- 2018 Festival
The 2018 Festival will be based round the dates 22-27 June.
- Norwegian Royal Visit
Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit attended the opening weekend of St Magnus International Festival 2017.
- Magnus 900
In 2017 we will mark the 900th anniversary of the martyrdom of Orkney's Patron Saint Magnus
This year's Orchestra is the Norwegian Radio Orchestra - Kringkastingsorkesetret or KORK: our first full-size non-UK orchestra. Read more about them here
Our fabulous Steinway, bought last year following our successful appeal, featured in concerts by Steven Osborne and Ashley Fripp.
Education Projects and the local Orkney Community are at the heart of what the Festival is about.
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- Festival Chorus
For 2017 the Chorus will perform Mozart's Requiem alongside the Norwegian Radio Orchestra
Our courses for composers, conductors and writers run alongside the Festival and there are a number of public sessions.
These limited-edition lambswool scarves are designed by Kirsteen Stewart and you can buy them online here!
- 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.
- Inclusive Creativity
A special collaboration funded by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation to increase access to the creation of music
- 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.
St Magnus International Festival was delighted to be part of Edinburgh's Hogmanay with a performance in St Giles Cathedral on 1 Jan 2017
- Peter Maxwell Davies
We remember Sir Peter Maxwell Davies one of the founders of the Festival, who died in March 2016.