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2009 Festival Artists

Gala Event – June 27, 2009

In the spirit of diversity, the 2009 festival took a completely different form. We held one gala event in the extraordinarily beautiful surroundings of Ditchley Park, a magnificent stately home outside Charlbury and only a few miles from the home of the festival in Dean & Chadlington.

A plethora of international artists presented opera, tango, song, readings, virtuoso instrumental performances and world class gypsy jazz in the exquisite surroundings of Ditchley Park.

The evening featured ‘Glyndebourne-style’ picnics after the first portion of the concert. The picnic interval was accompanied by music from the Django Reinhardt-style Bill Lovelady Gypsy Jazz Quartet.