Rain Dreaming

A tantalising harpsichord recital inspired by the natural world


9.30pm, Sunday 24 July 2022


Jane Chapman (harpsichord)


Great Hall, Dartington Trust, South Devon


£18 Central Rake | £15 Unreserved benches & Balcony

About this event

 Such is Jane Chapman’s panache and affinity with this repertoire that one almost feels the composer in person is improvising at the keyboard 
       – BBC Music Magazine, on Jane Chapman’s recording of the 17th-century French Bauyn Manuscript

Britain’s most progressive harpsichordist, Jane Chapman performs a tantalising programme of music inspired by the natural world. Take a sonic meander through green gardens and Japanese waterfalls in music by William Byrd, François Couperin, Jean-Philippe Rameau and Tōru Takemitsu.

About the Performer

Equally passionate about baroque and contemporary music, Jane Chapman has collaborated with ground-breaking composers, artists and dancers, working with musicians from the worlds of Indian music, jazz, and the avant-garde. Her CDs of 18th-century English music, ‘The Lady’s Banquet’, and of the 17th-century French Bauyn Manuscript, offered the first extensive overviews of important sources previously unexplored on disc and were highly acclaimed. Her recording of transcriptions of Indian music from 1789, the Oriental Miscellany (Signum) was awarded the Preis der Deutschen Schallplatten Kritik, as was her disc of Berio’s Rounds (Mode).

She has premiered over 200 solo, chamber and electroacoustic pieces, and pioneered the first disc of electroacoustic works for harpsichord by British composers – WIRED (NMC). Her new album Zoji  with electric guitarist Mark Wingfield and Brazilian percussionist Adriano Adewale (MoonJune) was released in Jan 2021.

Jane is an Honorary Fellow of Dartington College of Arts and Professor of harpsichord at the Royal College of Music.

About the dartington music festival

This event is part of the annual Dartington Music Festival, a thrilling summer of live classical, jazz, folk and experimental music on the Dartington estate, running this year between 23 July and 19 August.


For more information about the Dartington Music Summer School & Festival , which includes an exciting range of intimate chamber music, spectacular outdoor performances, family-friendly concerts, workshops and talks, visit the Festival website.

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The Dartington Music Festival 2022 is delighted to welcome audiences back into the Great Hall (unless specified otherwise on the event page).

With guidance around Covid-19 constantly changing, we are monitoring the advice and will update audiences if there are any changes. We hope that you’ll join us for what promises to be a very special summer of live music.

Select an option below to begin your online booking. You will receive an e-ticket for this event. You are welcome to email us at boxoffice@dartington.org with any queries you have (telephone: 1-7pm / boxoffice@dartington.org). Full T&Cs >

Sunday 24th July

Summer School 2022: Dartington Member Discount

Dartington Members will receive a 10% discount, applied when they log in during the checkout process. This is an Early Bird offer and is only applicable until midnight on 30 April 2022.

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