Thaxted Festival 2022 Concert Programme

Howard Shelley & the London Mozart Players

Friday 17 June, 7.30pm

Distinguished pianist and conductor Howard Shelley returns to Thaxted to open the 2022 season with a wonderfully varied programme.

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Redbridge Brass

Saturday 18 June, 7.30pm

The award-winning ensemble return to the Festival to provide a Saturday night at the movies with classic film scores in band arrangements.

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Katona Twins

Sunday 19 June, 7.30pm

The UK’s best-known guitar duo Peter and Zoltán Katona effortlessly transfer from strictly classical into widely popular musical genres.

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Claire Martin with the Dave Newton Trio: 'Two for the Road'

Friday 24 June, 8.00pm

Known to many listeners through her appearances on BBC radio & TV, Claire is one of the UK’s leading jazz vocalists and is acclaimed across the world.

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Armonico Consort

Saturday 25 June, 7.00pm

Making a welcome return to Thaxted, Armonico Consort bring their freshness and directness to two central Baroque works.

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Brodsky Quartet with Martin Roscoe, piano

Sunday 26 June, 7.30pm

The Brodsky Quartet has been at the forefront of international chamber music for over four decades, and celebrate their 50th anniversary this year.

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King’s College London Choir, with the English Chamber Orchestra

Friday 1 July, 7.30pm

The Choir of King’s College London joins with the superb instrumentalists of the English Chamber Orchestra in this year's glorious centrepiece.

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It Takes Two - The Songs of Stephen Sondheim

Saturday 2 July, 4.00pm

This afternoon performance will bring alive Sondheim duets from such classic shows as Follies, Into the Woods and Sweeney Todd.

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Roderick Williams, baritone, and Susie Allan, piano

Saturday 2 July, 7.30pm

Roderick Williams, the internationally acclaimed soloist & opera singer, & accompanist Susie Allan, celebrate the richness of the English song tradition.

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Jason Rebello: Jazz piano masterclass

Sunday 3 July, 3.00pm

Join one of jazz piano’s leading exponents, Jason Rebello, in an afternoon of exploration of jazz piano.

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The Jason Rebello Trio

Sunday 3 July, 7.30pm

Jason Rebello is one of the UK’s leading jazz pianists and composers, who has played together with many jazz greats.

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The Pasadena Roof Orchestra

Friday 8 July, 7.30pm

The Pasadena Roof Orchestra has been delighting audiences across Europe with their dance band music from the 20s and 30s for nearly five decades.

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Anna Lapwood, Thaxted Lincoln Organ Recital

Saturday 9 July, 12 noon

Anna is Director of Music at Pembroke College, Cambridge, and made her Proms debut in 2021 with Saint-Saens mighty 3rd Symphony.

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Gilbert and Sullivan Singing Workshop

Saturday 9 July, 5pm

Come and join us for a Gilbert & Sullivan singing workshop featuring classic choruses from Patience and more.

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Charles Court Opera: Patience, by Gilbert and Sullivan

Saturday 9 July, 7.30pm

Charles Court Opera has been described as one of the leading and most versatile chamber opera and music theatre companies in the UK.

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Wilde Tales: Princes, Giants and Little Elephants

Sunday 10 July, 3.00pm

Zeb Soanes’ skill in narration for children combines with the immense piano talents of David Owen Norris for a relaxed afternoon family.

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Eric Lu, piano

Sunday 10 July, 7.30pm

We are delighted to mark the beginning of our collaboration with the renowned Leeds International Piano Competition with this recital by Eric Lu.

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