2020 Thaxted Festival concerts

This year’s Thaxted Festival comprises four weekends of gloriously diverse music making, including classical orchestral concerts, chamber music, piano and organ recitals, choral and operatic works, acoustic guitars, a relaxed Family Concert, light opera, jazz and 1920s swing music. All performances are in the superb surroundings of Thaxted’s historic Parish Church, and feature leading performers in their fields. There really is something for everyone! Click below to read the 2020 Season Preview, or click on any of the four ‘Weekend’ tabs where you can find full details of each concert, with images, videos and booking links.





1st Weekend

Friday 19 June, 7.30pm: Brandenburg Sinfonia

Saturday 20 June, 7pm: Brodsky Quartet

Sunday 21 June, 7.30pm: Benjamin Grosvenor (Piano)


2nd Weekend

Friday 26 June, 7.30pm: Armonico Consort

Saturday 27 June, 12 noon: Robin Walker (Organ)

Saturday 27 June, 7.30pm: The Ronnie Scott's Jazz Orchestra

Sunday 28 June, 7.30pm: The King's Men

3rd Weekend

Friday 3 July, 7.30pm: The Yehudi Menuhin School Orchestra

Saturday 4 July, 11.00am: SIRINU - Family Concert

Saturday 4 July, 7.30pm: Roderick Williams with Susie Allan

Sunday 5 July, 7.30pm: The Katona Twins

4th Weekend

Friday 10 July, 7.30pm: Charles Court Opera – The Mikado

Saturday 11 July, 7.30pm: The Pasadena Roof Orchestra

Sunday 12 July, 7.30pm: Brandenburg Sinfonia


"The quality of the musicianship is always excellent … I am prepared to go beyond my usual musical boundaries and have yet to be disappointed."

"A world-class experience with the added enjoyment of tea and cake in the interval."

"We like the diverse range of music and performers. We are lucky to have such high quality performers in a fantastic setting so close to home. Thank you!"

"It is a fantastic festival with people travelling from far and wide … a great annual event for Thaxted to be proud of."

"It was a brilliant evening … thought the quality superb. I will definitely be booking again."

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About Thaxted Festival

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Thaxted Festival booking information

All you need to know about securing your place at this year's Thaxted Festival. Read more >