Chichester Festival for Music, Dance and Speech

The Chichester Festival for Music, Dance and Speech was founded in 1955, to encourage and promote the performing arts for all age groups, and especially for the young. The Festival is a Registered Charity, number 1040782, and is affiliated to the British Federation of Festivals for Music, Dance and Speech of which Her Majesty the Queen is Patron.


President  

Ron Williams


Patrons

The Right Worshipful The Mayor of Chichester

The Chairman of Chichester District Council

The Right Worshipful The Mayor of Bognor Regis

John Rank


Chairman

Jenifer Pressdee, LGSM, ANEA (Stage Technique)


Please follow these links to see the Rules and Conditions regarding entry to and participation in the Festival, our policy on compliance with Child Protection measures, details of our Committee and important general information regarding the festival.
Acknowledgements

Ackermans  Music Shop
The Festival Committee gratefully acknowledge the generous support which it receives from the management and staff of Ackermans Music, 42 West Street, Chichester, PO19 1RP. (Tel. (01243) 781844).

National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies (Chichester)
The Festival Committee acknowledge the support of the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies (Chichester)

Rotary Clubs
The Festival Committee gratefully acknowledge the generous support of The Rotary Clubs of Chichester, Chichester Priory and Chichester Harbour

Chichester City Council
The Festival Committee gratefully acknowledge the support of Chichester City Council

Bassil Shippam & Alsford Trust
The Festival Committee gratefully acknowledge the generous support of the Bassil Shippam & Alsford Trust

Summersdale Publishers
The Festival Committee gratefully acknowledge the generous support of Summersdale Publishers.

Westbourne House School
The Festival Committee gratefully acknowledge the provision of their Millenium Theatre for the Festival Concert.

British Federation of Festivals for Music, Dance and Speech

Click here to visit the British Federation of Festivals for Music, Dance and Speech Teachers’ Forum

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Woodwind Section Leader Needed

We urgently need a Section Leader for our Woodwind Section.  It can be immensely rewarding to help develop the skills and abilities of the many young people taking part in the Festival, and we’ll give all the support, help and guidance you’ll need.  If you would like to help, or know of someone who may be interested, do please get in touch with our Secretary, Mary Smith, through the ‘Contact’ page of this site.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Entries for 2018 now open

We are now accepting entries for the 2018 Festival.  On-Line entry is available only for Music and Speech classes.  Please click here for details.  

John Warner Memorial Award 2018

We are planning to run the John Warner Memorial Award competition in 2018.  Please click here for details.  

John Warner Award

2018 Festival Syllabus

The Syllabus for our 2018 festival is now available both in printed form and on this site. Printed copies are available from :-  

Ackerman Music,

42 West Street,

Chichester,

PO19  1RP



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