2016 Festival

Wednesday April 13th

to Saturday April 16th

Adjudicators booked 


2016 Syllabus will be posted on the website by October 1st 2015.


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You can see what was set for competition in 2015 by downloading the syllabus. Any ideas for new classes or changes by August 30th.


Oundle Young Musician 2015
Reuben Goldmark

Reuben is 15 years old and studies piano with Helen Krizos at Chetham’s School of Music.

He has a wide range of musical interests; he spent two summer seasons singing with Opera Bauge as a boy soprano and is a keen chamber musician playing in a number of ensembles at school. He is also passionate about jazz and improvisation which he studies with Les Chisnall; he hopes to be part of the National Youth Jazz Collective this summer. Reuben is fortunate to be given many performing opportunities with Chetham’s and most recently has been invited to take part in the Hellen’s Manor series of masterclasses with Christian Blackshaw.

Reuben has competed at Oundle Festival for several years. 

Oundle Young Singer 2015 


Anna Maria Muñoz

"When I arrived at the Oundle Festival I was quite nervous, but I immediately sensed a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere but with just the right amount of competitiveness. I could see that the other singers had worked very hard to prepare and so realised I had to put in my best effort. The feedback given by the adjudicator Mr Padmore was very detailed and I have come back with lots of constructive criticism that will really help me to progress.

I've never been to a Festival before so I think I had a lot to learn. I have never had an experience like it and I enjoyed every minute! Singing at the Festival Concert and winning Oundle Young Singer 2015 was amazing!"

Polebrook School

Creative Music, 9 years and under

Adjudicator Michael Shelton awarded an outstanding 90 in the 18 years & under Instrumental Ensemble class.

Congratulations to "Gone with the Wind" 









 Adjudicator Andrew Padmore
presents award to
Malcolm Sargent Primary School Choir.

Adjudicator Vivienne Redford presents

Charles Burgess, Rushden Academy with the Priestman Cup for Solo Acting, 18 years & under



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