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Friday 16th September
7.30pm
"Best of British"  Northampton Concert Band


​Northampton Concert Band, under conductor Graham Tear, is one of the best concert bands in the area. This is a "Last Night of the Proms" style concert with something for every music lover. The programme includes Malcolm Arnold's English dances, Vaughan-Williams' English Folksong Suite, Mozart's symphony No. 29, Bach's Concerto for Oboe and Violin, Queen in Concert, and the March "Barnes Wallis as well as old Proms favourites, Jerusalem and Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance No 1 and Sea Songs.  Don't forget to bring your flags.

​​Buy Tickets £12 (Concessions £10 & Under 16's £8)


Saturday 17th September

7.30pm
Northampton Chamber Orchestra


A very popular performance at the Festival; the Northampton Chamber Orchestra only comes together for special projects.  Under the capable hands of conductor Graham Tear, this year's programme includes Mozart's Symphony No 29, Bach's Concerto for Oboe and Violin, and Handel's Arrival of the Queen of Sheba.  This is a rare chance to experience an orchestral concert without having to go to a larger town.

This concert is sponsored by Sir Peter & Lady Ellwood.

Buy Tickets £12 (Concessions £10 & Under 16's £8)
 
Sunday 18th September
10.30am

Sung Eucharist

At All Saints Church


7.30 pm
An Evening of Poetry and Song


Some of our best local singers and performers present this delightful evening. Chloe Willson-Thomas (soprano and the vicar of Brixworth) joins Gwion Thomas (baritone), with Kay Soteriou (mezzo), accompanied by pianist Jonathan French and The John Clare Wind Quintet. Actor Paul Shelley provides the dramatic recitation.

This concert is sponsored by Kay Soteriou in memory of her husband Andrew Soteriou.
Buy Tickets £12 (Concessions £10 & Under 16's £8)

Wednesday 21st September

7.30pm

Postcards from Russia


A midweek evening piano recital with the Russian born, Brixworth-based pianist, Oksana King. She will be playing some stunningly beautiful masterpieces, including the iconic "Flight of the Bumble Bee“ by Rimsky-Korsakov and other Russian gems by Glinka, Balakirev, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff and Slonimsky.  Oksana will also play the works of Western composers who toured Russia, such as John Field, Franz Liszt and Robert and Clara Schumann.

Buy Tickets£12 (Concessions £10 & Under 16's £8)


Friday 23rd September
7.30pm
The Tedesca String Quartet


A rare opportunity to see this Midlands based String Quartet  play a programme of Mozart, Dvorak, Shostakovich and Samuel Barber.  They will be joined by baritone, Gwion Thomas. This quartet has rapidly established a reputation for performances of great integrity and it is in increasing demand throughout the country. 

This concert is sponsored Dr Gregory Hurworth in memory of his wife Ros Hurworth.
Buy Tickets £12 (Concessions £10 & Under 16's £8)


Saturday 24th September
7.30pm
 The Accordion: Sorrow & Seduction

Our special Festival guest this year is the German accordion virtuoso, Irene Urbach, who is Professor of Accordion in Nuremberg. The accordion is taken very seriously as a solo instrument in Germany, and Irene Urbach will be showing us just how versatile this instrument can be. In a solo recital she will be playing works in all styles, ranging from chanson, tango and folk music to the classical (J.S. Bach and D. Scarlatti) and avant-garde, including a work especially composed for her by joint festival director, Vivienne Olive. If you are interested in something unusual, then do come along. Vivienne Olive will be guiding you through the concert and explaining some of the more unusual accordion techniques. Feel free to bring a bottle of wine to enjoy as you listen.

Buy Tickets £12 (Concessions £10 & Under 16's £8)


Sunday the 25th of September
10.30am

Sung Eucharist
At All Saints Church with
Brixworth Songsters and the Singing Saints


6.00pm
Festal Evensong
At All Saints Church

7.30pm

"Song for Athene" Fiori Musicali


Transcendental music from the Renaissance. 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. Their programme includes Tavener – Song for Athene & Svyati, Allegri – Missa che fa oggi, Hildegard – O Quam Mirabilis & O Viridissima virga, Palestrina – Stabat Mater, Parsons – Ave Maria. 

With Poppy Walshaw on cello, Fiori Musicali Choir, Penelope Rapson director. 

​Buy Tickets £20 (Concessions £16)



The 2018 Programme is not yet published. Here is the 2016 programme to give you a flavour of  the event