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'Founded in 1948 by Benjamin Britten, Peter Pears and Eric Crozier.' Held Late June. Snape Proms runs During August.

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www.bangormusicfestival.org.uk

'Bangor Music Festival is a charitable organisation dedicated to presenting contemporary music performed by artists of the highest calibre and has a strong commitment to enrich and educate through workshops and concerts.' Held Mid February.

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www.barnesmusicfestival.com

'An annual celebration of music-making which includes choral, instrumental, orchestral, opera, jazz and film events with international stars and local groups and schools performing at venues across Barnes. The Festival celebrates music-making of the highest standard in conjunction with established and emerging stars. It also raises considerable funds for local charities.' Held During March.

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www.bbc.co.uk/proms

'The World's Greatest Classical Music Festival' Held Mid July - Mid September.

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www.buckinghamsummerfestival.org

Founded 1989: ‘Over the years it has brought top quality musical performers to the town and has become an eagerly anticipated part of the summer's activities and an important cultural event in the Aylesbury Vale area. The Festival is a registered charity and relies entirely on volunteer effort, local sponsorship, individual donations and grants to keep ticket prices affordable’.

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budleighmusicfestival.co.uk

Held Mid July. ‘Welcome to classical music on the Jurassic coast, evening concerts performed by top international artists and a series of free lunchtime concerts featuring local or up and coming talent. Evening concerts feature soloists, quartets and an orchestra, plenty for all to enjoy.'

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www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/music/

‘Established in 1945, Cheltenham Music Festival is one of the most prestigious music festivals in the world. We make the most of our Cotswold setting with a programme of show-stopping concerts in Cheltenham Town Hall, intimate musical adventures in the Pittville Pump Room, and a feast for the senses in cathedrals, abbeys and churches across the region. With over 60 events and 650 performers joining us every year, we celebrate the very best contemporary composition alongside a feast of popular classics ... From hands-on family concerts, to world premieres by the world’s finest performers – Cheltenham Music Festival promises twelve days of sublime and surprising musical adventures for all ages.‘ Held Early July.

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campdenmusicfestival.co.uk

‘The first Chpping Campden Music Festival was held in 2002, since when it has grown in stature and size year on year. It is now widely recognised as one of the UK’s leading festivals with visitors coming from Europe, America and Australia, as well as from all over the UK. The venue has become a favourite with many of the world’s finest musicians who all look forward to returning to this most beautiful of all the Cotswold towns.’ Held During May.

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www.conwyclassicalmusic.co.uk

'Dedicated to providing opportunities for the local community and visitors alike to enjoy quality music in beautiful surroundings. It is one of the largest music events in Wales to be funded solely by audience donations and sponsorship - there are no set admission charges - ensuring that the festival is totally accessible and inclusive. Please do join us. You will be made very welcome ...' Held Late July.

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www.darbar.org

Held September - November: 'The Festival is dedicated to Bhai Gurmit Singh Ji Virdee (1937-2005), an inspirational teacher of the tabla in whose memory the Darbar Festival was first established in 2006. Come to the Darbar Festival and explore some of the finest improvised music in the world. If you have never been to an Indian classical concert, then join us to experience this life enhancing music.'

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englishhaydn.com

'The inspiration of the late John Reid who, in partnership with Bridgnorth Councils and collaboration with Robbins Landon, had organised the annual event since 1993 ... The Festival offers a fascinating array of the music of Joseph Haydn and his contemporaries.' Held Mid July.

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www.englishmusicfestival.org.uk

‘Whilst ranging from the timeless delights of Tallis and Byrd to the power and drama of Howells and Britten, the focal point of Festival is the early twentieth century — the Golden Renaissance of English music. As well as commissioning thrilling but accessible new works in the English tradition, the EMF is devoted to keeping important works by major British composers in the repertoire, and to resurrecting the many forgotten gems by a host of lesser-known composers, whose exquisitely crafted works never fail to surprise and enchant.‘ Held Late May.

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Also indexedFestival of English Music
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www.farleymusic.co.uk

‘World class performances of classical music in the intimate setting of an iconic church ... To attend a concert in All Saints’ Church, Farley, is to be delighted by this charming seventeenth century church with its extraordinary acoustics, and to marvel at the quality of musicianship presented in a small, intimate setting.’ Held Mid June.

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fishguardmusicfestival.co.uk

‘How lucky we are! Every summer we have the opportunity to present world class music against the stunning backdrop of North Pembrokeshire. The combination of glorious music and magical settings makes for a memorable experience – for audiences and musicians alike.’ Held Late July - Early August.

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www.glossopmusicfestival.org.uk

‘Our aim is to bring the highest quality of music to the widest possible audience through a year-long series of concerts, comprising a Summer Festival together with one-off concerts throughout the year ...  Founded in 2013 and operates under the auspices of the Glossop Concert Society, a registered charity which has put on professional classical music concerts for over twenty-five years.‘ Festival held Late June.

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www.gowerfestival.org

'An annual music festival held in beautiful churches on the Gower Peninsula in South Wales.' Held Early July.

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www.greatbowdenmusicfest.co.uk

‘We are a summer music festival founded in 2014 and held during Early July in the beautiful village of Great Bowden situated in south Leicestershire. The series features local and international musicians performing classical music, jazz, music theatre, choral and chamber music over four days in the parish church of St. Peter and St. Paul, Great Bowden.’

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gregynogfestival.org

The oldest extant classical music festival in Wales. Set principally in the beautiful countryside of rural North Powys, the Festival features performances by the world's leading musicians in intimate historic locations.' Held Mid June.

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guitingfestival.org

A highlight of the Cotswolds summer calendar, bringing an exciting variety of highly talented performances of Classical, Jazz and Folk music by artists from around the world ... The GMF is held in the beautiful and unspoilt setting of Guiting Power, near Stow-on-theWold in Gloucestershire's Cotswold Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).' Held Late July.

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www.facebook.com/hcmfuk/

‘An annual, international festival of contemporary and new music, taking place over 10 days and consisting of approximately 50 events – including concerts, music-theatre, dance, multi-media, talks and film – with a related Learning and Participation programme devised and implemented to reflect the artistic programme and respond to regional need. hcmf// aims to provide life-changing and unique artistic experiences to as wide an audience as possible; to be an international platform for new music and related contemporary art forms in Britain; to enthuse existing audiences and draw in new ones through adventurous programming and informed, stylish presentation, and to be an active cultural partner within the region.’ Held Mid NovemberALERT Link changed from Website to Facebook Page at Review.

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www.composersfestival.com

‘The first and only festival of its kind in the world with the mission to promote and showcase high quality classical music that is tuneful, full of passion, accessible, universally appealing and created by living composers attending the events ... Composers are invited to submit music that is accessible, tonal and melodic. The works chosen from those submitted are performed by our large International Festival Symphony Orchestra, the International Festival Chorus, the Children’s Festival choir, several ensembles as well as numerous professional solo instrumentalists and singers.‘ Held Late September [2018].

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www.ldsm.org.uk

‘International arts festival based in the Southern Lake District with chamber music at its heart. Each year, LDSM hosts over 40 events in stunning, intimate venues in locations such as Kendal, Windermere, Ambleside, Grange-Over-Sands and Ulverston. Our events feature everything including internationally-acclaimed artists from the classical music field, concerts in support of showcasing and nurturing emerging musical talent, unique collaborations with local societies, award-winning film screenings, world premieres, and many more.’ Held Early August.

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www.little-missenden.org

'Most events take place in the ancient village church of St John the Baptist ... This lovely building has a fine immediate acoustic, and music heard at this intimate range has real impact and presence. A concert here is a very special experience. The Festival features promising young talents as well as nationally and internationally famous artists and composers. The programme ranges from classic masterworks to the less familiar, but no less intriguing. It includes something for all - early, baroque, classical and contemporary music rub shoulders with jazz, folk music, art lectures, poetry and children's events.' Held Mid October.

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www.londonearfestival.co.uk

‘A five-day festival of Contemporary Music, founded in 2013 ... Ten concerts, including evening, lunchtime and brunch concerts, and late-evening “cabaret-style” concerts of a more experimental nature in the Festival Club ... London Ear is committed to the nurturing of contemporary music, its composition, performance and audience engagement.’ Festival held Late March.

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www.lfccm.com

Held Mid May: ‘Based at St Pancras Parish Church, London, the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music presents a full programme of services, concerts, recitals, and talks, showcasing the very best in contemporary liturgical music for choir and organ.’

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www.erinartscentre.com/mananan_festival.html

‘The International Mananan Festival of Music & the Arts was founded in 1975 and comprise two major annual events. The Mananan Festival held in June each year, and Mananan Opera held in September each year.’ The Mananan Festival is ‘mainly classical music but the festival has also included folk, jazz, cabaret, drama, dance, puppets, indian music, lectures, talks, films, BBC Radio 3 broadcasts, art exhibition, youth competitions’. The Opera Festival ‘brings together singers from all over the British Isles for one week to rehearse and then perform an opera’.

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www.marylebonemusicfestival.com

‘Invites you to re-discover "London's first musical venues": the fantastical Pleasure Gardens.  This lost Victorian craze invited revellers to enter a secret garden and be transported from grey streets to green gardens, away from the city's chaotic noise to an illumiunated park full of elegant music. The annual Marylebone Music Festival has re-invented the pleasure garden for the 21st century, bringing the world's top artistic talent into some of London's loveliest settings.’ Held Late June.

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www.mineheadmusicfestival.org

‘Each year it has provided a full symphony orchestra with internationally renowned soloists producing four concerts in a week in West Somerset.’ Held Late July.

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www.musicatpaxton.co.uk

'Great chamber music performed by outstanding musicians, a stunning backdrop of works from the National Galleries collection, and the peace and quiet of the Scottish Borders countryside on the River Tweed.' Held Mid July.

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sites.google.com/site/musicadeosacra/

‘An annual week long festival of music within the liturgy at Tewkesbury Abbey ... A group of singers from different cathedral, collegiate and recital choirs who gather together for this special week at Tewkesbury Abbey to sing some of the finest music, written over the centuries, in its intended liturgical setting.’ Held Late July.

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www.wellscathedral.org.uk/music-the-choir/new-music-wells/

'Founded in 2008 ... this innovative festival is a retrospective of sacred choral and organ music of the previous forty years during all services, together with world premiere performances by Wells Cathedral Choir and organists of music by internationally renowned composers, local composers, and composition students from Wells Cathedral School. There are also concerts and a public masterclass with the featured composer of the year.' Held Mid October.

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www.newpathsmusic.com

New Paths launched in 2016 and has quickly established itself as one of the most important and exciting new festivals in the land. New Paths sees Beverley hosting concerts, community events and sparkling music-making by some of the country’s finest young professional singers, chamber musicians and organists, with our trademark combination of world-class concerts and feet-on-the-ground community involvement, reaching out to children, to old people, and to all corners of the town.’ Held Early April.

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www.newburyspringfestival.org.uk

Held Early May. 'A glorious fortnight of world class music in Newbury and its beautiful neighbouring villages, with up to 45 events in 18 venues, and where international symphony orchestras, ensembles and soloists rub shoulders with jazz legends, world music artists and the stars of tomorrow.'

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www.aldboroughfestival.co.uk

'Born in 1994, centred around the picturesque village of Aldborough near York. It has fast established itself as one of the most prestigious classical music events in the country ... "well on its way to being one of the leading fixtures on the classical music calendar".' Held Late June.

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cmr.soc.plymouth.ac.uk

'Offers a glimpse of how musicians, scientists and linguists are re-inventing voice through an ambitious programme exploring new means, forms and usages of voice in communication and musical creativity. It will premiere new compositions by University of Plymouth composers and guests, including the world premiere of a concert for a beatboxer with an orchestra in her mouth, a choir of real and virtual singers and a fully-fledged invented language, created specially for the festival by David J. Peterson, the inventor of the language Dothraki, of the series Game of Thrones.' Held Late February.

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Also indexedInterdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research
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www.penninespringmusic.co.uk

'Takes place in the beautiful village of Heptonstall during the May bank holiday week each year. You will find a friendly group of passionate musicians who strive to perform at their best in three concerts over the course of the week It's not just about the music though - there are social events and local attractions to enjoy, and the sheer beauty of your surroundings in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales'

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www.pinnermusicfestival.co.uk

Started in 1966 and held each year Mid June in Pinner Parish Church: 'Our visiting artists were very complimentary about the warmth and attentiveness of the audiences, as well as the intimacy and yet generous acoustic of the Church and the piano'.

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presteignefestival.com

'Held each August in an intimate setting nestling on the Powys/Herefordshire border, the Presteigne Festival has become a focal point for those seeking musical nourishment and artistic discovery in the beautiful surroundings of the Welsh Marches. With a truly forward looking commissioning policy, the organisation works closely with composers and artists to create and curate inspiring programmes and events for an ever-widening Festival audience and to bring experience broadening opportunities to its host community. The Presteigne Festival's six music-filled days span the August Bank Holiday period.'

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www.ryedalefestival.com

‘Every year, the Ryedale Festival welcomes outstanding performers from all over the world, both established and emerging, to perform a wide-ranging and distinctive programme in the many spectacular and historic venues of Ryedale, North Yorkshire – an area full of history and natural beauty. The festival enjoys a large, loyal and enthusiastic audience, the warm support of the local community and a growing reputation as one of the most exciting and enterprising in the country. Events range far and wide across the area ...’ Held Mid - Late July.

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www.shaldonfestival.co.uk

‘Shaldon is a small coastal village in South Devon between Teignmouth and Torquay ... The aim of our four day summer Festival is to provide local people and visitors with access to first rate, professionally-performed classical music at affordable prices.' Held Late June.

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solentmusicfestival.com

'Founded in 2013 with the aim of attracting the highest possible calibre of classical music performances to the beautiful sailing town of Lymington Inspired by the romantic tradition, we endeavour to programme different ensembles within one programme. In Schumann’s time, for example, it was common to programme individual movements of symphonies along with piano solos, string quartets, singers – even poetry readings ...' Held Mid September.

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www.southerncathedralsfestival.org.uk

Annual 5-day music festival held alternately at the cathedrals of Chichester, Winchester and Salisbury, in the penultimate week of July: ‘Cathedral music is truly one of this country's national treasures. It offers sacred choral and organ music performed to the very highest standard by the three cathedrals' renowned choirs. The choirs will be performing separately and together and will be complemented by visiting performers. The music is presented in concerts and within worship’.

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www.southreppsmusicfestival.com

'Founded in 2010 by Ben Johnson, Tom Primrose and Daniel Goode. Their aim was to bring leading young artists to make music of the highest order in a beautiful corner of rural Norfolk. The extraordinary community of the village of Southrepps has played from the start a vital role in the festival, as long-standing music-lovers and initiates to classical music alike involved themselves in the production of what has rapidly become a much-loved and keenly anticipated fixture in the region's calendar.' Held Early August.

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www.southwellmusicfestival.com

‘An annual, top-quality classical music festival taking place each August Bank Holiday to celebrate classical music, to raise the profile of the town and its magnificent medieval Minster, and to inspire local musicians – especially young people.’

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www.samfest.uk

'Sheffield's annual November Music Festival. Showcasing Sheffield's musical talent with international stars coming to perform Sheffield composers' works.' Held Mid November.

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stdavidscathedralfestival.co.uk

Launched in 1979: ‘For ten days annually in May and June the Cathedral is host to a feast of classical and contemporary music concerts.’ Held Late May - Early June.

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www.endellionfestivals.org.uk

'The St Endellion Music Festivals take place at Easter and in the Summer [Late July] every year in the Collegiate Church of St Endelienta, bringing together a wide range of exciting musicians from all over the world.'

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www.communitychoir.co.uk/teignmouth-classical-music-festival/

South Devon Singers were asked to organise a Classical Music Festival in late 2012: with just 10 weeks notice we were able to put on a credible one-day Festival in early March 2013. For 2014 and 2015 the Festival was extended to run from the Friday to Sunday evening of the first weekend of March ... 2018 will be the sixth Festival and has been extended to fill two weekends with musical offerings, concerts now available to a wider audience, including playing in nearby Chudleigh.’ Held Early March.

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www.thaxtedfestival.org.uk

‘Four weekends of exceptional music - orchestral to chamber, choral to folk, with an infusion of cool jazz, all in the unique setting of Thaxted’s magnificent Parish Church on a beautiful summer’s evening. Where every concert becomes a magical experience!’ Held Late June - Early July.

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www.3choirs.org

‘A week-long programme of choral and orchestral concerts, cathedral services, solo and chamber music recitals, masterclasses, talks, theatre, exhibitions and walks, rotating each summer between the beautiful English cathedral cities of Hereford, Gloucester and Worcester. It is the oldest non-competitive classical music festival in the world.’ Held Late July - Early August.

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www.ulverstonmusicfestival.co.uk

'Our main event is the June Festival which is supported by a winter series, and together with an education programme of in-school workshops, master classes, a family concert and our Ulverston Festival Chorus for local singers, we provide a packed musical calendar giving people of all ages in the community the opportunity to experience the very best of classical music either as a listener or participant, and to help develop their skills and confidence through interaction with professional musicians.'

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