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

Visitors will enjoy an intimate performance by Russian born pianist Sergei Podobedov as we welcome him for the first time to play at Haddon in 2019.  A graduate of the Moscow Central School of Music, the Tchaikovsky Conservatory and the Royal College of Music, Sergei will perform a mixed programme from the Renaissance, Baroque and classical repertoire.

9th              B Natural Choir

B Natural Choir  look forward to their third visit to Haddon Hall.  This ensemble, based in Sutton Coldfield,  will perform a wide range of music including some well-known choral classics and lighter repertoire, all guaranteed to make your visit even more memorable. 

23rd            Cantabile

We are delighted to welcome back Cantabile, who are based in south Derbyshire.  the choir 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

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

Visitors this afternoon will be able to enjoy music from Derby City Singers (SATB Choir) and Voices, The City of Derby Girls' Choir.  They will sing a wide range of music from Palestrina to Pop, including madrigals, jazz, folk and songs from the shows.  These choirs bring us 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 a young Derbyshire, award-winning harpist.  She has a keen interest in music therapy after performing to hospital patients and also now enjoys teaching young children from the age of 5.  A keen wedding and events harpist, she has a wide ranging repertoire from classical to modern. After Laura-Rose's performance, she will invite adults and children to come and “have a go”, 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

Members of The RCSM Millennium Youth Choir  perform a special concert of sacred and secular music in the spectacular setting of the Long Gallery at Haddon Hall.  The 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.

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

22nd           The Pennine Singers

We welcome The Pennine Singers on their first visit to Haddon Hall today.  This is 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            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.

 20th         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.



Lady Edward says: “It’s such a pleasure to hear music being performed at Haddon. We hope these occasional performances with some of the region’s best musicians will continue to bring much enjoyment to visitors this year and will continue to enhance Haddon's reputation as a delightful setting on the map for music.”