Thaxted Festival 2021 Concert Programme

Thaxted Festival 2021: First Weekend

The Heath Quartet

Thursday 24 June, 7.30pm

Winner of the 2016 Gramophone Chamber Music Award, the sought-after Heath Quartet opens the 2021 Thaxted Festival.

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Laura van der Heijden - cello &
Jâms Coleman - piano

Friday 25 June, 7.30pm

Captivating cellist Laura van der Heijden is joined by young Welsh prize-winning pianist Jâms Coleman for this stimulating chamber recital.

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Robin Walker –
Lincoln Organ recital

Saturday 26 June, 12.00 noon

In the 200th anniversary year of Thaxted’s Lincoln Organ, Robin Walker returns to celebrate this historic instrument and its musical heritage.

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The Darius Brubeck Quartet

Saturday 26 June, 7.30pm

We are delighted to welcome for the first time one of jazz piano’s outstanding exponents: Darius Brubeck & his ensemble of leading UK jazz players.

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Opus Anglicanum with Jason Rebello

Sunday 27 June, 7.30pm

The polished vocal quintet Opus Anglicanum join with remarkable pianist & improviser Jason Rebello to present Candlemas.

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Thaxted Festival 2021: Second Weekend

Howard Shelley & the
London Mozart Players

Thursday 1 July, 7.30pm

London Mozart Players with distinguished pianist and conductor Howard Shelley directing the piano concerto from the keyboard.

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Zeb Soanes & Selina Cadell
with Covent Garden Sinfonia

Friday 2 July, 7.30pm

Façade by William Walton and Edith Sitwell; Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals in a new text by Roger McGough; new work.

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VOCES8 – Sing Joyfully

Saturday 3 July, 7.30pm

We are delighted to welcome leading British vocal ensemble VOCES8 for the first time to celebrate the joy & beauty of voices in harmony.

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Covent Garden Soloists with Christopher Weston – piano

Sunday 4 July, 7.30pm

Our 2021 Festival comes to a close with the outstanding Covent Garden Soloists, joined by pianist Christopher Weston.

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