The 2017 Festival vocal classes will be held pm on Friday 20th of October at Littlehampton Baptist Church, Fitzalan Road, Littlehampton BN17 5NY. Instrumental classes will be held on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd October at Georgian Gardens Primary School, 1 Guildford Road, Rustington BN16 3JJ. More information will be available soon.
The Arun Young Musicians’ Festival was launched in 1981 with the support of the Rotary Club of Littlehampton and has gone on to showcase outstanding young talent every year, giving those young people the opportunity to gain valuable performance experience and receive feedback from experienced musicians. In its early days, the festival had just 30 youngsters taking part but now the festival has grown and attracts entrants to around 40 classes every year.
Within the Festival, these youngsters initially perform alongside each other in vocal and instrumental classes where they are adjudicated by two, experienced, professional musicians and awarded medals and certificates accordingly. These classes now cover all instruments and all levels of competence.
From the classes, a selection of the more outstanding candidates will be asked to perform in a Gala Concert a couple of weeks later, where they are adjudicated once more, awarded trophies, bursaries and ultimately the accolade of Arun Young Musician of the Year. This concert will be held at the Steyning Centre, Fletcher’s Croft, Steyning BN44 3XZ on Sunday 12 November 2017.