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Choral Workshop with Bob Chilcott

St Peter's Church 7 The Lawn, Budleigh Salterton, United Kingdom

Bob Chilcott returns to the Festival by popular demand, following the success of our 2023 choral workshop. We are thrilled that Bob has chosen to conduct the 20th anniversary performance of his enormously successful Little Jazz Mass at the Budleigh Music Festival. Originally performed by a choir of 400 singers in New Orleans in 2004, […]

Special Events

Choral Concert

St Peter's Church 7 The Lawn, Budleigh Salterton, United Kingdom

BMF Choral Workshop Singers | BMF Junior Choir | Gareth Williams Jazz Trio Conductor: Bob Chilcott | Piano: Peter Adcock. This concert is the culmination of the day’s Choral Workshop. Bob Chilcott’s works A Little Jazz Mass and Red Boots On will be performed.

Lunchtime Concerts

Ryan Corbett

St Peter's Church 7 The Lawn, Budleigh Salterton, United Kingdom

Ryan is an acknowledged rising star and can be heard regularly on BBC Radio 3. Ryan won the Gold Medal at the 2021 ROSL Annual Music Competition and is a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist for 2022-2024. This Scheme selects the most promising young artists worldwide, to support and nurture; Ryan is one of […]

Evening Concerts

TENEBRAE

St Peter's Church 7 The Lawn, Budleigh Salterton, United Kingdom

Tenebrae is one of the world’s leading vocal ensembles, described as “phenomenal” (The Times) and “devastatingly beautiful” (Gramophone Magazine). Under the direction of Nigel Short, Tenebrae performs at major festivals and venues including the BBC Proms, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Rheingau Musik Festival and Sydney Festival. The choir has earned international acclaim for its interpretations of choral […]

Lunchtime Concerts

The Avalon Trio

St Peter's Church 7 The Lawn, Budleigh Salterton, United Kingdom

Louis Solon (violin), Benji Lock (piano) & Sebastian Williams (cello) The Avalon Trio was formed whilst its three members - Louis Solon, Benji Lock and Sebastian Williams - were pupils at the Purcell School. Now attending the Royal Academy of Music in their first year, and with many prizes to their names most notably the […]

Evening Concerts

Ethan Loch : Piano

St Peter's Church 7 The Lawn, Budleigh Salterton, United Kingdom

RISING STAR SERIES We are delighted that Ethan Loch has agreed to perform for us following the cancellation, due to illness, of his 2023 concert for the Festival. Blind since birth, Ethan was the winner of the piano final of the BBC Young Musician competition, aged 17. In the concerto final, he played Chopin’s Piano […]

Lunchtime Concerts

Exeter School Chamber Concert

St Peter's Church 7 The Lawn, Budleigh Salterton, United Kingdom

Exeter School’s Music Department has a fine reputation, maintaining traditions of classical choral and instrumental music alongside more contemporary pop and jazz styles. More than 500 vocal and instrumental lessons are taught each week, by 27 visiting teachers, with 35 groups, ensembles and choirs to choose from. Currently there are around 25 music scholars. This is […]

Evening Concerts

DAME SARAH CONNOLLY

St Peter's Church 7 The Lawn, Budleigh Salterton, United Kingdom

LEGENDS SERIES One of Britain’s most acclaimed mezzo-sopranos, Sarah takes this year’s ‘Legend’ spot at the Budleigh Music Festival. A multi-award winning musician, she has appeared in recitals in London, throughout the US and Europe and at the Aldeburgh, Cheltenham, Edinburgh and Oxford Lieder Festivals. In the 2018/19 season she curated a Residency at Wigmore […]

Lunchtime Concerts

Sophie Glenny & Magdalenna Krstevska

St Peter's Church 7 The Lawn, Budleigh Salterton, United Kingdom

Accompanist - Janet Evans Sophie and Magdalenna are The Corelia Project. The Corelia Project works to elevate women composers in classical music - through concert performances of their works, through the promotion of their achievements and through the cataloging of their repertoire. This concert promises to be not just enjoyable but also interesting and informative, […]

Evening Concerts

AN AFRICAN RHAPSODY

St Peter's Church 7 The Lawn, Budleigh Salterton, United Kingdom

SECKOU KEITA MEMBERS OF BATH PHILHARMONIA Seckou is one of the finest exponents of the historic Senegalese harp, the Kora, a 21-stringed instrument which combines features of the lute and the harp. He is celebrated for his inventiveness and virtuosity. He has captivated audiences at WOMAD, Hay, Glastonbury, Tokyo Jazz, Chicago World Music Festival, Sydney […]

Lunchtime Concerts

Wales Guitar Duo

St Peter's Church 7 The Lawn, Budleigh Salterton, United Kingdom

Cai Charles and Oliver Manning met at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama where they formed the Wales Guitar Duo; they break preconceived concert platform expectations with their choice of repertoire. Oliver became a Julian Bream Trust Scholar in 2023, supporting his postgraduate studies at the Royal College of Music. Previously he was […]

Special Events

FANNY: THE OTHER MENDELSSOHN

Public Hall Station Road, Budleigh Salterton, Devon

Fanny Mendelssohn’s great, great, great granddaughter Sheila Hayman brings her 2023 BBC film ‘Fanny: The Other Mendelssohn’, a coproduction with Mercury Studios, to Budleigh Music Festival. This will be followed by a Q&A session with the director. Sheila is a BAFTA Fulbright winning documentary filmmaker, Director’s Fellow at the MIT Media Lab and Advisor to […]