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Thaxted Festival 2021

Thaxted Festival 2021 took place between 24 June and 4 July with two long weekends of music in Thaxted’s historic parish church. Read the Saffron Reporter article on Thaxted Festival 2021 here. Our 2022 season will run over four weekends from Friday 17 June to Sunday 10 July.

Our autumn recital will take place on Sunday 17 October 2021 at 3pm in Thaxted Parish Church, with leading young pianist Iyad Sughayer.

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Atmosphere & Heritage

Taking place in Thaxted’s magnificently spacious Parish Church, Thaxted Festival offers a relaxed atmosphere, the highest standards of performance from renowned professional artists, the superb natural acoustics of Thaxted Church, and a warm welcome in beautiful historic surroundings. Whether you are attending a single performance, making a weekend of it or packing in the entire season, we guarantee you a timeless musical experience!

With its origins in Gustav Holst’s 1916-18 Whitsuntide Festivals in Thaxted Church, Thaxted Festival attracts the very best of British and international musicians, in genres ranging from orchestral, chamber and vocal music to jazz, folk, big-band and swing, from early music to contemporary styles. Events for younger audiences, and educational projects with schools, have formed an important part of our mission over many years.

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“What a treat! I think I enjoyed it all the more this year as it was a welcome live experience. Thank you to all the organisers for their hard work!”
“We thought that it was brilliant that you managed to hold the festival at all and many congratulations are due to all involved.”
“Wonderful to hear live music of this standard again. The church venue and acoustics are wonderful!”
“The team worked a small miracle to get us together in such a situation. Well done to all!”
“Hugely appreciated the hard work of the team in very difficult circumstances.”
2021 concerts

See full details of our 2021 concerts plus photos & videos of the performers.

2021 CONCERTS
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