City of Plymouth Festival

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

Music: Instrumental
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The Cancellation of the 2020 Music Instrumental Festival

Having carefully considered recent Government advice and guidelines and the continuing concerns and implications of the Covid-19 virus, we have decided that the 2020 City of Plymouth Instrumental section of the Music festival, due to take place in November, will have to be cancelled.

We have carefully considered postponing the festival but for several reasons this is not a practical option for us.

We are all very sad and sorry to have made this decision but as always, the City of Plymouth festival is committed to ensuring the safety of all members of our festival community and must comply with government directives.

Safe return of all Festival cups and trophies

Auditing returned cups is a mammoth task and requires a lot of time and space. So, to support and make this task as easy as possible for Carolyne, we ask that they be returned to her as soon as possible. Ideally, before 30th October 2020.

Because of the current situation with Coronavirus, to avoid close contact cups can be left in the labelled box in Carolyne’s back garden, or they can be posted to the address below:

If you have any queries regarding the return of your cup or trophy please contact Carolyne. You can also contact her to make a personal arrangement. She is always very helpful.

The City of Plymouth 2021 Music Instrumental Festival

We are very excited to announce that the 2021 Instrumental section of our Music festival has been scheduled to run on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th November 2021.

As usual it will be held at Sherwell Church, PL4 8ER.

The current 2020 syllabus will remain on the website unchanged and, unless we receive any request to improve the content, will be used for the 2021 festival.

The adjudicator for the Instrumental Section of our 2021 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.

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