The Sedbergh Music Festival 2020, will be celebrating its Eleventh Birthday in this beautiful Yorkshire Dales market town noted for its warm welcome and spectacular scenery, and all this a mere handful of miles off the M6 at Jct 37. Concerts take place in the lovely St Andrew’s Church, whose earliest foundations date back to 1130. The church is in the very centre of the town with convenient adjacent parking.

Topping the bill are: an unmissable recital by world famous Red Priest, the virtuoso baroque music band, brainchild of recorder wizard Piers Adams with their huge following; the rafter-raising Cottontown Chorus, and from Cumbria, the Castalia String Quartet, Sedbergh’s own admired orchestra, the local Sedbergh Town Brass Band, local medieval band Cornucopia with a full music+narration of Chaucer’s Nun’s Priest’s Tale, talented young musicians of the world famous Chetham’s Hospital Music School; cellist Joe Davies, currently conducting in Birmingham, and a Penrith native who brings along his awesomely gifted siblings, and to start proceedings, our very own Festival Chorus with the Faure Requiem, and, of course, young musicians from Sedbergh School.

There are daily lunchtime concerts – buffet meals are served – and some evening shows have excellent pre-concert meals. Full details all to come.

We are delighted that the Right Reverend James Newcombe has agreed to be our President for this bi-annual Festival.