What is Sutton Music Festival
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.
The objective of the Festival is to advance the education of the public in the Arts and in particular the Arts of Music, Speech and Drama in all their branches. The Festival undertakes:
(a) to hold annual competitions in the above disciplines;
(b) to present and promote public performances, concerts and recitals in order to raise the profile of the performing arts within the local community and for the public in general; and
(c) to undertake fund raising activities to further the charitable objective of the Festival.
Each year the Festival culminates in a Prize-giving concert where the Mayor of Sutton, who is our Hon President, awards the prizes. The concert includes an enjoyable mix of outstanding performances, selected by the adjudicators to represent the diversity of age and talent from all five sections of the Festival.
In addition, in recent years the Festival has promoted an annual Celebrity Masterclass, funded by the Neil Heayes Bequest, which proves once again the value of providing an opportunity for successful participants to work with a highly respected celebrity musician.
Festival Telephone: 07564 822784
(from September to December only)