Established in 1911. Over one hundred years of music, speech, drama and dance.

Saturday 6 March 2021 to Saturday 20 March 2021

The next Festival – the 109th – will feature performances in speech, drama, dance and music. Previous Festivals have featured some 7,000 performers from across Scotland and other parts of the United Kingdom. Bands, orchestras, ensembles and choirs, in addition to hundreds of soloists, have performed in public and been appraised by a team of leading professional adjudicators

We know we’re not able to offer all of the usual classes. Unfortunately, there are no classes for choirs, but singers can enter the full range of solo and duet classes. In addition, younger singers can try out the new ‘Share a Song’ class. For instrumentalists, there is the full range of solo and small ensemble classes but sadly no classes for orchestras and bands. Most Speech and Drama events are retained, and all Scottish Country Dancing classes are included as usual.

Every group or soloist taking part in the Festival will receive a Certificate of Performance. In addition, performers may elect to receive marks and may qualify for special certificates, bursaries or awards.

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Equal Opportunities Statement Glasgow Music Festival operates an equal opportunities policy whereby no person by reason of religious belief, political opinion, sex, marital status, race, colour, ethnic origin, sexual orientation or disability is treated less favourably nor is disadvantaged for those reasons by conditions or requirements which cannot be justified. This Festival is committed to implementing policies designed to promote equality of opportunity, to secure fair participation for any under-represented group and to reject absolutely unlawful discrimination of any kind.

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