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.
J S Bach Prelude and Fugue in E flat major, BWV 552 (St Anne)
N de Grigny Recit de tierce entaille
F Mendelssohn Organ Sonata No. 1 in F minor
F Jackson Impromptu Op. 5
L Vierne Pièces de fantaisie
St John’s Church is fortunate to have one of the finest organs in the diocese; a 4-manual William Hill organ dating from 1897, which is still referred to as ‘a magnificent piece of exceptional artistry’. We are delighted to welcome Jeffrey Makinson, Assistant Director of Music at Lincoln Cathedral, to play an exciting and varied concert including music by JS Bach, Nicolas de Grigny, Felix Mendelssohn and Francis Jackson, along with three works by Louis Vierne to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the composer’s birth.