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The 2020 Petersfield Musical Festival launches

25/10/2019

The next Petersfield Musical Festival runs from Friday 13 to Saturday 21 March 2020. Read more in the Petersfield Musical Festival Newsletter_31_Autumn_2019.

The Petersfield Musical Festival 2020 Programme (1 MB) contains brief resumés of all the events. Tickets are available from 3 February.

For more than a century, the Festival has promoted music-making in and around Petersfield. It now provides a varied programme of choral, orchestral, family and youth concerts, smaller-scale recitals and guest performances. Over 600 local singers and instrumentalists of all ages share the platform with visiting musicians of national and international standing.

Join the Festival as an independent singer!

The first combined rehearsals under Festival Conductor Paul Spicer are on Friday 8 and Saturday 9 November See the newsletter for full details of the choral programme.

Enjoy priority booking as a Friend of the Festival

Friends of the Festival are valued supporters who receive early information and have priority booking for the Festival. Friends donating £50 or more per year receive a discount on tickets they purchase. You can download a Friends application form here.

Do you know a young composer?

The Festival has held five biennial Festivals of Young Composers, under the auspices of its Michael Hurd Memorial Fund. Every time we have been impressed by the quality and effectiveness of the works by our young composers, and delighted by the enthusiastic reception they have received from our expert adjudicators and appreciative audiences! The sixth event in the series was launched in the summer, with classes in three age groups: 14 and under, 17 and under, and 19 and under.

Scores must be submitted by Monday 9 December and performed at the live adjudication day on Saturday 1 February at Petersfield United Reformed Church Hall, College Street, Petersfield GU31 4AG. All the pieces are discussed by the adjudicators in front of the audience, and the winners and runners-up in each age class receive a cash prize to further their musical development. The winning compositions will be performed again at the Festival’s Youth Concert on Monday 16 March.

You can download the entry form and guidelines here.

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