29 September

5pm – 6pm
Marble Hall


Beethoven Sonata in A, Op. 101, first movement

Beethoven Sonata in F, Op. 10 No 2

Beethoven Sonata in E flat, Op. 31 No 3, third movement

Beethoven Andante favori

Beethoven Sonata in C minor, Op. 10 No 1, first movement

Beethoven Sonata in E, Op. 109, final movement

Mishka Rushdie Momen piano

Jessica Duchen narrator

£27 front stalls, £16 rear stalls

7.30pm – 9.15pm
Marble Hall


Poulenc Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in B flat, FP 184ing Quartet No 7 in F-sharp minor, Op. 108

Bach, Couperin, and Nordic folk tunes with the Lodestar Trio

JP Jofre Double Concerto for Clarinet and Bandoneon, string quintet and piano

Dvořák Waldesruhe Op. 68 no 5

Robin Holloway Flute Quartet world première

Schubert Quartettsatz in C minor, D 703

Jessie Montgomery Strum

Adam Walker flute

Julian Bliss clarinet

JP Jofre bandoneon

Lodestar Trio

Guy Johnston cello

Mishka Rushdie Momen piano

Kathryn Stott piano

£38 front stalls, £19 rear stalls

6.45pm – 7.15pm Pre-concert talk with Stephen Johnson and Guy Johnston. Free to attend

30 September

5pm – 6pm
Marble Hall

Early Evening Concert

Prokofiev Flute Sonata in D, Op. 94

Ivan Moseley new work world première

Manuel de Falla Suite Populaire Espagnole

Bartók Romanian Folk Dances

Adam Walker flute

Morgan Szymanski guitar

Guy Johnston cello

Kathryn Stott piano

£27 front stalls, £16 rear stalls

4.15pm – 4.45pm Pre-concert talk. Free to attend

7.30pm – 9.30pm
Marble Hall


Pēteris Vasks Viatore

Osvaldo Golijov Last Round

Caroline Shaw Entr’acte

Beethoven Cavatina from String Quartet in B flat Op. 130 (arr. for string orchestra)

Mendelssohn String Quartet Op. 80 (arr. for string orchestra)

Caroline Shaw ‘and the swallow’

United Strings of Europe

£38 front stalls, £19 rear stalls

6.45pm – 7.15pm Pre-concert talk. Free to attend

1 October

Midday – 1pm
Marble Hall

Lunchtime Concert

Bach Gamba Sonata No 1 in G, BWV 1027

Fauré Cello Sonata No 1 in D minor, Op. 109

Beethoven Cello Sonata No 3 in A, Op. 69

Guy Johnston cello

Mishka Rushdie Momen piano

£27 front stalls, £16 rear stalls

2pm – 3pm
St Etheldreda’s Church


Dukas The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Rimsky-Korsakov The Flight of the Bumble Bee

Grieg In the Hall of the Mountain King

Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade – The Sea and Sinbad’s Ship

Rossini William Tell Overture

James Mayhew author and illustrator

The Purcell School of Young Musicians

RAM Ensemble Renard

Paul Hoskins director

£12 adults, £5 4 – 18 year olds. Unreserved seating

This book tells dramatic stories of trolls, flying carpets and magic spells which in turn inspired some wonderful pieces of music

5pm – 6pm
Marble Hall

Song Recital

Dowland Come ye heavy states of night

Dowland Come again, sweet love

Dowland Now, O now I needs must part

Stephen McNeff A Certain Man

Stephen McNeff Eden Rock

Schubert Nachtstück

Schubert Nacht und Träume

Alec Roth A Road Less Travelled

Mark Padmore tenor

Morgan Szymanski guitar

£27 front stalls, £16 rear stalls

4.15pm – 4.45pm Pre-concert Talk. Free to attend

7.30pm – 9.30pm
Marble Hall

Evening Concert

Bach Musette from the English Suite no 3, BWV 808

Tarquinion Merula Ciaconna

Bach Allegro Assai from the C major sonata

Bach Gavotte II G major from the 6th Cello Suite

Olav Mjelva Hjaltaren in E minor

Bach Sarabande in D major from the 6th Suite

Jean-Baptiste Lully Loure from Orchestral Suite Alceste

Bach Bourée from the E major Violin Partita

Bach C minor Sarabande from the 5th Suite

F Couperin Les Barricades Mystérieuses

Bach Prelude in D major from the 6th Cello Suite

Bach Air on the G String

Erik Rydvall Jubileumspolska

JP Jofre Taranguino and Bandoneon

JP Jofre Tango Movements

JP Jofre Manifiesto

JP Jofre Como el Agua

JP Jofre Primavera

JP Jofre Universe

£38 front stalls, £19 rear stalls

With traditional Scandinavian folk instruments, the Lodestar Trio with UK’s own Max Baillie, will treat us to an evening of Baroque music in folk style, with Bach and other Baroque composers re-imagined for this unique combination. This will be followed by Argentinian Bandoneon player JP Jofre joined by artists in residence for his own music from South America. This is set to be a memorable evening of musical influences from around the world.

2 October

10.30am – 12.00 midday
The Old Palace


ORA Singers

and Hertfordshire County Youth Choirs

£5 to observe

1pm – 2pm
Marble Hall

Elizabeth, our Queen

William Byrd O Lord, Make Thy Servant Elizabeth

William Byrd Kyrie (from 5 Part Mass)

Roxanna Panufnik Kyrie after Byrd

Ellis Gibbons Long Live Fair Oriana

Bennet All creatures now are merry minded

Thomas Tallis 1 Psalms from Archbishop Parker’s Psalter

William Byrd Gloria (from 5 Part Mass)

Alexander L’Estrange Show me, deare Christ

Edward Johnson Come, blessed bird

Hilton Fair Oriana, beauty’s queen

William Byrd Sing Joyfully

Thomas Tallis 1 Psalm from Archbishop Parker’s Psalter

Kerry Andrew Archbishop Parker’s Psalme 150

Thomas Tallis Come Holy Ghost

Roderick Williams Ave Verum Corpus Re-imagined

John Mundy Lightly she whipped o’er the dale

Michael East Hence Stars! Too Dim of Light

William Byrd Agnus Dei (from 5 Part Mass)

ORA SINGERS Suzi Digby OBE Music Director

£27 front stalls, £16 rear stalls

Celebrating the magnificent reign of Britain’s longest serving monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, alongside her equally illustrious predecessor, Elizabeth I, this programme opens with the iconic O Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth by William Byrd, and features a specially-commissioned reflection from Bob Chilcott alongside works from the two ages by Tallis, Gibbons, Finzi, Rutter, Panufnik and Britten

2pm – 3.15pm
St Etheldreda’s Church


£5 adults, 4-18 year olds free Unreserved seating

3.45pm – 5.00pm
The Old Palace


£5 adults, 4-18 year olds free Unreserved seating

7pm – 9pm
The Old Palace


Gareth Farr (arr. Julian Azkoul) Mondo Rondo

Piazzolla Selection from Tango L’Histoire

JP Jofre String Quartet and bandoneon No 1

Grieg, Vivaldi, Bartok and Bach Medley

Joseph Phibbs World première for Cello and Choir

Shruthi Rajasekar World première for Veena and Choir

Morten Lauridsen Lux Aeterna

ORA Singers Suzi Digby OBE Music Director

Hertfordshire County Youth Choirs

Nirmala Rajasekar veena

Festival resident musicians and friends

RAM Ensemble Renard

£43 front stalls, £30 middle stalls, £19 rear stalls

A celebration of our 2022 theme, A World of Music, with works by Vivaldi through to two new commissions by Joseph Phibbs and Shruthi Rajasekar and culminating in Morten Lauridsen’s gloriously uplifting, Lux Aeterna.

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