© Philip Vile
Interior of the Red House
by Philip Vile © Britten Pears Arts
Snape Maltings Concert Hall
© Britten Pears Arts
Enjoy a selection of concerts at the delightful Aldeburgh Festival on the Suffolk coast
Hear from internationally acclaimed artists as well as up-and-coming musicians
Soak up the atmosphere and heritage of the local area on a series of cultural visits
“Nick gave excellent, knowledgeable and interesting lectures that added greatly to our appreciation of the concerts that followed”
– ACE customer on the 2022 Aldeburgh Festival
In June each year, artists such as Thomas Adès, Andrew Watts, Tamsin Waley-Cohen and Ian Bostridge have assembled alongside the likes of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the London Sinfonietta and the BBC Symphony Orchestra to bring us the Aldeburgh Festival.
Stirred by the vast skies and moody seas of Suffolk, Benjamin Britten was inspired to launch the festival that has blossomed into a year-round concert venue at Snape Maltings. Today, internationally acclaimed artists perform alongside up-and-coming musicians at the world-famous Concert Hall and the venue’s newer buildings.
ACE tours to Aldeburgh typically include some of the very best performances the festival has to offer; previous groups have enjoyed works ranging from Britten’s Winter Words to Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress, and appearances from acclaimed musicians such as cellist Alisa Weilerstein and tenor Mark Padmore. Our 2023 tour was no exception, featuring a range of superb concerts from the BBC Philharmonic, Roderick Williams, The King’s Singers and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra among many others; and we hope to provide an equally varied and stimulating programme in 2024.
In addition to the musical content, we will also take the opportunity to discover the cultural highlights of the surrounding area. Previous departures have included a visit to the Red House, once home to Britten, to learn about his life and legacy, as well as an excursion to Sutton Hoo, site of the famous Anglo Saxon ship burial.
Tour Director Nicholas Wearne, BA, MPhil, is a Senior Tutor at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. His career as a solo organist has taken him all over the world and he is a previous winner of the Poul Ruders Prize at the Odense International Organ Competition. Nicholas has held a number of prestigious positions as organist, including at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square.
Full details, including the dates, itinerary and cost, will be released in early 2024. Please click here to register your interest.
Included: Full details, including the confirmed itinerary, dates and cost, will be released in early 2024. Please contact the ACE office or use the form to register your interest.