Monday, 3 November 2014

Music Festival tunes up for tenth anniversary

 


Image credit: www.voces8.com

Talking of music, which I do here Budleigh Salterton’s Music Festival will be celebrating ten years of staging highly successful concerts by performers from all over the world in 2015.

The Festival, described recently by Richard Morrison in the Times as a “nine-day wonder”, started in July 2005 with Friend of Fairlynch Museum Roger Bowen as its first Chairman.

The main Festival takes place in the summer, but other exciting events are staged at other times in the year.

A ‘Carols by Candlelight’ concert will take place in St Peter’s Church on 9 December. It will be sung by Voces8, seen above, an internationally acclaimed group who were a great success at the Festival in 2013. They will sing a new carol, composed by the winner of the Budleigh Carol Competition for which there were 79 entries. The winner will be announced shortly and will receive the prize, plus being invited to hear the first public performance of the carol sung by Voces8 on 9 December.

You can find the details here at http://budleighmusicfestival.co.uk and at

The Festival organisers have also just announced the line-up for the evening concerts for the Festival from 10–18 July 2015. Among those coming to perform in Budleigh are the baritone, Roderick Williams, who sang at the Last Night of the Proms just a few weeks ago, and whom you can listen to  here

The lunchtime concerts for next July are close to being finalised and will appear on the website soon.

Further Tenth Anniversary events will include a Choral Day, with singers coming together for the day, to celebrate John Tavener. There will also be a period instrument performance of Messiah to be sung by Convivium.

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