Welcome to North East of Scotland Performing Arts
Home of Aberdeen and NE of Scotland Music Festival, Aberdeen's oldest annual festival, and a highlight of the city's cultural calander.
The 99th Festival of Music, Speech & Drama is due to take place in the week commencing Monday 13th June.
Given the continuing uncertainties over Covid and the impact of various factors on teaching, consideration is being given to the most appropriate format for this year.
News of our 2022 festival coming soon.
NESPA, 4th floor, H1 Building, Hill of Rubislaw, Anderson Drive, Aberdeen AB15 6XL
Videos of Performances 2021
As for 2020, participants were asked to submit pre-recorded performances, using whatever technology they had to hand. Entries were timetabled into virtual classes set up in sessions, using Zoom meetings in place of actual venues. At the appointed time for each class the stewards (hosts), played each video in ballot order so that the adjudicator, performers and audience could see and hear the performance. The adjudicator then addressed their comments to the performers and, if relevant, appointed a winner.
Syllabus and other events 2021-2022
The syllabus for 2022 is under preparation. All ideas for changes, fresh classes, and any suggestions to keep the festival relevant are welcome. Please do help by contacting us with your thoughts.
Our planned series of events for 2021-2022 fell by the wayside, other than the terrific Festival Challenge Concert.
A fundraising coffee morning, in conjunction with NESMS, was held in November.
The planned Open Mornings on the first Friday of the month went ahead Those who came along for a chat and catchup enjoyed delicious scones, and for those with the appetite, a delicious cooked breakfast. There are some benefits to volunteering with NESPA!