Education

Weekday Lunchtime Concerts

1.05pm – 2.05pm
Tuesday 15th – Friday 18th
& Tuesday 22nd & Thursday 24th

Given by students and recent graduates from leading music colleges.

Details of the concerts will be put 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: £6.50 on the door or £5.00 per concert if all 6 concerts are booked in advance on the festival booking form. We are not able to sell tickets in advance 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. In addition to the Festival lunchtime concerts, we run workshops and regular coaching sessions in local schools given by experienced practitioners. The ‘Chipping Campden Festival Academy’ orchestra, formed in 2008, 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 conservatoire 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 conservatoire student or recent graduate please email Thomas Hull – thomas@maestroarts.com or Charlie – charlie@campdenmusicfestival.co.uk
Additionally, for a week in late August of 2017 we ran our third Festival Youth Academy Orchestra course. This orchestra is based on the same formula as the May festival orchestra but for this course the May Academy members return to became mentors to secondary aged students.
The orchestra gave a final concert in St James church, and the soloist, for the second successive year, was the acclaimed violinist Nicola Benedetti. For details about applying as secondary aged student for the August 2018 course, please email Jessica May jessmay@yahoo.com or Charlie Bennett  – charlie@campdenmusicfestival.co.uk
If you are involved in local pre-school, primary, or secondary education and would like details of workshops we may be able to offer please contact our Head of Education Jessica May jessmay@yahoo.com
We also have a large, and growing, Festival chorus which meets every Wednesday and gives three concerts per year. If you are interested in joining please email our Chorus Master, Richard Stephens – rdstephens@gmail.com.There are no auditions for the choir, all are welcome.

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.