Festival Programme

22nd April – 5th May 2023

15 DAYS of music and arts events in our beautiful market town

Full details can be found at www.tavistockfestival.org and all tickets can be purchased at the door or at www.ticketsource.co.uk/tavistock-festival

Welcome to this year’s Tavistock Festival. You will see that we have planned a wide-ranging programme and we hope we have provided events to capture the interest of all. We are extremely grateful to our sponsors and our hosts for making the Festival possible and we are indebted to those who have given freely of their time in the preparation that has been necessary over the past year. A warm welcome awaits.

Dr Sean Sweeney

Chairman

07732 586 978

admin@tavistockfestival.org

FESTIVAL EVENT DATES & TIMES

Saturday 22nd April 7.30pm Our Lady of the Assumption RC Church £12 free for under 18s

Mount Kelly Choral Society

Fauré Requiem and Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs

www.ticketsource.co.uk/mount-kelly-choral-society

Sunday 23rd April afternoon Tavistock Guildhall £8

Avalon – a female barbershop quartet (2018 Quartet Champions)

Unaccompanied vocal music from around the world

Sponsored by Miller Town and Country

Monday 24th April

Afternoon talk The Wharf, Tavistock

Further details at www.tavistockwharf.com

Tuesday 25th April 3.45pm

Tavistock Festival Children’s Concert Tavistock Methodist Church

A short concert following an afternoon workshop led by Tracy Harding

Admission free

Sponsored by Alistair Kinsey

Wednesday 26th April 7.30pm Our Lady of the Assumption RC Church, Tavistock £8

Calstock’s Big Jazz Choir with Helen Porter

Thursday 27th April 1.00pm Tavistock Parish Church

Nina Savicevic – Piano

Popular repertoire from this talented young international prize winner, returning to Tavistock by popular demand

Admission free with retiring collection

Sponsored by Alistair Kinsey

Live broadcast of the Marriage of Figaro from the Royal Opera House

The Wharf, Tavistock

Further details at www.tavistockwharf.com

Shake the Shelves(Youth music event) Tavistock Library

Further details at www.facebook.com/tavistocklibrary

Friday 28th April 7.00pm Our Lady of the Assumption RC Church, Tavistock

Mount Kelly Chamber Choir (UK school Choir of the Year 2019-2021)

Choral music from across the centuries including folk, jazz, musical theatre and contemporary classical songs

Admission free with retiring collection

Saturday 29th April Tavistock Library

Coronation Crafts

A drop in session during the day

Further details at www.facebook.com/tavistocklibrary

Sunday 30th April 3.30pm Gallery 26, The Bedford Hotel

A Lewis Carroll Verse Reading Tea Party

Be welcomed by The Hatter to this short entertainment, during which a cream tea will be served. Hats must be worn!

Tickets £12 to include a cream tea

Sponsored by The Bedford Hotel

Tuesday 2nd May 1.00pm Tavistock Parish Church

Lunchtime Concert

Music for piano and oboe with Mary, Kamila and Leslie Mazur-Park

Admission free with retiring collection

Sponsored by Alistair Kinsey

Wednesday 3rd May Tavistock Library

Amanda Craig – author

Further details at www.facebook.com/tavistocklibrary

Thursday 4th May 1.00pm Tavistock Parish Church

A Coronation Concert

A celebration of music associated with coronations and royalty. Please come suitably dressed!

Admission free with retiring collection

Sponsored by Alistair Kinsey

Richard Frankland – authorTavistock Library

Further details at www.facebook.com Tavistocklibrary

The Wheelhouse Folk Choir 7.00pm Tavistock Library

Admission free

Further details at www.facebook.com/tavistocklibrary

Friday 5th May Tavistock Library

A creative writing workshop with Vanni Cook 2.00pm

Further details at www.facebook.com/tavistocklibrary

Also

Saturday 20th May – 7.30pm St Andrew’s Minster, Plymouth

University of Plymouth Choral Society Summer Concert

Popular Opera and Oratorio Choruses

Further details at www.uopcs.org.uk