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    Festival Highlight

      Sing! Choirs – Summer Sing and Picnic Concert

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    Festival Highlight

    Festival Orchestra presents ‘A Night at the Movies’

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    Festival Highlight

    Ely Choral Society: 'A Night at the Opera'


Isle of Ely Arts Festival

Message from the Festival Chairman 2019

As we look ahead to another year of celebrating arts and culture in this area, the Isle of Ely Arts Festival Committee is enjoying thinking about the long Summer days and planning the 2019 Festival which will run from 15th June to 13th July.

We have already planned some special events but welcome any ideas you may have to add to the programme which will be launched on Eel Day, 4th May. So far our highlights are “Sing! Choirs” who will be returning by popular demand to sing for us in the Bishop’s Garden on 7th July, and the final event on 13th July will be “A Night at the Opera” with Ely Choral Society in the Hayward Theatre.

On 12th July we are invited to “A Night at the Movies” in Ely Cathedral, when choirs from all over the district will give a concert of popular film music, including songs from "The Greatest Showman" They will be accompanied by an invited orchestra, conducted by Chris Parsons who is a professional trumpet player and also well-known as the conductor of Eboracum Baroque.

We pride ourselves on being a Festival celebrating all the arts and reaching as many local villages as possible, so please help us to fill the gaps and make this a fantastic celebration of local community talent!

Sheila Friend-Smith
Festival Chairman