"Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent."

Victor Hugo

Farnham Festival is an annual, non-competitive, not-for-profit, 5 day event which offers a rich, exciting and diverse programme of unique concerts.

The Festival has two overriding principles:- to give local young people aged 5-19, of all abilities and backgrounds, the opportunity to perform music written especially for them through the commissioning of new work by contemporary composers and also to give young people with differing musical abilities the opportunity to learn and enjoy musical


Trial Success, as local cast thrill in double-header spectacular.

Farnham Festival welcomed a brilliant local cast for their double header fundraiser. The audience were treated to concert style performances of HMS Pinafore and Trial By Jury, at the fantastic Medici Theatre.

Both cast and audience had a great day; festival chairman Nicky Murdoch says “what a smashing day for a smashing cause”.

Thank you to all who participated, keep your eyes on the website for updates on future events.


Melanie Thorne Appointed Composer in Residence.

                         We are delighted to announce

                         that Melanie Thorne has been     

                         appointed Composer  in  Residence

                         for the Farnham Festival.


                                          Following the success of her commission for the 2018 festival it was immediately clear Melanie’s talent, passion for music and values beautifully aligned with the festivals. We are delighted that she has accepted our invitation and will act as a professional advisor on matters of composition and musicianship. She will once again be composing for the festival in 2019.

Are you a music professional? If the festival sounds like something you would like to be involved with, we would love to hear from you.


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