Festival Finale

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Young players, local singers and musicians join the full forces of the Festival Orchestra for a rousing finale featuring the phenomenal horn playing of Alec Frank-Gemmill.

Alec Franck-Gemill credit Jen Owens
Alec Franck-Gemill credit Jen Owens

Our packed Festival Finale showcases the education and outreach work that takes place alongside the festival each year and in schools across Colchester and beyond. This year we are also working with the Colne Valley Youth Orchestra and are delighted that members of the hugely popular Kensington Brass will complete the line-up of our fantastic orchestra.

Handel Zadok the Priest
Eric Whitacre A Boy and A Girl
Mozart Horn Concerto No 1
Schubert Unfinished Symphony

Plus music by Benjamin Vonberg-Clark and local primary school children in Music for Sacred Spaces

Alec Frank-Gemmill horn
Local schoolchildren
Colne Valley Youth Orchestra
Festival Choir
Festival Orchestra

Conducted by Benjamin Vonberg-Clark and Jack Ridley


a tone of golden purity, wraparound warmth and ecstatic afterglow”
The Financial Times on Alec Frank-Gemmill

With the generous support of The Mistley Thorn
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Alec Frank-Gemmill