FARLEY Music Festival is returning for its 20th year, with five classical concerts and a star-studded line up.

Taking place from June 29 until July 4, classical music lovers will be treated to world-class performances in the iconic setting of the All Saints’ Church.

The festival’s co-founder and organiser, and internationally acclaimed pianist and teacher at London’s Royal Academy of Music, Nicholas Walker, has revealed the line up for the event, and is “delighted” the festival will be opening with trio Susanna Szilagyi on harp, Hanako Dickinson on viola and Epsie Thompson on flute.

Nicholas continued: “David Gray will join us on the Wednesday evening performing a fantastic mix of pieces concluding with his own spectacular arrangement of Jupiter from Holst’s Planets Suite.

“We are thrilled to welcome the highly talented Royal Academy pianist Anjulie Chen, who is performing pieces by Bach, Mozart, Chopin and Ravel on Thursday evening; prize winning pianist Francesca Orlando is performing on Friday.”

The festival will end with the traditional Evensong.

Farley Music Festival chairman William Dunkerley said: “I am very pleased that the festival is able to return and support talented musicians as it has always done.

“It is especially important that our amazing performers are given an opportunity to perform to audiences as the arts in particular have been badly affected by the pandemic.

“Our objective is to showcase talented young musicians, performing classical music of the highest quality in a charming and intimate setting.”

Tickets for each Farley Music Festival concert cost £15 per person, including a glass of wine at the interval.

Proceeds from the ticket sales will go to supporting the performers, as well as the upkeep of the church.

Tickets can be purchased on the Wiltshire Creative website.

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