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Posted 16 August 2019
byPaul Kelly

Looking back at Shaldon Festival 2019

Musician playing piano in Shaldon Festival

We were delighted to support Shaldon Festival in its 30th season this year. Here are some highlights of the weekend which took place from 20th to 23rd June:

The festival began with a thrilling concert by Bath Philharmonia, with over 240 people gathered in St Peter’s Church on a sunny Thursday evening to hear the sounds of Elgar, Humperdinck and Saint-Saëns.

Friday’s concert was rather different in terms of scale but still with exceptional quality music – rather than an orchestra, the award-winning Trio Sōra were welcomed to perform. With repertoire including Beethoven’s Archduke Trio and Ravel’s Trio, it was another fantastic recital.

On Saturday 22nd June it was time for what has been a central part of Shaldon Festival for 25 years – that is the Choral Day. Comprising of a workshop and informal concert, it was a fantastic day for singers of all abilities to enjoying singing through Mozart’s Requiem and Dyson’s Three Songs of Praise, alongside four soloists. Singers travelled from many areas to make music under the musical direction of Brian Kay, and there were over 110 people in the audience of the informal concert.

The festival concluded on the Sunday with a rousing American-themed concert by Onyx Brass, with works by Bernstein, Gershwin, Copland and more. The evening had the perfect balance of high quality music, a relaxed but focused atmosphere and humorous anecdotes.

Our congratulations to the performers and organisers of Shaldon Festival 2019 for a fantastic season.

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Paul Kelly

Partner and Solicitor

Paul is the managing partner of the firm