Wednesday, 13 July 2011

News from Budleigh Music Festival 2011













Spanish mezzo-soprano Carla Mouriz performs at the Temple Church on 22 July

Budleigh Salterton music lovers are about to enjoy the town's biggest Festival and here's the latest news:

"Tickets are selling well though some seats are still available for most performances," say the organisers.

"On 16 July at St. Peter's two choirs entertain with an evening of old favourites including barbershop numbers and songs from the shows from Budleigh's Male Voice Choir and the ladies of 'Renaissance.' Seats are available for this show.

The Dufay Collective is a group devoted to medieval pop music played on period instruments. They perform regularly on radio and this year they are on their way to Dartington to teach and perform at the Summer School. We are indeed fortunate to welcome them to Budleigh on 21 July at the Temple Methodist Church for what promises to be a fascinating glimpse into the music heard in the taverns and even at the Court of King Henry VIII! A few seats are still available.

Hugely successful Carla Mouriz, mezzo soprano, is accompanied by Joseph Middleton, piano, in a lovely programme of Spanish and South American songs. They play at the Temple on Friday 22 July. Seats available for this performance.

As we expected, there are only limited unreserved seats and maybe returns for the Rachmaninov Vespers on Saturday 23 July. Please act quickly to secure one of these.








Just a few seats are on offer for the Honeymead concert on 25 July also at the Temple Church. The ensemble is led by the celebrated violinist Tamsin Waley-Cohen, pictured above.

At St. Peter's on Tuesday 26 July the orchestral concert has a strong Tchaikovsky content and also includes a new work by famous pianist Stephen Hough and two new arrangements by Nicholas Marshall and Peter Hope. The soloist is John Turner, the recently appointed President of the Festival Trust. Reserved seats are bookable for this concert.









Die Fledermaus and Carmen (28 July and 30 July) have been justly popular though if you act quickly you may secure one or two of the last remaining tickets though there may also be a few returns. Worth enquiry to the TIC box office 01395 442360.

Finally, two concerts at the Temple deserve special attention. Hugo Ticciati, seen above, is a violinist who with pianist Henrik Måwe plays a wide-ranging programme on Thursday 28 July. Gottlieb Wallisch, piano, with the Piatti Quartet performs on Friday 29 July. Tickets are limited though still available for both evenings.

Click on http://www.budleigh-festival.org.uk/ for more information.

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