A Message from the Chair

Dear Performers, Teachers, Parents and Friends,

Welcome to the 2020 Portsmouth Music Festival!  I am certain that, as in previous years, there will be a huge variety of exciting performances in all sections for everyone to enjoy and I would like to thank all of you for your wonderful support of this community event.

We extend a special welcome to a great team of adjudicators who come to share their skills and expertise with us; their advice and encouragement to the performers is always of great value.

On a sad note, we were sorry to hear that Jim Newman passed away a few months ago and our thoughts are with his family at this time.  Jim was very much involved with the Festival for a number of years.  Some of you may have already read his obituary on our website under the blog icon in the website banner.

I would like to wish all those taking part in the 2020 Festival every success.  I hope that you find the experience valuable and enjoyable.

Best wishes,

Sandra Lawlor
Chair of Portsmouth Music Festival Committee