Gregynog Festival

Gregynog Festival is the oldest festival in Wales and one of the UK’s premier classical music events. Located in the beautiful countryside of the Welsh Borders, it brings the finest international artists together in a house-party atmosphere to perform programmes inspired by an annual curatorial theme.

Each Festival includes a full span of music from the medieval to the twenty-first century and favours chamber, choral and early music, presented in historically-informed performances using authentic instruments and practice.

Rhian Davies, Gregynog Festival’s Artistic Director, works two to three years ahead to secure the leading international artists whom she has been so successful in attracting to Mid Wales. Each of her seasons is inspired by a theme drawn from the Gregynog heritage: Celebrating the 75th Anniversary (2008), Composer Anniversaries in Wales and the Marches (2009), Pleasure Gardens (2010), Gold (2011) and Venezia (2012).

Completely original, multi-layered programming across many disciplines has become Rhian’s hallmark: art and craft, film, history and literature as well as music.

This year’s festival theme is Pageantry and will be staged over the most beautiful of venues at Gregynog, Aberystwyth, Chirk and Harlech. Please click on the Festival website below for further details and booking information: Gregynog Festival website.

Click on a link below to download tales from the History of Gregynog:

Britten and Pears at Gregynog

 

Top 12 festivals in Britain

Visit Britain, 2012

Top UK opera and classical music festivals of the season

The Telegraph, 2011

Top 5 best-kept secrets among festivals worldwide

Gramophone, 2010