Pennine Spring Music is an annual Festival of recitals, rehearsals and performances, held every Spring Bank Holiday week in the beautiful mediæval hilltop village of Heptonstall.
The Festival was founded in 1985 by Ian Harrold and is made up of an orchestra and chorus who perform three joint public concerts during the week. There are daily rehearsals which are led by highly-skilled music professionals who would greatly enrich your musical experience.
You may rent accommodation in local cottages, self-catering accommodation, and commercial premises. Accommodation information is available through the Secretary. There is time to explore some of the most attractive walking country in England, or driving further afield.
Rehearsal times are usually in two or three hour periods, with tea and coffee provided.
Rehearsals start on Monday: see Rehearsal Schedule. A light lunch is provided on Bank Holiday Monday. All subsequent meals may be bought locally by the participants.
The orchestral and choral concerts in which participants perform take place on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings, with rehearsals starting on Monday.