23 - 26 August 1996
Ninth Suffolk Villages Festival
Italian Music from Monteverdi to Verdi
St Mary's Church, Stoke by Nayland Friday 23 August 1996
A Venetian Vespers of c. 1640 8:15 pm
Philippa Hyde &, Claire Tomlin soprano, Jennie Cassidy alto, Patrick McCarthy &, Toby Parr tenor, Adrian Peacock bass, Theresa Caudle Renaissance violin and cornetto, Paul Denley Renaissance violin, Roy Marks bass viol, Peter Holman chamber organ  
St Mary's Church, Boxford Saturday 24 August 1996
Sins of Old Age 12 noon
Elizabeth Stokes mezzo soprano, Patrick McCarthy tenor, Christopher Roberts piano  
Stoke by Nayland Middle School  
Lampe: The Dragon of Wantley 7:30 pm
OPERA RESTOR'D, directed by Jack Edwards (stage) and Peter Holman (music), designed by Ashley Shairp  
St Mary's Church, Stoke by Nayland Sunday 25 August 1996
Vivaldi at the Pieta 7:30 pm
Philippa Hyde &, Claire Tomlin soprano, Elizabeth Stokes contralto, Festival Choir directed by Simon Thompson, Essex Baroque Orchestra directed by Peter Holman  
St Edmund's Church Assington Monday 26 August 1996
The Harp in History: a lecture recital including music by Mayone, Trabaci, Monteverdi, Pasquini, John Parry and CPE Bach 12 noon
Frances Kelly early harps  
St Mary's Church, Boxford  
Handel in Rome 7:30 pm
Philippa Hyde &, Claire Tomlin soprano, Adrian Peacock bass, Frances Kelly harp, Essex Baroque Orchestra directed by Peter Holman