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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Site visitors since August 2017

2018 Festival Programme

Our 2018 Festival Programme for Music and Speech classes is now available.  This programme includes Music and Speech classes only.  The programme for Dance classes will be available at the Dance venue on the days of competition.

Please click here for more details.

Programme 2018

Festival Posters 2018

Please click here for copies of the 2018 Festival Posters, giving details of dates and venues for all Festival classes and our closing concert.

Posters 2018

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

Autumn 2017 Newsletter

Our Autumn 2017 Newsletter is now available.  Please click here for more details.

Newsletter

November 2017 Concert

Our concert in aid of the John Warner Memorial Award Competition was a great success.  Please click here for photographs and a brief report.

JW Concert