Festival Choir

Mayfield Festival

The Mayfield Festival of Music and the Arts is an English Arts Festival which is primarily devoted to classical music. It is a biennial event taking place in May and is centred in the ancient and beautiful village of Mayfield in East Sussex, just south of the Spa Town of Royal Tunbridge Wells.

In 2016 the Festival dates are Sunday 24th April to Sunday 8th May inclusive.  Further details will be published shortly.

If you would like to be able to book tickets in advance of the box office opening and would like to help support music in Mayfield please join the Friends of Music in Mayfield. Find us at  www.friendsofmusicinmayfield.org

You may also like to  know that the Mayfield Festival Choir will be performing Mozart’s Grand Mass in C Minor (K427) and Schubert’s Stabat Mater (D383) in St Dunstans Church, Mayfield on Sunday 10th May 2015 See www.mayfieldfestivalchoir.org


Jeremy SummerlyJeremy Summerly has been the Festival’s Artistic Director since 2013 and the 2014 festival was his debut.  He is well known in Mayfield as Conductor of the Mayfield Festival Choir which was inaugurated by Kenneth Pont in 1970.

It has just been announced that Jeremy has been appointed the Director of Music at St Peter’s College, Oxford and will build on the College’s strong choral tradition from the beginning of the next academic year (2015-16).

Jeremy is an outstanding choral conductor and experienced musician with an extensive discography of over 40 recordings.  He founded that Oxford Camerata in 1984 and performed with them at the 2014 Mayfield Festival.


We are extremely grateful to our generous sponsors and patrons, without whose help this renowned Festival would not take place.

Prof and Mrs Hans Rausing
Ms Lisbet Rausing and Mr Peter Baldwin
Mrs and Mrs Simon Tindall
Mrs Sheila Humphrey
Mrs and Mrs John Clayton
Mr Alan Parry


Jeremy Summerly (Artistic Director)
Jonathan Jones (Chairman and Financial Director)
Steve Swanton (Managing Director)
Andrew Benians (Director and Festival Adviser)
Deirdre Benians (Music Adviser)
Brian O’Connor (Director and Box Office Manager)
Kate Sanday (Director and PR Consultant)
Chris Jones (Website Manager)
Tony Trevillion (Box Office IT Manager)
John Richardson  (Box Office)