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Report on Wind Section – 2019

The Wind Brass and Ensembles section, which took place during the final week of this year’s Festival, saw some very high standard playing in the solo classes over the first two days. Some outstanding performances, particularly in the Recital and Brass Solo classes, especially impressed our adjudicator, clarinetist Ian Mitchell. Both the number and [...]

By |2019-04-03T11:35:49+00:00April 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Report on Wind Section – 2019

Solo Singing Section

Solo Singing Section – Report on the Festival The Solo Singing Section enjoyed another successful Festival. The venue this year was a new one for the Section, the Godalming Baptist Church. It proved satisfactory in every way, both as regards its acoustics and also in the facilities provided. The adjudicator this year was Neil [...]

By |2019-03-26T19:26:17+00:00March 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Solo Singing Section

Speech Section Report

We were very lucky to have three fantastic adjudicators, Jenny Thornton and Ann Bauer, who ran mini-workshops when they had time left at the end, and were able to give valuable advice to all students that attended. Feedback for this was also very well received. Our third adjudicator, Claire Huckle, was very well received [...]

By |2019-03-26T19:23:16+00:00March 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Speech Section Report

Report on the Organ Section – 18 March 2019

The Organ Section competition in 2019 will be remembered as the year in which we shivered.  The heating in St Peter and St Paul's church broke down four months earlier and the very fabric of the building had become extremely chilly – We are told thermometers read 50°F or 10°C.  Everybody was warned in [...]

By |2019-03-25T05:59:57+00:00March 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Report on the Organ Section – 18 March 2019

School Choirs Competition 2019

An important part of the Godalming Performing Arts Festival is the competition for school choirs. This took place at Charterhouse on Tuesday March 5th. Four hundred and twenty eight pupils from nineteen choirs competed. More than three hundred parents and friends watched in the Charterhouse Great Chapel, a magnificent building and memorial to the [...]

By |2019-03-15T18:27:13+00:00March 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on School Choirs Competition 2019

Piano Section Report 2019

The piano section of the Godalming Performing Arts Festival enjoyed another very successful year, with players ranging in age from 7 – late 70’s. Classes included solo pieces and recitals, with a range of piano music from Bach to Einaudi, Romantic to Jazz, and everything in between. The standard was generally high and many [...]

By |2019-03-15T18:24:59+00:00March 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Piano Section Report 2019

Festival Dance Section 2019

The highly successful dance competition of the Godalming Performing Arts Festival finished on February 22nd. There was a record number of over one thousand entries in the solo classes plus many ensembles. Pupils from no less then twenty-seven dance schools took part. The competition, taking place over five days in the splendid surroundings of [...]

By |2019-03-03T15:30:15+00:00March 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Festival Dance Section 2019

Record entry for Godalming Performing Arts Festival

The Godalming Music Festival began in 1947 as a competition for choirs. Piano classes were added in 1962, with stringed and wind instruments in 1966. 1968 saw further growth with the addition of speech and solo singing. An organ competition was instituted in 1977 and dance introduced in 1991. Whilst the music competitions have [...]

By |2019-02-02T13:27:56+00:00February 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Record entry for Godalming Performing Arts Festival