Lloyd Webber on Bradfield bill

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INTERNATIONALLY acclaimed cellist Julian Lloyd Webber is heading to Sheffield - to lead the line-up at this year’s Bradfield Festival of Music.

The celebrated musician will be joined by his cellist wife Jiaxin and accompanist John Lenehan for an evening of Dvorak, Schumann, Rachmaninov, Saint Saens, Purcell, Piazzolla and Shostakovich at St Nicholas’ Church, High Bradfield, on June 25.

They are just part of a strong line-up for the annual festival of classics which runs from June 22 to 29 and is now entering its 17th year.

Other major names from the music industry performing include the Chamber Ensemble of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Harlequin Brass, and the Cantamus Girls’ Choir.

The Bradfield Festival of Music launched in 1998, reviving a tradition that dates back as far as 1813. The festival is now a week-long event.

“Our aim is to bring to this rural part of Sheffield a variety of musicians that includes professional artists as well as the best of local amateur groups,” said Festival Secretary Keith Hoyland. “Julian Lloyd Webber is just one part of one of our strongest programmes to date.”

The Parish Church of St Nicholas, where the concerts take place, is a spectacular medieval Grade I listed building, featured in a book on the 100 best churches in Britain.

Visit http://bradfieldfestivalofmusic.co.uk/tickets for more information or to book.

Tickets also available at Flask End in Low Bradfield or from The Old Horns Inn in High Bradfield.

Tickets can also be bought, subject to availability, from the church on the night.