The Mayfield Festival of Music & the Arts
is one of the highlights of the South Easts events calendar. This biennial event comprises daily events in the magnificent setting of the historic village of Mayfield, East Sussex and attracts world-class performers from both home and abroad.
Plans are well underway for the next Mayfield Festival, which will take place from Friday 4th to Sunday 13th May 2012
. Under the artistic direction of the renowned tenor and teacher Neil Mackie CBE, the programme promises to be as remarkable and varied as for the spectacular 22nd Festival which took place in Spring 2010. More details regarding the 2012 Festival will be published as soon as they become available, so please keep visiting this site for updates.
Cant wait until 2012? As ever there is wealth of musical events occurring in and around Mayfield during 2011. To find out more you could become a member of Friends of Music in Mayfield
. By joining Friends of Music in Mayfield
you can enjoy priority booking as well as discounted prices.
For more details about the Friends of Music in Mayfield click here
and for details of the Mayfield Festival Choir please visit mayfieldchoir.co.uk
Festival Box Office: PO Box 324, Mayfield, East Sussex TN20 6WA; email@example.com
Media enquiries: contact Kate Sanday - firstname.lastname@example.org
or tel: +44 (0)7816 987656
The pictures on the right
are from the finale of the 22nd Mayfield Festival of Music and the Arts in 2010, which concluded with the much-awaited return to Mayfield of Sir David Willcocks as part of his 90th birthday celebrations.
During an evening of French choral music, Sir David conducted the Mayfield Festival Choir and chamber orchestra London Primavera in a performance of Fauré's Requiem and justly received not just one, but two standing ovations from the audience which filled St. Dunstan's, Mayfield's beautiful Parish Church.
The rest of the program included the Cantique de Jean Racine and Pavane by Fauré and the Messe Solenelle de Sainte Cécile by Gounod, under the direction of distinguished conductor and Director of Mayfield Festival Choir, Graham Caldbeck.
Click on a picture to enlarge.