Vienna: City of Dreams
12.00pm Sunday, 16th September 2018
Our popular Community Stage opens the Festival this year. Join us at The Old Court Artspace to enjoy and support a variety of locally based talent offering anything from acoustic folk and roots, or reinterpretations of rock, soul and pop classics on the ukulele, to progressive rock and a children’s performing arts school.
Philharmonia Orchestra: Schubert, Strauss and Mendelssohn
1.00pm Tuesday, 18th September 2018
The beautiful city of Vienna forms the backdrop to this lunchtime concert. Strauss was in his early twenties when he composed his passionate Violin Sonata. Inspired by his new love and future wife, soprano Pauline de Ahna, it hints at the glamorous, swirling scenes of Der Rosenkavalier that would follow.
Maidenhead Music Society presents The Temple Ensemble
7.30pm Tuesday, 18th September 2018
The Philharmonia Orchestra make a welcome return to the Waterloo Chamber with three great works of German Romanticism, conducted by rising-star conductor Antony Hermus.
The Choir of Westminster Cathedral: Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of St Edward’s Catholic Church
7.30pm Thursday, 20th September 2018
Join The Temple Ensemble for a rare opportunity to hear this unique grouping of instruments played in Norden Farm's acclaimed acoustic.
The Songs of Leonard Cohen
7.30pm Friday, 21st September 2018
On 13th October 1868, the feast-day of St Edward, the Catholic Church in Windsor was opened with a grand Pontifical High Mass performed by a choir from London in the presence of Archbishop Henry Manning.
Royal Opera House Young Artists: A Royal Gala
8.00pm Friday, 21st September 2018
Enigmatic, mysterious and sub textural, songwriter Leonard Cohen was an unflinching character with an exact sense of prose and wry humour, whose passing marked the end of an era.
I Was Glad: A Parry Centenary Concert
7.30pm Saturday, 22nd September 2018
Some of the world’s most talented young opera singers from the Jette Parker Young Artist Programme, Covent Garden, come together for a gala performance of popular operatic arias and ensembles accompanied and curated by Oliver Gooch.
Lest We Forget
7.30pm Sunday, 23rd September 2018
In the composer of Jerusalem and I Was Glad, many imagine a stolid Victorian gentleman. Featuring the works of the composer, a narration of his life and musical items which demonstrate his influences and experiences, this evening will reveal that Hubert Parry was a much more intriguing and unconventional character than that.
For the Fallen: Music to Commemorate 1918
7.30pm Monday, 24th September 2018
To commemorate the centenary of the end of World War I, returning Festival favourites Orpheus Sinfonia present a specially curated programme with leading Baritone Roderick Williams.
Eton Boys’ Concert
1.10pm Tuesday, 25th September 2018
To mark the centenary of the Armistice of World War I, The Choir of St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle perform music including works by composers associated with the Chape
8.15pm Thursday, 27th September 2018
This concert, an annual event and firm favourite among seasoned festival-goers, showcases the very best music from pupils at Eton College against the impressive backdrop of Eton College School Hall.
7.30pm Friday, 28th September 2018
The Cry, by Adrian Snell, is a powerful and deeply moving musical production that weaves together a requiem with songs inspired by the words of child victims of warfare.
Schools’ Coffee Concert
8.00pm Friday, 28th September 2018
The Bluejays have quickly established themselves as the UK’s most authentic vintage rock ‘n’ roll band. Performing the greatest hits of the 1950s from the likes of Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, The Everly Brothers and Eddie Cochran, their authenticity has attracted a huge following and caught the eye of many of the original artists.
A Choral Celebration
11.00am Saturday, 29th September 2018
A regular feature of Windsor Festival programmes, this year’s Schools’ Coffee Concert will present a varied mix of choral, instrumental, ensemble and solo items performed by local children.
7.30pm Saturday, 29th September 2018
For more than seven decades the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra has been at the forefront of music-making in the UK. Together with Windsor and Eton Choral Society, members of Taplow Youth Choir, Voci Chamber Choir and Quire Voices, they present two of the finest and best-known works ever composed for voice.