Music at Haddon Hall

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Haddon Hall's Prestigious Musical Events 2017

As part of Lord and Lady Edward Manners’ focus on bringing outstanding music to Haddon Hall, a series of formal and informal musical performances will return this year for visitors to enjoy.

General admission tickets gain you entry to the Hall and the performances

Performances run at 12pm and 2pm



Burbage Handbells - Friday 1st & Saturday 2nd December

The Burbage Handbell Ringing Team are enthusiastic musicians who play using original handbells which were manufactured over 100 years ago. They will play a selection of traditional carols and Christmas favourites.


Tideswell Singers - Sunday 3rd December

Nick Gravestock (Lute) - Monday 4th December

Nick will perform in an intimate environment at Haddon Hall, to give visitors the chance to experience the beautiful sound of the Lute.


The Barlow Singers - Tuesday 5th December

Barlow Singers are a community choir of over 50 members.  They perform for charity events, and also in nursing homes and for various social groups.  Recently a group travelled to Germany to sing at the street festival in Sindelfingen, Dronfield’s Twin town.


Dronfield Handbells - Wednesday 6th December

Dalesmen Performers - Thursday 7th December

Duo Praeludium Lute/Recorder (Sara Liber Salloum & Naomi Waverly-Hudson) 

- Friday 8th December

Soprano Kerry Firth and Lutenist Sara Liber Salloum are a Manchester based duo specialising in Early English and Italian music. They will be performing a variety of lute and continuo song repertoire from the 16th and 17th centuries, including works by John Dowland, Thomas Campion, Nicholas Lanier and Giulio Caccini.  


The Doncaster Waites -  Saturday 9th December 

The Waites are a costumed Tudor music group who will bring the Hall alive with thge sounds of Shawms, Crumhorns, Bagpipes and hurdy-gurdy as they perform a variety of early Christmas carols. 


Musicwork Vocal Ensamble - Sunday 10th December


Fishpond Choir - Monday 11th December

An accomplished group of singers, who over the years have built an eclectic musical repertoire of songs from around the world.  An enthusiastic mixed group with a happy informal style.  They enjoy performing under the guidance of their musical director, Dana de Waal, who composes and arranges all their music.

They rehearse at the Fishpond Pub in Matlock Bath.  Performances are several times a year locally and further afield on request. They are well known for singing African songs arranged by Dana, but also sing well known music and some unique songs written by choir members.


Duffiled Singers - Tuesday 12th December   


Belper Recorders - Wednesday 13th December


Dronfield Handbells - Thursday 14th December


Nick Gravestock (Lute) - Friday 15th December

Nick will perform in an intimate environment at Haddon Hall, to give visitors the chance to experience the beautiful sound of the Lute.


Vocalium - Saturday 16th December

Singing by Sunday Best - Sunday 17th December


 Belper Singers - Monday 18th December

Belper Singers, a chamber choir of around 30 voices, perform regularly in venues around Derbyshire and sometimes further afield, including local churches, cathedrals, the Strutts Centre in Belper, pubs and historic buildings. Their repertoire ranges from 16th to 21st century sacred and secular choral works, often unaccompanied and also with keyboard and small instrumental ensambles. A small group of 12 voices are delighted to participate in the Christmas Season at Haddon Hall and will be singing popular carols and Christmas songs.




Lady Edward says: “It’s such a pleasure to hear music being performed around Haddon’s grounds. We hope these occasional performances with some of the region’s best musicians will bring much enjoyment to visitors this year and set Haddon on the map for music.”

Performances will be at intervals during the day, and will take place within the incredible setting of Haddon Hall’s grand Banqueting Hall. (Unless otherwise stated)

These performances are included in your general admission ticket.