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. It is FREE for helpers, children and those in full time education. Please note that this fee is payable by adults who wish to watch their own pupils, children, or friends, unless they are playing an accompaniment.
The outline programme is shown below. To get details of every class, you will need a full programme which will be available from early June from the Vale and Downland Museum in Wantage, or on the door. (£3.00).
Provisional Programme at Challow Park Hall:
Saturday 16th June – Piano Classes
Sunday 17th June – String Classes (Bowed Strings and Guitars)
Sat 23rd June – Vocal Classes
Sunday 24th June – Brass, Woodwind and Miscellaneous Classes
Saturday 30th June – Instrumental Prize Finals (John Durrant Prize and Cooper Cup) and Final Concert
The End of Festival Concert
Come to the final concert on the evening of the Saturday June 26th, to hear some of the best and the most entertaining performances from the festival. This concert is one of the highlights of the whole festival. It will be preceded by the finals of the John Durrant and Ken Cooper instrumental prizes, which will begin at 6:30 pm – a true treat for the ears! The concert will start at approximately 7:30pm. Admission will be £7.00 or £4.50 for concessions.
2017 marked forty years since the first Wantage Music Festival was held, and we shall began our celebrations with a special concert. Those who came to the Hall at Challow Park on February 25th 2017 were able to enjoy hearing some of the outstanding performers from the past forty years.