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Welcome to the homepage of the Berkshire Chamber Music Festival, a series of world class chamber music concerts and educational workshops.

The fundamental purpose of the festival is to share a love of classical music and engage people of all backgrounds with the joy of live performance, through our concerts and workshops held across Berkshire.  Each of our concerts offer quality, inclusive musical programmes performed by outstanding world-class musicians in beautiful local venues.  Our workshops within local schools aspire to spark passion for live music-making and introduce children to a diverse spectrum of classical composers. Our visits to care homes and hospices intend to provide comfort, happiness and an ‘escape from the norm’ for their residents.

The festival in July will be our fourth and based on the theme of ‘Music & Hope’, with the aim of bringing outstanding classical music directly into our communities, providing the opportunity for audiences to experience and enjoy live music together, in person, again.  We will be hosting workshops at various primary schools, hospices and residential homes across the county, culminating in four concerts performed by a host of top-class musicians. This will include two performances of the beautiful Clarinet Quintet by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and a concert that pairs Louise Farrenc’s lively Nonet and the iconic Schubert Octet. For the first time, we are delighted to be offering a Strings Day for young string players, aged 12-18 years old, to play with our fantastic festival musicians. The day will involve rehearsals and workshops to learn the music, culminating in a performance for families and members of the public. To book a place, click here

Please contact us if you are interested in our free workshops in schools or our free concerts in carhomes and hospices.

3-10 JULY 2022

MUSIC AND HOPE

Thursday 7th July 19:30

St. James' the Less Church, Pangbourne

Coleridge-Taylor - Clarinet Quintet op.10

Dvorak - String Quartet no. 12, op.96 American'

Friday 8th July 19:30.

St. Martin's Church. Woodhay

Farrenc - Nonet op.38

Schubert - Octet D.803

Saturday 9th July 19:30

St. Mary's church, Winkfield

Coleridge-Taylor - Clarinet Quintet op.10

Dvorak - String Quartet no. 12, op.96 American'

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