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2024 Festival Guide
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Newbury Spring Festival is one of the most popular and successful music festivals in the South of England. Over the last 40 years the Festival has grown hugely in size and quality building up a reputation of international status. The very best young musical stars appear alongside some of the world’s most distinguished and famous names. Here’s a short video to show you more of what the Festival has to offer:
Welcome to the
2024 Newbury Spring Festival
Two weeks of world-class music
Welcome to the 45th Newbury Spring Festival, where we will also celebrate the 25th Anniversary of our wonderful Festival Chorus, and the 15th Anniversary of our own Sheepdrove Piano Competition.
This anniversary year continues our long-standing tradition of bringing the best artists from around the world to Newbury and its immediate area as we welcome musicians from as far afield as India and Japan, USA, Argentina, Spain, Ukraine, Holland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, and of course United Kingdom and Ireland. As you look through the following pages, see if you spot any countries I have missed out!
Our international programme, “two weeks of world-class music” also continues to feature some of the finest young artists emerging on the international scene in both our Young Artist Recital Series and within the evening concerts, as soloists and ensembles alongside some of the greatest and most established musicians whom we are honoured to welcome to Newbury. And our evolving education programme offers local youngsters opportunities to experience workshops and performances by Festival musicians, as well as to perform themselves within the main Festival programme.
I am immensely proud of what we have achieved over the years, and grateful to our numerous loyal sponsors and Friends without whom none of this would be possible. I look forward to seeing you during the Festival fortnight and to celebrating with you my own 25th Anniversary as Festival Director.
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Featured Events of the 2024 Festival
Newbury Spring Festival Chorus
Grooving with Pirates
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From my perspective, it’s really quite simple: it was the best festival I’ve ever been to. I attended five concerts, and they were all absolutely breathtakingly good. As a regular visitor to places like Wigmore Hall, I get to listen to a lot of incredible music, but the events you laid on were right up there. In fact, as an overall experience, when combining the fantastic venues and the world-class performances, this year’s festival was beyond compare.
“We are very fortunate to have such a prestigious festival in Newbury which both attracts internationally renowned musicians and encourages the musicians of the future.”
“I have very happy memories of performances at Newbury Festival going back to my student days – concerts with some of my dearest friends and colleagues”
“Thank you so much for organising this wonderful event. It was a great pleasure for me to be a part of it. And thank you for such hospitality, it was amazing!”
“The Festival brings joy to Newbury every Spring.”
I only attended 7 concerts this year but enjoyed every single one
We are so fortunate to be able to attend performances by truly international musicians. That a small town like Newbury can attract such quality is a huge credit to the dedication of the festival management team and the conduct of the concerts themselves.
One of the treasures of Berkshire’s musical life, for years the Young Artists’ Recital series has been part of the exciting programming of Newbury Spring Festival
a superb event and just a great variety of music to be head