June 8 - 21 2019



The annual Summer Festival aims to share the fun and pleasure of music making with the local community. Join us for two weeks of concerts, gigs, opera, and outdoor extravaganzas across a range of venues and spaces, guaranteed to astonish and delight music-lovers of all tastes and ages.

The 2019 Summer Festival of Music kicks off with performances at ValeFest, Europe’s largest student-run charity festival. Catch performances by Flute Choir, Sax Choir, Clarinet Choir and Jazz Collective.

The Summer Committee


Chris Goodchild & Ben Squire


Edward Ault

Marketing Officers

Eleanor Blakeney, Rebekah Brinkley, Seren Thomas, Alex Tighe

Chamber Music Manager

Sabrina Ko

Wind Band Managers

Eleanor Rees & Joanna Stell

Jazz Orchestra Manager

Peter Batchelar

Sax Choir Manager

Katie Hevingham

Voices Managers

Eoin Funnell & Emma Warren

Brass Band Manager

Chris Allen

Jazz Collective Manager

Sebastian Rolley

miniBEAST Coordinators

Alice Bailey & Isa Gibbs

Flute Choir Manager

Emily Batchelor

Samba Manager

Alexandra Righton

Clarinet Choir Manager

Thomas Knollys

Opera Director

Rosie Kat

Opera Music Director

Mariana Rosas

Opera Assistant Music Director

Sarah Charista

Opera Production Manager

James David

Opera Orchestra Manager

Isabella Bartlett

Opera Stage Manager

Lydia Skrentny

Staff Chair Concerts

Christina Hancock

Staff Chair Opera

Gavin Allsop

Staff Treasurer

Jo Sweet


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