For music lovers from around the UK and far beyond, Charleston has become the focal point of their musical calendar. They come to enjoy a series of extraordinary chamber music performances in the beautiful and atmospheric 16th century tithe barn. The acoustics are marvellous and the hall seats 300 people, creating the perfect intimate setting for chamber music.

Charleston's unique ambience is an inspiration; a mix of informality - concerts in a barn could not be otherwise - within the magical silence of exquisite formal English gardens. Programmes of music that Robert Cohen presents and chooses, elate both musicians and audiences. The audience's dedication and regular contact with Robert and his guest artists, has brought about a growing sense of a Charleston Manor Festival community and wonderful memories never to be forgotten.