What's On

Summer Festival - Friday 8th - Sunday 10th July 2022

We are delighted that after two years of cancellations due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we are able to welcome you to our Summer Festival in July. Scroll down to see the event listings below, where you can also buy tickets.

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Click here to buy a Festival Pass which guarantees entry to all events (including the Come and Sing). 

If you are having difficulty buying tickets, or if you would like to discuss access arrangements, please email us here or ring Susie on 07809 229292.

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Gabriella Jones (baroque violin): Bach and Telemann

1.00pm on Friday 8th July 2022

Church of St Peter and St Paul, Uppingham (LE15 9QH)

Gabriella has performed as a soloist and chamber musician across the UK and Europe, making appearances at Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, and Bridgewater Hall with musicians such as Tom Poster and Nicola Bennedetti. She also performs regularly as a baroque violinist with ensembles such as Florilegium, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Academy of Ancient Music and the Hanover Band. Gabriella read Music at Trinity College, College and then studied for a Masters of Music Performance at the Royal College of Music.

Tickets (£10/£5) are available here. There are discounts for NHS workers, under 25s, full-time students and government benefit recipients. There will be a limited number of tickets available on the door.

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Crispian Steele-Perkins (trumpet) and David Hill (organ): Sound the Trumpet

7.30pm on Friday 8th July 2022 

All Saint's Church, Oakham (LE15 6AA)

By popular request, Crispian Steele-Perkins returns to Rutland for what promises to be an entertaining and enjoyable evening of music for trumpet and organ by Mozart, Charpentier and Leroy Anderson.

Tickets (£15, £5) are available here. There are discounts for NHS workers, under 25s, full-time students and government benefit recipients. There will be a limited number of tickets available on the door.

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Art Exhibition: Rutland artists in Empingham and Morcott

10.00am - 4.00pm on Saturday 9th July 2022

St Peter’s Church, Empingham (LE15 8PW) 

Hay Cottage, Seaton Road, Morcott (LE15 9EB)

Local artists, Mo Gardner, Mike Moralee, and Mary Rogers and Hilary Solomon, showcase their photography, paintings, sculptures and illustrations.

Free admission

Please note: Mo's sculptures will be displayed at her studio in Morcott. Mike, Mary and Hilary will be at Empingham Church.

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Choral Classics: Music for a Summer's Evening

7.30pm on Saturday 9th July 2022

Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton (LE15 8AX)

Join us for an evening of sublime choral music in Exton Church. The Festival Choir, composed of eighteen professional choral singers from London, will be conducted by our Festival Director, David Hill. 

Programme to include works by Aleotti, Byrd, Chilcott, Finzi, Harris, Holst, Mendelssohn and Stanford's Three Latin Motets.

Tickets (£15, £5) are available here. There are discounts for NHS workers, under 25s, full-time students and government benefit recipients. There will be a limited number of tickets available on the door.

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Come and Sing with John Rutter!

11.00am - 5.00pm on Sunday 10th July 2022

Oakham School Chapel, Rutland (LE15 6DT) 

World-renowned composer and choral director, John Rutter CBE, leads us through a number of his works and anthems, including A Sprig of Thyme (arrangements of British folk songs) and his Ukrainian Prayer.

Schedule:
10.30am - 11.00am Registration
11.00am - 12.45pm Session 1
12.45pm - 2.00pm Lunch (not provided)
2.00 - 3.25pm Session 2
3.25pm - 3.50pm Tea break 
3.50pm - 4.45pm Session 3

To participate, it is essential to register in advance here.

Participant fee: £20 (general admission), £5 (student/under 25s), Free (government benefit recipients)