2019 Festival Programme

Saturday 28 September, 7.30pm
The Goods Shed
The Derek Paravicini Quartet with Hannah Davey

Re-imagining the greatest songs of the twentieth century

The Derek Paravicini Quartet is the new must-hear group, currently wowing audiences all over the UK. Four stunningly talented young musicians combine to create a unique sound, portraying a kaleidoscope of emotions – now achingly sad, now humorous, now infused with warmth – and all shot through with a fiery virtuosity. The Derek Paravicini Quartet is a musical chameleon, able to change its sonic palette to suit any occasion, with breathtaking new takes on classic songs and jazz standards, and repertoire ranging from ragtime to Radiohead, from Irving Berlin to the Beatles and from Cole Porter to Coldplay.

Thursday 3 October, 7.30pm
St Marys' Church
Tom Poster, Elena Urioste and
Guy Johnston


Haydn J Piano Trio in E major, Hob XV:28

Schumann R Piano Trio No 2 in F major, Op 80

Schubert F Piano Trio No 1 in B major, D 898

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Magnus Johnston is unable to appear at Tetbury Music Festival this year. We are delighted to welcome violinist Elena Urioste in his place, a former BBC New Generation Artist, graduate of the Curtis Institute and the Juilliard School and acclaimed soloist with major orchestras throughout the United States, Europe and the UK. Recent musical highlights include the release of her second album on BIS records, debuts with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra and as soloist at the Barbican Centre. 

Friday 4 October, 7.30pm
St Marys' Church

Sing Joyfully – a cappella repertoire from the Renaissance to today

VOCES8 is delighted to present Sing Joyfully, a programme that celebrates the joy and beauty of voices in harmony. Formed in 2005, this group of eight beautifully integrated solo voices perform a diverse repertoire ranging from the first Elizabethan era to the second.

Every piece has something particularly arresting about it, all supported by persuasive and committed singing. Also passionate about music education, the group reaches up to 40,000 people a year through a broad range of outreach activities. This concert shows VOCES8 at its versatile best.

Saturday 5 October, 3pm
Newnton House
An Afternoon Recital with
Dame Felicity Lott

Dame Felicity Lott is one of Britain’s best-loved sopranos. In opera, her portrayals of Strauss and Mozart roles have led to worldwide critical and popular acclaim and she has appeared in concert and recital with the major orchestras and conductors of the world. With a beautiful voice, a warm, glowing charisma, and a brilliant sense of humour we should not be surprised that she is currently starring in Sondheim’s Follies at the National Theatre. To hear her perform some of her favourite songs and chat about her career, from Figaro to Follies, in the intimate Newnton House music room is a rare privilege.

A complimentary glass of 'Pale Fox' the award-inning Single Estate Prosecco will be served.

Saturday 5 October, 6.30pm
St Marys' Church
Pavel Kolesnikov

Chopin F Fantasie Impromptu in C sharp minor, Op 66

Chopin F Nocturne in F sharp major, Op 15 No 2

Chopin F Scherzo No 3 in C sharp minor, Op 39

Chopin F Prelude in D at major, Op 28

Beethoven L Piano Sonata No 14 in C sharp minor, ‘Moonlight’, Op 27 No 2

Schumann R Nachtstücke, Op 23 No 1
Bartok B Out of Doors from The Night’s Music

Debussy C Prélude Book II No 12, ‘Feux d’artifice’

Beethoven L Piano Sonata No 21 in C major, ‘Waldstein’, Op 53

Following his Wigmore Hall debut in January 2014, Russian pianist Pavel Kolesnikov has been performing to great acclaim throughout Europe and the UK. Now settled in London,
he appears with the London Philharmonic, the Philharmonia Orchestra and with European and North American ensembles.

Sunday 6 October, 10.30am
St Marys' Church
Festival Service

All are welcome to the special Festival Eucharist Service at St Marys' Church. 

Sunday 6 October, 5pm
St Marys' Church

Handel GF The Brockes Passion

Sandrine Piau, soprano

Stuart Jackson, tenor

Konstantin Krimmelbaritone

Arcangelo is one of the world’s leading ensembles, bringing together exceptional musicians under the baton of Jonathan Cohen.

Composed while the young Handel was at the peak
of his operatic success in London, the Brockes Passion is a sacred opera by another name. A vivid mixture of chorales, choruses and emotive recitatives places the work among Handel’s nest, but the astonishingly varied sequence of arias – over 40 of them – set the Brockes Passion apart. Arcangelo’s recording of this ‘haunting, expressive masterpiece’ will be made directly following the concert performances at Tetbury Festival and at Wigmore Hall.

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