Music festival 2024

At a glance

Sunday 13 August

3pm Rectory Gardens
Tea Party and live music
6.30pm St Mary’s
Festival Evensong

Monday 14 August

11.30am St Mary’s
Castaway with Sandy Burnett
7pm St Mary’s
Flats & Sharps
9.45pm St Mary’s
Late Night Recital

Tuesday 15 August

12.30am St Mary’s
Lunchtime Concert
7pm St Mary’s
Jazz Concert
9.45pm St Mary’s
Late Night Recital

Wednesday 16 August

7pm St Mary’s
Chamber Concert
9.45pm St Mary’s
Late Night Recital

Thursday 17 August

12.30am St Mary’s
Lunchtime Concert
7pm St Mary’s
Film and TV music
9.45pm St Mary’s
Late Night Recital

Friday 18 August

7pm St Mary’s
Gala Concert

David Juritz

David Juritz
Artistic director

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Sunday 13 August

3pm Rectory Gardens

Tea Party

Tea is served! Enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the lovely Rectory Gardens accompanied by live music. Free Entry. Cream teas available.

Sponsored by Alan, Maureen, Bernie & Edita

BBF Tea Party

6.30pm St Mary's Church

Festival Evensong

Festival Evensong. The service will be led by Cannon John Wood with the choir from Litton Cheney. Paul Cheater organist.

St Mary's Church

Monday 14 August

11.30am St Mary's Church

Castaway with Sandy Burnett

Sandy Burnett, broadcaster and musician talks to Monique Pasche about her favourite music and what it means to her. Monique moved to Burton Bradstock in 1964, joined the WI and became fully involved in village life and the early days of the Festival.

Sponsored by Sladers Yard, Seafood Restaurant, West Bay

Monique's Wine Bar
Monique
Sandy Burnett

7pm St Mary's Church

Flats & Sharps

Penzance-based four piece, Flats & Sharps have taken their unique bluegrass on multiple tours in Europe, Australia and the USA. They have a fresh and modern outlook on foot-stomping bluegrass material through to their powerful, original songs. Their dazzling solos and incredible stage presence and energy create an evening that will have you laughing and singing along in no time.

Sponsored by Vicary and Co. Estate Agents and Valuers and a Friend of the Festival

Flats&Sharps

Josh Vocals, acoustic guitar, Mikey Vocals, mandolin,  Liam Vocals, double bass,  Danny Vocals, fiddle, banjo

Flats & Sharps

9.45pm St Mary's Church

Late Night Recital

After a wild bluegrass evening, tranquility is restored with Nigel Westlake’s Jovian Moons for guitar and piano, Valentyn Silvestrov’s Homage à J.S.B. and Bach’s divine first Cello Suite.

Soup and roll supper in the Village Hall at 9.15pm

Festival soup and rolls sponsored
by Adrian and Alison Neil

Sponsored by Carpet World, Bridport

Late Night Concerts

Craig Ogden guitar
David Juritz violin
Miloš Milivojević accordion
David Gordon piano
Adrian Bradbury cello

TUESDAY 15 AUGUST

12.30pm St Mary's Church

Lunchtime Concert

Craig Ogden takes us to a remote corner of his native Australia in Nigel Westlake’s Mosstrooper Peak. David Gordon shares the piano keys with Jack Gonzalez-Harding in music by a youthful Poulenc, with dances by Rachmaninov and Brahms.

To include a picnic platter and a glass of wine in the Rectory Gardens.

Sponsored by Dream Cottages and Wessex Surveyors

Craig Ogden

David Gordon piano
Jack Gonzalez-Harding piano
Craig Ogden guitar

David Gordon
Jack Gonzales-Harding
BBF Lunchtime Concert

7pm St Mary's Church

Jazz Concert

Remembering Wes
Godfather of British jazz guitar and a world renowned musician, Jim Mullen joins Sandy Burnett, Paul Cavaciuti and David Gordon in paying a centenary homage to the legendary Wes Montgomery with special guest singer, Zoe Francis.

Sponsored by C G Fry and Son and a Supporter of the Festival

Jim Mullen at BBF

Jim Mullen guitar Zoe Francis vocals David Gordon piano Sandy Burnett bass Paul Cavaciuti drums

Zoe Francis
Jazz trio at Burton Bradstock Festival

9.45pm St Mary's Church

Late Night Recital

Time for Tango
Members of the London Tango Quintet are joined by Sandy Burnett, bass, for an exciting set of tangos by Piazzolla, Pugliese and Salgan.

Miloš Milivojević
  accordion
David Juritz violin
Craig Ogden guitar
David Gordon piano
Sandy Burnett bass
 

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this concert replaces the event advertised in the brochure.

Soup and roll supper in the Village Hall at 9.15pm

Concert sponsored by Top Sparks UK Ltd

LondonTangoTrio

WEDNESDAY 16 AUGUST

7pm St Mary's Church

Chamber Concert

Can a composer ever be jealous of one of his own creations? After his Septet’s popularity began to eclipse his new compositions, Beethoven railed that he wish it could be destroyed! Thankfully it survived his wrath and we can enjoy it with the quintet Mozart wrote for his friend, the horn player, Joseph Leutgeb. Vaclav Trojan was best known as a composer of film music. The folk song arrangements he made for three virtuoso friends exude colour and playfulness.
W.A. Mozart 1756-1791 Horn Quintet K. 407
Vaclav Trojan 1907-1983 Folk songs
Ludwig van Beethoven 1770-1827 Septet

Sponsored by Nantes Solicitors, Bridport

Chris Beagles at Burton Bradstock Festival

Anna Hashimoto clarinet Ashley Myall bassoon Chris Beagles horn Craig Ogden guitar Miloš Milivojević accordion David Juritz, Fiona McCapra violins Yuri Zhislin viola Adrian Bradbury cello Sandy Burnett bass

Burton Bradstock Festival

9.45pm St Mary's Church

Late Night Recital

Alena Walentin flute
David Gordon piano
Sandy Burnett bass
Paul Cavaciuti drums

Late Night Jazz
Alena Walentin joins David Gordon, Paul Cavaciuti and Sandy Burnett to perform French jazz legend Claude Bolling’s Suite for flute and jazz trio.

Soup and roll supper in the Village Hall at 9.15pm

Concert sponsored by A J Wakeley and Sons Funeral Directors

Alena Walentin
Sandy Burnett, Paul Cavaciuti, David Gordon
Jazz at BBF

THURSDAY 17 AUGUST

12.30pm St Mary's Church

Lunchtime Concert

Summer celebration
The Atea quintet play Samuel Barber’s Summer Music (crowd-funded by an audience collection at its 1956 premiere), two quintet’s overflowing with melody by Hedwige Chrétien and Antoine Reicha, Glinka’s Trio Pathétique with a virtuoso piano part featuring Veronica Shoot, and Valerie Coleman’s brilliantly witty Tzigane.
Samuel Barber 1910-1981 Summer Music Op. 31
Hedwige Chrétien 1859-1944 Quintette; Andante, Allegro con molto
Antoine Reicha 1770-1836 Quintet
Mikhail Glinka 1804-1857 Trio Pathétique in D minor
Valerie Colman Tzigane

Sponsored by The Anchor Inn, Burton Bradstock

Veronica Shoot

Veronica Shoot piano Anna Hashimoto clarinet Philip Haworth oboe Alena Walentin flute Ashley Myall bassoon Chris Beagles horn

Atea Quintet

7pm St Mary's Church

Film and TV Classics

The sounds of film and television Film and television have inspired much of the most memorable music of the last century. Emmy award winning composer, John Lunn, leads the Festival Orchestra in his scores for Downton Abbey, Shetland and Grantchester and other screen classics including music from Schindler’s List, The Deer Hunter and The English Patient.

Sponsored by The Seaside Boarding House, Burton Bradstock

John Lunn

John Lunn conductor
Festival Orchestra

Festival Players Burton Bradstock Festival

9.45pm St Mary's Church

Late Night Recital

David Gordon piano David Juritz, Fiona McCapra violins Yuri Zhislin viola Adrian Bradbury cello Miloš Milivojević accordion Sandy Burnett bass

The Baroque Planets
The night sky has been an eternal source of inspiration for musicians. David Gordon takes the band on a18th- century tour of the solar system with music by Lully, Rameau, Biber and the Astronomer Royal, William Herschel.

Soup and roll supper in the Village Hall at 9.15pm

Concert sponsored by The New Inn, Shipton Gorge

St Mary's Church, Burton Bradstock Festival
Sandy Burnett, Paul Cavaciuti, David Gordon

Jean-Féry Rebel (1666-1747) Le Cahos from Les Élémens
Jean Philippe Rameau (1683-1764) Descente de Mercure from Platée
Heinrich Biber (1644-1704) Der Mars from Battalia
Jean-Baptiste Forqueray (1699-1782) Jupiter from Pièces de Clavecin, after Antoine Forqueray
Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-87) Air and Bourrée pour les Suivants de Saturne from Phaëton
William Herschel (1738-1822) III. Vivace Allegro from Concerto
Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-87) Danse et Air pour les Suivants de Neptune from Le Divertissements Royal de Versailles
John Blow (1649-1708) Aria and chorus ‘In These Sweet Groves’ from Venus and Adonis
Jean Philippe Rameau (1683-1764) ‘Pluton commande’ from Hippolyte et Aricie

FRIDAY 18 AUGUST

7pm St Mary's Church

Gala Concert

The Festival draws to a joyous close with a rarely heard gem by Haydn; Yuri Zhislin in Telemann’s brilliant viola concerto; Vivaldi’s concerto for violin and organ with Miloś and Anja Milivojević and Claire Bradshaw singing Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen.

Joseph Haydn 1732-1809 Concerto per due lire organizzati
Astor Piazzolla 1921-1992 Oblivion
Feliciano Brunelli 1903-1981 Iliusión de mi Vida
Georg Philipp Telemann 1681-1767 Viola concerto in G major TWV51:G9
Antonio Vivaldi 1678-1741 Concerto for Violin and Organ in D minor RV541
Béla Kovács 1937-2021 Flamenco
Gustav Mahler 1860-1911 Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen

Sponsored by Alan Williams

Festival Players Burton Bradstock Festival

Festival Orchestra including:
Claire Bradshaw mezzo-soprano
Alena Walentin flute
Philip Haworth oboe
Anna Hashimoto clarinet
Ashley Myall bassoon
Craig Ogden guitar
Miloš Milivojević accordion
David Juritz, Tom Kemp, Fiona McCapra, Bridget Pearse, Anja Milivojević violin
Yuri Zhislin, Rachel Byrt viola
Adrian Bradbury, Lionel Handy cello
Sandy Burnett bass 
David Gordon
piano
Paul Cavaciuti percussion

Festival Players BBF
Festival Players Burton Bradstock Festival
BBF

42nd FESTIVAL

10-18 AUGUST 2024

Six days of brilliant classical, jazz and world music with internationally acclaimed performers and a nine-day exhibition featuring some of the finest art and ceramics in the South West.