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12-14 April 2019, Ushaw College, Durham
Hosted by the Durham & Newcastle branches
The 2019 SRP National Festival will be held just outside Durham City, in the stunning setting of Ushaw College. The popular small group playing sessions will be run by a team of experienced conductors, led by Joris van Goethem of the Flanders Recorder Quartet, who will conduct the festival commission “Dunholm Suite” by Rosemary Robinson. Other festival guests include BLOCK4 and Jonathan Dove.
The opening concert will be given by Piers Adams and Red Priest and a fringe festival of performances by rising stars of the recorder world will run alongside the main event: performers include Charlotte Barbour-Condini and Sophie Westbrooke.
As usual, there will also be a range of shops, including instrument makers, repairers and music publishers.
Booking for the 2019 Festival is now closed
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The full timetable is being finalised, and will be published shortly. In the meantime, the following times can be used for guidance for making travel arrangements. All events take place at Ushaw College.
Friday 12 April:
Afternoon – SRP AGM 3pm. For any enquiries about the AGM, please contact SRP committee members.
5-5.30pm Shuttle bus pick ups in Durham
6pm: Buffet dinner (a common room and bar is available for those using the bus but not having dinner)
7.30: Concert by Red Priest. Festival
10pm Shuttle bus leaves for Durham
Saturday 13 April:
8.30 – 9am: Shuttle bus pick-ups in Durham (hotels and station)
9.30 am – 5.40 pm: Playing sessions and other festival activities
6.00 pm: Shuttle bu leaves for Durham
time tbc: Festival dinner – A Musical Banquet
9.30 pm: Shuttle bus leaves for Durham
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