The deadline for entries is Friday 8th October

There are only 1.5 weeks to go until our first concert of the year! MusicFests are informal concerts where students from any year group can perform pieces of their own choice to a friendly and supportive audience. We always have a huge range of music, from students’ very first public performance to students who are already hugely experienced musicians. We have all styles of music from classical to rock to musical theatre and students’ own compositions. There are solos, duets and groups.

Here is the video from a previous MusicFest so you can get a flavour of what it’s like:

Please get your entries in for MusicFest by 5pm on Friday 8th October using this form.

Students in any year group are welcome to perform – it doesn’t matter if this is your first performance or your thousandth! All communication with performers will be done using your school email address, so be prepared to respond to emails once you’ve put your entry in.

If you want Miss W to play piano for your piece, please give her the sheet music ASAP if you haven’t already (and organise a run through).

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The Oxted and Limpsfield Music Society are delighted to announce their first concert of the 2021-22 Season:

Michael Collins, Clarinet, with Michael McHale, Piano

Saturday 23rd October 2021 at 7.30pm

Bawtree Hall, Hazelwood School, Wolfs Hill, Limpsfield, Oxted, Surrey RH8 0QU

Charles-Marie Widor: Introduction et Rondo Op.72

Camille Saint-Saëns: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano Op.167

Francis Poulenc: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano FP 184

Gerald Finzi: Five Bagatelles Op.23

Joseph Horovitz: Clarinet Sonatina

Tickets: Free entry for Under 25s

Tickets via www.oxtedandlimpsfieldmusicsociety.org.uk/programme.php

Michael Collins MBE is one of the most complete musicians of his generation. He received the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Instrumentalist of the Year Award in 2007. With a continuing, distinguished career as a clarinet soloist, he has in recent years also become highly regarded as a conductor. He is Artistic Director in Residence of the London Mozart Players, and from 2010 – 2018 he was the Principal Conductor of the City of London Sinfonia. Recent highlights have included worldwide appearances as a soloist and a conductor. In 2017 Michael was awarded a Grammy for his disc ‘Shakespeare Songs’ with Ian Bostridge and Sir Antonio Pappano. Michael is in great demand as a chamber musician, performing regularly with Sir András Schiff, Martha Argerich, Stephen Hough, Joshua Bell and Steven Isserlis. He has appeared at prestigious events such as the Proms, the Aldeburgh Festival, Edinburgh Festival, City of London Festival, Cheltenham International Festival and the Bath Mozartfest. During the 2019-20 season he was Artist in Residence at the Wigmore Hall which included concerts with Stephen Hough, as well as tonight’s pianist, Michael McHale.

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Click here to see a list of free recitals on Saturdays at St George’s Parish Church, Beckenham.

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