Weekday Lunchtime Concerts

1.05pm – 2.05pm
Tuesday 16th – Friday 19th
& Tuesday 23rd & Thursday 25th

Given by students and recent graduates from leading music colleges.

Details of the concerts will be on the web site when confirmed and emailed to all on our database. Please try to attend these lunchtime concerts; they are given in a relaxed atmosphere and the quality of performances is exceedingly high.

Tickets: £5 on the door or £3.50 per concert if all 6 concerts are booked in advance on the festival booking form. We are not able to sell advanced tickets for individual lunchtime concerts. For students in full time education entrance is free. Schools are very welcome to arrive unannounced but it is helpful if we know in advance if a large groups are coming.
Sponsored by Richard & Jane Bennett

Education and the Orchestra

The Festival is seriously committed to music education. As well as the lunchtime concerts, we run workshops and coaching sessions in local schools given by experienced practitioners. The ‘Chipping Campden Festival Academy’ Orchestra has become an extremely significant part of the Festival. The Academy is formed anew every year (although many of the professionals are regular members) and each desk has an advanced student or recent graduate playing alongside an experienced pro.
This gives the young artists an invaluable insight into what playing in a professional orchestra entails. For details about applying as an advanced student or recent graduate please email Charlie Bennett – charlie@campdenmusicfestival.co.uk
Additionally, for a week in late August of 2016, we ran our second Festival Youth Academy Orchestra course. This was based on the same formula as the May Festival Orchestra but in this
incidence the May Academy members returned to became mentors to secondary aged students. The Orchestra gave two magnificent concerts in St James’ church and the soloist in both was the acclaimed violinist Nicola Benedetti. For details about applying as secondary school aged student for the August 2017 course, please email Charlie Bennett – charlie@campdenmusicfestival.co.uk For more information on the May Festival Academy Orchestra and the Youth Orchestra summer course visit www.ccfao.com
If you are involved in local pre-school, primary, or secondary education and would like details of workshops we can offer, please email our head of Education, Jessica May – jessmay@yahoo.com
We also have a large, and growing, Festival chorus that meets every week and gives three concerts per year. If you are interested in joining please email Richard Stephens – rdstephens@gmail.com

Subsidised tickets for students

We are delighted to offer free access to students for the weekday lunchtime recitals and we charge a nominal £1 for tickets for the evening concerts. If you know schools that may be interested in attending do put them in touch with us.