Wednesday 7 May 2014

Schubert and Castles - Whittington Music Festival

Church of St John the Baptist, Whittington
Church of St John the Baptist, Whittington
If you are anywhere near Shropshire this week, then you should head over to Whittington in North Shropshire where the Whittington International Chamber Music Festival (6 - 9 May 2014), with a series of concerts devoted to Schubert's chamber music. One of an increasing number of small festivals based around a single group of artists, giving you the chance to get to know the players better than a one-off concert might.

The artists in residence are members of the Werther Ensemble: Jamie Campbell (Violin), Hannah Strijbos (Viola), James Barralet (Cello), Simon Callaghan (Piano) and they are joined by guest artists Benjamin Bowman (Violin), Rosanne Philippens (Violin), Karel Bredenhorst (Cello), and Ben Griffiths (Double-Bass), with James Barrelet being the artistic director of the festival.

Concerts take places at the Church of St John the Baptist, Whittington and Holy Trinity Church, Oswestry. Local non-musical attractions include Whittington Castle, the only medieval castle in the UK owned and run by the local community.

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