Jacqui Dankworth and her Band at Childerley Hall

Jacqui Dankworth and her Band at Childerley Hall
Childerley Hall
It is no surprise that Jacqui Dankworth, the undisputed ‘Princess of Jazz', is known as one of the finest singers of her generation. Daughter of Dame Cleo Laine and Sir John Dankworth, Jacqui's musical pedigree is in no doubt; however, it was several years before Jacqui was persuaded to take up the microphone. With two award winning albums behind her, Jacqui is now touring the UK with material from a new record, a group of the finest British musicians and a show not to be missed. Her live concert draws on all kinds of influences including Jazz, Soul, Folk and Blues.

Currently a full time farming estate, Childerley dates back to Tudor times and its wonderful gardens and Jacobean Chapel look set to provide a picturesque and unusual backdrop for a memorable evening.

Chichester Psalms - The Choir of St John's College, Cambridge - Cambridge Summer Music Festival 2008

Chichester Psalms - The Choir of St John's College, Cambridge - Cambridge Summer Music Festival 2008
St John's College Chapel

Leonard Bernstein's Chichester Psalms

Andrew Nethsingha director
Leon Charles organ
Alison Martin harp
Cameron Sinclair percussion

Other works include: Purcell's Hear my prayer and Jehova, quam multi sunt hostes mei, Guerrero's O sacrum convivium, Viadana's Exultate justi, Francis Grier's Three devotions to Christ our Redeemer, and Elgar's Give unto the Lord.

For devotees of excellent choral music, no trip to Cambridge would be complete without hearing one of the University's best chapel choirs. We welcome St John's College Choir to the Festival for the first time in a programme with the favourite Bernstein's Chichester Psalms as its central choral work, as well as some of the loveliest Continental and English sacred choral masterpieces.The concert also features harp solos and a duet for percussion and organ.

OLiver Brett - Lunchtime Organ Recital

OLiver Brett - Lunchtime Organ Recital
St John's College Chapel

Oliver Brett Organ Scholar, Westminster Cathedral

Oliver was last year's organ scholar graduate of King's College. He is now at Westminster Cathedral as organ scholar and Director of Music at the Westmister Cathedral Choir School. For this first lunchtime concert of the Festival he plays works by Bach and Vierne's 3rd Symphony.

St John's College Chapel

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    Sing and Swim for Water Aid

    Sing and Swim for Water Aid
    Jesus Green Swimming Pool
    Come and relax at the pool, picnicking and swimming to mellow summer music and song from The East India Company, Tom Ling and Jon Betmead, Joseph Koutoua, Grandpa George and his Jumping Fleas Ukelele Band, singers and drummers from Milton Rd and Arbury Primary Schools, Good Vibrations Community Choir and Women of Note .

    Bring picnics, (no glass bottles please) pals, family, inflatable crocodiles, rugs, brollies (we'll be there rain or shine...) Synchronised swimming and joining in with the singing positively encouraged!

      All proceeds go to Water Aid, to provide clean water and hygienic sanitation

    To communities in Ghana and Malawi


    Thaxted Parish Church
    The Hymn of Jesus

    Vaughan Williams
    Toward the Unknown Region

    Belshazzar's Feast

    Hertfordshire Chorus is one of the finest large choirs in the country with a repertoire that spans traditional and contemporary works, including several new commissions. Recent performances have included concerts in the Royal Albert Hall with Daniele Gatti and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and a Christmas concert there with José Carreras broadcast on Radio 2. The Chorus performs in other major venues including the Royal Festival Hall, the Barbican, the Sage in Gateshead and Durham Cathedral, as well as in Hertfordshire. It regularly tours abroad, to Sicily, Seville, Perugia, Valencia and, most recently, Krakow.

    Holst and Vaughan Williams were close friends: Vaughan Williams wrote at least one major work for Holst's Whitsuntide Singers in Thaxted Church. Both will often have played the Lincoln organ in the North Transept. The Festival closes with one of the most exciting choral works ever written - Walton's dramatic masterpiece charting the downfall of King Belshazzar!


    All Angels

    All Angels
    Thaxted Parish Church
    All Angels' repertoire includes favourites such as Schubert's Ave Maria, Barber's Agnus Dei, the Sancta Maria intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana, Delibes' Flower Duet from Lakmé, Pie Jesu from Fauré's Requiem and Offenbach's Barcarolle. They sing vocal versions of Pachelbel's Canon, Nimrod from the Enigma Variations and Geoffrey Burgon's theme from Brideshead Revisited, and also spirituals such as Steal Away. They are accompanied by a small instrumental group.

    Melanie, Laura, Daisy and Charlotte are a unique vocal quartet. The four girls were selected following an extensive nationwide search of schools, choirs and music schools. Each brings a different quality to the group: in combination their fresh, artless voices and outstanding musicianship are heart-rendingly beautiful

    Choir of St. John's College Cambridge

    Choir of St. John's College Cambridge
    Thaxted Parish Church

    The Choir of St John's College, Cambridge is one of the finest collegiate choirs in the world - known and loved by millions from its recordings, broadcasts and concert tours.


    The Choir of St John's College, Cambridge
    Concert at the Thaxted Festival
    Friday 20 June 2008


    Gibbons O God, the King of Glory

    Byrd O Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth our Queen

    Weelkes Alleluia! I heard a voice

    Purcell Voluntary for Double Organ
    Purcell O sing unto the Lord

    Boyce The Lord is King
    Stainer How beautiful upon the mountains
    S.S. Wesley Blessed be the God and Father


    Holst Nunc Dimittis

    Vaughan Williams Lord, thou hast been our refuge

    Bernstein Chichester Psalms


    Thaxted Parish Church

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