Richard Studt and The Sinfonietta
Type: Concert
Date: Thursday 19 June 2003

Richard Studt & The Sinfonietta

Haydn: Symphony No. 44 ‘Trauer’
Pachelbel: Canon
Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 4 K495
Haydn: Violin Concerto in C major
Bach: Air on the G string
Mozart: Symphony No. 29 in A


Every seat was taken in St Peter's Church as this year's Shaldon Festival got off to a cracking start with a concert of baroque and classical masterpieces by violinist Richard Studt and The Sinfonietta.

A total of 894 seats were sold during the four nights of the festival.

For this listener at least it was a mix of the familiar and the less well known, but every work was performed to the highest of standards.

Haydn's Symphony No. 44, the Trauer, opened the evening, followed by the famous strains of Pachelbel's Canon and Mozart's Horn Concerto No. 4. This latter showed the advantages of listening to, and watching, a live performance, because you could see the miracle of horn soloist Richard Berry producing beautiful music from a technically demanding work.

Richard Studt displayed his superb virtuosity in a performance of Haydn's Violin Concerto, and we were then treated to a rendering of Bach's Air on the G string, familiar from the cigar advertisements.

Mozart's Symphony No. 29 in A rounded off the evening.

Tim Hall

Parking Map for St Peter's Church, Shaldon


St Peter’s Church, Bridge Road, Shaldon, TQ14 0DB


1. Long Stay Public Carpark ½ mile from the church, reached through the village or off the A379 coast road to Torquay, postcode TQ14 0HP – 381 spaces, “pay & display” during the day but free after 6.00pm. Allow 15 minutes for the blue walking route shown.
2. Short Stay Public Carpark, opposite the church, postcode TQ14 0BP – 48 spaces, “pay & display” subject to a short stay 4 hour limit during the day but free after 6.00pm.
3. Extra parking – limited space adjoining the recreation ground reached from Ringmore Road but with easy pedestrian access to the Church along the estuary embankment. If using this area, please park “tidily” to maximise the usable space; this area is only available for parking as a special arrangement for the Festival.


Please telephone Malcolm Watson on 01626 873492 if you need help with letting someone alight at the church and/or need seating space for a wheelchair. In addition, there are a very few parking spaces close to the church which we can reserve for those with mobility difficulties on a first come, first served, basis.