Hatfield House Chamber Music Festival 2020

Guy Johnston announces the 9th Hatfield House Chamber Music Festival will take place online with behind-the-scenes tours by Lord Salisbury.

Concerts will be premiered free on the Festival’s YouTube channel
Fridays 11, 18, 25 September & 2 October 2020

Guy Johnston Artistic Director, cello
Melvyn Tan piano
Iestyn Davies countertenor
Elizabeth Kenny lute
William Whitehead organ
Katherine Broderick soprano
Kathryn Stott piano
Navarra Quartet
Julian Bliss clarinet

Filming of private concerts at Hatfield House will take place in late July 2020.

Artistic Director Guy Johnston announces the 9th annual Hatfield House Chamber Music Festival, with four chamber concerts to be made available as free online streams. The private concerts will be filmed in late July in the historic rooms of Hatfield House, and will premiere on the Festival’s YouTube channel on Friday evenings during September, with forewords by Lord Salisbury.

Each concert will offer a rich cultural feast with programmes augmented by exclusive interviews with artists, curators, historians, and the Salisbury family who have owned Hatfield House since 1607. While maintaining local support, filming opens the Festival up to a new audience worldwide for a truly unique experience, going behind the scenes at one of Britain’s most celebrated historic houses, the childhood home of Elizabeth I.

Artistic Director Guy Johnston has devised a stimulating programme spanning 400 years from John Dowland, who appears in the House’s archives, to the world premiere of a new work by composer Matthew Kaner. The repertoire for each concert will be introduced by Stephen Johnson.

Guy Johnston