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2019 Final Concert - tonight!

The Final Concert of the 2019 Festival is this evening at the Queen's Hall, starting at 6 pm.

The first half has “Highlights”, which are outstanding performances selected from a range of classes across the Festival. After the interval there is the final of the Festival’s Concerto Class in which four soloists perform movements from major concertos, accompanied by The Friends of The Festival Orchestra led by Paul Jourdan and conducted by Gordon Bragg.

Please see The Queen's Hall website for further details and to book tickets.

2019 Festival - Contacts and Class Winners

The 2019 Festival has started!

Remember, if you need to notify us of any changes/withdrawals or make an enquiry during the course of the festival, please email admin@ecfest.org.uk or phone 07799 704790.

Winners of split classes will be posted on the page below as the Festival progresses:

Good luck everyone, and enjoy!

2019 Festival - Own Choice Forms

Save time when you arrive at the Festival.

You might find it easier to complete the Own Choice Form in advance to indicate the works you, your children or your pupils will perform.

If so, please download the form below, bring it along on the day and show to the door steward.

The form will also be available for entrants on arrival and should be completed before the class starts.

Please get in touch if you have any questions and see you at the Festival.

2019 Festival - Timetable

The preliminary round of the Concerto Competition was held on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd of February. The main Festival will be held from the 5th to 16th of March.

The outline timetable is available below, with full details in the Festival Programme.

New to the Festival?

We welcome newcomers at all our classes. Below are answers to some common questions, but please contact us if there is anything else you would like to know.

2018 Festival - class and prize winners list

We've uploaded a list of all the class and prize winners from the 2018 Festival. It can be downloaded here.

About our Festivals

We run an annual festival which provides an opportunity for amateur musicians of all ages to perform their pieces in a friendly environment and, along with other performers of a similar ability, receive constructive feedback and advice from a specialist adjudicator.

Our programme of competitive and non-competitive classes allows performers of all abilities to take part. There are classes in a wide range of classical and traditional instruments, or combinations of instruments, as well as for singers, choirs, orchestras and bands. Full details are contained in our annual Syllabus, accessible on this website.
If you have participated in our festival before and benefitted from it, please tell your friends and encourage them to participate too. Newcomers are very welcome. More generally, if you have any comments or suggestions about our festival, we would like to hear them: please email us at email@ecfest.org.uk.

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We are affiliated to the British & International Federation of Festivals, an organisation which represents the interests of the Amateur Festival Movement. To find out more about the Federation, visit their website.

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