In October 2014, Derby introduced to the Midlands, a new Festival of Music! The Festival took place every evening from Tuesday, 28 October to Saturday, 1 November 2014 in Breadsall, Derby. The venue was the beautiful All Saints Church, Breadsall.
Local talent was showcased and in addition, the following artists were invited: The Heartless Tarts [Derbyshire Dales], The Wren Vocal Ensemble [Leicester], Lee Brown, On-the-spot loop composer [Derby], Internationally acclaimed singer Dana de Waal [Derby], Duffield Singers, [Derby], Fishpond Choir [Matlock Bath], All Saints Singers [Breadsall] and the prize winning OVS Choir [Darley Abbey].
Sir David Read, Fellow of the Royal Society, agreed to be the Patron of the Festival. This was an amazing scoop and we were so proud that Sir David took this on board in spite of his immensely full programme!
The Festival was met with an incredible response, with most nights drawing good sized audiences. The last night not only sold out, but received a full standing ovation. Numerous requests were received to repeat the event!