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Saturday 28 September 7pm
The Goods Shed Arts Centre, Tetbury
Craig Ogden, guitar



Concerto Opus No 3 No 9  Antonio Vivaldi

arranged by John Williams
Prelude, Fugue & Allegro BWV 998 - J S Bach
Le Depart   Napoleón Coste
Choros No 1   Heitor Villa-Lobos
Cielo Abierto   Quique Sinesi
Lachrimae Pavane Fantasia No 7   John Dowland
Sonata K380 in E major   Domenico Scarlatti
Sonata K322 in A major    Domenico Scarlatti
Introduction, Theme & Variations on a theme from Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute   Fernando Sor
Tres Piezas Españolas   Joaquin Rodrigo

One of the UK’s most-recorded guitarists, with classical chart-topping albums to his name, Craig Ogden has been called ‘a worthy successor to Julian Bream’.  He raises the curtain on the 2024 Festival with a programme that showcases the versatility of the guitar – from the plaintive lute tunes of Dowland and the Baroque flourishes of Bach and Vivaldi, to exciting Latin American and Spanish music of the 20th and 21st centuries


Thursday 3 October 3pm
The Goods Shed Arts Centre, Tetbury
'Fantastic instruments and where to find them..'

The finest musicians deserve the finest instruments, but how do they access such priceless treasures?

In this panel discussion, led by BBC Radio 3 legend Donald Macleod, we go behind the scenes in search of the people who discover, buy and restore extraordinarily old and valuable instruments, and find out how the instruments then reach the hands of the elite players who can bring them gloriously to life.
Thursday 3 October 7pm
St Marys' Church, Tetbury
Imogen Cooper, piano


Ludwig van Beethoven

The Last Three Piano Sonatas

No 30 in E major, Opus 109
No 31 in A-flat major, Opus 110
No 32 in C minor, Opus 111

In what promises to be an occasion to remember for a very long time, Dame Imogen Cooper plays the last three piano sonatas by Beethoven. Loved by audiences and revered by her fellow musicians, Dame Imogen brings her celebrated sensitivity and insight to some of the most profound masterpieces in music history, culminating in the other-worldly, time-suspending variations that close the final sonata, Opus 111.

©John Davis

Friday 4 October 7pm
St Marys' Church, Tetbury
Amy Harman, bassoon

Tom Poster, piano

Elena Urioste, violin

Edgar Francis, viola

Tony Rymer, cello


W A Mozart  Bassoon Quartet in B flat

Dora Pejačević  Piano Quartet in D minor, Opus 25
Gary Carpenter  
E: scherzo for five players world premiere
J Brahms  
Piano Quartet No 1 in G minor, Opus 25

Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective – Associate Ensemble of Wigmore Hall – describe themselves as ‘a flexible ensemble of wonderful, joyful, kind, passionate musicians who can’t wait to share chamber music with you’.


For this concert, they bring their enthusiasm to music by Mozart and the fascinating Croatian composer Dora Pejačević, a world premiere for Gary Carpenter's bassoon quintet and Brahms’ G minor Piano Quartet with its exhilarating ‘Gypsy’ finale.

Saturday 5 October 3pm
The Goods Shed Arts Centre, Tetbury

The Pied Pipers of Early Music - how period performance changed the musical world

The 1980s saw a surge of interest in playing the music of the past on the instruments of the past – and in the manner of the composers’ times. Where had this idea come from, and why did it emerge when it did, and did anyone think it would ever become so influential rather than just a scholarly exercise? The distinguished arts administrator and writer on music Sir Nicholas Kenyon looks for answers, profiling the figures who had already paved the way and assessing the lasting impact of the ‘early music’ movement.

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@ Anders Lillebo

Saturday 5 October 6.30pm
St Marys' Church, Tetbury
conducted by Stephen Layton



C V Stanford  Three Latin Motets 

Gerald Finzi  Severn Poems of Robert Bridges

R Vaughan-Williams  Three Shakespeare Songs

Herbert Howells  Salve Regina

Gustav Holst  The Evening Watch

Hubert Parry  Songs of Farewell

Cecilia McDowall  Three Latin Motets 2004

 Gustav Holst  Nunc dimittis

The 20th century saw a rebirth of choral music among British and Anglo-Irish composers. Replacing the grand oratorios of the previous generation, intricate part-songs and ethereal anthems evoked the spirit of the Tudor age, while folk influences connected with rural traditions both nostalgic and vigorously alive. All this is encompassed in an inviting programme from conductor Stephen Layton and his universally acclaimed choir, Polyphony.

Sunday 6 October 5pm
St Marys' Church, Tetbury
Vilde Frang, violin
Julia Doyle, soprano
Players from Arcangelo
directed by Jonathan Cohen


H Purcell  Music from The Fairy Queen
G F Handel Concerto Grosso in G minor Opus 6, No 6
'Tu del Ciel' from Trionfo del Tempo
G P Telemann  Ouverture des Nations Anciens et Modernes 

J S Bach  Violin Concerto in E major BWV 1042
J C Bach  'Mein Freund ist mein und ich bin sein'

Artistic Director of the Tetbury Music Festival for more than ten years, Jonathan Cohen returns with his internationally acclaimed period-instrument ensemble Arcangelo for a concert of music by the best-known masters of the Baroque era. We hear cantatas and concertante from Purcell, Handel, Telemann and two generations of the Bach family with guest soloists Vilde Frang and Julia Doyle.

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