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

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.


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


Saturday October 4th, 11 am

The London Haydn Quartet


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


Saturday October 4th, 2-5 pm

Music in the Town

Free event

Buskers and bands, triangles and trumpets;

mingle with music throughout the town.


Saturday 4th October, 7.30 pm

Steven Isserlis (cello)


Ana-Maria Vera (piano)

Concert Variations

Felix Mendelssohn


Robert Schumann

Sonata No.1 in E minor

Johannes Brahms

“From Jewish Life”

Ernest Bloch


Dmitri Shostakovich


Sunday 5th October, 9.30 am

Festival Service

Mass in D

Antonin Dvorak

Ave Maria

Anton Bruckner

Preacher; The Reverend John Wright


Sunday 5th October, 7.30 pm

Rosamund Cole (soprano)

Amy Freston (soprano)

Nicholas Kraemer (harpsichord)

Jonathan Cohen (cello)


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