Date and time
  • Sat 23 March 2019
  • Sun 24 March 2019
Price See registration link below
Venue Colchester Institute, Swinburne Hall, Sheepen Road, Colchester. CO3 3LL

News on the 2019 Festival!

The 2019 Rotary Club Colchester Festival launched with a new simpler syllabus and a wider range of genres focusing on opportunities for young musicians to perform.

What is the festival about?

The aim of the festival is to support young musicians and their teachers by providing a performance platform. This experience can assist in the preparation for taking ABRSM Grade Exams in the Summer and opportunities at Summer School concerts.

New class groups

This year the performance classes are now simplified and are structured by genre and instrument or voice. The age specific classes are now removed   The aim is to encourage more young musicians to enter and take part in the festival.


The British and International Federation for Festivals of Music, Dance and Speech continue to provide its specialists for adjudicating appropriate groups.

Each entrant will receive a written report from the adjudicator with the opportunity to gain medals, trophies and certificates to recognising achievements.

Registration for the Music Festival starts on the 1 December 2018. Click here for more information.