Petersfield Orchestra at the Petersfield Musical Festival

21 March, Petersfield Festival Hall At the top of Wenceslas Square in Prague, the recently refurbished National Museum holds many treasured musical items. There are manuscripts by Beethoven and Mozart as well as relics of Bohemia’s most renowned and nationalistic musical sons: Bedrich Smetana (his oboe) and Antonin Dvorak (a draft of his Symphony from … Read more

Review: the gemini consort

When a well-filled St. Peter’s Church greeted the singers of The Gemini Consort at the start of their Petersfield Musical Festival concert on Sunday night, the spirit of Ann Pinhey was wonderfully evident. Ann contributed so much to the music of Petersfield and it was entirely appropriate that this concert, which she planned and would … Read more

Philip Young awarded a Town Mayor’s Medal

At last Saturday’s Petersfield Musical Festival concert Cllr JC Crissey, Mayor, had the great honour to award Philip Young a Town Mayor’s Medal for his outstanding service (performing arts) to the community. Cllr JC Crissey writes, “This honour is well deserved and based on his more than 40 years with the Festival, including two spells … Read more

A message to choirs participating in Mozart’s Mass in C Minor

Saturday March 16, 2024 Dear Petersfield Musical Festival Mozart singers, Congratulations on a really exceptional performance that you gave of the wonderful Mozart – Mass in C Minor on Saturday night. I hope that in our rehearsals together we had homed in on what are the real essentials in the best levels of choral performance … Read more

the P pod – Petersfield personalities: March 4th 2024

This week Joff and Claire visit the Methodist Church on Station Road in Petersfield where a lively rehearsal is taking place. Ahead of the start of the Petersfield Musical Festival they meet with Chair Pam Buckley to find out what exciting music is in store this year and talk to Mayor JC Crissey. Listen at … Read more

Jamie Cochrane, pianist – a profile

Jamie Cochrane is playing Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto no. 2 along with Petersfield Orchestra on Thursday 21 March at 7.30pm in Petersfield Festival Hall. What are you looking most forward to when performing at the Petersfield Musical Festival this year? Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2 is one of my favourite concertos to perform as the piano … Read more

Richard Pearce, organist and conductor – a profile

Richard will be presenting a varied programme of pieces from much-loved Bach fugues to works by lesser-known modern French composers such as Alain and Langlais, alongside a sonata by Elgar and a chorale by César Franck at 7.30pm on Wednesday 20 March at St Peter’s Church. What are you looking most forward to when performing … Read more

Milly Forrest, soprano – a profile

Milly will be singing soprano in “A Century of English Music” at 7.30pm on Saturday 23 March at Petersfield Festival Hall. What are you looking most forward to when performing at the Petersfield Musical Festival this year? Hierusalem by Dyson is new to me. It is a prayer sung by someone longing to be in … Read more

Rebecca McNaught, cello – a profile

Rebecca will be playing the cello at the Festival Lunchtime Recital on Tuesday 19 March at 1pm in St Peter’s Church. Read a review. What are you looking most forward to when performing at the Petersfield Musical Festival this year? I spent a long time with Emily Hoh, my amazing pianist, discussing a programme that … Read more

Read our Spring 2024 Newsletter

Download the latest newsletter to read about the exciting concerts planned for the 2024 festival, about how to obtain priority tickets for Friends and Participants before booking opens to the general public on Monday 5 February, and about the Festival of Young Composers adjudication and performance day at the TPS Studio, GU32 3LU, at 10.00am on … Read more