Festival 2023

Music, Visual Arts, Talks & Film

Welcome to the 56th Wooburn Festival
25th September to 16th October

Message from the Festival Chairman

Brian Johnson

Brian JohnsonWe are pleased to announce that our programme is now complete and we can tell you of the joys to be found in our 56th Festival this year. We are proud to have booked yet another member of the famous Kanneh-Mason family, namely Jeneba who will give a not to be missed Piano Recital.

The Internationally renowned Heath Quartet return by popular demand. Craig Ogden, the exciting Classical Guitarist, ‘A worthy successor to Julian Bream’ has joined with David Juritz, violin and Milos Milivojevic, accordion, to form The London Tango Trio, taking the audience on an exuberant 300 year musical tour into the world of traditional Tango.  Barefoot Opera return to present a Gala performance of opera favourites which will be very exciting.

The Festival opens with our traditional Jazz Supper and features Claire Martin, a multi award winning jazz vocalist who is joined by Jim Mullen, guitar, Jeremy Brown, bass and Steve Brown on drums.  Windsor and Maidenhead Symphony Orchestra will give a Chamber Concert at All Saints Church in Maidenhead playing music by Gabrieli, Gounod and Britten.

No Festival would be complete without our stunning week long Visual Arts Exhibition, and this year is no exception. Sadly we have lost the wonderful long term sponsorship from Simon Elvin for which we have been very grateful. Unfortunately we will no longer have storage facilities for our display boards so any ideas will be welcomed.

We have two talks. Firstly ‘Mary Does Marlow on Tour’ celebrates Mary Shelley (author of Frankenstein and Marlow resident) and some of the history of our wider local area and secondly ‘Gauguin and Myth – A Family Perspective’ by Mette Gauguin about her great grandfather Paul are not to be missed! A guided tour of Dorney Court, renowned for its architectural importance and historical significance, will be a fascinating morning.

Our 2023 programme is completed with The Wooburn Singers Come and Sing day and evening Choral Concert, our Film Night screening award winning Corsage, and our Monday Lunchtime Concerts at All Saints Church in High Wycombe.
Considering the amazing, famous and talented line up, we will surely have an unmissable Wooburn Festival this year and we look forward to meeting you there.


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We are indebted to the following organisations and individuals for their financial support. This enables the Wooburn Festival to provide affordable, nationally & internationally acclaimed music, visual arts and film to the Chilterns & Thames Valley.