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Holmfirth - the area

Events in Holmfirth

British & International Federation of Festivals

Holmfirth Musical Festival is a competition for instrumentalists and singers,
small vocal and instrumental ensembles and choirs. 

The 74th Annual Competition

Thursday 17 to Saturday 19 October 2019

Holmfirth Civic Hall

Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth, HD9 3AS
(almost opposite the Fire Station.  Parking in Crown Bottom Car Park - down School St, or Crown St. off Huddersfield Rd. opposite the Civic Hall)

Adjudicator: Margaret Smith

The syllabus for the 2019 competition is now available - see the menu on the left for details

Many thanks to the family of the late Dorothy Drinkwater for donating a new trophy in her memory.  Dorothy had been a supporter of the Festival for several decades, teaching both young singers and pianists.

The picture shows Dorothy's niece presenting the trophy to Emily Winter, the most promising under 11 pianist in the 2018 Festival

  Competitors in the under 11 Piano Solo Class 2017

Do visit the Festival in Holmfirth this year -  Thursday 17th to Saturday 19th October 2019, and support our young (and not-so-young) talent.   We offer the competitors the opportunity to perform on stage in front of an audience - you can be part of that, either competitor or audience - and to be heard by a professional adjudicator who gives each competitor a written report on their performance.  Competitors value these reports - they often bear out what their teachers have said, or raise other points that competitors can work on.   It is always good to win a trophy, but the main emphasis is on performance. 

The programme will be decided after all the entries are in - the closing date is 12th September 2019.  We will then publish a running order on this website.

For further information, please email       

or contact the secretary, Mrs. K. Kingdom   

Page updated April 4th 2019