Signature Music Festival to showcase Peterborough talent

Following a hugely successful Peterborough launch last year, the Signature Music Festival will return to the city on March 14 and 15.

Sunday, 26th January 2020, 7:31 am
Signature Music Festival

However, in response to feedback to the festival - aimed at youngsters aged 18 and under - there will be some changes.

Festival director Moira Lester explained: “We have become increasingly aware that it is becoming more difficult for children to be released from school to attend events such as this. As a result we have moved the whole festival to a weekend. We know that the value of musical education is widely acknowledged, and we want to do everything we can to support young musicians, their parents and teachers. We are hugely grateful to Peterborough Music Hub who share our passion for promoting music for young people in the city.”

As well as the more traditional graded classes for students learning strings, woodwind, brass, piano, vocals, drums, keyboard and electric guitar, there will also be performance opportunities for children who might not be following the ‘usual’ progression through grades.

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Director Diane Llewellyn said: “At Signature Music Festival we recognise that children have different learning styles and skills. We want to give these children opportunities to showcase these unique talents.”

The festival will also be continuing the popular Youth Music Showcase which gives young singer/songwriters, instrumentalists or bands the chance to compete to win a studio recording experience.

The event, hosted by Breve Music in Rivergate, will give performers the opportunity to present their music, which should be an original composition, or creative interpretation of an existing piece of music of any genre.

The festival will take place at Brookside Methodist church and Breve Music Studio. Full details can be found at www.signaturemusfest.org, or by emailing [email protected]