Welcome to the Music Home page of the Festival.
Congratulations to all who took part in this year’s Mid-Somerset Festival and commiserations to all those who had entered classes but were unable to perform due to the Corona Virus. We were very sorry we had to cancel the last two days but had already experienced a number of withdrawals and after the government statement on the Monday evening of that week had no choice. Sadly the cancellation of most of the Instrumental classes and all the Keyboard classes has meant that we have been unable to identify enough possible contenders for the Bath Young Musician of the Year competition in October that event has been cancelled too.
However, we were relieved that our large scale Choral and Orchestral events did still take place together with the Vocal and Harp classes and these were enjoyed by all. (See the Music gallery for some of the pictures we took)
We intend to be back next year with a full line up of classes and planning is well underway. We hope to be able to publish a full line up of dates and venues soon and the full syllabus should come out in October. So expect to see classes for Keyboard, Instrumental and Singers, Bands, Orchestras, and Chamber Music, choirs of all age groups, and our special Primary Music Day which offers a mix of competitive and non-competitive classes for choirs and instrumental groups.
As always our aim with all festival events is to foster the enjoyment of live music making and extend the learning experiences of all participants whether they are performing or watching and listening to others and to this end, we provide a variety of performance opportunities for all levels of musical ability. We seek to move with the times, consulting with local teachers and deleting and adding classes or events as appropriate. So please let us know if there are any new classes you would like to see. Now is the time!