Web Site last updated on 30th April 2013
INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS FOR TUDELEY FESTIVAL
Saturday & Sunday 20th & 21st July ~ Schubertiade Weekend
Dame Emma Kirby & James Lisney
Saturday 12th October, Saturday 16th November, Sunday 9th February
“John Dowland ~ His Festival”
Kai Wessel & Ulrich Wedemeier with Jack Edwards
The Rose Consort of Viols with Jacob Heringman
Iestyn Davies & Thomas Dunford
Saturday 7th December ~ Gabriel’s Greetynge ~ Joglaresa
Please note application forms will be despatched in the second week of May
and will also be available at that time to download from this website
We are delighted to announce our 2013/14 Festival. In order to solidify our position, we have delayed the start of this year’s festival and thereby have spread the events over a seven month period starting in July. Our opening event will now be a weekend Schubertiade featuring Dame Emma Kirby and fortepianist James Lisney. Many of you have expressed an interest in a John Dowland Festival and you should not be disappointed. “John Dowland – his Festival” will present concerts in October, November and February for the 450th anniversary of his birth. Dowland was arguably, with William Byrd, one of the most influential English composers before Purcell. The sandwich in October and February will be recitals by two leading countertenors of their generation. Kai Wessel may not be a familiar name to many, indeed he only came to our attention whilst listening to Ton Koopman’s Matthäus Passion over Easter. Suffice to say Wessel was the extraordinary alto for the whole of Koopman’s Bach project and we are delighted that he will travel from Germany in October, together with his lutenist Ulrich Wedemeier, especially for this concert. They will be joined by one of the UK’s leading authority on the early spoken word, the actor and opera producer Jack Edwards. In February we will welcome the UK’s leading countertenor of the younger generation Iestyn Davies with the extraordinarily talented young lutenist Thomas Dunford prior to their Carnegie Hall debut. The meat in November will be a performance of John Dowland’s Lacrimae from the highly respected Rose Consort of Viols with lutenist Jacob Heringman.
We have experienced a fall in ticket revenue over the last two years, due, we feel and also experienced by others, to the current economic climate. To that end we are limiting ticket prices this year to a maximum of £15 which we hope you will feel represents even more outstanding value for the programmes presented. Clearly we need to return to previous sales levels to continue to present indefatigable and uncompromised early music for your enjoyment. We hope you will feel able to achieve this through your support of Tudeley Festival over the coming months. It is your festival.