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Programme 2011

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The Tetbury Music Festival 2011
6 October – 9 October

The Festival opens on Thursday with a piano recital by
Paul Lewis playing Schubert. The programme includes Four Impromptus,
Moments Musicaux and Fantasy in C “Wandererfantasie”

On Friday the theme is “orchestral and vocal music for
and about weddings” with Jonathan Cohen and his new ensemble
Arcangelo

On Saturday morning we are delighted to be joined by the
Elias String Quartet. The members of the Quartet all live in
England but are originally from France, Scotland and Sweden.
Formed in 1998 at the Royal Northern College of Music they have
performed extensively in the UK, and in France, Germany, Sweden,
Austria, Italy, Australia and the USA, in venues such
as the Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, Snape Maltings
Concert Hall, Kettle’s Yard, Bridgewater Hall,
Fairfield Halls, Stockholm Concert Hall, the Auditorium
du Louvre-Paris, and Jordan Hall, Boston, and have
broadcast live on National Radio in the UK, France,
Australia and Sweden.

On Saturday evening Steven Isserlis is joined by
Denes Varjon. Steven and Denes have been at the Festival before –
we are very pleased to have Steven back as Artistic Advisor
for 2011.

On Sunday early evening The Sixteen with Harry Christophers
return to the Tetbury Music Festival with a programme of music by Victoria. As the concert also celebrates the centenary of the Tetbury Church Organ we will be joined by Carleton Etherington who is organist of Tewkesbury Abbey. Educated at Chetham’s School of Music, Manchester and London’s Royal Academy of Music, he has performed at
most of the major venues throughout the UK and further afield in Europe, Australia and America. Carleton has broadcast on BBC radio many times and has several recordings to his credit. He has performed and toured with the CBSO and until recently was accompanist to the CBSO Junior Chorus.

The Festival Art Exhibition will be open from 11am each day during the Festival with works by the 2010 visual artist in residence, Martin Davis, photographer

We look forward to seeing you later this year.

Graham Kean and Elise Smith, Co-Directors

Thursday 6th October, 8.00pm


Paul Lewis

Franz Schubert Four Impromptus D935
Moments Musicaux D780
Fantasy in C ‘Wandererfantasie’ D760

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Friday 7th October, 8.00 pm

Arcangelo

A programme of orchestral and
vocal music for and about weddings

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Saturday 8th October, 11.00 am

Elias Quartet

Joseph Haydn
Leos Janacek
Ludwig van Beethoven
Opus 48 No. 6
Quartet No 1 ‘Kreutzer’
Opus 135

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Saturday 8th October, 7.30 pm

Steven Isserlis (cello)
Denes Varjon (piano)

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Sunday 9th October, 10.30
am
Festival Service

Mass setting:


Celebrant:

Preacher:


Director of Music: Graham Kean

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Sunday 9th October, 5.00 pm

The Sixteen

Harry Christophers
(conductor)
Carleton Etherington (organ)

A programme of Tomás Luis de Victoria
(1548-1611), with
organ works to celebrate the 100th
anniversary
of the Tetbury Church organ.

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The Tetbury Music Festival – 2011

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2010

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Introduction 2010

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Tetbury Music Festival 2010
30 September – 3 October

The programme opens on Thursday with the Brodsky Quartet. They will be joined by Roger Vignoles,who is our Artist in Residence throughout the festival. The programme includes the String Quartet by Barber and the F minor Piano Quintet by Brahms.

On Friday the theme is “love won, love lost” with Elizabeth Watts and Mark Padmore singing Schumann and Schubert. Elizabeth Watts won the Rosenblatt Song Prize at Cardiff singer of the Year in 2007 and was a Radio 3 New Generation Artist 2007-2009.

On Saturday morning we are delighted to be joined by Jonathan Biss. This young American pianist is noted for his prodigious technique, intriguing programs, artistic maturity and diverse repetoire. He is another Radio 3 New Generation Artist, 2002-2004, and will be performing pieces by Janacek, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert.

On Saturday evening Julian Bliss on the clarinet will be joined by Antoine Tamestit on the viola. Antoine Tamestit is yet another Radio 3 New Generation Artist, 2004-2006. Roger Vignoles will be joining them in a programme ranging from Mozart to Britten. This concert will be recorded by the BBC for transmission on Radio 3 at a later date.

On Sunday early evening Academy of Ancient Music return to the Tetbury Music Festival with an all-Bach programme. Elizabeth Watts (soprano), Pavlo Beznosiuk (violin) and Frank de Bruine (oboe) are the soloists, with director and harpsichordist Richard Egarr.

The Festival Art Exhibition will be open from 11am each day during the Festival with works by the 2009 visual artist in residence Victoria Rees, and watercolours by Roger Vignoles. Martin Davis, photographer, is the visual artist in Residence for 2010 and his work will be exhibited (and sold) at the 2011 Festival.

We look forward to seeing you later this year.

Graham Kean and Elise Smith, Co-Directors

Thursday 30th September, 8.00pm

Brodsky Quartet
Roger Vignoles

Javier Alvarez
GeorgeGershwin
Mario Lavista
Samuel Barber
Johannes Brahms
Metro Chabacano
Lullaby
Reflejos de la noche
String Quartet
Piano Quintet in F minor Op.34

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Friday 1st October, 8.00 pm

Elizabeth Watts
Mark Padmore
Roger Vignoles

Love won, love lost

Robert Schumann
Franz Schubert
Liederkreis Op.39 (soprano/piano)
Schwanengesang (tenor/piano)

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Saturday 2nd October, 11.00 am

Jonathan Biss

Leos Janacek
Wolfgang A Mozart
Ludwig van Beethoven
Franz Schubert
Sonata for Piano
Adagio in B minor K.540
Piano Sonata Op.101
Sonata in A major for Piano D.959

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Saturday 2nd October, 7.30 pm

Julian Bliss
Antoine Tamestit
Roger Vignoles

Carl Maria von Weber
Johannes Brahms
Claude Debussy
Benjamin Briten
Wolfgang A Mozart
Grand duo concertant
Sonata in F minor
Premiere Rhapsodie
Lachrymae
Trio in E flat (Kegelstatt)

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Sunday 3rd October, 10.30
am
Festival Service

Mass setting: Mass in E (for choir and 2 organs) –
Leonce Saint-Martin,
Communion anthem: Hymn to the Virgin – Benjamin Britten


Celebrant: The Reverend John Wright

Preacher: The Right Reverend Michael Perham,
Bishop of Gloucester


Director of Music: Graham Kean

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Sunday 3rd October, 5.00 pm

Academy of Ancient Music

Richard Egarr
(director and chamber organ)
Elizabeth Watts (soprano)
Pavlo Beznosiuk (violin)
Frank de Bruine (oboe)

J S Bach Cantata ‘Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut’ BWV199
Harpsichord Concerto in D minor BWV1052
Concerto for Violin & Oboe in C minor BWV1060
Cantata ‘Jauchzet Gott’ (soprano/trumpet)

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The Tetbury Music Festival – 2010

The Tetbury Music Festival – 2010

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2009

2009 Festival

Introduction 2009

Programme 2009

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The Tetbury Music Festival 2009
1 – 4 October

The programme opens on Thursday with a group of Maestri
of the younger generation who have been working together
at the world-famous International Musicians Seminar at
Prussia Cove under the creative inspiration of Steven
Isserlis. They bring us this treat of a chamber concert,
full of powerful melodies and rich harmonies, and give
us a rare opportunity to hear the delights of the
Sibelius quartet and Franck piano quintet.

On Friday we have a six-course musical feast. The
finery of the Baroque Era is displayed by masters of its
art; the glories of ravishing concertos for organ,
trumpet, soprano, oboes, performed by soloists and
period musicians hand picked by the inimitable Richard
Egarr and
Academy of Ancient Music.
Music to reverberate in the candle-filled beauty of the
church.

On Saturday morning we are delighted to be joined by the
Navarra String Quartet, who won the
MIDEM Outstanding Young Artist Award in Cannes in 2008.
The players of this prize-winning young string quartet
are noted for the finesse and subtlety of their sound
and ensemble. They bring us two works at the core of
the string quartet repertoire; the tuneful ebullience
of the Mendelssohn contrasts with the deeply-felt late
quartet of Beethoven, truly one of his greatest works.

This concert will be recorded by the BBC for
transmission on Radio 3 on Wed 28 Oct 2009 at 13:00

On Saturday evening
Steven Isserlis
returns to the Festival, with the pianist
Denes Varjon.
Steven Isserlis is acknowledged as one of the greatest
living cellists, and we are delighted that he returns
to play for the Tetbury Festival with the sparkling
Hungarian pianist Denes Varjon. With his unique and
compelling interpretations, Steven brings us an
inventive and fascinating programme, which also
celebrates a number of anniversaries.

On Sunday early evening
The Sixteen with Harry Christophers,
in a programme which focuses on the three hundred
and fiftieth anniversary of Purcell’s birth and James
MacMillan’s fiftieth birthday, Bright Orb of
Harmony
, will weave for us a transcendently
beautiful tapestry of sacred music with a precision
and glory of sound that is unequalled – a fitting place
to end up at the close of another marvellous Festival.

Last year some of the concerts were
sell-outs before the event, so you might want
to take advantage of priority booking for 2009
by becoming a Dolphin.

We look forward to seeing you later this year.

Graham Kean and Elise Smith, Co-Directors

2009 Programme

Thursday 1st October, 8.00pm

The
International Musicians Seminar
at Prussia Cove

Jennifer Frautschi (violin)
Rebecca Albers (viola)
David Waterman (cello)
Anita Leuzinger (cello)
Jeremy Denk (piano
Meesun Hong (violin)
Nadia Wijzenbeek (violin)

Beethoven – Piano Trio Op.70 No. 2
Sibelius – String Quartet Op.56 “Voces Intimae”
Franck – Piano Quintet in F minor

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Friday 2nd October, 8.00 pm

Academy of Ancient Music

Richard Egarr (director and chamber organ)
David Blackadder (trumpet)
Lorna Anderson (soprano)

Telemann – Concerto for Trumpet in D
Handel – Organ Concerto “Cuckoo and Nightingale”
Scarlatti – Cantata ‘Su le Sponde del Tebro’
Handel – Concerto Grosso for oboes and
orchestra Op.3, No. 2
Telemann – Concerto for Trumpet and Violin
Handel Cantata ‘Silete Venti’

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Saturday 3rd October, 11.00 am

The Navarra String Quartet
Xander Van Vliet (violin)
Marije Ploemacher (violin)
Simone van der Giessen (viola)
Nathaniel Boyd (cello)

Mendelssohn – Quartet Op.13
Beethoven – Quartet Op.131

This concert will be recorded by the
BBC for
transmission on Radio 3
on Wed 28 Oct 2009 at 13:00

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Saturday 3rd October, 7.30 pm

Steven Isserlis (cello)
Denes Varjon (piano)

Beethoven – Variations on a theme by Handel
Richard Strauss – Romance
Mendelssohn – Sonata No. 2 in D
Bloch – From Jewish Life
Martinu – Sonata No. 2

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Sunday 4th October, 10.30
am
Festival Service

Mass setting: Mass in D – Dvorak
Communion anthem: Insanae et vanae curae – Haydn


Celebrant and Preacher: The Reverend John Wright


Director of Music: Graham Kean

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Sunday 4th October, 5.00 pm

The Sixteen
directed by Harry Christophers

Bright Orb of Harmony

Purcell
Jehova quam multi sunt hostes mei
Miserere mei
Remember not, Lord, our offences
Beati omnes qui timent Dominum
Let mine eyes run down with tears
O Dive custos (soprano duet)
Funeral Sentences (First set)

MacMillan
O bone Jesu (commissioned by The Sixteen)
Mitte manum tuam (from The Strathclyde Motets)
A Child’s Prayer
Sedebit Dominus Rex (from The Strathclyde Motets)

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The Tetbury Music Festival – 2009

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2008

2008 Festival

Introduction 2008

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The Tetbury Music Festival – 2008

The festival opens with Radu Lupu, one of the most
illustrious pianists of our day. A Romanian by birth,
he studied in Moscow and won the Van Cliburn competition
in 1966 (at 21) and the Leeds Piano Competition in 1969.
He has settled in England but plays all over the world
with all the world’s leading orchestras. We hope you
will all urge your friends to forget that they don’t
normally go to concerts on a Thursday evening and
inspire them to come to the opening concert of our Festival.

We are delighted that Mark Padmore is coming back, with
Julius Drake this time and the marvellous horn player, Richard Watkins, for an interesting and unusual concert on Friday evening.

On Saturday morning The Schubert Ensemble,
return to the Festival, with the violinist Maya Koch,
celebrating their 25th anniversary with piano quintets
by Faure and Schumann

In the afternoon we join with The Big Draw 2008
and invite you to put down your inhibitions, listen to
the music and DRAW. Join artist Imogen Harvey-Lewis at
Sir William Romney School for an art and music event
open to all ages where listening provides the stimulus
and drawing is the result. Playing live will be the
violinists Matt Trusler and Maya Koch, who will perform
poetry and music from their new CD for Children.

The pianist Charles Owen joins us for Saturday evening, with two of the younger stars in the firmament,
Chloe Hanslip, violin, and Guy Johnston, cello.
This will be a lovely recital.

Sunday evening at 5:00 The Gabrieli Consort,
brings us an unusual and broad-ranging programme of
choral works from the 16th to the 20th centuries,
which they have entitled The Road to Paradise – a fitting place to end up at the close of another marvelous Festival.

Graham Kean and Elise Smith, Co-Directors

2008 Programme

Thursday 2nd October, 8.00pm

Radu Lupu

Beethoven – Piano Sonata, opus 14 no 1
Beethoven – Piano Sonata, opus 13 (Pathetique)
Beethoven – Piano Sonata, opus 14 no 2
Schumann – Fantasy

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Friday 3rd October, 8.00 pm

Mark Padmore – tenor
Julius Drake – piano
Richard Watkins – horn

Beethoven – Mailied
Beethoven – Neue Liebe, neues Leben
Beethoven – Adelaide
Beethoven – An die ferne Geliebte
Britten – Canticle I – My beloved is mine
Beethoven – Horn Sonata
Schubert – Willkommen und Abschied
Schubert – Die Forelle
Schubert – Des Fischersliebesgluck
Schubert – Der Musensohn
Britten – Canticle III – Still falls the rain
Schubert – Auf dem Strom

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Saturday 4th October, 11.00 am

The Schubert Ensemble
Simon Blendis – violin
Maya Koch – violin
Douglas Paterson – viola
Jane Salmon – cello
William Howard – piano

Schubert – String Trio D471
Faure – Piano quintet no. 2 in C minor
Schumann – Piano quintet

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Saturday 4th October, 3.00 pm

The Big Draw

Imogen Harvey-Lewis – artist
Matthew Trusler – violin
Maya Koch – violin

A free Community Event
Sir William Romney’s School
Lowfield Road
Tetbury
GL8 8AE

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Saturday 4th October, 7.30 pm

Chloe Hanslip – violin
Guy Johnston – cello
Charles Owen – piano

Mendelssohn – sonata in D for cello and piano
Arvo Part – “Fratres” for violin and piano
Ravel – Sonata for violin and piano
Brahms – Piano trio in C

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Sunday 5th October, 10.30 am
Festival Service

Vierne – Messe Solonelle

Celebrant: The Reverend John Wright
Preacher: The Reverend Judith Jack
Director of Music: Graham Kean

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Sunday 5th October, 5.00 pm

The Gabrieli Consort
directed by Paul McCreesh

The Road to Paradise

Sacred choral masterpieces by Tallis, Byrd, Parsons, Sheppard, Bennett Britten, Tavener, Holst, Harris and Howells

A musical journey reflecting the soul’s journey
from earthly tribulation to heavenly joys

The Tetbury Music Festival – 2008

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2007

2007 Festival

Introduction 2007

Programme 2007

Previous Festivals

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

2007 Programme

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
Op. 15
Suk – Elegy for Piano Trio
Dvorak – String Quintet in E flat major
Op. 97

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Friday 5th October, 8.00 pm

The Sixteen
Masters of the Italian Renaissance

Palestrina – Kyrie and Gloria, Missa
Papae Marcelli
Allegri – Miserere
Allegri – Christus resurgens
Palestrina and plainsong – from Missa
Assumpta est Maria
Victoria – Requiem Mass

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Saturday 6th October, 11.00 am

Red Priest
Nightmare in Venice

Including
Vivaldi – The Nighmare Concerto
Vivaldi – Concerto Grosso in A minor
Purcell – Suite from The Fairy Queen
Leclair – Suite from Scylla et Glaucus

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Saturday 6th October, 3.00 pm

Workshop
Red Priest Roadshow

Recorder based; schools learn in advance

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Saturday 6th October, 7.30 pm

The Florestan Trio

with
James Boyd (viola)
Catherine Manson (violin)

Schubert – Nocturne
Beethoven – Piano Trio Op. 70 No. 1 “the
Ghost”
Elgar – Piano Quintet

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Sunday 7th October, 10.30
am
Festival Service

Widor – Double Organ Mass

Communion anthems
Elgar – Ave verum corpus
Elgar – Ecce Sacerdos Magnus

Preacher: The Reverend John Wright

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Sunday 7th October, 5.00 pm

The Orchestra of the Age of
Enlightenment

Sarah Connolly (Mezzo-Soprano)
Elin Manahan Thomas (Soprano)
Giles Underwood (Bass)

Handel – Concerto Grosso Opus 6 No. 5 in
D
Handel Concerto Grosso No.7 in C
(Alexander’s Feast)
Purcell – Dido and Aeneas

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There are pre-concert talks one hour before
the
concerts on Thursday, Friday and Saturday
evenings

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

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2003

2003 – Festival

Introduction 2003

Programme 2003

Previous Festivals

The Tetbury Music Festival 2003

From the success of the concerts that we have been giving
in Tetbury, it is clear that there is a healthy appetite
in the area for good music, beautifully performed. We are
fortunate to be within an hour of two splendid sources of
such music. The Cheltenham International Festival of Music in July, and the Bath International Festival and MozartFest in May and late November.

But there is room for more live music of the highest
standard, and we are fortunate to have more than one
building in our own area which provides an excellent venue
for concerts, most notably the 18th-century Tetbury Parish
Church, the beauty of which is matched by its wonderful
acoustics.

Last year we began to discuss the possibility of
establishing a Tetbury Music Festival. We were delighted when we secured the enthusiastic support of the cellist, Steven Isserlis, who promptly agreed to become the Festival’s Artistic Director.

And in a typically generous and neighbourly gesture, His
Royal Highness the Prince of Wales agreed to be the Patron
of the Festival, for which we are tremendously grateful.

Programme 2003

The Tetbury Music Festival will be an annual series of
concerts that will take place over the first weekend in
October. We will gradually increase the number of days and concerts in the future. What will remain the same is our
commitment to the best in both artistic planning and
performance. We want The Tetbury Music Festival to be
recognised nationally as an important contributor to our
musical lives.

TETBURY MUSIC FESTIVAL 2003

Friday October 3rd, 8pm

The Florestan Trio

Fanfare for the Tetbury Festival

Sally Beamish

(New commission)

“Kakadu” Variations in G

L. van Beethoven

Trio in C minor

Felix Mendelssohn

Trio in B flat, the “Archduke”

L. van Beethoven

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Saturday October 4th, 11 am

The London Haydn Quartet

with

Steven Isserlis (cello)

Quartet in A, K464

W. A. Mozart

Double cello quintet in E

Luigi Boccherini

Quartet in G, op 77 no 1

F. J. Haydn

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Saturday October 4th, 2-5 pm

Music in the Town

Free event

Buskers and bands, triangles and trumpets;

mingle with music throughout the town.

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Saturday 4th October, 7.30 pm

Steven Isserlis (cello)

with

Ana-Maria Vera (piano)

Concert Variations

Felix Mendelssohn

Fantasiestucke

Robert Schumann

Sonata No.1 in E minor

Johannes Brahms

“From Jewish Life”

Ernest Bloch

Sonata

Dmitri Shostakovich

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Sunday 5th October, 9.30 am

Festival Service

Mass in D

Antonin Dvorak

Ave Maria

Anton Bruckner

Preacher; The Reverend John Wright

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Sunday 5th October, 7.30 pm

Rosamund Cole (soprano)

Amy Freston (soprano)

Nicholas Kraemer (harpsichord)

Jonathan Cohen (cello)

Monteverdi

Sacred and Worldly Duets

Couperin Lecons de Tenebres pour le Mercredi Saint

(during which 15 candles will be extinguished one-by-one, in accordance with the liturgical practice of the time)

The Tetbury Music Festival – 2003

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2004

2004 Festival

Introduction 2004

Programme 2004

Previous Festivals

Tetbury Music Festival – 2004

Following the success of the first Tetbury Music Festival
in October 2003 it is clear that we were right in our belief
that there is a healthy appetite in the area for good music,
beautifully performed, and we can build on this success for
the future.

Planning has already begun for the Tetbury Music Festival
2004, and Steven Isserlis has kindly agreed to continue as
our Artistic Advisor.

His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales continues to be the
Patron of the Festival, for which we are tremendously
grateful.

The draft programme for 2004 is now available through the
Programme link and will be updated as we have more details.
The programme and notes from the 2003 Festival can be
reached through the 2003 link on the sidebar.

If you want to become a friend of the Festival, visit the
Dolphins page for more information.

Tetbury Music Festival 2004 Programme

Friday 8th October, 7.30pm

Musicians from the renowned International Musicians’
Seminars at Prussia Cove will be making Tetbury part of
their autumn tour. Our artistic advisor, Steven Isserlis,
is the Director of the IMS, and his creative hand is
obvious in the programme this group of distinguished chamber musicians and soloists will play.

Reka Szilvay (violin)

Jennifer Stumm (viola)

Lilya Bayrova (cello)

Suzie Meszaros (violin, viola)

Guy Johnson (cello)

Gerhard Schulz (violin)

Noam Greenberg (piano)

New Commission for solo piano

David Matthews

String Quintet in C minor Opus 38

Georges Onslow

Piano Trio in G minor Opus 15

Bedrich Smetana

String Quintet in G major Opus 111

Johannes Brahms

Pre-Concert talk in the Church at 6.30pm

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Saturday 9th October, 11.00 am

*** Change to Programme ***

The Wind Soloists of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Parthia in E flat Opus 48

J N Hummel

Serenade in C minor K388

W A Mozart

Rondino in E flat major

L Beethoven

Serenade in E flat major K375

W A Mozart

Because this concert is being recorded by BBC Radio 3
for future broadcast, this is a change to the original
programme.

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Saturday 9th October, 7.30 pm

We are again extremely fortunate to be able to offer a
concert by Steven Isserlis, this year playing with the
brilliant young pianist Leon McCawley.

Sonata No 1 in F Opus 5 No 1

L Beethoven

Sonata No 5 in D Opus 102 No 2

L Beethoven

Variations in G on a theme by Handel

L Beethoven

“Judas Maccabeus”

Sonata No 3 in A Opus 69

L Beethoven

Pre-Concert talk in the Church at 6.30pm

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Sunday 10th October, 10.30 am

Festival Service

Mass in G minor

R Vaughan Williams

Cantique de Jean Racine

G Faure

Preacher; The Reverend John Wright

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Sunday 10th October, 5.00 pm

*** Extended Programme ***

The tenor Mark Padmore, particularly known for his
stunning Bach performances, is the soloist for two Bach
Cantatas. We are extremely fortunate to get him to Tetbury:
he is a rare sort – a musician regularly described as a
genius even by other musicians! He will be joined by the
harpsichordist and conductor Gary Cooper, and a small
instrumental ensemble.

Cantata Ich armer mensch BWV55

J S Bach

Sonata in E minor for flute and continuo BWV1034

Aria Bist di bei mir from Anna Magdalena Bach’s

Clavierbuchlein

Aria Tune your harp from Esther

G F Handel

Brandenburg Concerto No 5 BWV1050

J S Bach

Cantata Ich habe genug BWV82

Mark Padmore (tenor)

Gary Cooper (organ/harpsichord)

Katrin Troger (violin)

Beatrix Hulsemann (violin)

Katy Bircher (flute)

James Eastway (oboe)

Katherine McGillivray (viola)

Alison McGillivray (cello)

Peter McCarthy (double bass)

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Postscript

Another very successful festival is now over.

However, for those who were unable to hear the performances in the beautiful setting of Tetbury Parish Church BBC Radio 3 recorded two of the concerts for transmission.

The concert from the morning of Saturday 9th October, with the wind soloists of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, was broadcast on 21st November 2004. The concert from Sunday 10th October was broadcast on 14th November.

This latter concert was a little different from that in the
programme. Sadly, Mark Padmore was unable to be with us, and at very short notice William Towers, counter tenor, agreed to perform a Bach Cantata, Vergnugte Ruh BWV 170.

What you won’t be able to hear again is the amazing performance by Steven Isserlis when the D string on his cello broke in the F major Sonata, yet he continued to the end of the movement.

The dates for 2005 are Friday 7th October to Sunday 9th October.
The draft programme for 2005 will appear on this website as soon as it is available, through the Programme link, and will be updated as we have more details. The programmes and notes from the 2003 and 2004 Festivals can be reached through the 2003 and 2004 links.

And finally, thanks to our principal Sponsors, Waitrose, for
their contribution to the overall enjoyment of the Festival.

See you all again next year!

Graham Kean and Elise Smith, Co-Directors

The Tetbury Music Festival – 2004, 2005

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2005

2005 Festival

Introduction 2005

Programme 2005

Previous Festivals

Tetbury Music Festival – 2005

Even before the ink was dry on the glowing comments
we received about the second Tetbury Music Festival last
October, Graham Kean and Steven Isserlis were discussing
the programme and performers for the 2005 Festival.

This has now been finalised, and we are very pleased
to be able to tell you what you can look forward to during
the weekend of 6-9 October.

You will see that this year there is to be a Thursday
concert as well, and one that we are particularly proud to
have as part of the Festival. You will recall that last
year Mark Padmore was unable to come. He wants very much to do the two cantatas planned for last year, and when he was discussing the Sunday concert with Graham, Mark said that he would like to do something else in the Festival – the Schubert song cycle, Winterreise.

We are thrilled to be able to include this in the Festival.

Steven Isserlis is not playing this year – he will be
abroad on tour. He will return in 2006, and his plans for
that Festival are already taking shape.

TETBURY MUSIC FESTIVAL 2005

Thursday 6th October, 8.00pm

Mark Padmore (tenor)

Roger Vignoles (piano)

Schubert – Die Winterreise

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Friday 7th October, 8.00 pm

The Kings Consort with Lorna Anderson and Robin Blaze

Michael Berkeley – A Love Duet (New Commission)

Pergolesi – Salve Regina for soprano and strings

Corelli – Concerto Grosso in F

D. Scarlatti – Salve Regina for alto and strings

Pergolesi – Stabat Mater

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Saturday 8th October, 11.00 am

The Schubert Ensemble

Mahler – Quartetsatz

Faure – Piano Quintet no.1 in D minor

Dvorak – Piano Quintet in A major

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Saturday 8th October, 3.00 pm

Education project with the Schubert Ensemble and local
schools at Westonbirt School

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Saturday 8th October, 7.30 pm

Tasmin Little (violin)

John Lenehan (piano)

Mozart – Sonata in E minor

Brahms – Sonata in G major

Delius – Legende

Elgar – Sonata

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Sunday 9th October, 10.30 am

Festival Service

Preacher; The Reverend John Wright

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Sunday 9th October, 5.00 pm

The tenor Mark Padmore, particularly known for his
stunning Bach performances, is the soloist for an all Bach
concert. He will be joined by the harpsichordist and
conductor Gary Cooper, and a small instrumental ensemble.

Cantata Ich habe genug

Cantata Ich armer Mensch

Keyboard Concerto in E major

Trio Sonata for Flute, Violin and Cello

Concerto for Oboe d’amore and Strings in A major

Mark Padmore (tenor)

Gary Cooper (organ/harpsichord)

Katy Bircher (flute)

James Eastway (oboe)

Katrin Troger (violin)

Beatrix Hulsemann (violin)

Katherine McGillivray (viola)

Alison McGillivray (cello)

Peter McCarthy (double bass)

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2005 Postscript

The third of our increasingly successful festivals is now over.

However, for those who were unable to hear the performances in the beautiful setting of Tetbury Parish Church, BBC Radio 3 recorded three of the concerts for transmission, one more than last year, for broadcast in Performance on 3.

BBC3 logo

Friday’s concert with the King’s Consort, including the world premiere of the specially commissioned piece by Michael Berkeley, will be broadcast at
7.30pm on Tuesday 11th October 2005.

The Schubert Ensemble’s concert will be broadcast at 7.30pm on Wednesday 12th
October, and the all Bach concert with Mark Padmore and friends will be on
Thursday 13th October at the same time. This was a very special performance,
and the broadcast has been extended to include the additional aria not on the
programme

The dates for 2006 are Friday 6th October to Sunday 8th October.
The draft programme for 2006 will appear on this website as soon as it is available, through the Programme link, and will be updated as we have more details. The programmes and notes from the 2003 and 2004 Festivals can be reached through the 2003 and 2004 links on the sidebar.

Graham Kean and Elise Smith, Co-Directors

The Tetbury Music Festival – 2005, 2006

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2007

2007 Festival

Introduction 2007

Programme 2007

Previous Festivals

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

2007 Programme

The Aronowitz Ensemble

Vaughan Williams – Fantasy Quintet (1912)
for Two Violins, Two Violas and Cello
Faure – Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor
Op. 15
Suk – Elegy for Piano Trio
Dvorak – String Quintet in E flat major
Op. 97

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Friday 5th October, 8.00 pm

The Sixteen
Masters of the Italian Renaissance

Palestrina – Kyrie and Gloria, Missa
Papae Marcelli
Allegri – Miserere
Allegri – Christus resurgens
Palestrina and plainsong – from Missa
Assumpta est Maria
Victoria – Requiem Mass

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Saturday 6th October, 11.00 am

Red Priest
Nightmare in Venice

Including
Vivaldi – The Nighmare Concerto
Vivaldi – Concerto Grosso in A minor
Purcell – Suite from The Fairy Queen
Leclair – Suite from Scylla et Glaucus

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Saturday 6th October, 3.00 pm

Workshop
Red Priest Roadshow

Recorder based; schools learn in advance

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Saturday 6th October, 7.30 pm

The Florestan Trio

with
James Boyd (viola)
Catherine Manson (violin)

Schubert – Nocturne
Beethoven – Piano Trio Op. 70 No. 1 “the
Ghost”
Elgar – Piano Quintet

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Sunday 7th October, 10.30
am
Festival Service

Widor – Double Organ Mass

Communion anthems
Elgar – Ave verum corpus
Elgar – Ecce Sacerdos Magnus

Preacher: The Reverend John Wright

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Sunday 7th October, 5.00 pm

The Orchestra of the Age of
Enlightenment

Sarah Connolly (Mezzo-Soprano)
Elin Manahan Thomas (Soprano)
Giles Underwood (Bass)

Handel – Concerto Grosso Opus 6 No. 5 in
D
Handel Concerto Grosso No.7 in C
(Alexander’s Feast)
Purcell – Dido and Aeneas

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There are pre-concert talks one hour before
the
concerts on Thursday, Friday and Saturday
evenings

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

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2006

2006 Festival

Introduction 2006

Programme 2006

Previous Festivals

The Tetbury Music Festival – 2006

The programme is now finalised, and we are very pleased
to be able to let you know what you can look forward to during
the weekend of 5-8 October.

You will see that this year there will again be a Thursday
concert, reflecting the growth of the Festival. This opening concert is
a performance of Rachmaninov’s Vespers with Bath Camerata conducted by
Nigel Perrin.

As promised, Steven Isserlis will again be performing with friends
at this year’s festival, in not one but two concerts on Friday and
Saturday evening.

As is becoming usual we have a premier during the festival, this year
it is the UK premier of Fruhling’s Fantasy as part of the concert on
Saturday morning.

The final concert is of works by Johann Kuhnau and his successor in
Leipzig, J S Bach, including Bach’s Lutheran Mass in G. The soloists are
Emma Kirkby, Robin Blaze, Charles Daniels and Peter Harvey with the
King’s Consort directed by Robert King.

We hope you will all find things that you will enjoy in this
programme.

The programmes and notes from the 2003, 2004 and 2005 Festivals
can be reached through the 2003, 2004 and 2005 links on the sidebar.

Graham Kean and Elise Smith, Co-Directors

TETBURY MUSIC FESTIVAL Programme 2006

Thursday 5th October, 8.00pm

Bath Camerata directed by Nigel Perrin

Rachmaninov – Vespers

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Friday 6th October, 8.00 pm
(Pre-concert talk 7.00pm)

Festival Artists – 1
Steven Isserlis and Friends

Geraldine McGreevy (soprano)

Graham Johnson (piano)

Emily Beynon (flute)

Katherine Gowers (violin)

Robin Ireland (viola)

Steven Isserlis (cello)

Schumann – Song-cycle Frauenliebe und Leben

Songs for soprano, cello, flute, violin, viola and piano
by Berlioz, Saint-Saens and Massenet

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Saturday 7th October, 11.00 am

Festival Artists – 2
Emily Beynon and Friends

Emily Beynon (flute)

Simon Crawford-Philips (piano)

Katherine Gowers (violin)

Robin Ireland (viola)

Marie Macleod(cello)

Mozart – Flute Quartet in C

Villa-Lobos – Jet Whistle (flute and cello)

Schubert – Trockene Blumen Variations (flute and piano)

Schumann – Fairy Tales (violin, viola and piano)

Fruhling – Fantasy (first modern performance)

Mozart – Flute Quartet in D

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Saturday 7th October, 3.00 pm

at Westonbirt School
Free Film Event

A film ‘In search of Mozart’, filmed and directed
by Phil Grabsky, featuring artists that include Renee
Fleming, Magdalena Kozena, Sir Thomas Allen, Lief Ove
Andsnes, Janine Jansen and The Academy of St Martin.
Not suitable for children under the age of 12

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Saturday 7th October, 7.30 pm
(Pre-concert talk 6.30 pm)

Festival Artists -3
Steven Isserlis and Richard Egarr

Steven Isserlis (cello)

Richard Egarr (harpsichord and piano)

Katherine Gowers (violin)

Robin Ireland (viola)

Scarlatti – Sonata in D minor KP 90 (arr Isserlis – cello / harpsichord)

Handel – Sonata in A major HWV 361 (arr Isserlis – cello / harpsichord)

Bach – Gamba Sonata no. 2 (cello / harpsichord)

Schumann – Piano Quartet in E flat

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Sunday 8th October, 10.30 am

Festival Service

Preacher; The Reverend John Wright

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Sunday 8th October, 5.00 pm

J S Bach

Emma Kirkby (soprano)

Robin Blaze (alto)

Charles Daniels (tenor)

Peter Harvey (bass)

The King’s Consort, director Robert King

Kuhnau O heilige Zeit

Bach – Cantata 199 (soprano) Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut

Bach – Cantata 54 (alto) Widerstehe doch der Sünde

Bach – ‘Lutheran’ Mass in G, BWV 236

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The Tetbury Music Festival – 2006