Welcome to the

Sutton Music Festival

incorporating Speech & Drama

 

President: The Worshipful the Mayor of the London Borough of Sutton

Hon. Vice President:  Judith Burton BEM, ARAM, DipRAM, LRAM, ARCM, FISM

Affiliated to the British and International Federation of Festivals for Music, Dance and Speech.

A message from the Chairman

I would like to thank everyone who was involved in making last year’s Festival such an outstanding success.  Despite the difficulties of working with the COVID pandemic, we managed to achieve our first ever virtual, on-line Festival.

There were over 520 entries, much higher than expected, with high entries for piano and strings.

We were disappointed not to have the choirs, and not to be able to host a prize winners’ concert, but pleased that we have a set of good quality videos, a selection of which you can enjoy on our website.

Can I thank all the entrants, their teachers and parents, the adjudicators, our sponsors and advertisers, and all our volunteer helpers who adapted so well to changed circumstances.

We are planning for a face-to-face Festival this year, details are below.

David Drane

 

Sutton Music Festival to be live this year

Following from the Government announcement about the lifting of COVID restrictions, we are delighted to announce that this year’s Festival will be face-to-face, as in previous years.  There will unfortunately be no choirs classes.  All events will be held at Overton Grange School. 

The key dates are:

Mid August Syllabus to be published on the website and sent to previous entrants

01 October Deadline for entries

13/14 November 1st Festival weekend (Piano, Vocal & Speech)

19/20/21 November 2nd Festival weekend (Piano, Strings & Winds)

28 November Prize winners’ Concert

The format of the Festival will be reviewed should the situation with COVID change.

With support from the

H.R. TAYLOR CHARITABLE TRUST

and  ARTS NETWORK SUTTON

 

 

ADJUDICATORS for 2021 Festival


Piano ……………………………………………… James Kirby  ARAM, GRSM

Vocal ………………………………………………. Ben Costello  MA, PGDip, B Mus, FRSA, FISM 

Speech & Drama ……………………………. Alison Rose  BA

General Instrumental & Strings …….. Jessica O’Leary  ARAM, B Mus,  Dip CSM

Winds …………………………………………….  Anne Hodgson  BA, FTCL, LTCL