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

Hampshire Police Male Voice Choir with Quintessential Brass

Friday 13 March
7.30 pm

The Hampshire Police Male Voice Choir has an extensive repertoire of music ranging from the most sacred to sea shanties, folk songs and “show stoppers”. Started in 1941, the choir has a long history of community involvement and has raised tens of thousands of pounds for charitable purposes.

Conductor:Terri Freeman

Choral Concert

Saturday 14 March
7.30 pm

Haydn: Nelson Mass
Jonathan Willcocks: A Great and Glorious Victory

Fernhurst and Petersfield Choral Societies
Midhurst Music Society
Claire Seaton, soprano
Elizabeth Denham, mezzo-soprano
James Geer, tenor
Tristan Hambleton, bass
Southern Pro Musica
Conductor: Paul Spicer

Youth Concert

Monday 16 March
7.00 pm

Singers and instrumentalists from local schools and youth music organisations.

Lunchtime Recital

Tuesday 17 March
1.00 pm
St Peter’s Church

Michael Hurd Memorial Fund Award-Holders

Amy Mitchell, soprano
Laura Beardsmore, flute
Matthew Parkinson, percussion

Evening Recital

Wednesday 18 March
7.00 pm
St Peter’s Church

Since its formation in 1998, The Parnassian Ensemble has gained a reputation for its virtuosic performances and innovative programming. An unusual feature of its recitals is the introduction to audiences of fine, original, early eighteenth-century English recorder music which would otherwise remain virtually unknown.

Sophie Middleditch and Helen Hooker, recorders
Lynden Cranham, baroque cello
David Pollock, harpsichord

Youth Concert

Wednesday 18 March
7.00 pm

Singers and instrumentalists from local schools and youth music organisations.

The Petersfield Orchestra

Thursday 19 March
7.30 pm

Beethoven: Overture: ‘Egmont’
Bizet: Symphony in C
Brahms: Piano Concerto no. 1

Leader: Helen Purchase
Soloist: Marios Penteliadis
Conductor: Robin Browning

The Swingle Singers

Friday 20 March
7.30 pm

For half a century, the Swingle Singers have pushed the boundaries of what the human voice can achieve. Their vocal agility and blend, combined with captivating showmanship, have thrilled generations of audiences around the globe. Five decades on from their pioneering, Grammy-winning debut album Jazz Sébastien Bach in 1963, today’s Swingle Singers are an international a cappella phenomenon. These seven young and versatile voices deliver folk ballads, funk jams and fugues with equal precision and passion.

Vaughan Williams: Toward the Unknown Region
Elgar: Enigma Variations
Finzi: Intimations of Immortality

Saturday 21 March
7.30 pm

Robin Tritschler, tenor
Alton, Petersfield and Rogate Choral Societies
Basingstoke Symphony Orchestra
Conductors: Paul Spicer and Stephen Scotchmer