A timeless musical experience

Thaxted Festival 2021

Thaxted Festival 2021 took place between 24 June and 4 July with two long weekends of music in Thaxted’s historic parish church.

Our audiences were delighted to be back enjoying live performances once again, and many of our artists were performing to an audience for the first time in a year and a half. With smaller ensembles and reduced audience capacity, but with many sold-out events, we were able to ensure a relaxed return to Festival concertgoing.

Our 2022 season will run over four weekends from Friday 17 June to Sunday 10 July.

Our autumn recital will take place on Sunday 17 October 2021 at 3pm in Thaxted Parish Church, with leading young pianist Iyad Sughayer. Tickets will be offered first to Thaxted Music Lovers, and a link will be posted here in September for general booking. Please see below for a link to Thaxted Music Lovers membership. Read the Saffron Reporter article on Thaxted Festival 2021 here.


Thaxted Music Lovers

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Atmosphere & Heritage

Taking place in Thaxted’s magnificently spacious Parish Church, Thaxted Festival offers a relaxed atmosphere, the highest standards of performance from renowned professional artists, the superb natural acoustics of Thaxted Church, and a warm welcome in beautiful historic surroundings. Whether you are attending a single performance, making a weekend of it or packing in the entire season, we guarantee you a timeless musical experience!

With its origins in Gustav Holst’s 1916-18 Whitsuntide Festivals in Thaxted Church, Thaxted Festival attracts the very best of British and international musicians, in genres ranging from orchestral, chamber and vocal music to jazz, folk, big-band and swing, from early music to contemporary styles. Events for younger audiences, and educational projects with schools, have formed an important part of our mission over many years.

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“It's a fantastic festival with people travelling from far and wide - a great annual event!”
“It was a brilliant evening... thought the quality superb. I will definitely be booking again.”
“A world-class experience with the added enjoyment of tea and cake in the interval.”
“The quality of musicianship is excellent - I have yet to be disappointed!”
2021 concerts

See full details of our 2021 concerts plus photos & videos of the performers.

Thaxted Music Lovers

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