For our 60th Festival celebrations in 2012, we expanded further to include new innovations such as twilight concerts with pre-concert drinks, a celebrity organ recital with big screen relay, workshops with local school children and foreign artists to make the Festival truly international. The twilight concerts enable audiences to experience the unique atmosphere of the Abbey at twilight with a glass of wine prior to the start of a concert.
This atmosphere is reflected in the execution of the concert and the choice of artists and repertoire.
The Hexham Abbey Festival of Music and Arts is a charitable organisation that exists to celebrate and showcase in Hexham both local artistic talent and artists of international standing in their field. Through bringing artists of this nature to Hexham in the context of the Festival, we are able to both culturally fulfil and help to educate a public comprised of those who study, work and live in the surrounding area of Northumberland in addition to visitors and tourists from further afar and also inspire and educate school children who otherwise would not have access to culture of this diversity and excellence.
What Our Visitors Think
Excellent! And such a friendly atmosphere.
Friendly reception at the Abbey, fantastic setting, acoustics, warmth and comfort – what more can I say!