Rehearsal for the Venetian Vespers in the Great Hall.

Poet Alice Oswald and pianist Joanna MacGregor rehearsing for the performance of Alice’s poem Nobody accompanied by Joanna improvising on the piano.

The poet Alice Oswald.

Members of the vocal group Stile Antico rehearsing in the Great Hall for the Venetian Vespers concert.

Participants in a course on Middle Eastern Music and Song giving an informal end of course concert. Some of the participants were from Syria and Kurdistan and had come to Dartington via the Plymouth Refugee Centre. The singing was energetic, moving and beautiful.

Dartington Summer School and Festival of Music 2019

Here is a selection of photos from the first week of this year’s Dartington Summer School and Festival of Music 2019. It is the last year that Joanna MacGregor is Director and she will be succeeded next year by Sara Mohr-Pietsch.