Festival Update 2019

Entries are being processed and the programme finalised. Dates for each section are given below, and outline timings will be added in mid to late May.

Saturday 22nd June – Piano classes

Sunday 23rd June – Other Instrumental classes (Brass, Woodwind, Bowed Strings, Guitars, Miscellaneous)

Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June – Vocal classes

Saturday 6th July – Festival Finale, including the instrumental finals (John Durrant award and Cooper Cup),  Chairman’s Choice of other outstanding and enjoyable vocal and instrumental performances selected from the whole Festival, and the Presentation of Prizes (vocal, instrumental solo and the new Challow Park Chamber Music prize).

Performers: if you have requested the services of the Official Accompanist please send a copy of your music to the Music Librarian as soon as possible if you have not already done so. See the syllabus (page 6) for the address and regulations.

Volunteers: We always need people to help, both in the entrance hall and the main hall. If you would like to be part of making this festival possible, and hear as much as you would like of the competition at no charge, contact our Helpers’ Organiser.

Audience: Do come and be our audience and that for our performers. Enjoy listening to our young and not-so-young performers and hear our expert adjudicators. It’s like a combination of a concert and a series of masterclasses!

It’s at The Hall at Challow Park, OX12 9RH. You can attend any and every session (except the final concert) with a ticket costing £3. Youngsters in full time education do not pay to be in the audience, but must be with an adult. Full details are in the Festival Programme, available for £3.00 at the hall.