Friday 10th to Sunday 12th September 2021
Like so much going on in the world, The Fitzwilliam at Hay Chamber Music Festival will be a little different this year. But by this we don’t mean virtual, depleted or toned down, so much as rejuvenated, refocused and fine-tuned.

Because community is at the heart of everything we do. So we’ve put together a truly inspiring programme of words and music with you very much in mind – where you are now, what really matters to you, and what we can do to lift your spirits.

This year hasn’t been easy for any of us, and we know that. But we also know the power that music has to transcend everything, to take you to another place, to make your heart sing.

And that’s where we come in. Taking inspiration from our beautiful British countryside, this year the quartet will be joined by tenor James Gilchrist, pianist Anna Tilbrook and narrator Peter Florence.

Let these world-class performers bring you live music of the highest calibre – to entertain, dazzle and delight, but also calm, comfort and rejuvenate.

We are enormously grateful for your support and enthusiasm, and we very much look forward to seeing you at the Fitzwilliam at Hay Chamber Music Festival 2021.

About the festival 2021…

Please watch this space for updates on the proposed programme which will be published in the new year. Writer, lecturer and broadcaster Richard Wigmore will also be running his wonderfully informative study sessions on the works to be performed.

The Black Mountains Chamber Music Trust 

The Fitzwilliam at Hay Chamber Music Festival takes place in and around Hay-on-Wye and is organised by The Black Mountains Chamber Music Trust. The Trust exists to promote the enjoyment, appreciation and knowledge of music through concerts, talks, classes and other associated events, including outreach sessions in dementia and mental health centres, as well as schools. The festival works collaboratively with the Fitzwilliam String Quartet but also includes other performance groups, often acting as a springboard for talented young players in the early stages of their careers.