ABOUT US

Registered Charity Number: 283503

Affiliated to the British and International Federation of Festivals of which Her Majesty the Queen is Patron

It is with great sadness that the Southend Musical Festival committee have decided to cancel the 2020 festival in its entirety. In these unprecedented times we look to support the government in urging the country in non-critical gatherings & movement. With this in mind, it makes what would normally be a busy time of committee meetings and planning near on impossible. We will update you to confirm when the next AGM will be held (due May 2020) as this has also been postponed. We are currently working on updating the website and we will continue to work on bringing you another fantastic festival for 2021.

The Southend Musical Festival is an annual competitive festival of music and drama, founded in 1911.  The festival runs every day for a fortnight in November, and has classes for all ages and abilities in the following sections:

 

* SINGING

* PIANO

* WOODWIND & BRASS

* STRINGS

* SPEECH & DRAMA

Anyone is welcome to come along and watch the competitions – there are usually three 3-hour sessions a day. 

Admission for a nominal fee (£2.50 for a session, or £5.00 all day) will give you access to some wonderful entertainment, and provide a much-needed audience for our performers.

THE SYLLABUS

Showing all the classes and entry conditions, is published in June on this website.

 

THE PROGRAMME

Listing details of competitors and pieces to be performed, is published in November.