World-class classical music in Glossop

Our Summer 2016 Festival features international pianist Viv McLean, Grammy award-winning bass-baritone, Jonathan Lemalu, and remarkable cellist and animateur, Matthew Sharp.

Summer 2016 Artists

This exciting six-day Summer Festival from 20-25 June comprises:

20th - 22nd June | Education Workshops & Schools' Concerts

Matthew Sharp (critically acclaimed animateur, cellist and singer) leads the Glossop Festival String Orchestra alongside over 200 local primary school violins and clarinets, to audiences of over 1000 local children.

Glossop Music Festival is very grateful to the Derby and Derbyshire Music Partnership for their support.


22nd June - 19:30 | Chamber Music: Angell Piano Trio with Katherine Broderick (Soprano)

Angell Piano Trio with Katherine Broderick (Soprano)

19.30 The Parish Church, Old Glossop
“It would be hard to imagine a more powerful performance” New York Times, Carnegie/Weill Hall

Frances Angell (piano), Jan Peter Schmolck (violin), Sally Pendlebury (cello) and Katherine Broderick perform a new commission for trio and voice by Jordan Hunt, Shostakovich Blok Romances and Brahms B major piano trio Op. 8

The Angell Piano Trio

The Angell Piano Trio

The Angell Piano Trio appear thanks to the generosity of the Michael Cuddigan Trust and Bates Solicitors

23rd June - 19:30 | Evening Concert: Glossop Festival Orchestra conducted by Christopher George with Matthew Sharp (Cello)

19.30 The Parish Church, Old Glossop

Glossop Festival Orchestra, conducted by Christopher George, perform Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1 with Matthew Sharp, and Beethoven Symphony No. 3 ‘Eroica’


24th June - 11:00 | Coffee Concert: Viv McLean (Piano)

Viv McLean (Piano)

11.00 The Parish Church, Old Glossop
“The listener was struck by the sustained level of technical mastery. Viv McLean performed with his mind as well as his hands”
The Sunday Times

Viv plays a Shostakovich prelude and the Diabelli Variations in this wonderful, intimate setting

Viv Pic

24th June - 18:30 | Evening Concert: Glossop Festival Orchestra conducted by Christopher George with Viv McLean (Piano)

Glossop Music Festival Orchestra with Viv McLean (Piano) conducted by Christopher George

18.30 Pre-concert talk given by Fr. Ian Stubbs
19.30 The Parish Church, Old Glossop

Mozart Don Giovanni Overture, Mozart Piano Concerto No. 21 and Beethoven Symphony No. 5

Viv Pic

25th June - 19:30 | Mozart Opera Gala: Claire Surman is joined by Jonathan Lemalu and other friends with the Glossop Festival Orchestra

19.30 St James’ Church, Glossop

As a wonderful finale to the Summer Festival 2016, Claire Surman is joined by international singers Miriam Ryen (soprano), Sarah Castle (mezzo-soprano), Eamonn Mulhall (tenor), Robert Davies (baritone) and Jonathan Lemalu (bass-baritone) together with the Glossop Festival Orchestra conducted by Christopher George

“Every so often a musician arrives on the scene with a talent so richly endowed that the musical world sits up and takes note. The New Zealand born Samoan Jonathan Lemalu is one such.”
Gramophone Magazine



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