With the greatest regret we have taken the difficult decision to cancel the New Milton Music Festival and Gala Concert this weekend. We have reviewed the volunteer staffing levels, many of whom are in an at-risk health category, and concluded today that we can’t run the festival safely and in the manner that you would expect. We are also mindful of our responsibility not to exacerbate any risk of transmission of COVID-19 so would have been encouraging any performers or supporters in an at risk category not to attend. From the communications received this number has increased over the last two days.
We realise this is a huge disappointment to those who have put in hours of practice and preparation, and for all of those looking forward to a celebration of the last 20 years of music making in the festival’s name.
The Committee will review if there is any possibility to find a revised date and will advise in due course. Otherwise we will re-run the festival next year. Please bear with us as we review the best way of refunding entry fees. This will take a while to sort out.
Class Groups for 2020
All classes open to any voice, 19 years and over.
For mixed age duet see Class 17 under Junior Vocal classes.
|P12||Performance Platform. Adult Vocal Solo or Duet. No adjudication. Own choice.||5 mins||£4.00||£5.50|
|19||Folk song. One song, accompanied or unaccompanied.||5 mins||£8.00||£5.50|
|22||Light opera or music from the shows or films. Any one song.||5 mins||£8.00||£5.50|
|23||Lieder, French or Italian Art Song. Any one song, to be sung in the original language.||5 mins||£8.00||£5.50|
|24||British song. Any one song by a British composer.||5 mins||£8.00||£5.50|
|20||Operatic Solo. One aria from any opera written after 1750.||5 mins||£8.00||£5.50|
|21||Oratorio Solo. One aria from an oratorio or sacred work.||5 mins||£8.00||£5.50|
|27||Vocal duet, trio or quartet. Any one item.||5 mins||£8.00||£5.50|
|28||Adult Recital. A balanced programme of own choice songs.||15 mins||£12.00||£9.50|
Adjudicator - Joy Robinson
Joy trained at the Birmingham School of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. As a concert soloist, Joy has performed with choral societies throughout the United Kingdom, Her concert appearances abroad have taken her to Bergen, Bonn and Bayreuth. She has sung with Kent Opera, Welsh National and English National Operas, at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and has also appeared in Chess in the West End.