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.
2023 should be the 100th Festival since the Charity's inception. However, due to lack of volunteers only a limited festival will be possible, restricted to Instrumental classes only.
It is hoped that a full festival will be possible in 2024.
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The 99th Festival of Music, Speech & Drama took place in the week commencing Monday 13th June. Given the continuing uncertainties over Covid and the impact of various factors on teaching, consideration was given to the most appropriate format. A short survey confirmed that on balance, we should go ahead with a competitive festival. The results of the survey are summarised in our Blog/News.
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We are delighted to welcome you back – live - to Aberdeen’s oldest Festival, the unique annual celebration of the Performing Arts.
We hope that, irrespective of the challenging situation with teaching over the past couple of years, all will feel welcome to come along and share the joy of live performance, alone, together with friends, and in any combination of instruments and genres. Whilst this is primarily a competitive festival, and research has told us that most participants relish competition, in this year more than any other we would encourage all to take part, it is so important to return to live performance. If anyone is not ready for competition, any class can be entered on a non-competitive basis. See below for changes to syllabus and the exciting Together Again Section.
We are returning to our main venue at Mannofield Church and are excited that choir day will be held at the Music Hall. The Festival is open to the public and all are welcome to provide a supportive audience to participants. Audience members are asked to pay for admission to finance the running costs of the week. Tickets will be available online.
Syllabus 2023 - Instrumentalists only
Little change from 2022. Entries open soon, around 1st March 2023.
Performers are reminded that they are welcome to take part in any class on a non-competitive basis.
There is a class for all levels.
Yet again, the Festival Finale produced an exceptional demonstraton of talent.