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Tickets now on sale for the Whiddon Autumn Festival

Booking is now open for the Whiddon Autumn Festival, one of Devon’s most exciting cultural events, of which Corvus Consort is the Ensemble-in-residence.

Founded in 2021, the festival takes place this year from 18-22 September in northern Dartmoor’s Whiddon parishes.

As resident artists, Corvus Consort plays a central role in the festival’s programming, which includes concerts and other events as well as engaging and educational opportunities for children in surrounding villages.

This year’s festival also features Tashmina artists the Solem Quartet as special guest artists.

On Thursday 19th September, Corvus Consort will present ‘Thronged with Flowers’, a bouquet of music that celebrates the beauty of flowers and the inspiration found in them by composers across the ages. Complete programme information and tickets may be found by following this link. Following this concert, the ensemble will perform choral motets by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Thomas Tallis and Josef Rheinberger for the Festival Compline. This service is free to attend, and more details can be found here.

Friday 20th September will see Corvus Consort perform some of the finest vocal music from the 16th and 17th centuries in their programme ‘Gems of the Renaissance’. Tickets and full programme information for this one hour concert can be found here.

Festival Jazz Night is on the Saturday, 21st September, and includes a very special collaboration between Corvus Consort and the extraordinary jazz pianist-composer Lukas DeRungs together with his Sextet, for a performance of Lukas’s own award-winning KOSMOS Suite, which won him the Jazz Prize of Baden-Württemberg and a nomination for the German Jazz Prize in 2023.

The concluding concert of the Festival, ‘The Magic of Folk Song’, brings together all resident artists, with Corvus Consort performing choral folksong arrangements by Benjamin Britten, Simon Carrington, Harry Baker and Nathan James Dearden, in addition to Gustav Holst’s Six Choral Folksongs, op. 36. It takes place on Sunday 22nd September, with more information and tickets available via this link. The programme will feature the world premiere of a new work from Composer-in-Residence Sun Keting, written specially for this concert.

Full programming information with links to purchase tickets for individual events can be found here. The festival brings world-class concerts to the heart of Devon and is committed to accessibility and inclusivity; as such it offers free entry to under-25s for all the Festival’s principal concerts, £5 tickets to those aged 26-30, and a 40% discount to those claiming Universal Credit, Jobseeker’s Allowance, Disability Benefit, Housing Benefit & Pension Credit.

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