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Choir & Organ is the leading independent magazine for all professionals and amateurs in the choral and organ worlds – whether you are an organist, choral director or singer, organ builder, keen listener, or work in publishing or the record industry, Choir & Organ is a must-read wherever you live and work.

Every two months our expert contributors bring you beautifully illustrated features on newly built and restored organs, insights into the lives and views of leading organists, choral directors and composers, profiles of pioneering and well-established choirs, and topical coverage of new research, festivals and exhibitions. In keeping with our commitment to music at the cutting edge, we commission a new work from a young composer in every issue, making the score freely available for download and performance.

Our international news and previews, with breaking stories, key awards and forthcoming premieres, combine with reviews of the latest CDs, DVDs and sheet music, and listings of recitals, festivals and courses, to keep you up to date with events and developments around the world.


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Festivals 2012

Scroll down for the list of festivals arranged by start date or jump to a month using the links below:

April   May   June   July   Aug   Sept   Oct   Nov    Dec   2013   2014  

Some of the festival venues

All festivals are in the UK unless otherwise stated

April

Leicester Early Music Festival
All year
Leicester and Loughborough
Box office +44 116 2709984
mail@earlymusicleicester.co.uk, www.earlymusicleicester.co.uk

Brandenburg Spring Choral Festival
6–28 Apr
venues in London
Box office +44 20 7766 1100
www.brandenburgchoralfestival.co.uk, www.smitf.org

Westminster Cathedral Grand Organ Festival
25 Apr–5 Dec
London
Contact +44 20 7798 9055
ww.westminstercathedral.org.uk/music

Slovakia Cantat 2012
26–29 Apr
Bratislava, Slovakia
www.choral-music.sk

May

Cork International Choral Festival
2–6 May
Cork, Ireland
Box office + 353 (21) 4215125
www.corkchoral.ie

Sounds New Contemporary Arts Festival
4–13 May
Canterbury, Kent
Box office +44 1227 787787
www.soundsnew.org.uk

Mayfield Festival
4–13 May
Mayfield, Sussex
Box office +44 7825 470373
www.mayfieldfestival.co.uk

Brighton Festival
5–7 May
Brighton, Sussex
Box office +44 1273 709709
www.brightonfestival.org

Brighton Festival Fringe
7–30 May
Brighton, Sussex
Box office +44 1273 917272
ickets@brightonfestivalfringe.org.uk, www.brightonfestivalfringe.org.uk

Norfolk & Norwich Festival
11–26 May
Norwich, Norfolk
Box office +44 1603 766400
www.nnfestival.org.uk

London Festival of Contemporary Church Music
12–20 May
London
Contact +44 20 7388 1461
www.stpancraschurch.org

Newbury Spring Festival
12–26 May
Newbury, Berkshire
Box office +44 1635 522733
www.newburyspringfestival.org.uk

Galway Early Music Festival
17–20 May
Galway, Ireland
www.galwayearlymusic.com

Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music
18–26 May
venues in London
Box office +44 20 7222 1061
www.lufthansafestival.org.uk

Bury St Edmunds Festival
18–27 May
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Box office +44 1284 758000
www.buryfestival.co.uk

Ely Festival of Church Music
19 May
Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire
www.ely.anglican.org

Bergen International Festival
23 May–6 Jun
Bergen, Norway
Box office +47 55 21 61 50
www.fib.no

Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival
24–26 May
East Riding, Yorkshire
Box office +44 1904 658338
www.ncem.co.uk

Salzburg Whitsun Festival
25–28 May
Salzburg, Austria
Box office Salzburg Festival, Postfach 140, A-5010, Salzburg, Austria
info@salzburgfestival.at, www.salzburgerfestspiele.at

Musica Sacra International
25–30 May
Marktoberdorf, Germany
www.modfestivals.org

Salisbury International Arts Festival
25 May–9 Jun
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Box office +44 845 241 9651
www.salisburyfestival.co.uk

Spoleto Festival USA
25 May–10 Jun
Charleston, SC, USA
Contact +1 843 722 2764
www.spoletousa.org

St Davids Cathedral Festival
27 May–8 Jun
St Davids, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Contact +44 1437 720057
www.stdavidscathedral.org.uk

Bath International Music Festival
30 May–10 Jun
Bath, Somerset
Box office +44 1225 463362
www.bathmusicfest.org.uk

June

English Music Festival
1–5 Jun
Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
www.englishmusicfestival.org.uk

Stockholm Early Music Festival
6–10 Jun
Old Town, Stockholm, Sweden
Contact + 46 722 24 42 42
www.semf.se

Bachfest Leipzig
7–17 Jun
Leipzig, Germany
Box office +49 341 913 7300
www.bach-leipzig.de

Spitalfields Music Summer Festival
8–23 Jun
London
Box office +44 20 7377 1362
www.spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk

Aldeburgh Festival
8–24 Jun
Aldeburgh, Suffolk
Box office +44 1728 687110
boxoffice@aldeburgh.co.uk, www.aldeburgh.co.uk

‘Sing ‘n’ joy Vienna’ 1st Choir festival & 28th International Franz Schubert Choir Competition
13–17 Jun
Vienna, Austria
Contact +49 6403 9565-25
www.interkultur.com

Grant Park Music Festival
13 Jun–17 Aug
Chicago, IL, USA
www.grantparkmusicfestival.com

Musica Sacra Bratislava
14–17 Jun
Bratislava, Slovakia
www.choral-music.sk

The Music Festival of Piteå
15–20 Jun
Piteå, Sweden
Contact +46 911 23 11 52
http://musikfestivaler.se

Gregynog Festival
15 Jun–1 Jul
Gregynog Hall, Newtown, Powys, Wales
Box office +44 1686 207100
www.gwylgregynogfestival.org

Choir Festival Skinnskatteberg
17–19 Jun
Skinnskatteberg, Sweden
http://musikfestivaler.se

John Ireland Festival
21–25 Jun
Chelsea, London
Contact +44 20 7730 4500
www.cadoganhall.com

St Magnus Festival
22–27 Jun
Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland
Box office +44 1856 871445
www.stmagnusfestival.com

Thaxted Festival
22 Jun–15 Jul,
Thaxted, Essex
Contact +44 1371 831421
www.thaxtedfestival.org.uk

City of London Festival
24 Jun–27 Jul
venues in London
Box office +44 845 120 7502
www.colf.org

East Neuk Festival
27 Jun–1 Jul
East Neuk, Scotland
Box office +44 131 473 2000
www.eastneukfestival.com

Deal Festival
29 Jun–8 Jul
Deal, Kent
Box office +44 1304 381134
www.dealfestival.co.uk

Oregon Bach Festival
29 Jun–15 Jul
University of Oregon, USA
Box office +1 541 682 5000
www.oregonbachfestival.com

Östhammar Music Festival
30 Jun–6 Jul
Östhammar, Sweden
http://musikfestivaler.se

July

Llangollen International Eisteddfod
3–8 Jul
Llangollen, Wales
Box office +44 1978 862001
www.international-eisteddford.co.uk

7th World Choir Games
4–14 Jul
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
http://2012worldchoirgames.com

Lichfield Festival
4–14 Jul
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Contact +44 1543 412121
www.lichfieldfestival.org

Cheltenham Music Festival
4–15 Jul
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Box office +44 1242 505
http://cheltenhamfestivals.com/music

York Early Music Festival
6–14 Jul
York
www.ncem.co.uk

Winchester Festival
6–15 Jul
Winchester, Hampshire
Box office +44 1962 857275
www.winchesterfestival.co.uk

Petworth Festival
12–28 Jul
Petworth, Sussex
Box office +44 1798 344576
info@petworthfestival.org.uk, www.petworthfestival.org.uk

International Organ Festival Haarlem
13–28 Jul
Haarlem, Netherlands
Contact +31 20 448 04 79
www.organfestival.nl

BBC Proms
13 Jul–8 Sep
London
Box office +44 845 401 5040
www.bbc.co.uk/proms

Llandeilo Fawr Festival of Music
14–21 Jul
Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire
Box office +44 1558 823294
www.llandeilomusicfestival.org.uk

Saint John Organ Festival
15–17 Jul
Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
http://rccosaintjohn.ca

King’s Lynn Festival
15–28 Jul
King’s Lynn, Norfolk
Box office +44 1553 764864
www.kingslynnfestival.org.uk

Cambridge Summer Recitals & Music Festival
15 Jul–6 Aug
Cambridge
Box office +44 1223 300085
www.cambridgesummermusic.com

Westminster Abbey Summer Organ Festival
17 Jul–7 Aug
London
Contact +44 20 7222 5152
www.westminster-abbey.org

Southern Cathedrals Festival
19–21 Jul
Salisbury Cathedral, Hampshire
Box office +44 1722 555148
www.southerncathedralsfestival.org.uk

Harrogate International Festival
5-28 Jul
Harrogate, Yorkshire
www.harrogate-festival.org.uk

Salzburg Festival
20 Jul–2 Sep
Salzburg, Austria
Box office info@salzburgfestival.at
www.salzburgerfestspiele.at

Three Choirs Festival – Hereford
21–28 Jul
Hereford
Box office +44 845 652 1823
ticketoffice@3choirs.org, www.3choirs.org

Tallinn International Organ Festival
27 Jul–5 Aug
Tallinn, Pärnu, Tartu – Estonia
www.concert.ee

Lake District Summer Music
28 Jul–12 Aug
Lake District
Contact +44 8456 442144
www.ldsm.org.uk

St Endellion Summer Festival of Music
31 Jul–10 Aug
St Endellion, Cornwall
Box office +44 1208 880298
www.endellion.org.uk

August

Lahti Organ Festival
Aug
Lahti, Finland
Contact +358 3 877230
www.lahtiorgan.fi

Göteborg International Organ Academy
Aug
Gothenburg, Sweden
Contact +46 31 773 5200
www.organacademy.se

Edinburgh International Festival
9 Aug–2 Sep
Edinburgh, Scotland
www.eif.co.uk

Presteigne Festival of Music and the Arts
23–28 Aug
Presteigne, Powys, Wales
Box office +44 1544 267800
www.presteignefestival.com

Musikfest Stuttgart
25 Aug–16 Sep
Stuttgart, Germany
www.musikfest.de

Quincena Musical
Aug–Sep
San Sebastian, Spain
Contact +34 94 300 3170
www.quincenamusical.com

September

Beethovenfest Bonn
7 Sep–7 Oct
Bonn, Germany
www.beethovenfest.de

Ripon International Festival
8–22 Sep
Ripon, Yorkshire
Box office +44 1765 603994
www.riponinternationalfestival.com

17th Organ Competition Innsbruck
Sep
Innsbruck, Austria
Contact +43 512 585425
www.echo-organs.org

Festival Organistico Internazionale Città di Treviso
Sep–Oct
Treviso, Italy
Contact +39 0422 545895
www.organidimarca.it

October

Toulouse les Orgues International Festival
10–21 Oct
Toulouse, France
Contact +33 5 61 33 76 80
www.toulouse-les-orgues.org

‘Canta al mar’ International Choir Competition & Festival
17–21 Oct
Calella, Spain
Contact +49 6403 9565-25
www.interkultur.com

Annual Festival of New Organ Music
19–21 Oct
London
www.afnom.co.uk

4th International Gregorian Chant Festival
25–28 Oct
Bratislava, Slovakia
www.choral-music.sk

London Bach Society Bachfest
30 Oct–10 Nov
venues in London
Box office +44 1883 717372
www.bachlive.co.uk

November

Orgelfest 12
Nov
Trondheim, Norway
www.orgelfest.no

1st Xinghai Prize International Choir Championships
8–14 Nov
Guangzhou, China
Contact +49 6403 9565-25,
www.interkultur.com

December

2nd Vietnam International Choir Competition
2–16 Dec
Hue City, Vietnam
Contact +49 6403 9565-25
www.interkultur.com

VII. International Festival of Advent and Christmas Music
6–9 Dec
Bratislava, Slovakia
www.choral-music.sk

2013

Oslo International Church Music Festival
Mar
Oslo, Norway
Contact +47 22 41 81 13
www.kirkemusikkfestivalen.no

International Choir Competition & Festival Budapest
24–28 Mar
Budapest, Hungary
Contact +49 6403 9565-25
www.interkultur.com

‘Venezia in Musica’ International Choir Competition and Festival
28 Apr–2 May
Venice, Italy
Contact +49 6403 9565-25
www.interkultur.com

Gaude Mater Sacred Music Festival
May
Czestochowa, Poland
Contact +34 324 36 38
www.gaudemater.pl

Cornwall International Male Voice Choral Festival
2–6 May
Cornwall
www.cimvcf.org.uk

International Anton Bruckner Choir Competition and Festival
29 May–3 Jun
Linz, Austria
Contact +49 6403 9565-25
www.interkultur.com

Wessex International Choral Festival
13–21 Jun
Bath, Wells, Exeter and Romsey
www.casterbridgetours.com

Orgelfestival Holland
21–29 Jun
Alkmaar, Netherlands
Contact +31 72 511 3915
www.alkmaarorgelstad.nl

Prague International Choral Festival
22–28 Jun,
Prague, Czech Republic
www.casterbridgetours.com

Dresden International Choral Festival
1–8 Jul,
Dresden, Germany
www.casterbridgetours.com

Musica Sacra a Roma
3–7 Jul
Rome, Italy
Contact +49 6403 9565-25
www.interkultur.com

St Albans International Organ Festival
11–20 Jul
St Albans, Hertfordshire
Contact +44 1727 844765
www.organfestival.com

International Johannes Brahms Choir Festival and Competition
17–21 Jul
Wernigerode, Germany
Contact +49 6403 9565-25
www.interkultur.com

Gottfried Silbermann Tage
4–15 Sep
Freiberg, Germany
www.silbermann.org

15th Festival International d'Orgue
Sep
Fribourg, Switzerland
www.academieorgue.ch

‘In… Canto sul Garda’ International Choir Competition & Festival
10–14 Oct
Riva del Garda, Italy
Contact +49 6403 9565-25
www.interkultur.com

International Choir Competition & Festival Malta
31 Oct–4 Nov
Malta
Contact +49 6403 9565-25
www.interkultur.com

2014

Pipeworks Festival
Jun
Dublin, Ireland
www.pipeworksfestival.com

8th World Choir Games
9–19 Jul
Riga, Latvia
Contact +49 6403 9565-25
www.interkultur.com


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