Chipping Norton Music Festival

Last edited by CNMF on 10 February 2020

Venue, Timing and Cost

Chipping Norton - The Town Hall
Friday, 6 March 2020 to Sunday, 22 March 2020
Timings vary for each day but are normally afternoon and evenings
Various but £3.00 for Adults to the adjudicated performances and Free for children

Chipping Norton Music Festival is a 2 week long programme of Concerts and performances, in music, speech and drama.
The Chipping Norton Music Festival is held during March each year in the Oxfordshire market town of Chipping Norton. Situated near the borders of Warwickshire and Gloucestershire, the Festival has been promoting music-making in the north-east Cotswolds since 1904. One of the oldest festivals of its kind, the Festival celebrated its centenary in 2004 and the hundredth Festival in 2012.

The Festival is non-competitive and adjudicated by professionals; there are classes in music and drama for all ages, individuals and groups ranging from piano, voice, and composition through to verse-speaking. While the early years concentrated on choral singing, the Festival has evolved to include other solo and instrumental classes. Additions in the last 15 years or so include Speech & Drama (2000), Folk (2003), and the Youth Jazz Band Challenge (in association with the Rotary Club of Chipping Norton) in 2009.

The participatory classes are accompanied by a series of professional concerts, and the culmination of the Festival is a concert presenting the highlights where various trophies are awarded for outstanding performances from musicians and performers of all ages.
There is a children's workshop giving children from local primary schools the opportunity to perform.

Further Information

Contact Details: 

Visit the website.
Tickets are available from Jaffe & Neale Bookshop in Chipping Norton or email
Entries should mail:

Written and Spoken Word

Children and Families
Young People