- 2017 Festival
The dates of the 2017 St Magnus International Festival will be from 16-21 June inclusive and will mark the 900th anniversary of the martyrdom of St Magnus.
Find out more about our courses for composers, conductors and writers here.
St Magnus International festival was delighted to be part of Edinburgh's Hogmanay with a performance in St Giles Cathedral on 1 Jan 2017
These limited-edition lambswool scarves are designed by Kirsteen Stewart and you can buy them online here!
- Magnus 900
In 2017 we will mark the 900th anniversary of the martyrdom of St Magnus
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- Peter Maxwell Davies
We remember Sir Peter Maxwell Davies one of the founders of the Festival, who died in March 2016.
- Support Us
With the personal support of arts lovers like you, the festival presents an artistic programme the equal of many major city-based festivals across the world. It has won widespread international acclaim for innovative commissioning of new work and championing of community arts and arts education.
- Festival Chorus
The 2016 performance by the Festival Chorus with the BBC Symphony Orchestra was Stanford's Songs of the Fleet and Beethoven's 9th Symphony.
The programme for our brand new Steinway Piano included Alexei Volodin and the BBCSO performing Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 2
Our spectacular family show for 2016, by Teatr Klinika Lalek from Poland, featured a circus with life-size puppet animals.
- About Orkney
Orkney consists of a group of 70 islands off the North Coast of Scotland, of which around 20 are inhabited. The islands are on the same latitude as Anchorage, Stockholm and St Petersburg. At midsummer, the sun barely sets.