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Sat 15 Jun 2024


Clifton Festival 2024

Tchaikovsky’s ‘Pathetique’ Symphony & Mahler’s Rückert-Lieder

with Bristol Symphony Orchestra, Helen Charlston and Robert Weaver

Clifton Cathedral

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£19.62 incl. booking fee

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The Clifton International Festival of Music 2024 is brought to a close with singing sensation Helen Charlston and the Bristol Symphony Orchestra.

BBC Music Magazine’s Vocal award winner 2023 delights in Mahler’s profoundly moving Rückert-Lieder, a collection of five songs based on poems by Friedrich Rückert, which delve into themes of love, loss, and existential reflection with profound intensity.

The dynamism of Bristol Symphony Orchestra will be on full display as they present Tchaikovsky’s deeply personal Symphony no. 6 in B minor, known as the ‘Pathétique’, known for its passionate melodies and harmonic intensity, reflecting the deeply personal struggles of the composer.

The programme also features Maurice Ravel’s “Le Tombeau de Couperin”, a heartfelt tribute to François Couperin and fallen friends of World War I. The work blends Baroque influences with Ravel’s unique harmonic palette to create a work of profound beauty.

Presented by Clifton International Festival of Music

Student tickets: £5.45 incl. booking fee

Bristol Symphony Orchestra
Helen Charlston Mezzo-Soprano
Robert Weaver Conductor



Maurice Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin
Gustav Mahler Rückert-Lieder
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 in B minor (Pathétique)

Unreserved seating

All ages

Start Time: 19:30

All timings are approximate and subject to change

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Clifton Festival 2024

Wed 5 – Sat 15 Jun 2024

Bristol’s classical music festival returns this summer with spellbinding sounds from acclaimed artists and vibrant music-making from some of the country’s most exciting performers.

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“One of the most exciting voices in the new generation of British singers.”


The venue

Clifton Cathedral

Getting There

Address: Clifton Park, Clifton, Bristol BS8 3BX

The site has entrances on both Pembroke Rd and Clifton Park Rd. There is level access at the Clifton Park side entrance.

  Bicycle & e-scooter

Voi e-scooters are available for hop-on hop-off short-term rental across Bristol. The closest Voi parking is on Worcester Rd opposite the venue.

Car parking

The church has underground parking located on Worcester Rd.


From the centre, the 8 will stop at Clifton Park which is a short walk from the venue.

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Parking & drop off

Level access is available to the Cathedral from the front (Clifton Park). There is an on-site car park located underneath the venue with disabled parking spots off Worcester Rd.

The space directly outside the West Door is available for parking or drop-off.

Assistance dogs

All assistance dogs are welcome. Our staff are trained to know how to behave around working dogs. Please ask if there’s anything we can do to help.

Accessible Toilet

There are accessible toilets in the venue.

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