North West Recorder Festival


Est. 2013


 Dear Players and Lovers of the Recorder

Welcome to North West Recorder Festival 2019 to be held at St Martin’s Church, 112 Crescent Park, Heaton Norris, Stockport, SK4 2JE on the 16th November

Rev. Paul Jump and the PCC have very kindly agreed to let us hold our 7th Annual Festival at St Martin’s Church Heaton Norris. There is a different layout and the church has its own kitchen within the Church space so the Festival will take on a new look for 2019.
The Rev. Paul Jump is very keen to hold the Festival and encourage Musical Activities to be performed in the church welcoming in the local community.

The aim of the Recorder Festival is to provide a friendly platform to perform music of all eras in front of an Adjudicator, family, friends and general public, giving the performer the chance to practise for exams, recitals etc as well as getting an educated appraisal of the performance.
The NWRF is open to ALL Recorder Players of any age, both soloists and groups it is a celebration of the Recorder in all its glory.

By popular request we will again have a Piano Class for children 11 & under as well as a number of Instrumental Classes for Adults & Children

I would very much like to thank our sponsors this year for enabling me to carry on running this exciting new Festival: WALTER BERGMAN FUND

The Festival is very privileged to have close contacts with BLOCK4 an internationally renowned Recorder Quartet based in London they were the first Recorder Quartet to win the ROSL and have recently been successful in reaching the semi finals of a World Wide Competition in Michigan USA. On 10th November 2018 they carried out a full concert engagement in Lithuania 

Stockport Recorder College based in Hazel Grove maintain close links with the Festival and we are pleased to help encourage their pupils in their Recorder Development.
I thank the Principal of SRC Janice Ormerod for lending us their Keyboard for the day.

Refreshments will be available throughout the day and due to popular requests I will be putting on Sandwiches as well as hot/cold drinks, soup, cakes & confectionary. There is a Kitchen so I may even put on Hot Food after all it will be November.
Other activities on the day include Table Top Sales, Tombola and Arts & Crafts by ARCHIVES - Local Artists from Reddish, all to add interest to the day ie bringing the community into the church for music, entertainment & relaxation

Our Web Manager, David Morgan, has set up a web site for the Festival  please have a browse around the site.

I hope to see you all on the day

Best Wishes


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