Your guide to the Brinkburn Music Festival

The Gazette takes a look at what is on during the Brinkburn Music Festival. For more information or for tickets, visit or contact the festival office on 01665 833751.

Advance booking is highly recommended. Unsold tickets will be available on the door from 30 minutes prior to the performance.

For all concerts in the Priory, tickets will be allocated on numbered seats, offered on a first-come-first-served basis within the section you have booked your tickets.

Because of the Priory architecture, seats in section F (Altar) and section G (Side Aisle) have restricted view of the stage but will have screens with live video feed.

Friday, July 6

Henning Kraggerud – Violin. One of the world’s most sought-after violinists, Kraggerud will perform what is widely recognised as among the great masterpieces of the violin repertoire – the complete unaccompanied Violin Sonatas by Ysaÿe. 7.30pm. Tickets £20/£15.

Saturday, July 7

Stile Antico. The group is the finest vocal ensemble to have emerged in recent years and their recordings on Harmonia Mundi have been widely acclaimed. Stile Antico will perform The Rose in Flower – Choral masterpieces of the Tudor era. Works by William Byrd, John Taverner, Robert White, Christopher Tye, Walter Lambe and Thomas Tallis. 7pm. Tickets range from £28 to £15.

Sunday, July 8

Katy Bircher – Baroque Flute. Bircherhas been principal flute of the Gabrieli Players for many years, and holds the same position in many of the world’s greatest baroque orchestras. She will perform Father, Son and Godfather – music for solo flute by JS Bach, CPE Bach and Telemann. Noon. Tickets £15/£12.

Sunday, July 8

Gabrieli Consort & Players. These festival favourites are regular visitors to the world’s most prestigious concert halls and appear frequently at all of London’s major venues. For the Brinkburn Festival, they will perform JS Bach’s St Matthew Passion. With Paul McCreesh, conductor, Mhairi Lawson and Susan Gilmour Bailey, sopranos, Anna Stéphany and Anne Marie Gibbons, Mezzosopranos, Nicholas Mulroy and Andrew Tortise, tenors, Marcus Farnsworth and Matthew Brook, basses. Tickets range from £36-£20. 2pm.

Sunday, July 8

Choral Evensong. The 19th Brinkburn Music Festival comes to a close. 6pm. All seats are unreserved.

Festival Saver tickets for all four concerts receive a 10 per cent discount. Student Savers will also receive a 10 per cent discount on all tickets. Book through the festival office.