Snape Maltings And Aldeburgh Music

Realising the need for a permanent home for the Festival, a disused maltings building beside the marshy river Alde at Snape, only four miles from Britten's home, became the far-sighted venue for what would become the internationally famed Maltings Concert Hall.

Clive Strutt feels privileged to have been part of the glorious Britten 1960s decade, recording events that include the building of the Snape Maltings, its destruction by fire, and its subsequent rebuilding and its grand re-opening by H.M. Queen Elizabeth.

This renowned venue for productions under the auspices of Aldeburgh Music is home to many musical events in addition to the annual Aldeburgh Festival for Music and Arts. The Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme is based here, with year-round study courses for future top class musicians.


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The Queen opening Snape Maltings in 1967
The Queen, Benjamin Britten and Imogen Holst opening Snape Maltings in 1967
The Queen, Benjamin Britten and Imogen Holst opening Snape Maltings in 1967
Benjamin Britten with the Queen opening Snape Maltings
The Queen opening concert hall with Benjamin Britten in 1967
The Queen opening concert hall with Benjamin Britten in 1967
The Queen opening concert hall with Benjamin Britten in 1967
The Queen opening concert hall with Benjamin Britten in 1967
The Queen opening concert hall with Benjamin Britten in 1967
Peter Pears at Snape Maltings in 1969
Peter Pears at Snape Maltings in 1969
Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears outside Snape Maltings
Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears outside Snape Maltings
Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears outside Snape Maltings
Galina Visnevskaya rehearsing at Snape Maltings
Imogen Holst at an Exhibition
Burning Fiery Furnace at Orford church in 1966
Burning Fiery Furnace at Orford church in 1966
Burning Fiery Furnace at Orford church in 1966
Burning Fiery Furnace at Orford church in 1966
Benjamin Britten conducting Idomeneo at Blythburgh Church in 1969
Idomeneo at Blythburgh Church in 1969
Benjamin Britten conducting Idomeneo at Blythburgh Church in 1969
Prodigal Son at Orford Church in 1968
Prodigal Son at Orford Church in 1968
Prodigal Son at Orford Church in 1968
Benjamin Britten at Prodigal Son in Orford Church in 1968
Prodigal Son at Orford Church in 1968
Princess Margaret at Snape Maltings
Princess Margaret at Snape Maltings
Princess Margaret at Snape Maltings
Princess Margaret at Snape Maltings
Idemeneo at Blythburgh Church in 1969
Imogen Holst with another at an exhibition
Burning Fiery Furnace at Orford church in 1966
Burning Fiery Furnace at Orford church in 1966
Burning Fiery Furnace at Orford church in 1966
Burning Fiery Furnace at Orford church in 1966
Burning Fiery Furnace at Orford church in 1966
Burning Fiery Furnace at Orford church in 1966
Burning Fiery Furnace at Orford church in 1966
Burning Fiery Furnace at Orford church in 1966
Burning Fiery Furnace at Orford church in 1966
Burning Fiery Furnace at Orford church in 1966
Burning Fiery Furnace at Orford church in 1966
Burning Fiery Furnace at Orford church in 1966
Burning Fiery Furnace at Orford church in 1966
Burning Fiery Furnace at Orford church in 1966
Burning Fiery Furnace at Orford church in 1966
Burning Fiery Furnace at Orford church in 1966
Burning Fiery Furnace at Orford church in 1966
Burning Fiery Furnace at Orford church in 1966
Burning Fiery Furnace at Orford church in 1966
Burning Fiery Furnace at Orford church in 1966
Burning Fiery Furnace at Orford church in 1966
Burning Fiery Furnace at Orford church in 1966
Burning Fiery Furnace at Orford church in 1966
Burning Fiery Furnace at Orford church in 1966
Burning Fiery Furnace at Orford church in 1966
The Prodigal Son at Orford church in 1968
The Prodigal Son at Orford church in 1968
Colin Davis and Peter Pears in The Prodigal Son at Orford church in 1968
The Prodigal Son at Orford church in 1968
The Prodigal Son at Orford church in 1968
The Prodigal Son at Orford church in 1968
The Prodigal Son at Orford church in 1968
The Prodigal Son at Orford church in 1968
The Prodigal Son at Orford church in 1968
The Prodigal Son at Orford church in 1968
The Prodigal Son at Orford church in 1968
The Prodigal Son at Orford church in 1968
The Prodigal Son at Orford church in 1968
The Prodigal Son at Orford church in 1968
The Prodigal Son at Orford church in 1968
The Prodigal Son at Orford church in 1968
The Prodigal Son at Orford church in 1968
The Prodigal Son at Orford church in 1968
The Prodigal Son at Orford church in 1968
The Prodigal Son at Orford church in 1968
The Prodigal Son at Orford church in 1968
The Prodigal Son at Orford church in 1968
The Prodigal Son at Orford church in 1968
Peter Grimes BBC TV set at Snape Maltings
The Prodigal Son at Orford church in 1968
Benjamin Britten conducting Idomeneo at Blythburgh Church in 1969
Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears being filmed by Clive Strutt
Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears in conversation
Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears at fire damaged Snape Maltings in 1969
Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears at fire damaged Snape Maltings in 1969
Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears at fire damaged Snape Maltings in 1969
Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears at fire damaged Snape Maltings in 1969
Benjamin Britten TV interview at fire damaged Snape Maltings in 1969
Benjamin Britten at fire damaged Snape Maltings in 1969
Benjamin Britten at fire damaged Snape Maltings in 1969
Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears at fire damaged Snape Maltings in 1969
Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears at fire damaged Snape Maltings in 1969
Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears at Snape Maltings 1969

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