Fressingfield Music Festival

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Country and Region United KingdomEngland
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Fressingfield, Suffolk, England, UK
Festival Description

After six successful years as one of the best small music festivals in the country, the Fressingfield Music Festival returns once again to host another five nights of world class music. Stars of the classical and jazz world will perform from 27 September – 1 October at the parish church St. Peter and St. Paul, Fressingfield, north Suffolk. As always, locals and those from further afield will descend on this intimate venue to see world class musicians including the globally acclaimed string ensemble, The Chilingirian Quartet (27 September); rising star, pianist Timothy End (28 September); and back by popular demand, Elaine Delmar with the Brian Dee Trio (30 September). All concerts will commence at 7.30pm.

Pre concert dinners will be available at the Swan Inn and Fox & Goose in Fressingfield. Further information can be found on the festival’s dedicated website

Festival Dates September 25 - 29, 2012
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Festival Events:

Programming 2011:
  • Tuesday, September 27
    • The Chilingirian Quartet
      The quartet is acknowledged as one of the world’s top string quartets, and will be performing quartets by Mozart, Beethoven and Ravel. The “Chilis” as they are affectionately known, formed over 35 years ago, have played worldwide, broadcast regularly and have an extensive recording catalogue.
  • Wednesday, September 28
    • Timothy End
      Timothy End is one of the UK’s up-and-coming piano virtuosos who studied at Cambridge and the Guildhall. Mr. End will be joining the festival to perform pieces by Bach, Chopin, Debussy and Beethoven. He has been described as “someone to watch”.
  • Thursday, September 29
    • Vox Cantare
      The country’s newest, stunning vocal ensemble will be singing pieces by composers Purcell, Elgar and Vaughan Williams. Vox Cantare are known for their fresh voice and precise pitching and chording.
  • Friday, September 30
    • Elaine Delmar
      So many people asked for a return concert by Elaine Delmar and the Brian Dee Trio this year that it was impossible to disappoint them. Considered to be the finest jazz singer in Britain today, Elaine, along with Brian’s piano, bass and drums, will no doubt provide another evening of rich, relaxed jazz classics.
  • Saturday, October 1
    • The Commonwealth Soloists Octet
      Known for their exuberant performances, The Commonwealth Soloists Octet has been well received by its audiences. This evening they present a brilliant programme of music for violin, trumpet, saxophone, clarinet, bassoon, contra-bassoon, double bass and, piano. Performing pieces by Bach, Handel, Purcell and Dvorak; the Octet will finish this year’s festival on a very high note.


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Practical Info:

  • St. Peter and St. Paul Church
Notes for 2011 programming:
  • All concerts will commence at 7.30pm. Tickets can be booked in advance for £10 or purchased for £15 on the door, subject to availability. Tickets for Tuesday’s concert (27 September) cost £15 in advance or £17 at the door. Available by phone +44 01379 586459 and from mid-August at Fressingfield Stores.
  • Pre concert dinners will be available at the Swan Inn and Fox & Goose in Fressingfield.
  • Further information can be found on the festival’s dedicated website which will be launched at the end of June.


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