Welcome

 

The North London Festival of Music, Speech and Drama takes place each year. We offer a huge range of competitive classes covering Piano, Singing, Choirs, Orchestral and Chamber Groups, Composition, Stringed and Wind Instruments of all descriptions, Speech and Drama. We aim to offer something for everyone, but if you don’t find a class that suits you, do get in touch and we will try to create one especially for you.

Our Festival Competitions are open to amateurs and students whatever their age or ability. Entrants are given the opportunity to perform in front of an audience and may win a cash prize, trophy or certificate. Everyone takes away with them a copy of the adjudicator’s written comments and a certificate of participation. Come and further your performance skills, learn from the adjudicators and your peers, and enjoy the stimulus of competition.

We warmly welcome audience members at all our competitions.

In 2018, the festival ran from Monday 5th to Friday 23rd March and from Thursday 19th April to Sunday 13th May. We will shortly be publishing the dates for the 2019 competition.

On 25th May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is being introduced to give people more rights concerning their personal data held or used by organisations. Before 25th May, we will add a privacy policy to the website to comply with GDPR.

The Festival would like to pay tribute to L Joughin OBE MC who recently passed away.  He spent his life in public service and had a keen interest in charities including the North London Festival of Music, Speech and Drama. He was a Council Member and generous Sponsor of the Festival as well as being of inestimable support to his wife, Sara Medina,  who was formerly the Piano Section Secretary.

For more information about the festival and its history, please  click on the History link at the bottom of the website.

Download the 2018 syllabus here.

Piano

Entries to be received by Thursday 1st March 2018

Choirs

Entries to be received by Wednesday 14th February 2018

Singing

Entries to be received by Wednesday 14th February 2018

Composition

Entries to be received by Wednesday 14th February 2018

Strings

Entries to be received by Wednesday 14th February 2018

Orchestras & Ensembles

Entries to be received by Wednesday 14th February 2018

Woodwind & Brass

Entries to be received by Wednesday 14th February 2018

Recorders

Entries to be received by Wednesday 14th February 2018

Harps

Entries to be received by Monday 2nd April 2018

Section
Class
First Competitor's Name
(as it will appear in programme)
Date of birth (if under 18)
(please use DD/MM/YYYY format) *

I am over 18.

Instrument / voice
(not required for speech and drama entries)
Second Competitor's Name
(where applicable)
Date of birth (if under 18)
(please use DD/MM/YYYY format) *

I am over 18.

Instrument / voice
(not required for speech and drama entries)
Third Competitor's Name
(where applicable)
Date of birth (if under 18)
(please use DD/MM/YYYY format) *

I am over 18.

Instrument / voice
(not required for speech and drama entries)
Fourth Competitor's Name
(where applicable)
Date of birth (if under 18)
(please use DD/MM/YYYY format) *

I am over 18.

Instrument / voice
(not required for speech and drama entries)
Add more competitors
Remove Competitor
Group/Choir Size (if applicable)
Title and Composer of piece to be performed
(if applicable)
Time to perform (if applicable)
Teacher's name
Teacher's Contact phone number
Teacher's Email
Class fee