Bedford Park Festival programme 2023 – week two

Image above: St Michael All Angels church in Bedford Park

Film, music, lunch and open gardens

Wednesday 21 June marks the start of the second week of the Bedford Park Festival, with an event scheduled every subsequent day until Sunday. David Juritz, one of the most versatile violinists working in the UK is performing at St Michael All Angels Church on Wednesday evening. A private house concert with multi award-winning singer Ema Nikolovska, a film night, classical music and an open gardens are on the programme for the rest of the week.

Images above: Bedford Park Festival poster, David Juritz

David Juritz Baroque Concert: Towards the Goldberg Variations

Renowned violinist David Juritz is set to captivate the audience with his upcoming performance The Juritz Baroque Concert: Towards the Goldberg Variations as part of the second week of Bedford Park Festival.

Taking place on Wednesday (21 June) at 7.30pm, this musical journey will take place at St Michael and All Angels Church.

Speaking to The Chiswick Calendar, David shared his inspiration for the programme and shed light on the upcoming performance. Juritz’s vision for this programme was to delve into the rich tapestry of music from the baroque era, spanning 150 years and encompassing a diverse range of compositions.

The concert’s programme promises an exploration of the Baroque era’s vibrant landscape. It includes compositions by figures such as Henry Purcell, Jean-Philippe Rameau, and Marin Marais, as well as lesser-known gems from William Byrd, James Oswald, and Juan Arañés, among others. Audiences will be treated to a selection of lively, dance-based pieces which showcase the incredible diversity and global influences of the era.

“St Michael’s is the place to be on Wednesday night”

One highlight of the evening, David said, will be the iconic Goldberg Variations by Johann Sebastian Bach. Juritz’s arrangement, specifically crafted for violin, guitar, and cello, breathes new life into this beloved work. The Goldberg Variations are known for their emotional depth, artistic complexity, and unwavering ability to leave listeners in awe of Bach’s genius.

Reflecting on the upcoming performance, David Juritz expressed his excitement, saying: “The Bach-Goldberg variations are one of those iconic pieces of music… It’s an extraordinary piece of music, emotionally, artistically, and in every single way you could imagine.”

He added the event is one not to be missed:

“It’s a chance to hear some very, very entertaining music which they might not get a chance to hear in other places… St Michael’s is the place to be on Wednesday night”.

Tickets for The Juritz Baroque Concert: Towards the Goldberg Variations are available for £15.00 and can be purchased on the festival’s official website.

For more information, visit Bedford Park Festival or contact the festival organisers at contact@bedfordparkfestival.org.

Buy tickets here: ticketsource.co.uk/smaaa

Images above: Ema Nikolovska, Jonathan Ware

House Concert with Ema Nikolovska and Jonathan Ware

Multi award-winning mezzo-soprano, Ema Nikolovska and pianist Jonathan Ware will perform songs and arias by R. Strauss, Debussy, Schumann and Meyerbeer.

The pair will perform at ‘A Bedford Park Studio’ the address of which will be confirmed when you purchase tickets.

Ema and Jonathan will be berforming on Thursday (22 June) at 7.00pm until 8.45pm.

Tickets are £40.00

Buy tickets here: ticketsource.co.uk/smaaa

Image above: Poster for Very Annie Mary

Film night: Very Annie Mary, a musical comedy

Very Annie Mary is a coming-of-age film set in South Wales about a woman in her 30s who lives with her overbearing father.

After her father suffered a stroke, Annie Mary is forced to take care of him but uses the circumstances to emancipate herself and find the courage to sing once again.

Available to view on Friday (23 June) at St Michael & All Angels parish hall, where supper is served at 7.00pm with the film showing at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £15.00.

Buy tickets here: ticketsource.co.uk/smaaa

Image above: Milly Forrest

Milly Forrest Early Evening Concert: Marriage of Figaro

Billed as “a feast of musical highlights: from the Marriage of Figaro by Mozart”, Saturday’s early evening concert with Milly Forrest will feature many regular soloists from the Royal Opera House and the English National Opera.

“Children are encouraged to come along and experience what will be a spectacular evening of classical music” organisers said.

The concert starts from 5.00pm and finishes at 7.30pm

Tickets are between £1.00 – £18.00 (depending on concessions).

Buy tickets here: ticketsource.co.uk/smaaa

Images above: Festival Mass Lunch 2022, a garden in Bedford Park

Festival Mass Lunch & Bedford Park Open Gardens

Sunday, the final day of Bedford Park Festival, has two events to enjoy.

From 12.30pm to 2.30pm, enjoy a freshly prepared food in the vicarage garden, the “perfect way to start the final afternoon of the festival with friends new and old”.

Tickets are £10.00 for adults and £5.00 for children.

At 2.00pm, Bedford Park Open Gardens begins, with some of the most beautiful and inspiring gardens in Bedford Park available to view to ticketholders.

Start at the Parish Hall, where cream teas will be available from 3.00pm and you can leisurely stroll around the gardens until the end of the festival at 6.00pm

Buy tickets for the Mass Lunch here: ticketsource.co.uk/smaaa

Buy tickets for Bedford Park Open Gardens here: ticketsource.co.uk/smaaa

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