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Newbury Spring Festival
Two weeks of world-class music
Just like that, Newbury Spring Festival is over for another year. We’ve had such a wonderful time and we simply couldn’t have enjoyed it so much without you, our amazing audience – so thank you!
Thanks also must go to our wonderful Friends, Gold Friends and Platinum Friends, and our amazing sponsors, without whom we simply wouldn’t be able to put on such an array of musical treats. We would also like to take this opportunity to recognise the support of our loyal band of volunteers, whether they’re selling programmes, showing you to your seats, there’s no denying it, they’re an integral part of what we do.
Finally, we have to say a huge thank you to the supremely talented artists from across the musical spectrum (and beyond) who performed at this year’s Festival. It really wouldn’t have been anything without them.
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Newbury Spring Festival is one of the most popular and successful music festivals in the South of England. Over the last 40 years the Festival has grown hugely in size and quality building up a reputation of international status. The very best young musical stars appear alongside some of the world’s most distinguished and famous names. Here’s a short video drawn from previous years to show you more of what the Festival has to offer:
Featured Events of the 2023 Festival
Petite messe solennelle
The Trials of Cato
The Shackled King
Festival Artists Past & Present
There is a remarkable story behind the windows – what they depict and how a tremendous local community effort, over decades, secured their installation.
From my perspective, it’s really quite simple: it was the best festival I’ve ever been to. I attended five concerts, and they were all absolutely breathtakingly good. As a regular visitor to places like Wigmore Hall, I get to listen to a lot of incredible music, but the events you laid on were right up there. In fact, as an overall experience, when combining the fantastic venues and the world-class performances, this year’s festival was beyond compare.
“We are very fortunate to have such a prestigious festival in Newbury which both attracts internationally renowned musicians and encourages the musicians of the future.”
“I have very happy memories of performances at Newbury Festival going back to my student days – concerts with some of my dearest friends and colleagues”
“Thank you so much for organising this wonderful event. It was a great pleasure for me to be a part of it. And thank you for such hospitality, it was amazing!”
“The Festival brings joy to Newbury every Spring.”
I only attended 7 concerts this year but enjoyed every single one
We are so fortunate to be able to attend performances by truly international musicians. That a small town like Newbury can attract such quality is a huge credit to the dedication of the festival management team and the conduct of the concerts themselves.
One of the treasures of Berkshire’s musical life, for years the Young Artists’ Recital series has been part of the exciting programming of Newbury Spring Festival
a superb event and just a great variety of music to be head