The 2017 Alderley Edge Festival
WAS HELD FROM TUESDAY MAY 2nd to
SATURDAY MAY 6th 2017
THE 2017 WINNERS LIST IS NOW
THE 2017 DAILY SCHEDULES
The 2017 DAILY SCHEDULES ARE STILL
THE 2017 DAILY SPEECH & DRAMA
THE 2017 DAILY MUSIC
THE 2017 VENUE DETAILS ARE STILL
2017 ON-LINE ENTRY
ON-LINE ENTRY TO THE 2017 ALDERLEY EDGE
FESTIVAL IS NOW CLOSED. WE LOOK FORWARD TO OPENING THIS UP
AGAIN FOR THE FESTIVAL IN 2018 WHICH WILL BE HELD BETWEEN THE
8TH and 12TH MAY.
THE 2017 SYLLABUS IS STILL AVAILABLE.
PLEASE CLICK BELOW FOR THE FULL CONTENTS.
THE 2016 WINNERS LIST IS STILL
THE 2017 REGULATIONS, ACCOMPANISTS &
THE 2017 REGULATIONS ARE NOW
THE 2017 ADJUDICATOR and ACCOMPANIST PROFILES
ARE NOW AVAILABLE
BRITISH & INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF
FESTIVAL TEACHERS FORUM
It is with great excitement and delight that the
Federation has established a Teachers Membership. It is a vital
part of the whole Festival movement because if teachers didn't
enter pupils into our local festival it would be a very different
experience for everyone. Therefore, developing this section, gives
teachers their own identity within the
In order to facilitate this, an online forum has been set up to
which all Festival, Accompanist and Adjudicator Members have been
given access in the hope that they will use it for positive debate
and discussion on various topics, even offering further topics
which could be useful and constructive.
The ultimate aim is, however, to draw in teachers in all
sectors (private teachers and those who teach in schools). We also
need to be really proactive in creating awareness about all the
opportunities and experiences that could benefit their pupils. It
is important to state that these teachers will not be accredited in
any way by the Federation but that the forum along with other
benefits, exists as an opportunity for them to have a voice and
feel part of the movement.
PURPOSE AND FUNCTION OF THE FESTIVAL
of the Festival are educational and non-profit making and comprise
of holding the Festival and any other events of an educational
nature complementary to the Festival.
The Festival provides a platform for amateur performances with
an educational element provided by professional adjudicators.
Our Vision is to encourage and provide a conduit through public
performances for young children to express themselves through
music, speech and drama and to showcase and nurture this talent in
the performing arts.
We still believe in the ideal that the youth of today are
talented in the arts and will always have something to offer. This
talent is in all of us, and if, as a Society, we can nurture even a
small amount of that talent, then we are making a difference. It is
this difference that keeps us working so hard to make the Festival
what it is.
CHAIRMAN'S MESSAGE 2017
Another year has passed - and what a year!! It has been
an honour and a privilege to be Chairman of this great Committee
during the celebrations of our 100th Festival - and what
celebrations! From our Celebratory Gala Concert to our Finalé, with
all those wonderful performances in between was exceptional. We
were delighted to receive recognition from Her Majesty the Queen,
as Patron of the British and International Federation of Festivals,
who sent a personal letter congratulating us on achieving our 100th
Festival - an honour indeed.
Our Celebratory Gala Concert was outstanding with some
incredible performances from past winners, enthralling us with
their brilliance as they continue their journey in music and speech
and drama, all of whom recognise the part that is played by our
Festival in giving them the platform on which to perform. It was a
celebration of immense pleasure with a full audience of over 250.
Indeed, a testament to the high regard with which the Alderley Edge
Festival is held within the Community.
Thanks must go to the Alderley Edge Institute Trust for
their generous financial donation in making the Celebratory Gala
Concert possible. It is also important to say a huge thank you to
the Alderley Edge Parish Council who had upgraded the Festival Hall
with acoustic boards and blinds, ensuring that the Festival Hall
was in as good a condition for performances as possible. Immense
thanks must go to Mark Jones of The Emerson Group, who
single-handedly redesigned our Programme to reflect the 100th year
Celebrations, and also of course, for his contribution to the
printing of both the Syllabus and Programme - generous support that
has been given over many years - for which we will be eternally
As to the special 2016 Festival itself, it was yet again
If you want to read our Chairman's full message please click on