Saturday 17th June – Grounds open 6.15pm Concert 7.30pm
Aydon Castle, Corbridge
Antiphon perform earthy and divine music by composers including Purcell, Pearsall, Morley and Monteverdi.Also featuring “La Guerre” by Clement Janequin
The castle and grounds will be open exclusively to ticket-holders from 6.15 p.m. onwards for picnics, exploring and socialising. There will also be the opportunity to observe (and possibly learn) the ancient English art of change-ringing with the help of bell-ringers from the Durham and Newcastle Guild.
IMPORTANT – We send out emailed confirmation of your booking, not physical printed tickets. You’ll receive 2 emails:
– an email with your booking details (number and type of tickets purchased), and a 4 or 5 digit booking reference.
– a pdf document with essential information about the concert, as given below.
Please print these emails out and bring along with you.
A small booking fee will be added to your purchase, this covers our processing costs acting as agent for the concert promoters. The full value of the ticket is passed on to the promoters/artists, no commission is taken. The booking fee includes VAT at the current rate.
ESSENTIAL INFORMATION FOR TICKET HOLDERS
• The concert will begin at 7.30 p.m.
• No audience seating will be provided, so you may want to bring your own folding picnic-type chairs which can be carried easily between the different performance areas.
• Car parking will be available in the castle car park, and also on the grass in the lane leading from the car park to the castle entrance. There will be additional field parking nearby, by kind permission of Matfen Hall Estate. Stewards will direct you to this if necessary.
• The castle and grounds will be open exclusively to ticket-holders from 6.15 p.m. onwards for picnics, exploring and socialising. There will also be the opportunity to observe (and possibly learn) the ancient English art of change-ringing with the help of bell-ringers from the Durham and Newcastle Guild.
• We are hoping for a fine summer evening! However, if the weather is unfavourable the whole event will take place indoors, but the plan is that the first half will move between the outer bailey, the orchard and the inner courtyard. Following the interval the second half will be upstairs in the Great Hall and/or Solar.
• Please note that access to the upstairs area is only possible via staircases. There are no lifts or other practical means of providing universal access to this area. Please also be aware that the inner courtyard has an uneven cobbled surface. There are two on-site toilets, one of which is wheelchair friendly.
• If you choose to picnic, please bring everything you need with you, including all drinks. There will be no bar facilities. The English Heritage site shop will be open both before the concert and during the interval to provide their usual range of souvenirs and refreshments including hot drinks and ice creams.
• Tickets for this unique and exclusive event are available in advance only. There will be no tickets available at the gate.