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.

Calling Young Creatives

Petersfield Musical Festival is hosting its eighth competition for young composers, giving an ideal opportunity for imaginative musicians to share their creations with new audiences and receive expert feedback from a panel of judges. The the Performance and Adjudication Day relating to the Festival of Young Composers, which is run in association with the Michael … Read more

Calling all singers – join a choral workshop in Petersfield

Petersfield Musical Festival is hosting its 2023 choral workshop on Saturday 23rd September directed by renowned choral conductor Jeremy Backhouse. The event, which will take place from 10.30-4.30 in the Methodist Church in Petersfield, is open to singers of all abilities and voice types and will feature songs by the popular contemporary British composer Bob … 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