23 July 2024

Music festival to celebrate diamond anniversary

Hornsea Music Festival will celebrate its diamond anniversary this weekend and next weekend.

Since 1964, the festival has been a popular event in the town’s calendar, and this year it promises to stick to its roots.

Organiser Graeme Appleton of Hornsea Music Society said: “Over the course of 60 years, the festival has heard countless performances, with many different adjudicators encouraging the performers with their comments. Many trophies have been handed over and engraved with the names of the class winners.”

This year the event will welcome back professional violinist, music educator and examiner Nadia Hinson.

They have also secured entertainment from the likes of David Beer, who has conducted international touring shows such as Jesus Christ Superstar and We Will Rock You, as well as having been the director of music at the BRIT School of Performing.

For the first time, the festival will run across two sessions: June 27-29 for school orchestras/school choirs, string and piano classes, and July 4-6 for the vocal and choir classes.

Venues include St Nicholas Parish Church, the Floral Hall, and Hornsea United Reformed Church for the first weekend of performances, and Hornsea United Reformed Church only for the second weekend.

Programmes are £4, available on the doors of the venues. Tickets are £4 for one session – such as a morning, afternoon or evening – and £7 for a full day.

For more information about the festival, visit hornseamusicfestival.org.uk.