2024 festival hits new highs

By Sarah Hard This year’s Petersfield Musical Festival sold a record number of tickets and attracted an unprecedented number of participating musicians. The nine-day celebration delighted audiences from all walks of life across a wide variety of musical styles and genres.  A total of eleven concerts were given: over 2,100 tickets sold, 766 performers took … 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

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

Jazzing it up in Petersfield

Jazz enthusiasts will be delighted that the PMF has decided to stage a jazz evening for the first time in several years. The concert, which takes place on Friday 22nd March, is a tribute to legendary drummer and band leader Art Blakey who pioneered an iconic and varied style of American jazz influencing Wynton Marsalis, … Read more

Get a glimpse into what to expect at this year’s Petersfield Musical Festival

This year’s Petersfield Musical Festival is showcasing a panoply of musical talent from a jazz sextet and a Boy Band tribute group right up to a full-size symphony orchestra and two flagship choral concerts. A total of eleven concerts are on offer from 15th – 23rd March in the Festival Hall and St. Peter’s Church. … Read more

Petersfield Festival of Young Composers showcases new talent

There was a rich display of creative talent on show at the 2024 Festival of Young Composers run by the Petersfield Musical Festival. Entries ranged from works for solo piano or solo violin right up to an ambitious score for full symphony orchestra. The competition was held on 4th February at the Studio at the … 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

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