The Spirit of Music Festival

Spirit-of-music Festival

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28.03.22 Read about the 2022 Festival

Held mainly in the spring each year, in Liss and Petersfield, the Festival aims to ‘Create, Nurture and Inspire’ across a broad range of musical styles and mediums by holding concerts, talks and workshops which are fully inclusive.

The area is blessed with a large number of expert and professional musicians, many with international reputations, and the common desire is to share good music in a way that can be enjoyed by everybody. 

Local composers are encouraged and showcased, music students share their learning, and both children and adults can participate in enjoyable workshops to gain new experiences in making music under the guidance of enthusiastic experts. 

Equally, people who just want to hear good music played brilliantly in concerts which are both local and inexpensive, are delighted with what is on offer every year. 

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February 25, 2024
Presented by members of the SouthDowns Camerata.Hosted by the Spirit of Music Festival. Members of SouthDowns Camerata will be working with a large number of young string players who will perform three vibrant pieces of music. These items will be...
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January 21, 2024
Sophie Middleditch – RecorderHelen Hooker– RecorderGareth Deats – Baroque ’celloDavid Pollock – Harpsichord Join these acclaimed musicians for an hour of beautiful baroque music to warm you up on a winter’s afternoon. Bach, Telemann, Handel and Vivaldi. Entry free with...
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December 9, 2023
The concert will include Part I of Handel’s Messiah and a Bach cantata. Along with some unaccompanied choral singing, the audience will be able to hear again Dorry Macaulay’s lovely string piece about the Annunciation which includes the Angel Gabriel...
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November 19, 2023
Bach: Concerto for Two ViolinsSchubert, Vivaldi and lots more. Presented by the SouthDowns Camerata.Hosted by the Spirit of Music Festival. As usual, entry to the concert is free and we are sure that you will want to make a donation...
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October 1, 2023
A scintillating afternoon of music for piano, ‘cello and violin, complemented by some readings on the same theme, and all performed by the top local stars whom we love to hear. See https://www.spiritofmusicfestival.org.uk for further details.
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April 29, 2023
The Hampshire Youth Swing Band players share the bill with Petersfield’s ‘a cappella’ singers, The Free Radicals. It’s suitable for all age groups and it’s free to enter – though please give a donation as you leave. Expect well-known music...
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April 23, 2023
This concert will feature Frank’s highly emotional piano quintet and Turina’s beguiling piano quartet. We will also be premiering local composer, Peter Thompson’s Two Interludes for piano quartet. See https://www.spiritofmusicfestival.org.uk for further details. View the poster. Free admission – a...
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June 18, 2023
Sara Deborah Timossi, artistic director of the festival, who will be leading the ensemble, has a long-standing connection with the work. ‘It is’, she says, ‘the most positive of all of Schubert’s works, and brims with sunshine, love, happiness, longing...
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April 29, 2023
Become part of the SouthDowns Strings and learn to play and perform Bartok’s Romanian Dances alongside professional players. £5 per person, payable on the day. See https://www.spiritofmusicfestival.org.uk for further details.
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May 8, 2023
See https://www.spiritofmusicfestival.org.uk for further details.
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December 11, 2022
Works by Ravel, Tchaikovsky, Grieg We’re very happy to announce the next in our Chamber Music Series – a concert on Sunday 11th December at 3:30pm in St Mary’s Church, Liss, given by Anna Lezdkan (daughter of Mikhail Lezdkan and...
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November 13, 2022
Vivaldi, Handel, Tchaikovsky. SouthDowns Camerata with soloists Mikhail Lezdkan, Sara Deborah Timossi and Dorry Macaulay, PLUS guest soloist Sophia Brumfitt (mezzo-soprano), performing Vivaldi, Handel and Tchaikovsky. As usual, entry to the concert is free and we are sure that you...
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September 24, 2022
View the poster. Some of our favourite professional soloists are back again to delight you with top-rated chamber music.  Come and enjoy this first-class concert from the experts, in the splendidly re-designed St Mary’s Church, Liss.  As the Festival prefers,...
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May 22, 2022
SouthDowns Camerata with Angela Zanders (piano) Family-friendly music suitable for all ages, including Mozart, Shostakovich, Marquez – and Karl Jenkins’ “Palladio” with the SouthDowns Junior Strings ​Free entry, with retiring collection
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May 21, 2022
Russian gypsy gems, Hungarian dances, Romanian laments, Bulgarian rhythms, free improvisation, classical music and jazz: a fiery ensemble of virtuosos featuring guitar, accordion and double bass, led by violinist Bogdan Vacarescu, whose “technical mastery made it sound as if there...
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May 8, 2022
A free concert featuring SOS From the Kids (semi-finalists in ‘Britain’s Got Talent’), Petersfield Area Schools String Orchestra and outstanding young soloists from our area. PLUS the Snail’s Progress Gamelan bus workshops at 1:30pm and 2:30pm. Come and play the...