Giant Christmas Charity Market

Petersfield Musical Festival have a popular fundraising stall at the Giant Christmas Charity Market on Saturday December 9th at The Petersfield School main hall. This indoor market will have 40 stalls. Refreshments will also be served. Free admission and free parking. Open 9.30am to 3pm.

Festival headlines, Autumn 2023

Stanford and Puccini concert

Download the latest newsletter to read about the exciting concerts planned for the 2024 Festival, the September workshop led by Jeremy Backhouse, the Festival of Young Composers and to get all the details of combined rehearsals for the Festival Chorus led by the inspirational Paul Spicer.

Profile: Jeremy Backhouse, conductor – leading the 2023 Petersfield Musical Festival open choral workshop

Jeremy will be directing the 2023 Petersfield Musical Festival open choral workshop, featuring the Bob Chilcott Songbook, on 23 September 2023 in Petersfield. What are you looking most forward to when directing this workshop? In these kinds of workshops I’m always keen to take the singers well beyond simply learning the notes towards sharing my … Read more

View our 2023 events

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Sing with the Festival in 2023-24


Mozart: Mass in C minorDyson: HierusalemRutter: Magnificat Southern Pro Musica and Nova Foresta Classical PlayersConductor: Paul Spicer Download details of the participating groups, combined choral rehearsals, concert details and other information about the 2024 Festival here. _

Latest news from the Festival

The SouthDowns Camerata with dancers from Petersfield Academy of Dance

Petersfield Musical Festival17-25 March 2023 700 performers2,000 audience members10 days of concerts1 brass band5 choirs4 orchestras11 schools9 conductors2 chamber groups9 guest soloists Download the latest newsletter with reviews and articles about all the concerts.

The Festival of Young Composers competition 2023-24 is open for entries

The Festival of Young Composers is a celebration of the creative work of young musicians, and a competition for cash prizes to support their musical development. Three age groups: 14 and under, 17 and under, and 19 and under. Enter with live or digital performance in any musical style. Live performance limit: up to 12 … Read more

Our festival is over! Some statistics

700 performers and 2,000 people attended our events over 10 days. 1 brass band, 4 local choirs, 4 orchestras, 9 conductors, 2 chamber groups, 9 professional instrumental and vocal soloists, choirs from 11 schools and instrumental groups from local schools. 2 choral and orchestral concerts, a concert with Liss Band and the Petersfield Community choir, … Read more

Alexander Bower-Brown, baritone – a profile

Alexander will be singing the role of Zebul in Handel’s oratorio Jephtha at this year’s Festival alongside soloists from London’s top conservatoires and backed by local choral societies. The concert, conducted by Paul Spicer and accompanied by Southern Pro Musica, takes place on 18th March at 7.30pm. What are you looking most forward to when … Read more