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

Hampshire Police Male Voice Choir

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

Choral Concert

Arensky: Variations on a theme by Tchaikovsky
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

Youth Concert

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: The Parnassian Ensemble

Wednesday 18 March
7.00 pm
St Peter’s Church

The Parnassian Ensemble

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

Youth Concert

Singers and instrumentalists from local schools and youth music organisations.

The Petersfield Orchestra

Thursday 19 March
7.30 pm

Marios Panteliadis

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

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

Vocal Workshop with The Swingles

Friday 20 March
11.30 am–1.00 pm
United Reformed
Church Hall

Singing Without a Safety Net
Join The Swingles for an exciting workshop exploring a range of singing styles, techniques and tips. The workshop will be held at the United Reformed Church Hall, College Street, Petersfield, GU31 4AG.

The Swingles

Friday 20 March
7.30 pm

The Swingles

For more than half a century The Swingles have pushed the boundaries of vocal music. The seven young singers that make up today’s London-based group are driven by the same innovative spirit that has defined the five-time Grammy® winners since they first made waves in the 1960s. With their forthcoming album Deep End (due early 2015), The Swingles celebrate that legacy by starting a whole new chapter.

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

Saturday 21 March
7.30 pm

Robin Tritschler

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