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Save the date for the expected Festival next year 23-26th August 2019.

A message from Philip Dukes Artistic Director of the Festival, to all supporters of the Festival and particularly those in the local community who worked tirelessly to make the practical arrangement for the Festival work like clockwork, all of whom Philip may not have been able to thank personally.

Dear friends,
A sincere and profound thanks for all you did to make the Vaughan Williams Festival 2018 such a resounding success. We simply couldn’t have asked for more.

I hope I managed to convey to you all my deepest admiration and genuine appreciation: from sponsors to performers, organisers to supporters it was a triumph and I hope the man himself would have been proud.

The sheer volume of audience numbers was overwhelming. In the end we were sold out for all the major events, and enjoyed very healthy numbers for the smaller concerts which was simply incredible for a first year.

The last moments of the Festival when James sang RVW’s ‘On Wenlock Edge’ and the audience then rose to sing the hymn ‘Come Down O Love Divine’ will live with me for a very long time. A special moment indeed.

Thank you for sharing our dream and making it a reality.