The programme for the 2024 festival is now on the website https://www.whittingtonmusicfestival.org.uk/festival-programme/. The festival opens on Thursday May 16 with a concert including the iconic Four Seasons by Vivaldi, and other baroque delights. The other concerts offer a wide variety of music. Don’t miss the world premiere of a song cycle for voice, flute, piano and string quartet specially written for us by Jeremy Sams, our composer in residence.
We are delighted that Braimah Kanneh-Mason, violinist and brother of the well-known Sheku, will be with us for the whole festival. He joins 14 other established and emerging stars, some of whom you will recognise from previous festivals.
Ticket prices are essentially unchanged. The Saturday afternoon concert combines the Family concert with jazz from pianist Zoe Rahman and flautist Rowland Sutherland, price £15. Tickets for the main concerts are still £19 online, from Rowanthorn or on the door. Festival passes will be available at £76, a saving of £15 on all five concerts.
If you have been thinking of renewing your Friends’ subscription, you can now do this entirely online if you make a single payment. If you prefer to pay monthly, you will need to download the application form and contact the Friends’ secretary, Pam Parish, to arrange this.
The chairman of trustees will stand down in June 2024, so we are seeking a good listener with experience of chairing meetings to take over.
The role is interesting and should only require between five and ten hours’ work a month, including meetings. There are currently eight enthusiastic and committed trustees, and financial risk is negligible as the trust is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation.
Two references will be required, and the successful applicant will be able to shadow the current chairman for the remainder of his tenure.
For more information contact rob@whittingtonmusicfestival.