The 43rd international Newbury Spring Festival will take place from September 4th to 20th.
Arabella Christian, from the Festival organisers, appeared on Kennet Radio’s Saturday Chatterday to describe the exciting performers who will take part this year. You can listen to the programme through Kennet Radio’s Mixcloud “Listen again” service by following this link:
Due to the pandemic, the performers will be mainly centred at Saint Nicolas church and the Corn Exchange Newbury. There are a stunning array of attractions ranging from internationally renowned orchestras and performers to up-and-coming and off-beat artistes.
Acts scheduled to appear include the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Jennifer Pike, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Clare Teal, Benjamin Grosvenor, The Sons of Pitches, Peter Rabbit’s Musical Adventures, Solid Steel Ambassadors and Clare Teal. International star Ian Bostridge will perform with the Armonico Consort to bring Bach’s masterpiece, the St Matthew Passion, to life.
Arabella Christian told Saturday Chatterday presenter Paul Walter:
Mark Eynon, the Festival director, is fantastic – he brings very well-known artists, he finds the best artistes – not only the best known, but a few younger ones that come who aren’t known but a few years later they appear on the world stage. It started as a classical festival but its now expanded so there’s a separate part of it which has jazz, folk, world music, kid’s concerts, musical theatre, cabaret…you name it and we have it. It’s a very exciting, completely action-packed two weeks – all taking place in Newbury.
Public booking for tickets opens on July 28th with “Friends” booking open from between 6-8th July.