A timeless musical experience

Thaxted Festival 2022

Thaxted Festival 2022 will take place over four weekends from Friday 17 June to Sunday 10 July. This year we return to four full weekends of the best in music, from full orchestral to chamber ensembles, soloists, choral, jazz piano and vocal music, guitar, swing, and a staged Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera.

Add to this an afternoon of Sondheim in Thaxted's United Reformed Church, and an exciting Family Concert from our patron Zeb Soanes, and there really is something for everyone. Tickets are now on general sale. For full details of every event, with programme details, artist information, video and audio, and to book tickets, please click on the button below.


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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.”
2022 concerts

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