Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Music for the Soul.And Top Food for the Tummy; the Northumberland Music Festival Will Once Again Offer Up a Memorable Blend of Music and Food in a Perfectly Picturesque Setting. SAM WONFOR Reports

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Music for the Soul.And Top Food for the Tummy; the Northumberland Music Festival Will Once Again Offer Up a Memorable Blend of Music and Food in a Perfectly Picturesque Setting. SAM WONFOR Reports

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Byline: SAM WONFOR

MUSIC may well be the food of love, but it's not going to keep the tummy rumbles at bay, is it? The organisers of the Northumberland Music Festival know this too well... that's why they always go out of their way to ensure the popular event's varied programme of music is combined with some top notch cuisine.

They've done it again for the 2015 incarnation, will once again promises to celebrate music and food in a beautiful setting.

Now in its fifth year, the event, which runs over weekends throughout October and November, the Festival will be held at Doxford Hall, home of the Robert Parker Collection.

Promising "a month long celebration of the some of the most famous music ever composed, along with the very best quality of food and drink", the organisers are very proud to report they have programmed an eclectic schedule of entertainment to go alongside some very fine food.

Two full length opera performances, along with Gilbert and Sullivan, the Northumbrian Ranters and the return of Graeme Danby are sure to tempt those who appreciate good music and its gastronomic equivalent to make the trip.

Heritage Opera will be taking responsibility for two fully staged productions of the classic operas Madame Butterfly and The Marriage of Figaro.

They will also be taking care of A Grand Night of Opera in Seville and Spain, which will offer a tour of all things Spanish, allowing audiences to immerse themselves in the music, food, and of course wine of the country.

The Three English Tenors will also make a welcome return to the festival, performing well loved classics from all eras, including the heyday of opera right up to modern musical numbers.

The ultimate lovers of comic revue are likely to be thrilled to hear of the Gilbert and Sullivan element to proceedings. The Festival is pledging to "bring the best of G&S to life", in the shape of four experts in the field - ex-members of the legendary D'Oyly Carte Opera. …

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