Hatfield House music festival’s Viennese theme

PUBLISHED: 10:32 14 August 2015 | UPDATED: 10:32 14 August 2015

Guy Johnston

Guy Johnston


Vienna, the city of music will be the theme of this year’s Hatfield House Chamber Music Festival.

The annual festival, now in its fourth year, will journey through the four pillars of Classicism – Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert – as well as works by Mahler, Schoenberg, Webern and composer in residence, Charlotte Bray.

The music will be performed by exciting new guests, including conductor Stephen Cleobury and the Choir of Kings College Cambridge, as well as a number of well-known artists from previous years, such as the Navarra String Quartet, soprano Ruby Hughes, oboist Nicholas Daniel and festival artistic director and acclaimed cellist Guy Johnston.

The Chamber Music Festival offers a unique opportunity to hear live music performed in the beautiful and intimate setting of the Marble Hall at Hatfield House.

An impressive Grand Finale concert will be held in The Old Palace, featuring a performance of Mozart’s famous Requiem.

The festival will take place over four days from Thursday, September 24 to Sunday, September 27, and will also include a candlelit concert in St Etheldreda’s Church, an uplifting Youth Concert in The Riding School, and informative pre-concert talks with Misha Donat and Sir Nicholas Kenyon.

Organisers advise booking early, as due to the intimate size of the venues limited seats are available.

Tickets for the various concerts start from as little as £10.

* Full details on all events and how to book tickets can be found at www.hatfieldhousemusicfestival.org.uk/2015-festival

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