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Whittington classic concerts are music to the ears

By Sue Austin | Oswestry | Oswestry entertainment | Published:

A music festival which has a right royal ring to it is underway in Shropshire.

Musicians taking part in the Whittington Music Festival

Whittington is marking the week of the royal wedding with six concerts of British music in the parish church.

Festival administrator, Lawrence Mortimer, said: "With a festival programme originally inspired by the centenary of the 1918 Armistice, the vast range of music by fifteen different UK composers makes an apt contribution to the general celebrations.

Like the wedding itself, there is a significant international flavour to the week-long event which runs until Sunday.

The 15, world-class musicians come from six different countries to perform the six concerts running daily.

"Fantasia on a British theme has attracted artists from Belgium, France, Russia, Poland, Spain and the UK, several of them principals of leading orchestras, and all of them respected soloists," Mr Mortimer said.

Some of them have taken part in the five previous Whittington Music Festivals, and have been looking forward to returning to an area and an audience they specially enjoy. Others, like virtuoso Belgian violinist Liesbeth Baelus, are coming to Whittington for the first time.

Sue Austin

By Sue Austin
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Chief reporter of the Oswestry/Mid Wales office. Keen to hear your news.

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