Sunday 5 October 3.00pm


£25 / £15 for under 26s and Local Residents.

Sunday 5 October 7.30pm


£40 including champagne reception from 6.30pm

(Approx running time: 90 minutes) 

Book tickets

With Elizabeth Kenny, Nicola Benedetti, members of The Sixteen and Pure Brass. 

The Entrance Hall

Nicola Benedetti Violin

Singers from The Sixteen: Kirsty Hopkins, Kim Porter, Jeremy Budd and Eamonn Dougan

J.S. Bach Chaconne in D minor
Tomás Luis de Victoria Sancta Maria succurre miseris
James MacMillan Domus Infelix Est WORLD PREMIERE 

The Tapestry Room

Elizabeth Kenny Theorbo
James MacMillan Theorbo solo from Since it was the Day of Preparation 
Hieronymus Kapsberger Toccata, Passacaglia, Capona, Coloscione
Benjamin Oliver WORLD PREMIERE 

The Great Steward’s Dining Room

Pure Brass

J.S. Bach Vivaldi Concerto in D 1st Mov
Witold Lutoslawski Mini Overture
Giles Farnaby Fancies Toyes and Dreames
Jay Capperauld Sehnsucht
WORLD PREMIERE and Festival Commission
J.S. Bach Little Fugue in G minor 

And so to our grand finale – an incredible collection of some wonderful chamber musicians. Our audience will promenade from one exquisite mini-recital to another, from one incredible room to the next in Dumfries House. Here our Patron Nicola Benedetti will feature with other great musicians. She will play a new piece, specially written by myself, and the final tableau presents a world premiere, and our first Cumnock Tryst commission, from young New Cumnock composer Jay Capperauld.
— James MacMillan

The finale of the first festival is nothing short of exceptional. Dumfries House, the stunning 18th century Adams mansion saved for the nation in 2007 by a consortium led by HRH The Prince of Wales, provides a beautiful setting for a world class concert. Our Patron Nicola Benedetti, singers from internationally renowned ensemble The Sixteen, leading musician and recording artist Elizabeth Kenny and award winning quintet Pure Brass will perform old and new music, including three world premieres, in three short recitals in three different rooms.

Due to the nature and experience of promenade performance, the audience will stand during part of the concert, however seating can be provided if necessary. Please inform the Box Office if any member of your party requires a seat. Seats will be placed at the sides of the performing space, and may result in a limited view.