It is with great regret that for the first time in forty years we must cancel the Buxton International Festival in July 2020. This is an enormous disappointment but the health and well-being of our audience, our volunteers, the BIF team and all the artists involved is of primary concern. By taking this difficult decision now we are safeguarding the Festival for the Future. Read our full statement here.
Please save the dates for next year’s Festival taking place 2 – 18 July 2021.
Summer Music by Candlelight
Jeffrey Skidmore’s choir is known for its passion for seeking out the best, the unfamiliar and the unexpected in the choral repertoire, and for giving dynamic performances underpinned by detailed research. We welcome back this festival favourite, who had sold-out concerts in 2018 and 2019, to perform by the glow of candles in St John’s Church for another magical midsummer evening.
The atmospheric compilation of words and music is inspired by four centuries of seasonal pieces including hidden gems, stunning new arrangements and some well-known favourites. Early booking is recommended.