St Magnus International Festival
is Orkney's midsummer celebration of the
Founded in 1977 by a
group including Orkney's distinguished resident composer Sir
Peter Maxwell Davies, the Festival has grown from small
beginnings into one of Britain's most highly regarded and
adventurous arts events.
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In the inspirational setting of a northern midsummer and woven
into one of the UK's best respected arts festivals, our courses
provide a unique opportunity for creators and performers to work
together in developing their skills.
Sessions are open to the public and the courses culminate in
There are three courses:
Applications are open for the
2014 courses and more details are available by clicking the above links.
St Magnus at midnight at midsummer
Above: Conductors and composers course (2012)
If you would like to join the 250 volunteers who
help to make the Festival happen; from providing host
accommodation for members of the Orchestra, to working backstage;
please forward your details to the Festival Office at the
address below and we will contact you ahead of the Festival.
is the Year of Homecoming.
If you've been part of the Festival over the years, we'd
particularly like to hear from you. Why not come and join us or
send us your reminiscences or pictures via email, Facebook or
2014 Festival will be built around the Core
20-26 June and will feature the
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,
a range of events celebrating Orkney's links with Norway, the
Scotland's Year of Homecoming
and Sir Peter Maxwell Daviesís 80th birthday.
The programme will be announced around the
beginning of April 2014. In the meantime you can read more and view the 2013
Festival Chorus rehearsals are now underway on Monday
evenings in the King Street Halls.
There are many ways that you can
Festival.... We are always looking for
sponsors and our 2014 supporters scheme for Friends, Patrons and
Benefactors, featuring early booking, discount travel and other
benefits, is now open.
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Contact: St Magnus International Festival, 60 Victoria Street,
Kirkwall, Orkney KW15 1DN
Telephone: +44 (0)1856 871445
2013 Graphic Design: Michael Cranston
Website Design: Leslie Burgher
St Magnus Festival is a charity
registered in Scotland. Scottish Charity No SC011666 Company Number