The best of the rest…
Cambridge Festival of Voice 10-13 May Bringing expertly dispatched early music to a trio of Cambridge college chapels are The Marian Consort and the Fieri Consort.
Tel: +44 (0)1223 357851
Bury St Edmunds 18-27 May
While singer Ute Lemper pays tribute to
Kurt Weill in Last Tango in Berlin, Bach’s Mass in B minor soars in the cathedral.
Tel: +44 (0)1284 758000
Frinton Festival 25- 28 May
Joseph Phibbs is fast becoming Frinton’s composer of choice. Also on the Barbican Trio’s radar are Schumann and Schubert. Tel: +44 (0)1255 319141
Holt Festival 21-29 July
Tenth-anniversary Holt celebrates with Poulenc’s La voix humaine and Britten songs from tenor James Gilchrist.
Tel: +44 (0)1603 598699
Snape Proms 1 August – 1 September Snape Maltings lets its hair down and gears up for a month-long Promsfest mixing high seriousness and rampant fun. Tel: +44 (0)1728 687110
North Norfolk Music Festival 13-24 August The Vienna of Mahler stalks a vintage festival line-up that time travels with viol consort Fretwork and tries lute music.
Tel: +44 (0)1328 730357
Web: www.northnorfolkmusicfestival.com Suffolk Villages Festival 24-27 August Monteverdi returns to Suffolk, alongside Steven Devine’s all-bach programme.
Tel: +44 (0)1206 366603
Web: www.suffolkvillagesfestival.com Roman River Music Festival 20-30 Sept Anthony Marwood squares up to the Berg Violin Concerto in a richly layered North Essex festival pondering the legacy of 1918. Tel: +44 (0)7759 934860