Welcome to Sarratt Festival of Music
 Hot news!: - We had a great day at Village Day on Sarratt Green on Sunday 10th June.

The answers to our music quiz were as follows:

1. Ralph Vaughan Williams.   The Lark Ascending - frequently appearing on Classic FM’s chart of most popular classical music. 
2. J.S.Bach. Air on a G string - from Suite no.3 in D. Popularly known as the music for the Hamlet cigars ad.
3. 
Paul Simon.  Homeward Bound.  Many people thought that the song was co-written with Art Garfunkel but Paul Simon wrote all the songs for the duo on his own. He has used the title for his farewell tour taking place this summer.
4. Delibes.  “Flower Duet” from Lakmé- known of course for its use in British Airways advertising. 
5. Boccherini. Minuet from String Quintet in E Major. By far Boccherini’s most famous tune. Many people thought this was Mozart.
6. Dave Brubeck.  Unsquare Dance - probably the only hit ever to be in 7/4 time!
7. 
Felix Mendelssohn
. The Wedding March from his incidental music to A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
8. Johann Strauss. Tritsch Tratsch polka - the title, literally chit-chat, refers to the Viennese passion for gossip.
We had 33 entries. Many thanks to all those who took part and to Roger Dudley who organised the quiz technically.

 

The winner is John Guy of Sarratt with 6 out of 8 correct answers. The prize is 2 tickets for our upcoming Festival.  

We hope you all enjoyed the quiz and look forward go seeing you at the concerts in September!

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Now in our 19th year we are delighted to present another exciting programme of concerts this year.

There’s something for all musical tastes.

First up on Friday September 21st is the irrepressible Pete Long and a 9 piece band recreating the famous ‘Jazz at the Philharmonic’ concerts.

Saturday 22nd sees two events – firstly a choral workshop for all comers at 3pm led by Voces8 followed by a concert in the evening featuring their trademark eclecticism. Unmissable for all fans of vocal music.

The next weekend starts on Friday 28th with the string quartet Vertavo making a welcome return to Sarratt. The second half features the young pianist Alasdair Beaton in Dvorak’s tuneful piano quintet.

Finally on Saturday 29th the distinguished pianist Lucy Parham will perform her composer portrait of Chopin with narration from Dame Harriet Walter and Guy Paul.

Full details on “This year’s festival” page.