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

Each year 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.
 
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News update

We are sad to announce that our Festival President, Eileen Parkhouse, passed away peacefully on 8 April aged 96. We’re sure our patrons and all those associated with the Festival would like to join us in offering our sincere condolences to Eileen’s family and remembering her outstanding contribution to The Shaldon Festival and to chamber music.

Shaldon Festival Committee

See ‘About Us’ for background information.

Shaldon Festival 2020 Season

Following the guidance from the Government and Public Health England, the Shaldon Festival Committee regret to inform you that our concert season in June 2020 will be cancelled. The safety of our audience and performers is our priority in this unprecedented time of Coronavirus (Covid-19). As a charity, we appreciate your support and understanding, and we look forward to welcoming you back when restrictions have been lifted. In the meantime, please take care of yourselves and each other.

 
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KABANTU
Thursday, 25 June 2020

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Kabantu is a collective from Manchester who unravel new marriages of music - this is autonomous music bridging countries and cultures, embracing the sheer joy in music from all over the globe. Highlights have included performing at the BBC Proms, live sessions for BBC Free Thinking Festival, BBC Radio 3 In Tune, World on 3 and an array of prestigious festivals and venues across the UK. Kabantu are Folk Alliance International 2019 Official Showcase Artists.

In addition, Kabantu will also hold an afternoon workshop with pupils from Shaldon School to build a performance piece which will be shown as an item in the evening concert.   

LUX Trio
Friday, 26 June 2020

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Winners of the 2019 Parkhouse Award at the Wigmore Hall, London, the LUX Trio was founded in Berlin in 2014, having initially studied together at Seoul Art High School in South Korea.

The Trio has participated in masterclasses with Mischa Meyer, Priya Mitchell, the Fauré Quartet and in 2018 were selected for the chamber coaching programme led by the Belcea Quartet.They have performed widely in Europe and South Korea, where in March 2019 they were invited to perform in the Rising Star Series.


MOZART Piano Trio No.1 Divertimento K.254 in B flat major
SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Trio No.2 in E minor
SMETANA Trio Op.15 in G minor  

Choral Workshop and Informal Concert directed by Gavin Carr
Saturday, 27 June 2020

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

Conductor: Gavin Carr
Music: Mendelssohn Elijah

Come and join the Shaldon Festival Choir to take part in an informal performance of Mendelssohn Elijah. The evening concert will be proceded by rehearsals duriing the day. With his trademark humour allied to deep vocal expertise and enormous experience in the choral world, Gavin Carr is recognised as one of the UK's leading choral conductors.  

JOANNA MACGREGOR
Sunday, 28 June 2020

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Joanna MacGregor OBE is recognized as one of the world’s most wide-ranging and innovative musicians.
The 2019/20 season will see Joanna perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, and she will give recitals at Wigmore Hall, St. George’s Bristol, Turner Sims Southampton, Perth Concert Hall, Theater aan het Vrijthof in Maastricht, Hebden Bridge Piano Festival, Mayfield Festival and at the Shaldon Festival. Truly a performance not to be missed!

BEETHOVEN Sonata in A flat major Op.110
LISZT Nuages Gris; La Lugubre Gondola 1; Funérailles
SOFIA GUBAIDULINA Chaconne
BEETHOVEN Sonata in F minor Op.57 ‘Appassionata’