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Norfolk County Music Festival registration is open for performance dates 2-13 March 2020.

This year’s theme is Musical Journeys and the programme features recitals by musicians who played in Norfolk County Music Festival in their youth!

The Festival is a showcase for any type of instrument or singing: from school choirs, piano, strings, guitar, through to musical theatre, orchestras and rock bands. It is a wonderful opportunity for learners at all levels to perform under concert conditions in front of a friendly audience. It’s a chance to move forward, be encouraged, inspired and receive helpful comments on how to develop your playing. You benefit from hearing your fellow performers, receiving expert advice and gentle guidance (from adjudicators) on your performance.

Help with Transport Costs
The Festival may be able to assist with the costs of transport for rural/coastal schools. Get in touch for further details >>

Funding for School Choirs
All school choirs who enter the festival will be considered for the David Capp Memorial Bursary, a fund awarded to the most promising choir to support extra singing tuition for teachers and pupils.

Shorten Cup
The Shorten Cup was given by Arthur Shorten as the founder of the Festival for instrumental chamber music to encourage small ensemble playing. The Cup will be presented to a winning group as decided by an adjudicator. The instrumental class will be selected and announced when all Festival entries have been received.

Arts Award
Norfolk County Music Festival is an Arts Award Supporter. Get in touch for further details >>

The Festival may be able to support Arts Award Gold by providing voluntary opportunities to assist with:

  • marketing (such as marketing an event to your peers)
  • helping to run an event
  • arts admin
  • music technical experience e.g. making sound recordings etc.

Closing date for entries
Registration closes on Monday 16 Dec 2019. Upon submitting your entry, you will receive an email confirmation.

You will get notified of your exact date, approximate time, venue of performance and further details from February 2020 onwards.

Admission charge for each session (morning, afternoon or evening) is £3.50, under 18’s free. Buying a programme for £5 allows you free entry to every session.

Download the syllabus and find out what’s on at the Festival, including the special events and workshops for the 95th anniversary >>

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