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We are currently finalising the programme for the 2018 May festival. Full details and booking forms will be available from late October 2017. Artists confirmed include Paul Lewis, The Jerusalem Quartet, Imogen Cooper, Christopher Maltman, Julius Drake, Alina Ibragimova, Cedric Tiberghien, The Nash Ensemble, Stephen Hough, Michael Collins & London Winds, Lucy Parham & Henry Goodman, Tenebrae, The Academy of Ancient Music, The Aquinas piano trio, & the Festival Academy Orchestra led by Ruth Rogers & Conducted by Thomas Hull.

Meanwhile on October 28th we present the first of a four concert series by our Festival president Paul Lewis. On line booking and details for this can be viewed by clicking the button below.

To book by email please contact: charlie@campdenmusicfestival.co.uk and we will send you a booking form.                     

If you are not on our database and would like to be you can either subscribe via the box at the bottom of the ‘Contact’ page or email charlie@campdenmusicfestival.co.uk to be added to list.
The first Chipping Campden Music Festival was held in 2002, since when it has grown in stature and size year on year. It is now widely recognised as one of the UK’s leading festivals with visitors coming from Europe, America and Australia, as well as from all over the UK. The venue has become a favourite with many of the world’s finest musicians who all look forward to returning to this most beautiful of all the Cotswold towns.

Chipping Campden

As well as our prestigious Music Festival the area offers a wealth of other cultural treasures; the RSC is just down the road,  the wonderful gardens of Hidcote and Kiftsgate are nearby. It really is the perfect setting for a long weekend or a fortnight’s holiday in the Cotswolds. Chipping Campden is also one of the most important homes of the Arts and Crafts movement. Fine accommodation at all prices is available, from luxury hotels, to lovely B&Bs and traditional Cotswold pubs.

Young Musicians
As well as two weeks of great music in the glorious setting of St James’ church, the festival also runs workshops in local

schools led by experienced music educators and in 2008 the Festival Academy  Orchestra was formed. This project offers advanced students and recent graduates the opportunity to perform alongside experienced professional orchestral players and world class soloists, and is now regarded as one of the UK’s finest training orchestras.

In 2013 the festival expanded its work to form two choirs – an adult community choir (the Festival chorus) and ‘Chipping Campden Young Voices’ choir.

In August 2015 we formed and ran the first ‘Festival Youth Academy Orchestra’ course. This involved the ‘Academy’ members from May returning to become mentors to secondary aged student musicians. It was so successful that we ran a second course in August 2016 and were delighted that one of the world’s leading violinists, Nicola Benedetti, agreed to join the orchestra as soloist in two concerts. The course will run again in August 2017. Meanwhile, we have now formed the North Cotswold Youth Orchestra which will be made up solely of local secondary aged students. A brochure can be downloaded here.