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Thaxted Festival: Opening Concert

  • Thaxted Parish Church Thaxted, Essex CM6 2PH UK (map)

Once again the Brandenburg Sinfonia are delighted to open the Thaxted Festival with a beautiful programme included Holst, Vaughan Williams, Wagner and Schubert.

  • Holst Two Songs Without Words
  • Holst Fugal Concerto for Flute and Oboe
  • Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending
  • Wagner Siegfried Idyll
  • Schubert Symphony No.5

See below for the link to purchase tickets.

And don't forget to hear to Thaxted early - as you may catch some of the players performing impromptu gigs across the village!

This concert is in association with Orchestras Live.

Out and about in Thaxted before a concert...

Out and about in Thaxted before a concert...

About the pieces:

Holst’s own music starts this centenary celebration of his first Whitsuntide Festival; what better way than with 2 Songs without Words, dedicated to his lifelong friend Ralph Vaughan Williams?

His Fugal Concerto is a little neoclassical gem, echoing his beloved Bach. In the last movement, reminding us how folk music inspired him, If all the world were paper flashes briefly like a musical diamond. 

Alexandra Lomeiko, a postgraduate Lark Scholar at the Royal College of Music, will be the soloist in The Lark Ascending, one of Ralph Vaughan Williams’s best known works.

Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll was written for his wife Cosima after the birth of Siegfried; and this year is the bicentenary of Schubert’s Fifth Symphony.

Booking tickets:

Tickets are £30, £25, £20 book online, call 01371 831421 or pop into the Festival Office, 10 Watling Street, Thaxted, Essex CM6 2PE, between 9.30 & 12.30, Monday to Friday.


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