Richmond upon Thames Performing Arts Festival
Performance opportunities for all ages in music, dance, speech - Feb/March annually at venues across the borough. All performers receive a written and verbal assessment of their work and there are medals, trophies and cash prizes to be awarded.
Bursaries in 2020 for the Young Singer, Young Instrumentalist and Young Speech & Drama Performer of the Year together with other sponsored prizes.
Competitions take place mainly at weekends in February and March at Kew Community Centre,(Music) and YMCA White House Hampton, (Choirs and Speech & drama).
Dates and Venues 2020
Vocal Section (mainly Choirs and Ensembles) February 28th at YMCA White House, 45 The Avenue, Hampton, TW12 3RN and Solo Vocal February 29th & March 1st at Kew Community Centre,(St. Luke's), The Avenue, Richmond TW9 2AJ
Piano section: March 6th, 7th, 8th , 14th at Kew Community Centre, (St. Luke's), The Avenue, Richmond TW9 2AJ
Instrumental: March 15th (Wind/Brass & Percussion) March 21st,22nd (other orchestral instruments) at Kew Community Centre
Speech & Drama March 28th & 29th at YMCA White House. Hampton TW12 3RN
Adjudicators for 2020 Piano : Li Lin Teo, ARAM,LRAM,ARCM(Hons), LRSM Vocal : Belinda Mikhail, BMus(Hons),PgDipRCM, ARCM Instrumental : Paul Harris, FRAM, HonTCL, GRSM, LRAM, ARCM ARAM,MTC,FRSA (Wind/Brass) & Fiona McLean Buechel, BA (RSAMD) Cert RAM (Strings) Speech & Drama: Tish Nicoll LGSM,DipCE,FESB,MSTSD & Ann Bauer, MEd, BA (Hons),LRAM,LGSM,PGCE,DipSpLD
Section Secretaries (to whom entry enquiries should be made)Instrumental: Pamela Frazer, firstname.lastname@example.org Piano: Sue Thornton, email@example.com Vocal: Judy Hildesley firstname.lastname@example.org Speech & Drama: Emma-Louise Tinniswood email@example.com
General enquiries – firstname.lastname@example.org
The website www.richmondfestival.org.uk gives lots of information about the Festival and all its sections. Audience welcome to see and hear these talented (mainly) young performers.
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