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2011 Festival Events

Community Concert (Chadlington’s Got Talent!)

Thursday, June 23, 7.00pm, Chadlington Church

Not just for Chadlingtonians and not a competition! This is a night for everyone to display their talents on stage from beginners to experienced performers. Any style, voice, instrument or group welcome – and acts need not be musical in nature.

Highlights of the programme include:

  • Famous songs from Stage and Screen including numbers from Joseph, Wizard of Oz, Oliver, Caberet, The Snowman, and Les Misérables.
  • A variety of piano solos
  • A Puppet Theatre – Goldilocks and the Three Bears
  • English, French and Italian songs for Countertenor & Guitar / Piano

Gala Triple Concert

Friday June 24, 7.30pm, Chadlington Church, Chadlington Manor and Chadlington School Hall

Our quest for quirky continues with this hugely innovative gala event which consists of three half hour performances happening simultaneously, repeated three times, with audience rotating in blocks between the three venues located within mere yards of one another. A long interval after the second repeat will be taken on the beautiful lawns of Chadlington Manor where wine and canapés will be served.

The Three Performances:

  • A Celebration of English Composers with Richard Coxon (Tenor), Imogen Richards (Violin) and Fraser Graham (Piano).
  • Craig Ogden – a selection of works for guitar.
  • Tippett String Quartet – Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 11 in F minor Op. 95 – “Serioso”

Late Night Musical Comedy with Clare Lomas

Friday June 24, 10.30pm, Dean Manor Barn

A first for the Dean & Chadlington Summer Music Festival! Come and join us for a late drink and some world class musical comedy with talented West End singer/performer Clare Lomas in the Dean Manor Barn.

Desert Island Discs with Michael Heseltine & Peter Chadlington

Saturday June 25, 2.00pm, Chadlington Church

Our festival patron, Peter Chadlington takes to the stage to interview Michael Heseltine – one of the most prominent Conservative politicians of the second half of the 20th century. Lord Heseltine was at the centre of British politics for decades and rose to become Deputy Prime Minister from 1995-1997. A lively dialogue and insight into Michael Heseltine’s life and musical loves is guaranteed.

Ditchley Park Gala Picnic Concert

Saturday June 25, 7.30pm, The Great Hall – Ditchley Park

Last year’s Ditchley Gala concert was another huge success. Wonderful performances, glorious weather, a huge moon and the stunning setting of Ditchley Park combined to create a truly unforgettable evening. We will be doing our best this year to produce another memorable concert with a fascinating range of music performed by world class musicians and compèred by presenter Brian Kay.

Programme to include:

  • Nuits d’ete – Berlioz (Claire Bradshaw)
  • Selection of Operatic Arias (Linda Richardson & Claire Bradshaw)
  • Haydn ‘Cello Concerto (Adrian Bradbury)
Accompanied by the Dean & Chadlington Summer Music Festival Orchestra led by David Juritz

Early Morning Coffee & Croissant Recital with Mark Bebbington, Piano

Sunday June 26, 8.00am, Chadlington Church

One of the most versatile and successful British pianists of today, we are incredibly lucky to have Mark Bebbington at the festival (and at 8am!!). A hugely versatile artist, Mark will bring his distinctive personality and virtuosity to repertoire perfect for a beautiful summer morning:

  • John Ireland : London Pieces (Chelsea Reach, Ragamuffin, Soho Forenoons)
  • Lionel Sainsbury: Preludes 1, 6, 7, 9, & 11
  • Chopin: Sonata in B minor op. 58
Lionel Sainsbury, who lives in Chadlington, is increasingly recognised as one of Britain’s leading present-day composers.

Violin & Accordion Recital with Harriet Mackenzie & Miloš Milivojević

Sunday June 26, 2.00pm, Dean Manor Barn

Festival favourite Miloš Milivojević  returns with a stunning young violinist Harriet MacKenzie. From tango to folk and classical, Milos and Harriet will enchant with their incredible virtuosity in this one hour concert. This event has become a real festival favourite with tea and home-made cakes taken in the beautiful Dean Manor gardens a huge bonus.

Candlelit Twilight Recital with The Fitzalan Project

Sunday June 26, 9.00pm, The Chapel at Sarsden House

Carrying on our exploration of unusual venues, we are delighted to be able to use the beautiful and stunningly restored Chapel on the Sarsden Estate. Into these exquisite surroundings we bring the beautiful and timeless sounds of the Fitzalan Project, an Oxford-based early music vocal group who will continue the festival tradition of a calm and reflective close to the festival weekend.