Classical Music

Places to enjoy listening to classical music in Gloucestershire including in Gloucester, Cheltenham, The Cotswolds and The Forest of Dean. This includes details of choirs, performers and venues as well as performances.

Performances include bands, orchestras, soloists, choirs and other performers playing music in the county.

Popular Classical Music

This genre includes pieces from the following composers and more.

  • Beethoven – A German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in classical music, famous for his symphonies.
  • Bach – A German composer and musician of the Baroque period, he is known for instrumental compositions such as the Brandenburg Concerto.
  • Mozart – Famous for many pieces of music including The Marriage of Figaro and many symphonies or concertos.
  • Tchaikovsky – Created the popular 1812 overture and many other timeless pieces.
  • Handel – Composer of pieces like the Arrival of the Queen of Sheba and Messiah.
  • Chopin – His major piano works also include mazurkas, waltzes, nocturnes, polonaises, études, impromptus, scherzos, preludes and sonatas.
  • Vivaldi – His most famous works being The Four Seasons.

Local Concerts

Classical Music at Ivor Gurney Hall in Gloucester

A Concert of English Classical Music at Ivor Gurney Hall in Gloucester

There could hardly be a more appropriate venue than the Ivor Gurney Hall in Gloucester for the concert of English music to be performed there on Saturday 11 th May. Music The Carducci Quartet will play the early (1914) String Quartet in A major of Arthur Bliss (later to become Master of the Queen’s Music), …

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Cheltenham Bach Choir – Spring Festival of the Baroque – 29-31 March 2019

A veritable feast of Baroque music in Cheltenham and Cirencester This year sees the third of Cheltenham Bach Choir’s popular Spring Festivals dedicated to the performance of Baroque music. Taking place over the last weekend of March, the programme ranges from an intimate harpsichord recital to a major performance of Bach’s St John Passion. Music …

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Cirencester International Organ Festival 18th – 25th April

About The Organ Festival Rebuilt by Harrison & Harrison, and opened in 2010, this spectacular instrument will be showcased through a variety of events designed to demonstrate its versatility and importance. Join us as Naji Hakim, one of the world’s leading concert organists, composers and improvisers, opens the 2015 Cirencester International Organ Festival and stay for …

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