Come and Listen

Come and Listen

Of course, the festival would not be the same without an audience. If you would like to hear live music played by a huge variety of ages, abilities, instruments, and styles – or if you just want to drop in for a while, we would love to see you. We aim to keep admission prices low – you can see everything except the final concert for a one-off fee of just £3.00 which covers both weekends. Please note that this fee is payable by adults including those who wish to watch their own pupils, children, or friends, unless they are playing an accompaniment. However it is FREE for helpers and children as well as entrants and their accompanists. 

The outline programme is shown below. To get details of every class including the music you will hear, you will need a full programme which will soon be available from the Vale and Downland Museum in Wantage or on the door (£3.00).

2019 Programme at Challow Park Hall:

(One £3 ticket allows entry to all sessions from 22nd to 30th June)

Festival Accompanist   Paul Turner

Saturday 22nd June

Piano Classes
Adjudicated by Ruth Gerald

2:00 pm – 4:30 pm             Beginner, Junior and Grade Piano classes

6:00 pm – 8:45 pm             Adult Piano and Organ classes

Sunday 23rd June

Instrumental Classes (other than piano)
Adjudicated by Kay Tucker

10:00 am – 12:30 pm        Brass, Woodwind and Percussion classes
(band and solo)

2:00 pm – 4:40 pm              Bowed String and Guitar classes

Saturday 29th June

Vocal Classes
Adjudicated by Maria Jagusz

2:00 pm – 4:30 pm               Vocal 1 – Junior and Ensemble Classes

6:00 pm – 8:40 pm               Vocal 2  (includes Opera Unmasked Prize)

Sunday 30th June

Vocal Classes
Adjudicated by Sarah Jefferies

2:00 pm – 4:30 pm                Vocal 3 (includes John Miller Prize)

6:00 pm – 8:45 pm                Vocal 4 – Adult Vocal Classes

Saturday 6th July

Festival Finale 2:30 pm

Featuring the Instrumental Prize Finals (John Durrant Prize and Cooper Cup), all Awards and the Festival Highlights Concert.

Entry to the Finals and Concert on 6th July is £8

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