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Newbury Spring Festival 2020

Tickets are now on sale for Newbury Spring Festival 2020. A host of artists and performers from the worlds of classical, jazz, world music, gospel, ballet and cabaret will descent on Newbury from 9 to 23 May.

The Festival opens on 9 May in St Nicolas Church with an all-Beethoven programme played by the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sakari Oramo with British pianist Paul Lewis playing Beethoven Piano Concerto No 4. The London Mozart Players will perform an all-Mozart programme on 16 May culminating in the Coronation Mass with Sophie Bevan and the Newbury Spring Festival Chorus. Violinist Tasmin Little makes a welcome return to the Festival on 23 May where she will give one of her last ever concerto performances before retiring from the concert platform. She will play the Korngold Violin Concerto with the St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra conducted by Nikolai Alexeev.

Acapella group The Sons of Pitches open the daily Corn Exchange Programme on 9 May, having won the Naked Choir competition they are taking the entertainment world by storm. An evening of Calypso, Reggae and Latino classics with the Solid Steel Ambassadors will be on 12 May. Baritone Andrei Kymach, the winner of BBC Cardiff Singer of the Year 2019, will be making one of his first UK recitals with an evening of Russian and Ukrainian songs. Clare Teal returns to the Festival with her trio on 16 May with a rich jazz-infused evening.

Other highlights this year include choral groups The Sixteen at Douai Abbey and Solomon’s Knot at Holy Cross Church Ramsbury, soprano Hilary Summers with a cabaret evening at Combe Manor, Scottish Fiddle Group RANT at Donnington Priory and A Talk by Andrew Robert entitled ‘Churchill: Walking with Destiny' at Englefield House.

For a full list of the Newbury Spring Festival programme, take a look here

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