Hinton St George   is a traditional South Somerset village perched on a hill overlooking the Fosse Way.  The Festival is a key part of our vibrant cultural scene and is held biennially in the summer.  Between festivals, other concerts are held in various venues in the village.  Our aim is simple and straightforward – to bring a diverse range of high quality, live musical performances to the village and to provide encouragement and opportunity to young musicians from Hinton and the surrounding area.  Formed in 1999, the Festival committee is composed of individuals with a strong connection to Hinton St George who are committed to bringing a wide variety of high quality, live music to the village.  We are fortunate to have use of the beautiful and historic St George’s Church, with its superb acoustics, where most of our concerts are performed and the Village Hall for less formal concerts.
Specialist Music Tuition     After a very successful Festival week in June 2016 we are pleased to be able to help sponsor a singing teacher for Hinton St George First School.
"The children of Hinton St George First School have benefited from learning to sing with Amanda Boniface, specialist music teacher.  This is all thanks to the Hinton Music Festival who are kindly funding this for the school.  To celebrate their singing achievement a concert was held at school.  The children WOWED their parents and local residents with their wonderful singing. After the concert the parents and visitors were invited to stay for refreshments and have a look around our newly decorated school.  The Headteacher, Mrs Goodland commented that the whole morning had come together brilliantly!"                       

Hinton St. George Festival is traditionally held in the first week of June in alternate years. After a most successful season in 2014 and several concerts in 2015, we were delighted that our 2016 Festival continued the tradition. In February 2017 we had an excellent evening in the church with Somerset singer-songwriter Reg Meuross accompanied by his talented daughter, Lily.  In April, Mike Denham entertained us once more on the keyboard.  Swing, boogie woogie and stories accompanied by Andy Dickens with his "6 feet of silent tube" as he described it  - trumpet, cornet and flugel horn. In May, prior to competing in Osaka Japan, the Maxwell String Quartet delighted us with Bartok, Ravel and Britten in a riveting performance in a rather chilly church with Concerts in the West. We now look forward to welcoming you to continuing 2018 season of concerts. We shall be staging a number of individual concerts this year instead of a Festival Week.


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