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Centenary News

27 March 2013

Aldeburgh Festival 2013 - Additional performances and programme changes

Aldeburgh Music’s year-long Britten Centenary programme is attracting enormous worldwide interest. We have experienced unprecedented demand for tickets to this year’s Festival and many events sold out very quickly. We know that many people were disappointed not to be able to buy tickets for key events and we are therefore delighted to let you know that in some cases we have been able to arrange additional performances:

The Church Parables: additional performances on 20 and 21 June
Britten on Film I: additional screening on 13 June
Britten on Film II: additional performance on 20 June
Cabaret Songs: two additional performances on 22 June

We have also increased the capacity of our Grimes on the Beach performances and have put another 400 tickets on sale each night.

Meanwhile the Monteverdi Choir & Orchestra concert on 14 June has had a significant change to the advertised programme.

When can I book for these additional events and tickets?

   The new performances of the Cabaret Songs and the extra tickets for Grimes on the Beach are now on sale and available to all.

    Tickets for the new performances of the Church Parables and Britten on Film I and II will be made available by in priority order.

How do I book?

Book online through our Aldeburgh Music website
call our Box Office on 01728 687110


Detailed information

Additional performances of The Church Parables at Orford Church

Thursday 20, 9.30pm: Curlew River £36, £28, £23, £17

Friday 21 June, 7pm: The Prodigal Son & The Burning Fiery Furnace £64, £51, £41, £29

Please note that due to the short time we have had to organise these additional performances, we have not been able to raise additional sponsorship and therefore ticket prices are higher than those for the other Parables performances so that we can cover our costs.

Additional screenings of Britten on Film at Aldeburgh Cinema
Thursday 13 June, 10.30am: Britten on Film I
Thursday 20 June, 3pm: Britten on Film II

Additional performances of The Cabaret Songs at the Pumphouse, Aldeburgh
Saturday 22 June, 7pm
Saturday 22 June, 11pm

Extra capacity for Grimes on the Beach, Aldeburgh
We have been able to put another 400 tickets on sale for each night (Monday 17, Wednesday 19, Friday 21)

Cabaret Songs and extra tickets for Grimes on the Beach: tickets are on sale now and are available to all.

For The Church Parables and Britten on Film I & II we are operating priority booking periods as follows:

Annual Donors
Friends, Advance Booking List and eABL
General Booking
until 24 March
25 March – 1 April
2 April

Tickets have been reserved for General Booking availability.

Programme Change

Monteverdi Choir & Orchestra
Friday 14 June

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Monteverdi Choir & Orchestra have had to change the programme for their concert on Friday 14 June. The revised programme will be:

J.S. Bach Motet: Singet dem Herrn, BWV 225; Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041; Cantata: Ich habe genug, BWV 82; Concerto for two violins in d minor, BWV 1043; Cantata: Christ lag in Todesbanden, BWV 4

We hope you will enjoy this excellent programme. However, if you have purchased tickets and no longer wish to attend this concert, please contact the Aldeburgh Music Box Office on 01728 687110 by 15 April and we will refund the cost of your tickets.

The programme for the Monteverdi Choir & Orchestra’s second concert on Sunday 16 June remains as advertised.