2023 Festival Roundup
Glossop Music Festival celebrated its tenth anniversary with a wonderful Summer Festival on 2-6 May.
The events began with a pop-up gig at Pico Lounge in Glossop which featured stunning solos and chamber music by musicians involved in the Festival and members of the artistic team.
Over 400 schoolchildren enjoyed 'More Musical Beasts', a fantastic concert for schools and families created by Glossop-based production company Carrot Productions. The concerts were performed by a small ensemble of professional musicians and a fun and engaging dancer who turned from ugly duckling to beautiful swan to the children’s delight!
The Festival continued on the Friday evening with a magical Baroque concert featuring the Glossop Festival Orchestra and a host of soloists performing music by Bach and Purcell concluding with the wonderful solo violinist Sophie Rosa who performed Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons.
Sam Partridge and his wind quintet performed a Late Night Folk Concert. and on the Saturday, Olivia Hamblyn and Charlie Perry from the Hallé’s choral team delivered an uplifting choral workshop.
The Glossop Festival Orchestra returned on the Saturday evening for the Coronation Closing Concert. French conductor Chloé van Soeterstède conducted a rousing performance of Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony and festival favourite Viv McLean also returned to perform Mozart’s magnificent ‘Coronation’ Piano Concerto.
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