Preparations for this year’s Festival are proceeding apace and the syllabus is now complete, with solo and group classes for all ages from 9 and under to 55+, and all levels from beginner to Grade 8 or Open.
This year a new feature of the festival is the Challow Park Chamber Music Prize. This prize of £100 is sponsored by the Challow Park Music trust and will be awarded to a group competing in the Chamber Music class 280.
So if you enjoy singing or playing an instrument, come and perform in front of a sympathetic audience and a professional adjudicator who will give you feedback. There are prizes for the very best singers and instrumentalists, but every performer will get comments on their performance and a certificate.
Those who enjoy listening to live music will also find plenty to enjoy during the Festival. A selection of the most interesting and outstanding performances during the festival will be presented at the final concert – not to be missed!
The provisional outline programme for 2019 is given below
Saturday 22nd June – Piano Classes
Sunday 23rd June – String Classes (Bowed Strings and Guitars) Sunday 23rd June – Brass, Woodwind and Miscellaneous Classes
Sat 29th and Sunday 30th June (possibly also 28th) – Vocal Classes
Saturday 6th July – Instrumental Prize Finals (John Durrant Prize and Cooper Cup) and Final Concert
It will be at The Hall at Challow Park, OX12 9RH.