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Friday 21st June 2024

Jazz Supper with the David Gordon Trio + Lucy Dixon

7.00pm, Chipping Norton Town Hall, OX7 5NA £25/under 21's £5.  Advance ticket sales only - we will need to know numbers in advance for catering, so will not be selling tickets on the door.

Food provided by Pink Salt Shed


The David Gordon Trio is one of the most innovative jazz trios working today.   David performs regularly at the Pizza Express Jazz Club on Dean Street and in July will be taking part in the BBC Proms Season.


David will be joined by ex-Stomp star Lucy Dixon for vocal hi-jinks, Latin American gems, gorgeous original songs, tap dance and more.


Uniquely versatile, Lucy Dixon is equally renowned as actress, singer and dancer, especially in her home town of Paris. Regular appearances in London are now cementing her reputation here, including her recent breathtaking MeanWeill show, shining a unique and personal light on the music of Kurt Weill.


Lucy and David have collaborated on various projects including ‘Invade my Privacy’, a cabaret show celebrating the lyrics and life of Fran Landesman, a King's Place performance with the David's trio, and a duo show.  The current project builds on these achievements and includes a selection from David's unique repertoire of joyful and haunting melodies, revivified by stunning new lyrics.

Critics agree about these diverse but perfectly matched artists:


Lucy: 'Move heaven and earth to catch one of her next dates!’ 

Michael Berkeley

David and the Trio: ‘One of our most brilliant pianists...Festival organisers both classical and jazz should be grabbing these guys with both hands’ London Jazz News

‘a richly gifted player with a sparkling style and boundless imagination’

Phil Johnson of the Independent on Sunday


‘one of our most brilliant pianists’

Brian Blain, London Jazz News


‘David Gordon doesn’t play many notes, but the notes that he does play are almost the selection of a genius’.

David Freeman, JazzFM


Included in the price is a delicious vegetarian Frittata supper from The Pink Salt Shed.  (If you have any special dietary requirements please contact Pink Salt Shed at

Please note: initially Ben Waddilove was due to perform at this concert however sadly Ben is no longer available.


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Saturday 22nd June 2024

Desert Island Discs – Alexander Armstrong


Saturday 22nd June 11.00am, St.Nicholas Church, Chadlington, OX7 3LY.  £15/under 21's £5. We are delighted to announce our special guest castaway - Alexander Armstrong will be interviwed by our Founding Patron, Lord Chadlington of Dean.

Alexander Armstrong is an English comedian, actor, television presenter and bass-baritone singer.  He is best known as one half of the comedy duo Armstrong and Miller, who starred in four series of ARMSTRONG AND MILLER and THE ARMSTRONG AND MILLER SHOW.


In 2020, Alexander took over from John Suchet on CLASSIC FM's to host their flagship weekday mid-morning programme.


He continues to be a regular on the BBC series HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU, having hosted more than 40 times and hosts the hugely popular TV quiz show POINTLESS, on BBC1. More recently, he has found success as a travel presenter, with the hugely popular series ALEXANDER ARMSTRONG IN… for C5, where he has visited far flung fields such as Sri Lanka, South Korea and Iceland.


In 2015, having already published three books, two more hit the shelves, THE A-Z OF POINTLESS, co-authored with Richard Osman and LAND OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN, in which Alexander documented his adventures during his two-month trip to the Arctic for ITV. 2024 will see him publish his debut children’s novel, EVENFALL: THE GOLDEN LINNET, the first in the Evenfall series.

Saturday 22nd June 11.00am, St. Nicholas Church, Chadlington, OX7 3LY £15/under 21's £5

We would like to thank the PPL PRS for supporting this event.


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Saturday 22nd June 2024

Afternoon Tea Concert with Aimee Kearney (soprano) and Patrick Keefe (baritone)

Saturday 22nd June 2.30pm, The Pavilion, Kingham Lodge, Kingham, OX7 6YL £25/under 21's £5.

The ticket price includes tea and cakes on the lawn after the concert. You will also have the opportunity to explore the wonderful grounds, within the unique setting of the Moorish Pavilion
at Kingham Lodge.

Aimee Kearney was one of our 2023 Singing Competition winners and is an Irish operatic soprano. She is a recent graduate of The Royal Irish Academy of Music, receiving a first-class honours in vocal performance.


Aimee has starred as leading and supporting roles in operas in Ireland and abroad, including ‘Dominic the prince’ in Elisabeth Maconchy’s The Sofa, (RIAM), ‘Suor Genovieffa’ in Puccini’s Suor Angelica (Berlin Opera Academy) and ‘Sandmännchen’ in Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel (Lyric Opera Ireland).  Aimee is a frequent competition finalist and winner in the UK and Ireland, and has performed as soprano soloist in numerous oratorios and choral works, including Vivaldi’s Gloria and Dixit Dominus, d’Astorga’s Stabat Mater, and Bach’s Nun Komm, der Heiden Heiland.

Patrick is a Harewood Artist of the English National Opera, where he has recently performed Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia) and Marchese d’Obigny (La Traviata) and is the Nicholas John Fellow.


He graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in 2022, and subsequently was a Jerwood Young Artist at Glyndebourne, where he won the John Christie Award for his work singing Carlotto and covering Malatesta (Don Pasquale), and with whom he appeared as Il Conte (Le Nozze di Figaro) on tour.


Recent engagements include cover Demetrius (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), cover for Sir Bryn Terfel as Gianni Schicchi for the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, and Robert Dedo (Die Schwarze Maske – Penderecki) for the NOSPR in Katowice under Marin Alsop for


Saturday 22nd June 2024

The Carducci String Quartet with guest, Craig Ogden

Saturday 22nd June 7.00pm, St. Kenelm’s Church, Church Enstone, OX7 4NN £25/under 21's £5


Includes a complimentary glass of wine/soft drink

The Carducci Quartet is internationally acclaimed as one of the most accomplished and versatile ensembles of today. Not only mastering the core repertoire, the quartet presents a selection of new works each season and diversifies further with programmes of film music, pop and rock Founded in 1997, the ensemble has won numerous international competitions, including the Concert Artists Guild International Competition USA 2007 and First Prize at Finland’s Kuhmo International Chamber Music Competition 2004. In 2016, they took home a Royal Philharmonic Society Award for performances of their cycle of the complete Shostakovich Quartets.

The quartet has also released a bevy of acclaimed recordings on their own label, Carducci Classics, and their Naxos recordings of the Philip Glass Quartets have had over six million plays on Spotify.          

Matthew Denton, Michelle Fleming – violin
Eoin Schmidt-Martin – viola
Emma Denton - cello

Please note, there is no parking outside the church.  Please park on Great Tew Road.

Sunday 23rd June 2024

Singing Competition 2024

Sunday 23rd June 10.00am, The Pavilion, Kingham Lodge,  Kingham, OX7 6YL £10/under 21's £5

The prestigious Singing Competition is one of the highlights of the Festival. It is pitched at emerging artists and judged by eminent operatic experts, with former judges including Quentin
Hayes and Dame Ann Murray.  This year our guest judge is Jonathan Veira.

The majority of past winners have gone on to have stellar careers.
One such example is Samantha Price, a mezzo soprano, who has gone on to win many accolades and to perform at both the Royal Opera and English National Opera.

Sunday 23rd June 2024

Junior Royal Birmingham Conservatoire – Piano concert

Sunday 23rd June 2.30pm, The Pavilion, Kingham Lodge, Kingham, OX7 6YL £10/under 21's £5

The Junior Conservatoire provides specialist training in the heart of Birmingham for some of the region’s most talented young musicians. Courses are offered in both jazz and classical music. The Junior and Senior Conservatoires are uniquely intertwined, and senior staff are actively involved in both individual teaching and masterclasses. The teaching take place on Saturdays during school term-time made up of a combination of individual lessons, chamber music, ensemble work, and classes in theory and aural. Orchestras and larger ensembles meet in the afternoon. Performance is central to all courses and students appear regularly both in the Conservatoire’s own halls and in venues around the city. Our alumni can be found in all of the British conservatoires.

Students are accepted purely on merit and our means-tested bursary system that includes the government’s Music and Dance Scheme awards, ensures that the fees are not a barrier to joining.

Sunday 23rd June 2024

Gala Picnic Concert

Sunday 23rd June 5.00pm for 6.00pm concert, Merriscourt Gallery, Sarsden, OX7 6QX £30/under 21's £5​


The Dean & Chadlington Festival Orchestra, led by David Juritz, with Claire Bradshaw, Richard Coxon and Craig Ogden (percussion).

Gala Picnic Concert at the stunning Merriscourt Gallery, Sarsden. Bring your own picnic and stroll in the 500 acres of glorious Cotswold countryside.

  5.00 pm   Arrival with complimentary glass of wine
  6.00 pm  Gala concert
  6.45 pm   Picnic interval in the courtyard*

  7.30pm    Gala concert continues

  * or indoors in the case of bad weather

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