Welcome to The Farley Music Festival – Summer 2021

News Update:  Message From The Committee

Many thanks for making Farley Music Festival 2021 such a fantastic event.

All seats we could offer sold out.

Income was up an unbelievable 44%.

The committee could never have foreseen that this could be the outcome in this most difficult year.

The musicians all were so excited and delighted to be playing to a real audience and I think after all the months of solo practice it was a really important moment for all of them.  The following was received from Anjulie Chen;

I wanted to thank you one more time for the beautiful last twenty-four hours I was able to spend in Farley.

It doesn’t only mean a lot to me to have had an performing opportunity in these strange and unpredictable times, but to be also playing for such a warm-hearted audience which is so attentively listening and supporting me throughout the entire evening. I hope everybody enjoyed it as much as I did, and I hope to come back to Farley in the future!

Thank you for the warm hospitality. I am sure that from the many more performing opportunities I will hopefully have in the future, Farley with its intimate and cozy atmosphere will be hard to beat!

From Francesca Orlando:

I wanted to thank you ever so much for all your hard work this year in making Farley festival a reality during these very uncertain times. Returning to Farley this year was a dream come true for me, firstly for the wonderful, appreciative and warm atmosphere which the audience, the management team and the beautiful setting creates – It has been and will always be a joy performing in that intimate, exquisite church in Farley.

Secondly, this year more than ever I was so grateful and really appreciated the opportunity to perform for others….live again!!! After almost two years of lockdown it was one of the most special occasions for me and a highlight of the year to which I was very much looking forward. To be able to share music again with others in Farley, in such a friendly and welcoming environment is a memory that I will always cherish and that really kept me motivated in the upcoming months of preparation

It is clear that without your help as sponsors, friends, patrons and audience none of this would have been possible.

We now have enough money to go ahead and get the Organ fixed in Farley Church and money set aside to run Farley Music Festival 2022.

Please make a note in your diaries.  We will be running it from the 28th June – 3rd July 2021 and we really look forward to seeing you then!

Thank-you from the bottom of our hearts for your generosity without which none of this would have been achieved.

William and the Committee

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Reprise:   The Farley Music Festival 2021 was: 

Sold out: Tuesday June 29th Zsuzsanna Szilagyi (harp) , Hanako Dickinson (viola) and Epsie Thompson (flute)
Three highly skilled young musicians all new to Farley who are certain to make an impression on any audience. They will perform a programme that includes music by Bach as well as the Debussy and Ravel sonatas.





Wednesday June 30th Sold out: David Gray (piano)
David is another returnee who wowed audiences with his playing of the Alkan concerto in 2013. David plays the organ as well as the piano and has toured the world in this capacity. His programme will include works by Schubert, Chopin, Liszt and Holst.

Sold Out: Thursday July 1st Anjulie Chen (piano) A highly talented player of prodigious technical ability. She shows a maturity and intelligence way beyond her years. She will play music by Bach, Chopin, Ravel and Schubert.




Sold Out: Friday July 2nd Francesca Orlando (piano)

Francesca came to Farley in 2019 and won over audiences with the warmth and sincerity of her musicianship. Since we found her she has gone on to win two major piano competitions in Italy. She will play music by Bach, Mozart, Chopin and Ravel.

Sold Out: Saturday July 3rd Nicholas Walker (piano)
Nicholas hardly needs an introduction to Farley. This being the 20th anniversary year he has agreed to play to us. He will play music by Balakirev and Liszt.

Sunday July 4th Choral Evensong (6pm) – limited availability
Choir: TBA
Preacher: Lord Richard Chartres
Free admission; Retiring collection. Please book.

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William and the Committee


New Music From Nicholas Walker with a supporting article from the Spectator Magazine about his Balakirev series –  https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/why-did-balakirev-s-beautiful-inventive-works-go-out-of-fashion –



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To attend a concert in All Saints’ Church, Farley, is to be delighted by this charming seventeenth century church with its extraordinary acoustics, and to marvel at the quality of musicianship presented in a small, intimate setting.

Please see the details of forthcoming concerts for 2022 – expected in the Spring of 2022.   If you’d like to join our mailing list, send an email to friends@farleymusic.co.uk






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