The 62nd Edington Music Festival
Sunday 20th - Sunday 27th August
The new Festival Director, Richard Pinel, has chosen The Beatitudes as the theme for this 62nd Festival of Music within the Liturgy. From the opening Compline by candlelight on Sunday 20th August at 9.15pm, right through to the closing Solemn Eucharist at 11.30am on Sunday August 27th, the week will be filled with sublime sacred music in four services a day. 80+ musicians from Cathedrals and Collegiate choirs all over the UK will sing music from plainchant and renaissance polyphony, right up to the present day, with festival commissions from Robert Walker and Piers Kennedy.
Choral Evensong on Wednesday 23rd August will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3, and will be followed at 6.30 by the festival Musical Evening and Supper. The Requiem Mass on Friday 25th will be sung within the framework of the Requiem by Gabriel Faure.
Full details of everything to do with the Edington Music Festival can be found on their newly revamped website, www.edingtonfestival.org