This year we have had a vintage year with plenty of entries and helpful and friendly advice from our expert adjudicators. It finished with exciting competitions for the instrumental prizes of Town Shield and Cooper Cup for young and not-so-young performers followed by the festival concert with excellent snippets from some of the best singers and instrumentalists.
While the festival is a great success we would be grateful for input from people who appreciate the goals of the festival and would be willing to help us to run it, as well as from those who would just like to know more about what happens “behind the scenes”.
Please come to the AGM this year at the The Hall at Challow Park, Challow Road, Wantage, OX12 9RH) on October 11th at 8pm.
We will welcome anyone coming to the meeting to find out how the festival runs and provide your feedback as to how it could be improved.
We hope to see you there.
The 2018 syllabus is now available.
Download it here!
To enter, go here.
You can now enter online, or you can still enter by post if you prefer.
The closing date has now been extended to April 3rd.
So decide now which classes you would like to enter and what you would like to sing or play, and get your entries in!
It’s the ruby anniversary of the Wantage Music Festival in 2017 and there will be events held through the year. The first will be a celebratory concert on Saturday February 25th at Challow Park Concert Hall with outstanding performers from the 40 years of the festival that was founded by the well-loved pianist John Durrant. The festival has nurtured many talents who have gone on to be well known performers in the Oxfordshire area and beyond.
The concert will feature some of the best recent prizewinners and competitors and some friends of the Festival. Profits from the concert will go towards providing quality adjudication and accompaniments for the festival which will be held in June 2017.
The concert will start at 7.30 and tickets will be available on the door at £10 or £5 for students and children .
Please note card payments cannot be accepted but cash payments are welcome – we apologise for the error about this in some publications .
Whether you are a performer or a listener, save the date for the 2017 Wantage Music Festival! It will be held over the two weekends 17th/18th June and 24th/25th June, jn The Hall at Challow Park.
The Final Concert will be held on Monday 26th June 2017.
We are hoping it will be a very special festival this year, as it is the Festival’s fortieth anniversary. We hope to see you there!
2017 is going to be a great year for Wantage Music Festival. It will be 40 years since the first festival was held so there will be several celebrations in addition to the festival itself. The first event will be a concert on February 25th. Many of the competitors from throughout the years are amazing musicians today, and some of these wonderful people will be performing. So… mark that date in your diaries now and we will update information here as soon as the performers have confirmed their availability.. A great way to start to celebrate such a special year.
As you can see, we are updating our website. We have moved to WordPress, which will be easier to update, and a new hosting provider (thank you. 34SP.com!)
We are currently busy planning the 2017 Festival, and we’ll keep this website updated as information becomes available. We’ll also be adding more useful information over the next few weeks, so do keep coming back and having a look!