Congratulations to all who took part in this year’s festival and helped to make it a successful, if somewhat reduced, return to normal. There was music making of the highest standard and we plan to run Bath Young Musician of the year on Wednesday October 12. See our BYM page.
For 2023, we intend a full return in the hope that Covid will well and truly be a thing of the past. We are already well into the planning stage and expect the syllabus to be available in late September
After too long a break, the Festival of Bands and Orchestras will return to the Roper Theatre at Hayesfield School on Tuesday March 7 while classes for smaller Instrumental Groups take place in the afternoon and evening of Wednesday March 15.
Secondary Choral Day returns to the popular venue of St Mary’s Church Bathwick on Thursday March 9 while Adult Choral Day is back at the equally well liked St Swithins Church on Saturday March 11.
Primary Music Day is booked for Tuesday March 21 in the usual venue of the Pavilion.
Classes for singers, piano players and instrumentalists including the new classes in percussion and electric guitar introduced last year will take place over Monday to Thursday March 13 – 16 in the usual venues of The Guildhall and Bath Citadel.
The exception is Harp classes which are scheduled for Monday March 6. These will take place once again in the superb surroundings of the Steinway Music School at the Royal High School, Bath.
An Evening of Classical Music will again take place in the magnificent Braunschweig Room of Bath’s Guildhall on Thursday March 16 at 6.15pm. All students and lovers of classical music should not miss this rare opportunity to come along to listen to those competing for the Thelma King Instrumental Award as well as competitors for the Premier Award of the Festival which involves the winners of all three Concerto classes competing against each other. You will be certain to hear some highly talented musicians and admission to this event is FREE!
CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES IS 18th JANUARY 2023.