City of Plymouth Festival

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

Music: Instrumental
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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 2021 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 list of important documents at the top of the page contains the syllabus for each of the November festivals.

A short syllabus is the list of classes available in each section. So, there is an instrumental short syllabus, a speech and drama short syllabus and a short syllabus for the vocal section.

Click on the short syllabus you require and then download or print a copy.

The Music, Speech and Drama Syllabus is a full syllabus and contains information and classes regarding all three of the festivals.

Gill Johnson

The adjudicator for the Instrumental Section of our 2021 City of Plymouth Music Festival is:

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.

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 2021.

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 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.

Please remember to use our website and Facebook and Twitter pages to receive notifications regarding all three of our festivals.