Welcome to the Singing section.

Greetings from the Singing Secretary

Hello again, and welcome.

We had such a successful festival this year and it’s great to be planning Hastings Musical Festival 2018.

Our Choirs Day was a super day for all the school choirs and also the adult ensembles in the evening. The school choirs showed a very high standard, and we saw and heard some of the best adult choirs from near and far. Hopefully we’ll see them return this year….and one or two more !

Our Folkfest proved popular, with more classes being added in the hope of interesting some of the wonderful folk singers and musicians we have here in our own town of Hastings and surrounding areas….We’d love to see new folk singers at this session !

It would be good to see more entries in our Gold Medal singing class this year. The rules have changed to enable competitors of certain classes with a mark of 87 to enter. As a singer in the adult classes, think about preparing an extra song for the Gold Medal class, in case you find yourself qualifying to enter it !

It’s nice to welcome back our Adjudicators for this year:

Penny Jenkins - 6/7th March for the Junior and Intermediate singing..

Alison Mary Sutton – 8/9th March for Senior Singing and Choirs day.

Neil Jenkins -14th March for Senior Singing and our Championships Evening

Penny Jenkins -15th March for Pop and Show Song classes.

Folkfest - Saturday 17th March - adjudicator still to be announced ..

Our festival goes from strength to strength every year, with new and exciting classes in each section. We were pleased to have our own Liane Carroll adjudicate the Jazzfest and Rock Band classes and we shall welcome her again in 2018.

Please note the closing date for entries is Tuesday 21st November 2017


I look forward to hearing from you, and receiving your entries.

Maxine Roach.

For further information about the Singing Section please see our Syllabus, available from The White Rock Theatre, Hastings Information Centre or B&T Keyboards, Hastings, also Second Spin, Bexhill, or Chandler Pianos, Rye. Or online.


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Festival Office opening hours are:
The first Wednesday of the month between 10.30 & 11.30am until September 1st,
after which the office will be open each Wednesday from 10.30am till 12.30pm until the end of March 2018.
The Festival Office, White Rock Theatre, Hastings, TN34 1JX