Music at Haddon Hall

Virtual Tour

Interactive 360 degree virtual tour of Haddon Hall.

Haddon Hall's Prestigious Musical Events 2019

Haddon Hall is becoming renowned for its varied programme of music held throughout the season.  Carefully selected by Derbyshire's former Director of Music, we are proud to present our schedule for 2019.

Performances are held at 12:00 noon and 2:00pm, providing time to enjoy lunch or tea in our Restaurant.

These performances can be enjoyed at leisure and are included in the cost of your admission ticket. 



21st           Richard Haslam - Guitar

Richard Haslam is a Derbyshire-born classical guitarist currently based in Manchester.  He completed a post-graduate degree in music performance from the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester under the tutelage of Australian guitarist Craig Ogden in 2017.  That summer he also won the Best Solo Music Performance award at the Buxton Festival Fringe.  His vibrant and colourful programme will consist of works by Dowland, Sor, Villa-Lobos, Lennox Berkeley and Gary Ryan.


5th              South Derbyshire Music Centre Clarinet Ensemble

South Derbyshire Music Centre Clarinet Ensemble is a vibrant, expressive youth group, aged 11-18.  They have a wide range of contrasting repertoire from Mozart to Glenn Miller, which they perform with style and ease under the direction of Peter Glenville.

26th           Richard Haslam - Guitar and String Quartet

Classical guitarist Richard Haslam will be joined by a String Quartet consisting of graduate students from the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester for a performance of English music for classical guitar and strings.  The programme will consist of a broad spectrum of works by prominent and popular English composers including Dowland and Purcell as well as arrangements of songs by the Beatles.


2nd             Sergei Podobedov 

Russian born pianist Sergei Podobedov made his orchestral debt at the age of 12 performing Chopin's 2nd Piano Concerto.  A graduate of the Moscow Central School of Music, the Tchaikovsky Conservatory and the Royal College of Music, Sergei was the first recipient of a Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother Scholarship at the Royal College of Music and the youngest winner of the Edward Boyle Award in London.  Sergei will perform a mixed programme from the Renaissance, Baroque and classical repertoire.

9th              B Natural Choir

B Natural Choir is an ensemble based in Sutton Coldfield.  With a versatile repertoire and contemporary following, they perform a wide range of music including some well-known choral classics and lighter pieces, guaranteed to make your visit even more memorable. 

16th          Sara Lieber Salloum - Lute

Sara Lieber Salloum is a lute and archlute player currently studying the renowned 'joint music course' at the University of Manchester and Royal Northern College of Music.  She was initially a guitar student at the RNCM, but her great passion and natural affinity for Renaissance music led her to become the RNCM's very first principal study lutenist.

23rd            Cantabile Choir

Cantabile Choir, who are based in south Derbyshire. will perform a varied repertoire ranging from the standard choral classics through to lighter, close-harmony pieces – in fact something to suit everyone on a summer’s afternoon in this splendid setting!


6th/7th       Cape Town Opera at Haddon Hall - Sold Out

As part of Buxton International Festival, we are delighted to be hosting two performances by the young stars of Cape Town Opera.  For more information and booking please refer to: 72190

21st              Derby Voices

Derby City Singers (SATB Choir) and Voices, The City of Derby Girls' Choir will sing a wide range of music from Palestrina to Pop, including madrigals, jazz, folk and songs from the shows.  These choirs bring a fabulous variety of sounds ranging from SATB mixed voice harmonies to the vibrant sounds of upper voices.  


 4th           Laura Rose Gee - Harp 

Laura-Rose is an award-winning young harpist from Derbyshire.  As well as performing, she has a keen interest in music therapy and also enjoys teaching young children from the age of five. Laura will play a wide range of pieces, then after her performance she will invite adults and children to come and “have a go” themselves and will answer any questions.

18th          Vocalium

Vocalium draws together singers from across Britain who share a love of Tudor and contemporary sacred and secular music.  The choir currently has 25 members, all of whom sing with other choirs of significant local and national reputation, including the BBC Symphony Chorus and Leeds Philharmonic Choir.  Whilst these prestigious choirs provide an opportunity to perform large works, choir members enjoy the opportunity Vocalium offers to sing a more specialised and intimate repertoire of less familiar works from around the world.


8th             The Royal School of Church Music Millennium Youth Choir

The Royal School of Church Music Millennium Youth Choir provides high level training to choristers from across the country aged 16-23, and with its new Junior and Intermediate level cousins, is committed to equipping the next generation of musicians with skills for life. Members of The RSCM Millennium Youth Choir perform a special concert of sacred and secular music in the spectacular setting of the Long Gallery at Haddon Hall.   

Please note there will be one performance only on this day at 2:00pm.

22nd           The Pennine Singers

The Pennine Singers are a mixed voice chamber choir comprising about twenty experienced choral enthusiasts.  They maintain a busy concert schedule, performing regularly in the Saddleworth and Glossop areas as well as further afield.  They have an extensive repertoire from masses to musicals, from the Renaissance to contemporary times, from Purcell to Cole Porter and everything in between and beyond.  Every other year they tour, providing music for services in English cathedrals and abbeys, including Hereford, Lichfield, Worcester, Chester, Lincoln and most recently Coventry.

29th           Peak District String Orchestra

Peak District String Orchestra is made up of some of the area's finest and most promising young string players, and we're delighted to welcome them to Haddon Hall today on their first visit.  They have a reputation for outstanding performances and have won many national awards.  In 2015 they were invited to perform at the Royal Albert Hall as part of the Music for Youth festival and last year they went on a tour to Northern Ireland.


6th            Sophie Rocks - Harp

Sophie Rocks is a Scottish harpist based in Manchester.  As a soloist, Sophie gives recitals around the country and has performed in venues including the Glasgow Burrell collection, the Shetland Museum, the Whitworth Art Gallery, the Gorton Monastery and King's College Chapel.  She has also featured as a soloist on BBC Radio 3 and was a finalist in the Royal Northern College of Music's 2017 Gold Medal competition, the highest award that the college gives for performance.

13th            Rachel Speirs (soprano) and Aaron Breeze (accompanist)

Scottish soprano Rachel Speirs and pianist/composer Aaron Breeze are both postgraduate students at the Royal Northern College of Music.  Rachel's recent operatic appearances include The Voice of a Bird in 'The Pilgrim's Progress' by Ralph Vaughan-Williams and Papagena in Mozart's 'The Magic Flute'.  Both Aaron and Rachel are members of the RNCM Songsters and will perform songs by Richard Strauss, Korngold, Poulenc and William Walton, as well as arias by Mozart, Puccini and Menotti.

  20th         Ayres and Graces - Lute and Voice

Ayres and Graces are a duo performing lute songs and solos in authentic costume.  They are regular visitors to Haddon and they look forward to sharing their music and to answering questions about the lute and Tudor music.



Lady Edward says: “It’s such a pleasure to hear music being performed at Haddon. We hope these occasional and varied performances by these very fine musicians will continue to bring much enjoyment to visitors this year and will continue to enhance Haddon's reputation as a delightful setting for music.”