The Tetbury Music Festival – 2007
The opening concert on the Thursday evening will be a programme by the Aronowitz Ensemble.
The Aronowitz Ensemble was founded in 2004, bringing together leading young chamber musicians to perform repertoire which fits within the various formations of their string sextet and piano combination.
Friday evening will be Masters of the Italian Renaissance with The Sixteen and Harry Christophers. Music written by Allegri, Palestrina and Victoria.
The Saturday morning concert will be by
Red Priest with a programme appropriate for the approach of Hallowe’en. This dynamic Baroque quartet was formed in 1997 and is named after the flame-haired priest,
Antonio Vivaldi. They will also be leading a workshop event in the afternoon.
The evening concert on Saturday will feature
The Florestan Trio, one of the world’s leading piano trios, joined by Catherine Manson and James Boyd, playing Schubert, Beethoven and Elgar.
As usual there will be the Festival Service in the
Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin
on Sunday morning, to which you are all welcomed. This will include the Widor double organ Mass.
The final concert early Sunday evening will be the
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, with singers including Sarah Connolly and Giles Underwood, and a programme of two Concerti Grossi by
Handel and a performance of Dido and Aeneas by Purcell.
There is also a Music-Makers Art Exhibition. This will be at the Eight Bells Gallery, 14 Church Street just up from the church, and open for an hour before each concert. Watercolours and oils by Sir Thomas Allen, Roger Vignoles, Catherine Wyn-Rogers and Vivienne Luxton will be for sale – cash or cheques only.
We are sure you will all find many things that you will enjoy in this exciting programme.
Graham Kean and Elise Smith, Co-Directors
Thursday 4th October, 8.00pm
The Aronowitz Ensemble
Vaughan Williams – Fantasy Quintet (1912)
for Two Violins, Two Violas and Cello
Faure – Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor
Suk – Elegy for Piano Trio
Dvorak – String Quintet in E flat major
Friday 5th October, 8.00 pm
Masters of the Italian Renaissance
Palestrina – Kyrie and Gloria, Missa
Allegri – Miserere
Allegri – Christus resurgens
Palestrina and plainsong – from Missa
Assumpta est Maria
Victoria – Requiem Mass
Saturday 6th October, 11.00 am
Nightmare in Venice
Vivaldi – The Nighmare Concerto
Vivaldi – Concerto Grosso in A minor
Purcell – Suite from The Fairy Queen
Leclair – Suite from Scylla et Glaucus
Saturday 6th October, 3.00 pm
Red Priest Roadshow
Recorder based; schools learn in advance
Saturday 6th October, 7.30 pm
The Florestan Trio
James Boyd (viola)
Catherine Manson (violin)
Schubert – Nocturne
Beethoven – Piano Trio Op. 70 No. 1 “the
Elgar – Piano Quintet
Sunday 7th October, 10.30
Widor – Double Organ Mass
Elgar – Ave verum corpus
Elgar – Ecce Sacerdos Magnus
Preacher: The Reverend John Wright
Sunday 7th October, 5.00 pm
The Orchestra of the Age of
Sarah Connolly (Mezzo-Soprano)
Elin Manahan Thomas (Soprano)
Giles Underwood (Bass)
Handel – Concerto Grosso Opus 6 No. 5 in
Handel Concerto Grosso No.7 in C
Purcell – Dido and Aeneas
There are pre-concert talks one hour before
concerts on Thursday, Friday and Saturday
There is also a Music-Makers Art Exhibition.
This will be at the Eight Bells Gallery in
Church Street for an hour before each concert.
Watercolours and oils by Sir Thomas Allen,
Roger Vignoles, Catherine Wyn-Rogers and
Vivienne Luxton will be for sale.
Cash or cheques only.
The Tetbury Music Festival – 2007