Petersfield Musical Festival

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23.02.24 Profile: Richard Pearce, organist
22.02.24 Get a glimpse into what to expect at this year’s Petersfield Musical Festival
19.02.24 Profile: Milly Forrest, soprano
12.02.24 Profile: Rebecca McNaught, cello
06.02.24 Profile: Keir and Sheila Rowe
05.02.24 Petersfield Festival of Young Composers showcases new talent
23.01.24 Profile: Philip Young
14.01.24 Competition for young composers
22.10.23 Profile: Pam Buckley, the first woman appointed to chair the Petersfield Musical Festival
02.10.23 Review: Petersfield Musical Festival’s 2023 choral workshop
07.09.23 Calling all singers – join a choral workshop in Petersfield
03.08.23 Profile: Jeremy Backhouse, conductor – leading the 2023 open choral workshop
26.04.23 Latest news from the Petersfield Musical Festival
25.03.23 Romantic masterpieces uplift and inspire
13.03.23 Countdown to the Petersfield Musical Festival
03.03.23 Come on a choral journey through Europe
20.02.23 Petersfield Musical Festival tickets are now on sale / download the latest newsletter
18.01.23 The 2023 Petersfield Musical Festival aims to reach a broad community
04.01.23 Profile: Sue Bint, violinist
16.08.20 Profile: Jonathan Willcocks

The next Petersfield Musical Festival will take place from 15 to 23 March 2024. Download the colour leaflet. Tickets are on sale now.

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.

The Festival’s Michael Hurd Memorial Fund supports young musicians through grants and events. The Festival takes place at the Petersfield Festival Hall, built for the purpose and officially opened in 1935. The Festival is a registered charity, run for the benefit of the community, not for profit.

Events by this performer
Upcoming
March 23, 2024
Elgar: Serenade for stringsDyson: HierusalemIreland: Downland SuiteRutter: Magnificat Festival chorus, with Petersfield and Rogate Choral Societies Milly Forrest, soprano Nova Foresta Classical PlayersPaul Spicer, conductor Sir George Dyson was a composer, teacher, broadcaster and author, and the driving force behind...
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March 22, 2024
With the National Youth Jazz Orchestra sextet. One of the giants of jazz, drummer Art Blakey with his Jazz Messengers enjoyed international celebrity and launched the careers of numerous jazz musicians from the 1950s to the 1980s. The National Youth...
Upcoming
March 21, 2024
Robin Browning, conductorJamie Cochrane, piano (pictured) Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto no. 2Smetana: BlaníkDvořák: Symphony no. 8 In this showpiece concert, Robin Browning conducts the Petersfield Orchestra in three classic works from eastern Europe. Smetana’s Blaník, the last of his six tone...
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March 20, 2024
Richard will present a varied programme of pieces from much-loved Bach fugues to works by lesser-known modern French composers such as Alain and Langlais, alongside a sonata by Elgar and a chorale by César Franck. J.S. Bach – Prelude and...
Upcoming
March 19, 2024
Award holders from the Michael Hurd Fund for Young Musicians. Free entry. Retiring collection in aid of the Michael Hurd Fund for Young Musicians. Deh vieni, non tardar – MozartCome away Come away death – QuilterFleurs – PoulencQuando m’en vo...
Upcoming
Singers and instrumentalists from local schools and youth music organisations. Tickets £10 and £5 (18s and under). £8 and £4 with schools discount. View other events in the festival.
Upcoming
Singers and instrumentalists from local schools and youth music organisations. Tickets £10 and £5 (18s and under). £8 and £4 with schools discount. View other events in the festival.
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Upcoming
March 17, 2024
Musical Director: Lucy Humphris Music including Pergolesi Stabat Mater and much more This concert in memory of Ann Pinhey, the consort’s founder and former director, will be directed by her successor Lucy Humphris, a former student at Churcher’s College and...
Upcoming
March 17, 2024
Basingstoke Chamber OrchestraStephen Scotchmer, conductor Royalty of all kinds can be expected at Basingstoke Chamber Orchestra’s Family Concert, from the Queen of Sheba to Frozen’s Elsa and Anna, via Handel’s Water Music (first played in a barge on the Thames...
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Symphony no. 40 in G minor Sofia Ticciati, sopranoClara Orif, sopranoGeorge Curnow, tenorGiles White, bass Festival chorus, with Fernhurst and Petersfield Choral SocietiesWith Southern Pro Musica. Paul Spicer, conductor When Mozart married Constanze Weber – famously in defiance of his...
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March 15, 2024
Josh Robinson, director with guests Legends. Encore Choirs are thriving community choirs in Petersfield and Alton, run by their enthusiastic director and vocal coach, Josh Robinson. Meeting weekly under the motto ‘Let the power of singing connect us all’, and...
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September 23, 2023
Read a review. An open choral workshop directed by Jeremy Backhouse, organised by the Petersfield Musical Festival.Accompanist: Mark Dancer Read more about the workshop in our interview with Jeremy and in another article. Download further info. Bob Chilcott’s accessible and...
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March 25, 2023
Stanford Songs of the FleetGrieg ‘Peer Gynt’ SuitePuccini Messa di Gloria Festival chorus, with Fernhurst and Petersfield Choral SocietiesSamuel Stopford, tenorEdward Ballard, baritone  Basingstoke Symphony Orchestra          Conductors: Paul Spicer and Stephen Scotchmer Paul Spicer and Stephen Scotchmer conduct the Festival...
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March 24, 2023
With the GSA Singers from GSA (Guildford School of Acting) Guildford, University of Surrey.Musical Director: Peter Roberts Talent and exuberance overflow in the performances by the GSA Singers from the University of Surrey’s Guildford School of Acting, a 24-strong company...
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March 23, 2023
Read a review. Soloist: Cordelia WilliamsConductor: Robin BrowningLeader: Helen Purchase Mendelssohn Overture: A calm sea and a prosperous voyage,Schumann Piano concerto in A minor op. 54Elgar Variations on an original theme (‘Enigma’) op.36 Pre-concert talk at 6.30 pm. Cordelia Williams,...
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March 21, 2023
Lecture-recital by Angela Zanders, including a complete performance of the work. Angela Zanders, pianoCatherine Lawlor, violinMikhail Lezdkan, cello Angela Zanders’ lecture recital will explore the composer’s fraught relationship with the Soviet authorities and include a complete performance of this intense...
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March 22, 2023
Roussel: Divertissement Op.6Mozart: Piano quintet KV.452William Hurlstone: Piano quintet in G minorPoulenc: Sextet With Helen Walton, flute; Lucinda Willits, oboe; Rob Blanken, clarinet, Richard Moore, bassoon; Bridget Holton, French horn; Karen Kingsley, piano (pictured). A programme that exploits to the...
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March 22, 2023
Singers and instrumentalists from local schools and youth music organisations. The Festival’s annual sell-out Youth Concerts bring together hundreds of young musicians between 8 and 18, in a collaboration that shows the strength of the music-making in our local schools....
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March 20, 2023
Singers and instrumentalists from local schools and youth music organisations. The Festival’s annual sell-out Youth Concerts bring together hundreds of young musicians between 8 and 18, in a collaboration that shows the strength of the music-making in our local schools....
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March 19, 2023
with SouthDowns CamerataDirector: Sara Deborah Timossi The theme will be ‘Dancing through Time’, with dance music from different periods from Tudor to present. Children will love this tour of dance music from pavane to tango, presented by the string players...
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March 18, 2023
Festival chorus, with Petersfield and Rogate Choral Societies. Southern Pro MusicaConductor: Paul Spicer Cara Orif, soprano (Iphis) RAMRachel Newberry, soprano (Angel)Anna Patterson, mezzo soprano (Storge) RAMMatthias Daehling, countertenor (Hamor) RCMMagnus Walker, tenor (Jephtha) RAMAlexander Bower-Brown (Zebul) RAM Written in 1752, Jephtha was...
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March 17, 2023
Musical Director – Mike Pennicotte-Henriewith Petersfield Community ChoirMusical Director Carolyn Robson These two popular local groups were prepared to perform at the 2022 Festival when they became a last-minute casualty of Covid. We are delighted that they will be bringing...
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September 24, 2022
An open choral workshop directed by Paul Spicer. Accompanist: Mark Dancer Download further info and a booking form.
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March 26, 2022
Read a review. Festival Chorus: Petersfield Choral Society, Rogate Choral Society & Independent Singers Ella de Jongh (soprano)Isla McEwan (soprano)Samuel Stopford (tenor)Sam Hird (baritone) Basingstoke Symphony OrchestraPaul Spicer (conductor)Stephen Scotchmer (Conductor) Jonathan Willcocks: In Praise of SingingMendelssohn: Hymn of PraiseRossini/Britten:...
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March 25, 2022
Take a trip to the topsy-turvy town of Titipu in the land of Pajan! Find romance, chicanery and a legal conundrum under the capricious eye of the Mikado … Desperate to get away? Take a trip to the topsy-turvy town...
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March 24, 2022
Read a review and watch a video of the Saint-Saëns. Schumann Overture, Scherzo & FinaleSaint-Saëns Piano Concerto no 2 in G minor, Op. 22. – Soloist Valentina Seferinova [piano]Brahms Symphony no 4 Robin Browning – conductor. Petersfield’s own orchestra returns...
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March 23, 2022
Emilie Capulet and Mark Dancer Mozart – Sonata in F, K. 497Schubert – Fantasia in F minorBeethoven – Symphony no. 5 arr. Hugo Ulrich Free Entry with Retiring Collection for Petersfield Musical Festival.
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March 22, 2022
Free entry with retiring collection for the Michael Hurd Fund for Young Musicians. Read more about the winners.
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March 20, 2022
Meridian Winds Concert BandConductor: Don Lloyd Children are invited to bring a small drum or another percussion instrument to the concert. Tickets £5 via One Tree Books or online.
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March 19, 2022
Vivaldi – Dixit Dominus RV 594Haydn – ‘Mariazeller’ Mass (Missa Cellensis Hob XXII:8)Bach – Brandenburg Concerto no. 2 Aimee Fisk (soprano)Amy Holyland (contralto)Ryan Williams (tenor)Michael Ronan (bass)Sara Deborah Timossi (violin)Lucy Humphris (trumpet)Luiz de Campos (oboe)Sophie Middleditch (recorder) Festival Chorus: Fernhurst...