Messages for 2019 Festival

Paul Lewisxxxxxxx

Since its inception in 2002, the festival has grown in stature every year and is now one of the most exciting events in the UK’s musical calendar. As in previous years 2019 sees a world class line up of musicians arriving in the this most beautiful of Cotswold towns to perform a wonderful range of music in the magnificent setting and superb acoustic of St James’ Church. As always the Chipping Campden Festival Academy Orchestra will be in residence for week 2 and will give us three thrilling concerts under the baton of Thomas Hull. This orchestra nurtures talented musicians at the outset of their careers and epitomises the values that have always been promoted by the festival. Regulars know how special this festival is and those visiting for the first time are in for a very exciting experience. We all look forward to welcoming you here next May.

Paul Lewis, Festival President

Julian Lloyd Webber

I am delighted, as always, to support the educational work done by Chipping Campden International Music Festival. The main focus for 2019 will be to extend orchestral opportunities for young musicians locally – and as music and arts subjects continue to be sidelined in our state schools this work becomes ever more important. The Festival Youth Academy Orchestra (founded in 2015) comprising 50% students of grade 8 level or above and 50% postgraduate musicians, met for the fourth time in August 2018. For 2019 this orchestra takes a sabbatical – so that all energies can be put towards forming a new youth orchestra for secondary aged students in the North Cotswolds, Worcestershire, & South Warwickshire. This will be a stand-alone orchestra but it will also act as an important ‘feeder’ orchestra for the Youth Academy, which will regroup again in 2020.

Julian Lloyd Webber, Patron of Education

We are indebted to the vicar and church-wardens of St James’ church for allowing us to use their glorious venue for our concerts.

Our magnificent Steinway D concert grand is maintained by Jeffrey Shackell,
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