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During the 45th Newbury Spring Festival, we celebrated the 25th Anniversary of our wonderful Festival Chorus, and the 15th Anniversary of our own Sheepdrove Piano Competition.

This anniversary year continued our long-standing tradition of bringing the best artists from around the world to Newbury and its immediate area, and we welcomed 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.

Our international programme, “two weeks of world-class music” featured 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 were honoured to welcome to Newbury. And our evolving education programme offered 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 enjoyed celebrating my own 25th Anniversary as Festival Director with our wonderful audience.

2025’s Festival will be announced in early 2025, and it will run between 10 and 25 May.

Mark Eynon
Festival Director

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