The Windsor Festival returns to town in September. A diverse array of speakers, choirs and orchestras will delight audiences of all ages.
Each year, artists celebrate Windsor’s status as a royal capital and inspire the creativity of future generations with awe-inspiring performances across music, dance and literature.
The 16-day event will be the first time since 2019 that the full program will take place at venues across Windsor.
A spokesperson said: “The spirit of the festival is to have extraordinary events and experiences, and each event will be scheduled in a location that makes the most of what the venue has to offer.
“The highlights of the festival are many, including an event inside Windsor Castle. These extraordinary musical events take place in locations not often visited by the public.
The festival kicks off with a performance by the Berkshire Maestro featuring the winners of the recent Berkshire Young Musician of the Year contest.
The program will commemorate the year of the coronation at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on Saturday 16th September at 7:30pm.
A tribute to the royal family from the UK Vogue archives will be featured in The Crown in Vogue on Tuesday, September 19th at 3pm, marking the magazine’s ‘special royal salute’ to the Windsor family. becomes.
Meanwhile, eminent coronation expert Hugo Vickers will meet with festival director Martin Denny on Sunday, September 24 at 3pm.
‘Imaginary Landscapes’ will take place on Tuesday 26th September at 3pm at The Old Court, St Leonards Road, in a special with poet and author Chris Tatton and former official harpist of the Prince of Wales, Ann Denholm. A collaborative performance.
Sir Michael Palin will tell the story of his great-uncle Harry, a World War I soldier.
Palin, who had never heard of this relative before, had no idea about Harry’s tragic death at the Battle of the Somme. His discovery will be announced at “Great-Uncle Harry: A Tale of War and Empire” on Thursday, September 28, at 5:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Garrison Church on Claremont Road.
Let’s All Dance Ballet Company brings Alice in Wonderland to the Windsor Festival, combining ballet and circus, beloved characters and music for the whole family.
Children ages 2-14 and children with special needs are welcome. You will also have the opportunity to take photos with the dancers after each show. The show is Saturday, September 30th at 1pm and 3pm.
The Old Court on St Leonards Road hosts many talks about best-selling authors and new novels across genres.
On Sunday, October 1st, at 7pm, the final talk in the series will be about Victoria Hislop’s “The Figurine,” a story about a woman coming to terms with her family’s cruel past, and a discussion of “problematic cultural heritage.” Focus on the “obtainment of” and the price paid. to keep them.
The final event under the festival umbrella in February 2024 will be a performance by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra called ‘Celebration with John Rutter’, featuring works by the conductor and works by Vaughan Williams. be.