Thaxted Festival News

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Zeb Soanes, the new voice at Classic FM

29/06/2022

We’re delighted to announce that Zeb Soanes, our Thaxted Festival Patron, will soon be presenting Classic FM’s Smooth Classics at Seven.

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Orchestra in Residence

15/06/2022

We are delighted to announce our partnership with the London Mozart Players as Orchestra In Residence from this year.

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Visiting Thaxted and north-west Essex

25/05/2022

Thaxted and its surrounding villages and towns have much to offer for visits lasting from just an hour or two, to days out and short breaks.

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Volunteering with Thaxted Festival

31/03/2022

Thaxted Festival depends on volunteers for its successful smooth operation. Could you be part of our friendly Festival community?

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Launch Recital and Reception

06/03/2022

Our 2022 season was launched on Sunday 6 March with a recital by exciting young musicians Charlotte Saluste-Bridoux (violin) and Ben Tarlton (cello).

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Appointment of Artistic Director

15/09/2021

Thaxted Festival Foundation is delighted to announce the appointment of Andrew Jenkins as Artistic Director.

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Autumn recital 2021 -
Iyad Sughayer - piano

17/10/2021, 3pm

We're pleased to announce that booking for our autumn event is now open!

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Thaxted Festival 2021 - a year to remember

10/08/2021

It was an emotional moment when we were able to introduce our opening concert on Thursday 24 June.

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Our 2021 Education Project

13/07/2021

We were delighted that we could partner with Thaxted Primary School in an educational music project this year.

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February 2021 Newsletter

01/02/2021

We are so looking forward to hosting live music again & we have an exciting range of artists lined up from across the musical spectrum.

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Thaxted Festival patrons

01/11/2020

Thaxted Festival is very pleased to announce the appointment Marijke Curtis and Zeb Soanes as patrons of the Festival.

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Our Autumn 2020 event at Saffron Hall

12/10/2020

We collaborated with our neighbours at Saffron Hall to present 2 special autumn recitals by gifted young pianist Martin James Bartlett.

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Help us to grow Thaxted Festival

15/09/2020

Our major Festival draws audiences from a wide area to enjoy performances by professional artists of national & international standing

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Looking back: Thaxted Festival 2019

23/07/2019

Thaxted Festival 2019 got off to a flying start in its first weekend with a stand-out concert by Brandenburg Sinfonia.

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“My first concert, and a very welcoming arrival!”
“We loved this year’s concerts… Thank you to all the people involved in the organisation and the performers too! We shall come again next year.”
“A most enjoyable masterclass and fabulous concert!”
“Attended three concerts this year and thoroughly enjoyed them all.”
“Thank you again for your enormous help last month and for making us feel so welcome. It is always such a joy to return to the amazing town, church and acoustics in Thaxted.”
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