One of the most popular venues for concerts at the Two Moors Festival’s main two-week event in October is Culbone Church, the smallest parish church in England that you can find nestled in some of the most beautiful National Trust woodland around – and it’s not hard to see why!
The church can only hold 40 people and we really do recommend it as a show… after all, there’s nothing quite like sitting down to listen to a programme of glorious classical music after a scramble up a hillside!
Past performers at Culbone include acclaimed cellist Natalie Clein and this year we’ve got double bass player Toby Hughes taking to the tiny stage to play pieces by Misek, Saint-Saens, Gajdos and Gliere. Toby first began playing the double bass aged nine, won the Two Moors Festival’s Young Musicians Platform competition in 2007, went on to study in Switzerland and is now finishing his degree at the Royal Northern College of Music.
Here’s a little taster of some of the pieces he’ll be playing:
The concert starts at 11:00 on October 25th and you might like to bring a thermos of coffee with you as, because of the lack of green room, concert-goers stay in the churchyard until the start. Tickets cost £20 and can be purchased from the festival box office on (01643) 831 006 – but you’ll need to be quick as the Culbone concerts are always one of the most popular on the festival programme.