Early Music Festival 2021

Our Festival planned for May last year and postponed till May this year, is, not surprisingly, changing shape as we continue to experience restrictions.

Some of the artists due to come to Worcester are experiencing unforeseen problems: for example, a lack of opportunity for groups to rehearse together; the development of long Covid; and living abroad making costly quarantine prohibitive to travel.

At our last meeting the committee were concerned that May might well be too soon to expect people to come out, especially on consecutive days after having been locked down for so long.

So the only definite news at this stage is that the Pride and Prejudice Ball is to be a virtual event on Saturday May 15th…………..and it’s already proving very popular with our dancing friends. (For more information see events page)

Our Sunday afternoon concert at 3pm on 23rd May is our safest bet currently, and we hope will feature Liz Kenny and Elin Manahan Thomas…..but it is still early days to be sure about what might happen in May.

So with another committee meeting at the beginning of March ………watch this space!


Author: Barbara Dunn

Barbara trained as a teacher and worked for most of her career in Primary Education, eventually serving as a headteacher in Reading and then in Worcester, before taking early retirement. She has been involved with Worcestershire Early Music from its beginning, delivering workshops and organising concerts and the Pride and Prejudice Ball. Barbara is an enthusiastic amateur musician, playing regularly in many different formal and informal gatherings. She performs with the Gloucester Waits on flutes and recorders