Hexham Abbey Festival of Music and Arts

We are delighted that Hexham Abbey Festival is returning for 2021. The festival will be a slightly slimmed down version of the usual programme and will take place on 16th and 17th September.

Candlelight Concert - The Marian Consort, Music for the Queen of Heaven
16th September 2021, 7.30pm
Hexham Abbey

Marian settings old and new, including works by Josquin (to mark his 500th anniversary), Vincente Lustiano, Raffealla Aleotti, Jean Mouton, Rebecca Clarke, James MacMillan, Dani Howard, Anna Semple and Hexham's very own Ben Rowarth!

'distinct, fresh and perfectly tuned' The Times

Tickets £20 (unreserved)


From the Baltic to Bresica and back
17th September 2021, 1pm and 4pm
Great Hall, Hexham Abbey

A musical journey charting the earliest Italian violin sonatas and the spread of the style northwards across the Alps. 


Rachel Stroud - baroque violin
Jacob Garside - viola da gamba
John Green - harpsichord

A wonderful mix of German and Italian sonatas including works by Buxtehude and Schmelzer, and Italians, Castello, Rognoni, Fontana and Frescobaldi.

Tickets £15 (unreserved)

More information can be found at www.hexhamabbeyfestival.org.uk