The local Music Festival is back again this year, after the success of the first Festival in 2011 – but bigger and better, with exciting new projects and new performance venues.
The Festival runs from Thursday October 11th to Saturday October 20th. Again, it presents a really varied range of music styles – Classical, Jazz, and Lighter Music is still our brief.
Just like last year, there are evening concerts, but for 2012 we have concerts on most days of the Festival except Sunday 14th, and they range from Renaissance choral music to Medieval Minstrels and a top jazz trio.
The Composition Competition is for writing for Saxophone Quartet, syzygy sax quartet, a group of rising young stars giving a concert at St Faith’s, Red Post Hill, on Wednesday October 17th. Along with a wide range of pieces for sax quartet, there will be performances of the pieces which have made the final of the composition competition. The audience will be asked to vote to choose the winner.
We have two of long-established jazz groups in the Festival. The Stan Tracey Trio will open the Festival at the new venue, Jazz On The Hill, in Railton Road, on Thursday October 11th. Stan will soon celebrate 70 years on UK jazz scene.
On Thursday 18th October, Dave Gelly and Annie Bright give a performance at The Half Moon. Probably our best known star of the Festival, Dave is a top tenor sax player, MBE, and jazz correspondent at The Observer.
Have a look at our web site for the full details of our programme – another article will appear here with more details in September.
Tickets are now on sale at: www.wegottickets.com/searchresults/promoter/10377/promoter
Tickets will also be available on the door of the concerts, but book early for the most popular ones to avoid disappointment.
We are immensely grateful to the local businesses who have made the Festival possible through their sponsorship – Olley’s Fish Experience, Oliver Burn Estates, Herne Hill School and Ahearo Consulting.