The object of the Festival shall be to advance the education of the public in the Art, and in particular the Arts of Music, Singing and Drama, by the promoting of annual competitions.


FESTIVAL DATES AND VENUES FOR 2019

(CLOSING DATE 31st MARCH, 2019)

INSTRUMENTAL 20th - 23rd June, 2019 at Highlands Methodist Church. DRAMA and SINGING 27th -29th June, at Leigh Road Baptist Church.



SOME HISTORY: During the late nineteen twenties a series of musical competitions was arranged by Miss Irene Foster, Principal of the Leigh Academy of Music. They were to prove so popular that Miss Foster, with help, established the Leigh Musical Festival in 1931 under the Chairmanship of the late Mr. H.H. Curnow. The following year, Mr. Curnow, in need of secretarial help asked the young Mr. A.V. Mussett to become secretary. From that moment the Festival grew and flourished. Source: Service of Celebration at St. Clement's Church, Leigh-on-Sea, May 22nd. 1988.



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The Festival takes place annually at Highlands Methodist Church, Sutherland Boulevard, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 3PT and Leigh Road Baptist Church, Marguerite Drive, Leigh-on-Sea, SS9 1NN


2019 SYLLABUS INFORMATION