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Newbury Spring Festival 2024, UK

11 May - 25 May

The Newbury Spring Festival will take place from 11 to 25 May 2024.

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The Newbury Spring Festival is a mix of classical, jazz, folk and chamber music thrown in for good measure. It will take place from 11 to 25 May 2024.

Newbury Spring Festival 2024 Highlights

Concerts will be performed at St Nicolas’ Church including the London Mozart Players (Saturday 11 May) and The London Philharmonic Orchestra (Saturday 18 May). The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will close the festival with a performance of Sibelius’ symphonies and Wagner’s Wesendonk Leider.

There will also be a series of chamber music with Ukrainian pianist Vadym Kholodenko, Calefax Reed Quintet, Kinsky Trio Prague and Takács Quartet

Tamsin Waley-Cohen and Cordelia Williams, Manu Brazo and Bryan Evans, and Catrin Finch and Aoife Ni Bhriain will also perform at the leading UK classical music festival .

Newbury’s Corn Exchange will host a tribute to Dizzy Gillespie by the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, as well as the Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers, folky Kabantu (Wednesday 15 May) and Indian Classical Music. Tim Kliphuis will close Corn Exchange music performances with his trio performing Django Meets Mussorgsky.

Tenebrae Credit Sim Cannetty-Clarke

The festival will also have plenty of activities for the kids including sailing with groovy pirates or seeing the world from the eyes of Thumbelina.

Newbury Spring Festival 2024 Schedule Highlights

11 May, 7.30pm – London Mozart Players, St Nicholas Church

11 May, 7.30pm – National Youth Jazz Orchestra: A Tribute to Dizzy Gillespie, Corn Exchange

12 May, 3pm – Vadym Kholodenko, Corn Exchange

13 May, 12.30pm – Young Artist Recital: Maiastra Piano Quintet, Corn Exchange

14 May, 7.30pm – Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers, Corn Exchange

15 May, 12.30pm – Young Artist Recital: The Bellot Ensemble, Corn Exchange

15 May,7.30pm –  Kabantu, Corn Exchange

15 May,7.30pm – Kinsky Trio Prague, Englefield House, Theale

16 May, 3pm – Daniel Finkelstein in Conversation with Robert Harris, Englefield House, Theale

17 May, 12.30pm – Young Artist Recital: Alinde Quintet, Corn Exchange

17 May, 7.30pm – Sam Jewison Quintet, Corn Exchange

17 May, 7.30pm – Newbury Spring Festival Chorus: 25th Anniversary Concert, St Nicolas Church

Newbury Spring Festival
Cordelia Williams

18 May, 7.30pm – A Night of Argentinian Tango: The Romano Viazzani Ensemble, Corn Exchange

18 May, 7.30pm – London Philharmonic Orchestra St. Nicolas Church

19 May, 7.30pm – Tamsin Waley-Cohen & Cordelia Williams, St. Mary’s Church, Kintbury

20 May, 7.30pm – Manu Brazo: Fantasia, Church of the Ascension, Burghclere

21 May, 7.30pm – Catrin Finch & Aoife Ni Bhriain, Donnington Priory

22 May, 7.30pm – The Telling: Into the Melting Pot, Corn Exchange

22 May, 7.30pm – Tenebrae: Path of Miracles, Douai Abbey

23 May, 7.30pm – A Night of Indian Music: Jonathan Mayer and Kousic Sen in Concert, Corn Exchange

23 May, 7.30pm – VOCES8: Draw on Sweet Night, St Martin’s Church, East Woodhay

24 May, 7.30pm – Joe Stilgoe Trio: The Entertainers, Corn Exchange

24 May, 7.30pm – Emma Johnson: The Orchestra for the Environment, St. Lawrence Church, Hungerford

25 May, 7.30pm – Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, St. Nicolas Church

25 May, 7.30pm – Tim Kliphuis: Django meets Mussorgsky, Corn Exchange

Festival Venues

The music festival will take place throughout Newbury. A list of venues can be found here.

When Is the Newbury Spring Festival 2024?

It will take place from 11 to 25 May, 2024.

Festival Tickets

To purchase your tickets for the festival, click here.

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Before setting up Travel Begins at 40, Mark was the publisher of AsiaLIFE Cambodia and a freelance travel writer. When he is not packing and unpacking his travelling bag, Mark writes novels, including To Cook A Spider and Peppered Justice. He loves walking, eating, tasting beer, isolation and arthouse movies, as well as talking to strangers on planes, buses and trains whenever possible. Most at home when not at home.

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