All concerts take place at Petersfield Festival Hall except for the recitals in St Peter’s Church on Tuesday lunchtime and Wednesday evening.

Priority booking for Friends of the Festival: 9 – 22 January

Priority booking for participants: 23 January – 5 February

Public booking opens 6 February

Edward Thomas 1878–1917: A Centenary Concert

Friday 17 March
7.30 pm

Seats £15, £5 (18 and under)

A Centenary Commemoration
Choral and solo settings of poems by Edward Thomas and his friends, and music mentioned in his writings. Poets include Edward Thomas, Robert Frost, Walter de la Mare, W H Davies and Eleanor Farjeon. Music by Ivor Gurney, Peter Warlock, Randall Thompson, Michael Hurd, Arnold Bax, Cecil Armstrong Gibbs, Mervyn Horder and others.

Vox Cantab
Jonathan Willcocks, conductor
Ricard Pearce, piano
Catherine White, soprano
Thomas Athorne, tenor
Piers Burton-Page, reader

Bedales Cecilia Consort
Nicholas Gleed, director
John Barker, baritone
Helen Cawthorne, piano
John Lofthouse, baritone
Frances Kelly, harp
Judith Treggor, flute

Mendelssohn: Elijah

Saturday 18 March
7.30 pm

Seats £22, £20 (tiered), £18 (flat), £5 (18 and under)

Abigail Broughton, soprano
Louise Mott, mezzo soprano
Edward Hughes, tenor
Gary Griffiths, baritone

Alton, Rogate and Petersfield Choral Societies

Southern Pro Musica
Conductor: Paul Spicer

Family Concert

Sunday 19 March
3.00—4.00 pm

Seats £5

Programme includes Saint-Saëns Carnival of the Animals
SouthDowns Camerata
Director: Sara Deborah Struntz-Timossi
Mark Dancer and Emilie Capulet, pianos

Youth Concert

Monday 20 March
7.00 pm

Seats £10/7* (adult), £5/3* (child)
*with schools discount

Singers and instrumentalists from local schools and youth music organisations.

Lunchtime Recital

Tuesday 21 March
1.00 pm
St Peter’s Church

Entry free (retiring collection)

Award-holders from the Michael Hurd Memorial Fund

Jonathan Mitra, trumpet
Rosalind Sheppard, piano
Victoria Puttock, saxophone

Ensemble Reza

Wednesday 22 March
7.30 pm
St Peter’s Church

Seats £12, £5 (18 and under)

Bach: Chaconne for solo violin
Haydn: String Quartet op. 76 no. 3 (‘Emperor’)
Beethoven: ‘Kreutzer’ Sonata (first movement) arr. for string quintet
Mendelssohn: Octet

Youth Concert

Wednesday 22 March
7.00 pm

Seats £10/7* (adult), £5/3* (child)
*with schools discount

Singers and instrumentalists from local schools and youth music organisations.

The Petersfield Orchestra

Thursday 23 March
7.30 pm

Seats £18, £5 (18 and under)

Schubert: Overture in the Italian Style in D
Strauss: Horn Concerto no. 1
Delibes: Suite: Le Roi s’amuse
Delius: On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
Mendelssohn: Symphony no. 4 (‘Italian’)
Soloist: Richard Steggall
Conductor: Christopher Braime

Jazz Night: Jonny Mansfield’s Elftet

Friday 24 March
7.30 pm

Seats £12, £5 (18 and under)

A spectacular ensemble of eleven rising stars from the Royal Academy of Music.

Dvořák: Stabat Mater

Saturday 25 March
7.30 pm

Seats £20 (tiered), £18 (flat), £5 (18 and under)

Carrie-Ann Williams, soprano
Marvic Monreal, mezzo soprano
Hiroshi Amako, tenor
Michael Mofidian, bass
Fernhurst and Petersfield Choral Societies
Midhurst Music Society
The Petersfield Choir

Basingstoke Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Paul Spicer