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
|P55||Performance Platform. Any Mixed Ensemble, any age. No adjudication. Own choice.||8 mins||£8.00||N/A|
|100||Chamber Ensemble, any combination of instruments and/or voices, not eligible to compete in any other class (maximum 10 players of any age). Own choice(s).||8 mins||£12.00||N/A|
|101||Large Ensemble, any combination of instruments and/or voices, not eligible to compete in any other class (10 or more players, 13 years and under). Own choice(s).||8 mins||£12.00||N/A|
|102||Ensemble, 10 or more players, 14 years and over, any combination of instruments and/or voices not eligible to compete in any other class. Own choice(s).||8 mins||£12.00||N/A|
|103||Family Ensemble, two or more members of the same family, any age, any combination of instruments and/or voices. Own choice(s).||8 mins||£12.00||N/A|
|104||Duet or Trio, any age, any instruments and/or voices not eligible to compete in any other class. Own choice(s).||8 mins||£8.00||N/A|
Adjudicator - David Shoukry
David Shoukry was born in 1974, studied Music at Oxford University and was a Trumpet postgrad at London's Royal College of Music. He divided the first half of his career between performing and teaching Music around the world. David now works as a freelance musician, photographer and examiner for ABRSM.