Northern Chords Festival 2022 – 13th – 15th May

13th – 15th May – Following a five-star reviewed* visit in the autumn of 2020, the Parish is excited to welcome back the Northern Chords Festival for the next festival weekend in May. Tickets (including a weekend pass) have now been released and are available from www.northernchords.com . 

* to read the review from 2020 click here


Saturday 14 May 2022, 1-2pm Mentorship Gala Concert

Northern Chords Festival artists have been mentoring four outstanding young musicians. Join them in this special performance celebrating their work, presented by Artistic Director Jonathan Bloxham. 
The Northern Chords mentees are
            Jacob Bettinelli – bass-baritone                  Kryštof Kohout – violin
            Harvey Lin – piano                                             Lucy Walker – composition
            Tickets £10/£5 students

Saturday 14 May 2022, 7pm Celebrity Recital
            Petroc Trelawny – presenter                        Claire Bartnett-Jones – mezzo soprano
            Ben Johnson – tenor                                         Tom Primrose – piano

BBC Radio 3’s Petroc Trelawny is joined by two Cardiff Singer of the World Audience Prize winners – Claire Bartnett-Jones and Ben Johnson – in an evening celebrating the intricate and beautiful relationship between words and music. This programme interlaces works by Purcell, Liszt, Vaughan Williams, Holub, Shakespeare, Auden and more to create a wonderful mix celebrating words, spoken and sung from the 16th to the 20th Century.
            Tickets £15/£5 students

Sunday 15 May, 10-11.15am Haydn – Little Organ Mass

            Jonathan Bloxham – conductor                  Voices of Hope
            Northern Chords Festival Orchestra
A unique opportunity to hear Haydn’s seminal Little Organ Mass in its original setting, as part of a church service.
This performance is part of Holy Communion at Js and Bs and is free to attend. Do stay on for the lunchtime concert!

Sunday 15 May 2022, 12-1pm Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

            Jonathan Bloxham – conductor                  Ben Baker – violin
            Northern Chords Festival Orchestra
The 2022 Northern Chords Festival closes with a spectacular concert including     Vivaldi’s iconic Four Seasons.
            Tickets: £10 / £5 students