Newbury Spring Festival 2022

Newbury Spring Festival

One of the most popular and successful festivals in the South of England, this is a chance to see world-class artists on your doorstep at a snip of London prices at Newbury Spring Festival 7 – 21 May 2022. 

Over the last 40 years the Festival has grown hugely in size and quality building up a reputation of international status.

The very best young musical stars appear alongside some of the world’s most distinguished and famous names. With a varied programme that features classical music, jazz, folk, opera and more there has never been a better opportunity for newcomers to give it a go and experience the thrill of live music.

There is a lot going on during the fortnight so here is an easy ways to find the best events for you:

Cabaret & Jazz ∞ Chamber Music & Recitals ∞ Choral ∞ Family ∞ Film ∞ Musical, Theatre and Dance ∞ Orchestral ∞ Talks and Spoken Word ∞ World and Traditional ∞ Young Artists ∞ Lunchtime Recitals

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Here are some highlights not to miss:


Saturday 7 May, 7.30pm
St. Nicolas Church
£23- £43 (Free for under-30s)

Newbury Spring Festival Chorus returns after an enforced three-year break with Stephen Barlow conducting masterpieces by Mozart, culminating in the Coronation Mass. 

In this concert, delayed from 2020, he is joined by the world-renowned London Mozart Players and a stellar cast of young soloists is led by Sophie Bevan.

Sophie Bevan is amongst Britain’s finest sopranos and we are delighted to welcome her back to the Festival, following her memorable appearance at closing night of 2019. Ema Nikolovska made a remarkable Festival debut in September 2021 and will perform Ah lo prevedi as part of tonight’s all-Mozart programme.

DUO Guitarists Ben Bruant and Will Cashel

Friday 13 May, 7.30pm
Corn Exchange

Following their sell-out performance during the Autumn Festival in September, Newbury Spring Festival are delighted to welcome back ‘duo’ by popular demand. Known for playing songs you know in ways you probably don’t, guitarists Ben Bruant and Will Cashel met and formed ‘duo’ in 2011 while studying at the Royal Academy of Music in London.


Friday 20 May, 7.30pm
Corn Exchange

Newbury Spring Festival plays host to perhaps the UK’s best known and loved jazz pianist Julian Joseph. Never failing to inspire with his mastery of the keyboard, the versatility of his musicianship and limitless creative imagination, he brings his hard-swinging and charismatic trio featuring Mark Hodgson on bass and Mark Mondesir on drums.

Joseph has a vast catalogue of originals some adapted from his Operas and other large-scale works in conjunction with timeless classics tailored for the trio. Expect an evening of great music delivered with breath-taking passion and hard-swinging drive and energy.

Julian will also be holding a Jazz Academy on the morning of Saturday 21 May.

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2 Responses

  1. I am looking for a local craft fair ,wondered if you had anything happening locally .If so would you be able to let me know as my granddaughter would like to rent a stool for her crochet craft and we don’t know how to find out.
    Thanks Gillian Lovell

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