Dame Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano
Joseph Middleton piano

Programme to include works by Stanford, Parry, Vaughan Williams, Holst, Gurney, Howells, Bridge, Britten, Tippett

Our chamber music series opens with the first performance of a new programme from Sarah Connolly, the outstanding mezzo of her generation and firm Festival favourite. A survey of composers from the Royal College of Music, of which Sarah is an alumna, these stunning songs showcase British music-making through three generations of composers.

Supported by Diana Woolley

Pre-Concert Talk: Composers of the Royal College of Music

Wednesday 4 July, 10-10.40am
Pittville Pump Room, Oval Room

Before this concert, composer, broadcaster, writer and teacher William Mival explores the extraordinarily rich seam of music that has come from the Royal College of Music since its foundation in 1882. Including composers such as Vaughan Williams, Britten and Turnage, Mival delves into this great heritage of British choral composition.

Post-Concert Lunch

Two courses for £32.50 per person (including glass of fizz) Start your Festival in style with a delicious post-concert Champagne Lunch served 1pm in the Oval Room at Pittville Pump Room.

To book contact Fosters at or 01242 581486 with guest numbers and dietary requirements.


Pittville Pump Room

Pittville Pump Room is an elegant Grade 1 listed Regency building and perhaps the most famous example of Regency architecture in Cheltenham. Standing in regal splendour at one end of Pittville Park, the Pump Room is a monument to more than 100 years of fame that Cheltenham enjoyed as a Spa town.

The Festival’s morning recitals at the Pump Room are its continuing glory

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