promises to be a marvellous and memorable …

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Good News!

Thanks to everyone who has renewed their membership as a Friend, Benefactor, Donor or Sponsor, the twelfth Whittington Festival will begin on Thursday May 16th 2024. We were also delightedly surprised to learn recently that our application to Arts Council England for a smaller grant had been successful! Flyers are at the printers and will …

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Looking Ahead

The 2024 festival will open with Vivaldi’s ever-popular Four Seasons and closes with Mendelssohn’s prodigious Octet. And between those two classics is a wealth of glorious music, some of it well-known and some less so, but all performed with the hallmark excellence of our festival musicians. We are delighted that our three violinists, Braimah Kanneh-Mason, …

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The wait is over!

The programme for the 2024 festival is now on the website  https://www.whittingtonmusicfestival.org.uk/festival-programme/. The festival opens on Thursday May 16 with a concert including the iconic Four Seasons by Vivaldi, and other baroque delights. The other concerts offer a wide variety of music. Don’t miss the world premiere of a song cycle for voice, flute, piano and …

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