With the Covid restrictions that are in place currently, decisions have had to be made regarding which events can sensibly be expected to take place in 2021. With the safety of both Festival personnel and all other participants being paramount, it is with regret that we have to confirm that this event will not take place in 2021. It is hoped that Chamber and Ensemble classes will be able to run. See classes X8 and X9 in Chamber Music and Ensembles for groups of up to 12 and up to 18 players respectively.
Primary Music Makers
This session is non-competitive; an adjudicator will help lead the afternoon involving the children in some combined music making, if time allows, at intervals throughout the session. Each performance will receive adjudication but will not be graded. The adjudicator’s comments to the children will be positive (emphasising their strengths), while teachers will receive some written feedback which we hope will be of help in the future. Each group will also receive a memento of the occasion to take back to school.
Performances are grouped into four classes but these groupings are not rigid and we can usually accommodate any musical performance that you would like to share with others. Come and show us what you can do. You can be assured that you and your children will be warmly welcomed.
Primary Choral Session
The session will involve some low key competition but the Concert format and sharing element will continue; participating choirs are encouraged to attend for as much of the morning as is reasonable for their children. The arrangement of the morning will depend on the number of entries in each of the four classes but will include adjudication for each group and a singing workshop led by the adjudicator if time allows.
We have noticed that various Primary schools in the area are developing amazing Orchestras and Bands, some of whom have been taking part in our non-competitive Music Makers’ afternoon.
Perhaps you are happy to continue giving us enjoyable performances in the same way during the afternoon session but as your confidence grows you might like to consider entering the competitive class for Bands and Orchestras (Year 6 and under) as part of Primary Music Day.
Why not have a try! See further details in the syllabus.