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haldon is a small coastal village in South Devon between Teignmouth and Torquay and will celebrate its 30th Classical Music Festival from 20th to 23rd June 2019, at St Peter's Church.

The aim of our four day summer Festival is to provide local people and visitors with access to first rate, professionally-performed classical music at affordable prices.
Join us for four days of wonderful music in a stunning setting, including an all day choral workshop on Saturday 22nd June.
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Thank you to all our artists, patrons, sponsors and audience for the part they played in making the 2018 Shaldon Festival such a resounding success.

Reviews of the 2018 concerts are published on the archive pages under the Programme heading.

We are delighted to announce the outline festival programme for 2019

Thursday 20 June
Bath Philharmonia directed by Jason Thornton, performing Humperdinck Prelude to Hansel and Gretel 7', Elgar Cello Concerto 35', Saint-Saëns Danse Macabre 8', & Elgar Enigma Variations 30'
Friday 21 June
Trio Sõra, the all female piano trio, winners of the 2017 Parkhouse Award
Saturday 22 June
Choral Workshop directed by Brian Kay, singing Mozart Requiem in D Minor K.626 & Dyson Three Songs of Praise
Sunday 23 June
Onyx Brass Ensemble with an American themed...
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Bath Philharmonia
Thursday, 20 June 2019

We are delighted to welcome the Bath Philharmonia orchestra, with their musical director Jason Thornton to open our 30th Shaldon Festival 2019. The 'Bath Phil' aims to enhance the artistic life of communities in Bath & the South West through live orchestral music, performing concerts of outstanding artistic quality with soloists from a national and international platform.

Their programme includes:
HUMPERDINCK: Prelude to Hansel and Gretel 7'
ELGAR: Cello Concerto 35' with Miriam Lowbury (BathPhil principal cellist)
SAINT-SAëNS: Danse Macabre 8'
ELGAR: Enigma Variations 30'


Trio Sõra
Friday, 21 June 2019

Trio Sõra was founded in 2015 at the Paris Conservatoire where the three musicians studied: Magdalèna Geka (violin), Pauline Chenais (piano) and Angèle Legasa (cello). This all female Trio are also winners of the International Parkhouse Award in London, April 2017.

Their programme includes
HAYDN Piano Trio No.39 in G Major 'Gypsy', Hob. XV 25
SMETANA Piano Trio in G Minor, Op.15
BEETHOVEN Piano Trio No.7 in B-flat Major, Op.97, 'Archduke'.  

Choral Workshop and Informal Concert directed by Brian Kay
Saturday, 22 June 2019

'Come and Sing' in the Shaldon Festival Choir
Daytime Choral Workshop and Informal Evening Concert

Conductor: Brian Kay
Soprano: Catherine Hamilton
Contralto: Helen Haviland
Tenor: Thomas Hobbs
Bass: Darren Jeffery

'Come and Sing' in the unauditioned Shaldon Festival Choir, both during the day rehearsal, and the informal evening concert, conducted by Brian Kay, joined by professional soloists.


WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART - Requiem (in D minor, K.626)
GEORGE DYSON - Three Songs of Praise

Plus other MOZART arias  

Onyx Brass
Sunday, 23 June 2019

Celebrating its 26th anniversary in 2019, ONYX BRASS continues to be the leading light in establishing the brass quintet as a medium for serious chamber music, presenting it in the entertaining and articulate style that has become the group’s trademark.

Their American themed programme includes:
BERNSTEIN Fanfare for Bima, IVES Variations on "America", BERNSTEIN Suite from "West Side Story", JOHN ADAMS China Gates, COPLAND Three Dance Episodes from Rodeo, MAYNARD Fanfare, HERBERT CHAPPELL Hollywood Portraits, JACKSON Anything But, KENNY WHEELER 1 for 5, and GERSHWIN A Broadway Selection Bernstein.

BBC Music Magazine described the group as “easily the classiest brass ensemble in Britain”, and Gramophone hailed “some of the most thrilling chamber brass-playing of its kind”.