Thursday 20 – Saturday 22 June


Glossop Music Festival returns this June for a three-day celebration of world-class classical music. The Festival is launched on Thursday 20 June with a Community Choral workshop run by the Hallé choral staff, and a free pop-up evening concert at Pico Lounge, featuring some of the musicians that will appear during the Festival.

Benjamin Powell, pianist and member of the Festival’s artistic team, said “the Summer Festival is jam-packed full of concerts of inspirational classical music performed by world-class artists, and this year’s Festival contains something for everyone”.  

Friday 21 June sees a great friend of the Festival, cellist Matthew Sharp, and clarinettist Sergio Castello-Lopez perform a programme of American and English music, including Copland’s Clarinet Concerto and Piazzolla’s Le Grand Tango. This concert is followed directly by a late-night recital by O Duo, a percussion duo formed in 2000 who have inspired people around the world with their virtuosic performances, laid-back presentation and passion for both percussion and music in general. 

Matthew Sharp, cello
O Duo

Earlier that evening, Matthew Sharp shows off his virtuosic abilities by presenting the annual Family ConcertHansel & Gretel and other stories is a one-man musical, story-telling show; a feast of fairy tale where beloved stories and bewitching music come together in one unforgettable, epic and intimate show.  

Viv McLean, piano
Hansel & Gretel and other stories

On the morning of Saturday 22 June, the much-loved Coffee Concert returns; a recital of surprises by various Festival artists. Coffee and cake will be served from 10.30am, with the recital beginning at 11am. Finally, closing the Festival that evening, the Festival’s Vice-President, pianist Viv McLean, and Artistic Team Leader soprano Claire Surman perform pieces including Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.3, a Mozart concert aria and Mozart’s Symphony No.40

Tickets for the festival are on sale now from and Bay Tree Books on High Street West, Glossop.