Thursday 7th - Sunday 10th August 2014
Welcome to Southrepps Classical Music Festival's home on the web. Now in its fifth year, the festival runs over the course of a long week-end in high summer in the tranquil village of Southrepps, close to the North Norfolk coast. Each year we offer a varied programme of vocal and instrumental music, from song to opera via choral music and operetta, and from intimate chamber concerts to large-scale orchestral works.
The 2014 Festival
We are delighted to announce this year's festival programme. With seven concerts in four days, we anticipate a smorgasbord of musical delights featuring many of our regular company of artists, the return of some of last seaons's new performers, and more talented musicians fresh to our ears. Alongside the sequence of concerts, we are also proudly launching our inaugural study programme for young singers. Under the guidance of Artistic Director Ben Johnson, we are offering gifted students from the country's top conservatoires a week-long course of masterclasses on all aspects of singing, including acting, language coaching and performance psychology - at no financial cost to the participants. This innovation marks a renewal of the festival's commitment to education, and will, we hope, become both a valuable opportunity for young artists and, as a mutually rewarding collaboration, a great enhancement both to the programme of the festival and to its whole purpose and mien.
BEN JOHNSON Prize-winner at 2013 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World
Artistic Director Ben Johnson represented England at this year's Cardiff Singer of the World competition. Accompanied by James Baillieu, he was selected as a finalist in the Song Prize, and having won the hearts of both the Cardiff audience and those who watched or listened to the BBC's worldwide coverage of the competition, came away with the coveted Audience Prize.