Southrepps classical music festival looks to bigger venue and more events

Southrepps Chorale outside St James's Church before their concert in the village's classical music f

Southrepps Chorale outside St James's Church before their concert in the village's classical music festival. Picture: SUBMITTED - Credit: Archant

Volunteers behind a community-led music celebration hope to expand into a more permanent base so concerts can be held throughout the year.

The sold-out Southrepps Classical Music Festival ran from Thursday to Sunday.

It started in 2010 and was the idea of musician Tom Primrose, 28, Ben Johnson and Daniel Goode.

Mr Primrose's father, Neil, from High Street, Southrepps, got some volunteers together and the festival was formed.

It started out with about 25 young musicians and this year the number of performers doubled.


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They are all in their 20s and at the start of their careers and stay with people in the village when they are not performing in St James's Church.

Mr Primrose, a retired headteacher, said: 'In the short-term we will carry on doing what we are doing.

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'Beyond that we would ideally like to acquire a bigger venue around Southrepps and have something much more permanent so we can offer musical experiences over the year. There is an appetite for classical music and singing has become really popular. There are endless possibilities.'

This year's concert included music from the Southrepps Chorale, which was formed after the festival started.

For more information visit www.southrepps-classical-music-festival.org.

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