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2020 Concert Season
Monday, 29 June 2020

With regret, the 2020 season was cancelled due to Coronavirus (Covid-19).


Sunday, 28 June 2020


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
BEETHOVEN Sonata in F minor Op.57 ‘Appassionata’


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


'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.


LUX Trio
Friday, 26 June 2020


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


Thursday, 25 June 2020


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.


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”.


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


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'.


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.