First weekend of Thaxted Festival, Mendelsohn, Rodrigo, Beethoven and The Beatles

PUBLISHED: 17:02 19 June 2017 | UPDATED: 17:02 19 June 2017

Escher Quartet

Escher Quartet

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The first weekend of Thaxted Festival, June 23-25 includes the Brandenburg Sinfonia, on Friday, at 8pm, playing Mendelsohn, Rodrigo, the Beatles and Beethoven, pianist John Lill on Saturday at 7pm, playing Mozart, Prokovfiev, Brahms and Beethoven, and the Escher Quartet on Sunday at 7.30pm, playing Haydn, Debussy and Schubert.

All at Thaxted Parish Church with homemade cake, coffee and wine in the interval.

The festival was started as a Whitsuntide Festival in 1916 by the composer Gustav Holst with support from his friend, Ralph Vaughan Williams and the “Red Vicar” of Thaxted Church, Conrad Noel, who was actually a socialist and a member of the Labour Party.

Holst taught music at both ends of the social spectrum, at St Paul’s School for Girls in Hammersmith and a London evening class in music for workers where one said it was “a little bit of heaven” they went to once a week. Both choirs sang at the first Thaxted Festival.

Festival Tickets from £12 or £14 up to £25 or £35, from 01371 831421 or www.thaxtedfestival.org.uk

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