Spring is fast approaching and festival season wakes up from hibernation, and after a long hiatus during the Covid pandemic the Amersham Festival of Music is back in April.

The Spring Festival, which is also a charity helping young Bucks musicians, has a dreamy line-up for live music lovers, with professional performers like an award-winning jazz vocalist Clare Teal doing ‘Brass and Beethoven’ extravaganza mix of jazz and classical music.

The six day festival runs between Sunday April 3 and April 23.

Festival’s Chairman Jane Partridge said: “We are delighted to be able to present our first full Spring Festival since the pandemic.

“It's great to be able to bring live music to our audience once more.

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“Our exciting programme for our 38th season offers something for every musical taste, including orchestral music, jazz, youth music, choral works, wind and brass bands, as well as Italian wine tasting and song. We look forward to seeing you.”

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Each year, the Festival gives a youth music group or a community music group a chance to perform at the Festival in April, and this year the Concert Band from Chiltern Music Academy and Amersham Concert Brass group got that opportunity, Ms Partridge said.

She said: “Amersham Festival of Music is keen to support young and aspiring musicians.

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“We have supported well over 100 youngsters to date through our bursary scheme. Over the past 5 years we have distributed £17,000. The maximum award is £500. “

The Festival is currently looking for Volunteers and Trustees.

Ms Partridge said: "The Festival has a strong and friendly committee who are looking forward to welcoming new people.

"These roles would particularly suit anyone with an interest in music, but that is not essential." 

More information can be found here.