12-14 April 2019, Ushaw College, Durham
Hosted by the Durham & Newcastle branches
The 2019 SRP National Festival was held just outside Durham City, in the stunning setting of Ushaw College. The popular small group playing sessions were run by a team of experienced conductors, led by Joris van Goethem of the Flanders Recorder Quartet, who also conducted the festival commission “Dunholm Suite” by Rosemary Robinson. Other festival guests included BLOCK4 and Jonathan Dove.
The opening concert was given by Piers Adams and Red Priest and a fringe festival of performances by rising stars of the recorder world was run alongside the main event: performers included Charlotte Barbour-Condini and Sophie Westbrooke.
As usual, there was also a range of shops, including instrument makers, repairers and music publishers.
All events take place at Ushaw College.Download full timetable & map (PDF)
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)
6.30-7.15: Registration and collection of Red Priest tickets
7.30: Concert by Red Priest
10pm Shuttle bus leaves for Durham
Saturday 13 April:
8.00 – 9am: Shuttle bus pick-ups in Durham (hotels and station)
From 8:45 Registration
9.20 am – 5.40 pm: Playing sessions and other festival activities
Time tbc: Shuttle bus leaves for Durham
7-9pm: Festival dinner – A Musical Banquet
10.00 pm: Shuttle bus leaves for Durham