Berwick Singfest! is a celebration of singing, a series of concerts, cabarets and workshops in the week of May 15th involving the whole community.
It is the culmination of work with Berwick and Borders schools, with Berwick and Borders choirs, with professional singers and with beginners, and will give everybody the chance to sing, to learn and to hear some outstanding musicians.
The showpiece will be the first performance of True Thomas, a work specially commissioned for this occasion. It tells the story of Thomas the Rhymer, a local hero, and will feature a virtuoso team of professional singers, the massed choirs of the Berwick area, and a cameo by the youngest singers in North Northumberland and the Borders!
We have a Concert of Delights, featuring works by Cole Porter; we have a series of Coffee Cabarets to get your day off to the perfect start, and we have workshops on different aspects of singing. We are planning a Singfest Trail, where singers will pop up in the most unexpected places. In short, there is something for everybody! We strongly encourage you to participate, by joining one of our choirs, by coming to our concerts and workshops, or by just standing up and singing!