Saturday 21st September – Sunday 6th October 2013
All details on www.romanrivermusic.org.uk
Would you like to take part in the festival?
You can join our Festival choir, Festival youth ensemble and choir, or support our team and volunteer.
The Festival choir will be singing Beethoven’s Mass in C on Saturday 5th October at Stoke by Nayland Church. Please email Ian Cook or phone 01206 302 260 if you are interested.
Funding permitting, we are also offering the opportunity to the best young players and singers in the region to join the Festival youth ensemble and choir. They will play with and be coached by some of the inspiring musicians coming to the Festival. If you know someone who would like to apply, please get in touch email Julie Cuthbert or phone 07946476336.
Our schools programme continues to develop and flourish. This year will include a project based around Carnival of the Animals, live performances by fantastic musicians in secondary schools, open rehearsals for school groups, and our essential work in primary schools in areas of social deprivation. We are delighted to work in partnership with Essex Music Education Hub and with further funding from Essex Community Foundation. Please email Katie Kennedy or call 07968 702 492 for more information.
We rely on your generosity to continue bringing live music and performance opportunities to children, and stunning musicians to our doorstep. Volunteers are vital for the running of the festival. If you would like to help as we require ushers, parking attendants, programme sellers and FOH support. We are also seeking families to host musicians. Please email us and let us know if you can help or someone you know who might be interested.
Roman River Music 2013
It is with great excitement that we are able to give you some glimpses of this year’s festival; 18 events over two weeks 21st September – 6th October 2013.
Mark Padmore, Benjamin Grosvenor, Anthony Marwood, Philip Higham, Richard Lester and Tamsin Waley-Cohen are just a few of the wonderful musicians who will be performing in Stoke by Nayland, Fordham, Fingringhoe and East Mersea churches, and firstsite, Colchester Arts Centre and the Minories.
We present the first live performance in 50 years in the stunning Edwardian theatre on Colchester High Street with Mercury nominee jazz pianist Gwilym Simcock, and a mini-series of the virtuoso and ground-breaking solo cello Suites which Britten wrote for Rostropovitch.
Read more on our Roman River Music Festival page for 2013.