​​​​​​Friday 10th May
7.30pm

Northampton Male Voice Choir

Founded just over seventy years ago, the Northampton Male Voice Choir is well known for lively, entertaining and often extremely tender performances.   The choir is director by Stephen Bell and concerts involve an exciting selection of songs from the 1960's and 70's through to the modern day.   The Choir won the Open Choirs Class at the Northampton Eisteddfod in 2018 (retaining the Challenge Cup for the 3rd year running) and performs in over 20 concerts and events a year.​  We are thrilled that they will be opening the 2019 Festival.  

For a little taste of NMVC in performance click here

Buy Tickets: £12.50  Festival Pass: £27 

Those 16 years and under free when accompanied by an adult.


Saturday 11th May

7.30pm
Brixworth Festival Orchestra

Brixworth Festival Orchestra takes the stage under the baton of our Festival Patron, Peter Dunkley.  The programme will include Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with local soloist Richard Roper - Head of Strings for Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust and Symphony no. 3 "the Eroica" by Beethoven. 

Buy Tickets: £12.50  Festival Pass: £27
Those 16 years and under free when accompanied by an adult.

This concert is sponsored by Green Podiatry & Chiropody                                      


Sunday 12th May
10.30am

Sung Eucharist

At All Saints Church


7.30 pm
Sancta MariaFiori Musicali

 To celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima, the Fiori Choir perform glorious renaissance music dedicated to the Virgin Mary.  And joining Fiori for rarely heard Portuguese medieval cantigas in honour of the Virgin will be popular soprano Judit Felszeghy.  This Northamptonshire based early music ensemble was founded in 1983 and is one of the UK’s principal providers of classical and early music concerts outside London. 
Palestrina – Missa Assumpta est Maria
Josquin – Ave Maria
Cantigas from Portugal – Santa Maria leva – Rosa das rosas
Fiori Musicali Choir,  Penelope Rapson director
Judit Felszeghy soprano

Buy Tickets: £25, Blue Badge & Students £20, Under 16s £10  

The Festival Pass does not provide access to this concert



Tuesday 14th May

7.30pm

Northamptonshire Community Choir and John Clare Wind Quintet

The Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust’s Community Choir was founded 3 years ago as a community group for people who simply love to sing.  It is directed by Graham Tear and performs a wide range of styles, from choral classics, to songs from the shows.

The John Clare Wind Quintet's members all hail from Northamptonshire where they formed whilst working for Northamptonshire Music Trust. The ensemble has given concerts to great acclaim across the UK and has taken part in the Brixworth Music Festival since its inception. Their music ranges across the whole spectrum of the wind quintet repertoire from easy listening to the more avant garde.  The players are; Graham Tear (flute),  Kathy Roberts (oboe), Peter Dunkley (clarinet), Lyndon Hilling (bassoon) and Ruth Allen (horn).  

Buy Tickets: £12.50  Festival Pass: £27 
Those 16 years and under free when accompanied by an adult.

This concert is sponsored by Brixworth Osteopathic Clinic.                                                    

                                                      

Wednesday 15th May

7.30pm
 An Evening of Poetry and Song

​​Following the hugely enjoyable inaugural performance at last year's Flower Festival at the Church, 'Wordplay' will be appearing with another evening of their unique blend of poems, songs and words to entertain you. 'Wordplay' is a Northamptonshire group that performs poetry and readings interlaced with songs and duets.  Their programme will include original works of poetry and the musical talents of Chloe Willson-Thomas (soprano and Rector of Brixworth) and Gwion Thomas (baritone)

Buy Tickets: £12.50  Festival Pass: £27 
Those 16 years and under free when accompanied by an adult.


Thursday 16th May

7.30pm
Caroline Chisholm, Chamber Opera by Vivienne Olive

Scenes from her Life 
The lively libretto by author and broadcaster David Saint tells the story of this Northampton heroine who dedicated her life to helping women who emigrated to Australia in the 19th century. Vivienne Olive's chamber opera was originally written for the Northampton based ensemble “Muse and Music” and was first performed to great acclaim in Northampton in the presence of the Australian High Commissioner. Subsequent performances took place in Australia and Germany. This is a new arrangement for the Nuremberg based accordion ensemble, “Timeless d'accord” working together with the original members of Muse and Music, Kay Soteriou and David Saint, and baritone Gwion Thomas.
Buy Tickets: £12.50  Festival Pass: £27 
Those 16 years and under free when accompanied by an adult.

This concert is sponsored by Charlotte E. Cubitt


Friday 17th May

7.30pm

Tedesca String Quartet 
A fantastic opportunity to hear this Midlands based String Quartet, which has a reputation for performances of great integrity and maturity. As part of this concert Tedesca, will be showcasing the winning piece from the Festival's International Competition for Women Composers, alongside pianist, Charles Matthews, performing on the Festival's brand new grand piano. The programme also includes  Mozart String quartet in D  K499  ‘Hoffmeister’ and Schumann Piano quintet.
Buy Tickets: £12.50  Festival Pass: £27 
Those 16 years and under free when accompanied by an adult.


Saturday 18th May

​3.00pm
Piano Recital - 'A Tale of Four Exiles' - Oksana King
An afternoon piano recital with the Russian born, Brixworth-based pianist, Oksana King. This is Oksana's third Festival recital and we are excited to have her back. Her programme includes works by Chopin, Rachmaninov, Stravinsky,Bartok and Olive, four of whom all had to leave their countries never to return. An opportunity to hear the brand new Festival Grand Piano put through its paces.

Buy Tickets: £12.50  Festival Pass: £27 
Those 16 years and under free when accompanied by an adult.​

7.30pm
"Songs from the Shows": Northampton Musical Theatre Company Singers
From Annie Get Your Gun to Sister Act, there isn’t much the Northampton Musical Theatre Company hasn't performed since it started up over a century ago.  The group was originally the Northampton Amateur Operatic Company  and is amongst the oldest amateur dramatic institutions in the country that is still performing. The Company produces musical theatre shows and concerts to great acclaim throughout the year.  This evening gives you a flavour of performances past and present.

Buy Tickets: £12.50  Festival Pass: £27 
Those 16 years and under free when accompanied by an adult.





Sunday 19th May

10.30am
Sung Eucharist
At All Saints Church


1200 noon​
Brixworth U3A Songsters, Singing Saints & Brixworth Primary School Choir
This is a free concert. 

This concert is sponsored by the Wilson Foundation.                         


6.00pm
Festal Evensong
At All Saints Church


7.30 pm
Early Music
​​We are delighted to welcome back early music specialist Sarah Small playing her Viola da Gamba.  Her ensemble includes  Conor Gricmanis - Baroque Violin, and Jonatan Bougt playing theorbo.  Their programme of French Baroque music will include works by Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre,  Robert de Visée and Le Sieur de Machyand.

A really unusual concert, not to be missed.

Buy Tickets: £12.50  Festival Pass: £27 
Those 16 years and under free when accompanied by an adult.​

​This concert is sponsored by the Village Emporium Magazine.




Our 2019 Programme

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