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1 week ago

Like everyone else we are waiting for the "road map" announcements on May 10th before we can confirm any Festival events in July.

Thinking positively we have booked St. Peter's Church for Saturday November 27th to run some Instrumental and Junior Vocal classes. The Oundle Young Singer and Young Musician of the Year competitions will take place that day.

2 weeks ago
BBC Young Musician announces new dates for semi and grand finals

BBC announces dates for broadcast of the semi-finals and final of the 2020 Young Musician of the Year competition.

The category finals of BBC Young Musician took place just before the first coronavirus lockdown in March 2020, so the competitors have had to wait over a year for the next stage to be broadcast...

2 months ago
COVID-19: Can my group get back to in-person activities? | Making Music

Guidelines covering how music groups can get back to rehearsing and performing are being published in the different nations of the UK:

2 months ago
Photos from Oundle Festival of Music & Drama's post


Our Best Wishes to Vice President Meg Bates celebrating her centenary today. She first entered a solo singing class at the Festival as a 10 year old from Aldwincle School. As a teacher she brought her choirs and instrumental groups from Sudborough and Aldwincle. Meg served on the Committee for many years and was principal organiser from 1970 to 1988. Her most recent entry was bringing her Cranford Singers in 2005. We're not sure of the date of the earlier photo, but ... See more

3 months ago

A happy reminder of the 101st Festival in 2019.
Even though the timing of the 2021 Festival cannot be decided yet, July or October, we are pleased to announce that the 2022 Festival will run from Saturday March 26th to Saturday April 2nd, 2022.
Fingers crossed that Festival 2022 will be our 103rd Festival and not our 102nd!

3 months ago
Awards for Young Musicians

Do you know a young musician who could benefit from this scheme?

“Some people aren’t lucky and don’t get the chance to learn a new talent or get better at music. I am really lucky because I now have such a good teacher.”

Twelve year old Max has always loved music but until AYM began supporting him he never had the opportunity to develop his natural potential. Now this has all changed.

“I really enjoy my private clarinet lessons with my teacher because I can practise without any distractions. I enjoy it because I can talk to him on my own about ... See more

4 months ago

Happy New Year from the Festival team.
We hope to see you in 2021, when it is warmer and the vaccination programme is well advanced.

5 months ago

As one of the first Festivals to have to cancel due to the pandemic, we were hoping to be one of the first to go ahead in April 2021, but unfortunately this is now highly unlikely.
However, we do have ideas for an event towards the end of the Summer term, vaccines permitting. Watch this space!

6 months ago

Unfortunately as a result of the continuing impact of the Covid 19 pandemic we will be unable to run the Oundle Young Musician and Young Singer of the Year 2020 competitions.

We hope you are still enjoying music making. Keeping our fingers crossed for 2021!

7 months ago

Wonderful to see & hear Ellen Porter playing at the University of Gothenburg!