Stratford On Avon Music Festival 2010

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The Stratford on Avon Music Festival is now on and runs until Saturday 25 October, with a fantastic line-up* of names from the classical, jazz and folk worlds.


2014 Festival Programme

Some of this year's many Festival highlights include:

Craig Ogden whose concert was a sell-out three years ago returns to the Town Hall on Thursday 23 October at 7.30pm. His programme will range from the evocative music of the Elizabethan lutenists through music for the romantic guitar to popular works of today.

Craig Ogden

Cellist GUY JOHNSTON with pianist Simon Lane will perform at the Town Hall; the concert being held in conjunction with the Stratford upon Avon Chamber Music Society on Sunday 19 October. The programme includes Beethoven‘s powerful G Minor Sonata for Cello and Piano, Schumann’s romantic Fantasy Pieces and Fauré's famous Elegy.

All-girl choral ensemble, THE MEDIAEVAL BAEBES are taking the world by storm and have performed before enthusiastic audiences in the UK, United States, Canada, Asia and Europe in venues ranging from castles and caves to cathedrals and Renaissance fayres. Pulling lyrics from mediaeval texts and setting them to original scores using mediaeval and classical instruments, whilst singing in an impressive array of long forgotten languages, the Mediaeval Baebes offer a unique musical beauty and outstanding talent. They will sing in Holy Trinity Church on Friday 17 October.

Mediaeval Baebes
Mediaeval Baebes

HANNAH STONE, harpist to the Prince of Wales makes a very welcome appearance in St. Helen‘s Church in Clifford Chambers with flautist, Renata Sokolovska on the evening of Friday 24 October at 7.30pm, whilst musicians and actors from the RSC join together in an evening of Shakespeare’s songs at the Town Hall on Tuesday 21 October.

Newcomer to the Music Festival is ED PROSEK, an exceptionally talented singer/songwriter whose sublime orchestral folk music has started to attract worldwide acclaim. He has become known for his version of Simon and Garfunkel‘s ’Homeward Bound‘ which was the chosen soundtrack to a recent TV ad for Cathedral City cheddar cheese! With his classical and folk background (Prosek’s father is an accomplished opera composer) Californian-born Ed brings a double bassist, cellist and mandolin player with him for an evening which is sure to delight and entertain. Don't miss his concert at The Bear Pit Theatre on Wednesday 22 October at 8pm. Find out more at

Ed Prosek
Ed Prosek

The Festival finale, ELAINE DELMAR SINGS GERSHWIN AND PORTER will take place on Saturday 25 October.

One of the great British jazz voices of all time, ELAINE DELMAR brings her acclaimed interpretations of two of the greatest songbooks ever to the stage, alongside internationally acclaimed pianist Brian Dee and his band. Accompanied by a stellar group of musicians, Elaine performs classic arrangements of George Gershwin and Cole Porter, as well as taking a fresh new look at some of the 20th Century's most iconic music.

“Among the multitude of good jazz singers in Britain, there is not one who can surpass Elaine Delmar”
Sunday Observer

*All artists are subject to change.


Public booking is now open!

Bookings are made through Stratford ArtsHouse and can be made ONLINE or on 01789 207 100.

We look forward to welcoming you in October!


If you appreciate the importance of live music and enjoy performances of the highest professional quality, why not support the Festival by becoming a Friend?

With 2014 subscription rates remaining at just £20 for an individual and £30 for a couple, the many benefits of our Friends membership include: priority booking, invitations to special Friends events, an invitation to the Festival Opening Reception and subscription to the Friends newsletter which includes advance notification of Festival plans, and more.

Your extra support is invaluable and helps us to continue engaging international artists with exciting and varied programmes.

If you would like to become a Friend of the Festival please contact Friends Coordinator, Jane Cromack at


For up-to-date information on the programme for the 2014 Festival please email your full details to: or phone the Festival office on 01789 298197.

To write to the Festival office, please send correspondence to: Stratford on Avon Music Festival, Wood Bank Chambers, 8 Wood Street, Stratford upon Avon CV37 6JE.


The Stratford on Avon Music Festival attracts audiences not only from the town and the surrounding area but from the rest of the UK and overseas.

We depend on the generosity of our sponsors to enable us to put on musical events of world-class standard. Without our sponsors' support we would certainly not be able to provide such high calibre festivals year after year.

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Each year, the Stratford on Avon Music Festival includes a lively programme featuring many of the artists performing at the Festival.

If your school would like to be involved in the 2014 education programme please contact Ambrose Miller, Artistic Director at


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The Stratford on Avon Music Festival is funded by the Stratford Town Trust and Arts Council England. These are backed up by a significant contribution from sponsors, trusts, Friends and other supporters.


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 16 - 25 October 2014

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