City of Plymouth Festival

2020 Festival of Dance, Speech & Drama, and Music.

Music: Instrumental
at City of Plymouth Festival

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The 2020 Music and Speech Festivals

The Plymouth Music and Speech festivals are scheduled to take place in November 2020. Any decision regarding the postponement or cancellation of the Music and Speech festivals will not be decided until September. Cups and Trophies from these festivals should be returned by 1st October 2020.

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The City of Plymouth Festival is very excited and looking forward to our 2020 Music Instrumental festival.

Thanks to the hard work and commitment of our Music festival organiser Anne Rescorl, the music section of our festival is slowly going from strength to strength.

Instrumental Section

Once again, this year’s Instrumental section of the 2020 Music Festival is being held at Sherwell Church, North Hill, PL4 8ER. It will run for two days, opening on Friday 13th and closing on Saturday 14th November.

Run My Festival will open entry into the Instrumental and Vocal festivals on Sunday 6th September and remain open until Saturday 10th October 2020.

The adjudicator for the Instrumental Section of our 2020 City of Plymouth Music Festival is:

Gill Johnson
Gill Johnson

Gillian studied the bassoon with Archie Camden at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and, after a period of freelance playing, concentrated on a teaching career, before moving to Harpenden where she established her own Music School, “Harpenden Musicale”.

As well as running the Music School, Gill arranges Musicale Holidays, Competitions and a Summer Music Festival. She is the founder and Musical Director of the National Children’s Wind Orchestra and associated groups. Gill is an adjudicator for The British and International Federation of Festivals and very much enjoys contact with young musicians, inspiring and enthusing their interest in music.

The Festival Performance

The Festival experience differs from the examination situation in that it offers participants the opportunity to perform on a public stage in front of an audience and receive a mark and feedback from a qualified adjudicator.

The adjudicator will therefore look for a complete performance, including attention to dress, entrances and exits, announcing and acknowledging both applause and, where appropriate, the accompanist.