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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'


Free Outreach Concert
Thursday, 20 June 2019

As part of the Festival’s mission to engage young people in making and appreciating music, this year Bath Philharmonia have provided something very special for 40 students aged between thirteen and sixteen years.
There will be a bucket collection at the end of the concert.


Trio Sõra
Friday, 21 June 2019


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

Their programme includes
HAYDN Piano Trio No.39 in G Major 'Gypsy', Hob. XV 25
RAVEL Piano Trio in A Minor
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 non auditioned 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”.