The Spirit of Music 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. 

Read about the 2022 Festival.

Events by this performer
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
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...
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...
May 12, 2022
Read a review. The Speranza Quartet (piano, violin, viola and cello) comes to St Peter’s Church in Petersfield Square for a free concert of Fauré – The Piano Quartet No.1 in C minor, Opus 15. Despite being in a minor...