Chiltern Arts Festival 2020: 28th February – 7th March


‘Let your deafness no longer be a secret, even in art’

These words, spoken by Beethoven in 1806 embody the theme of the 2020 programme: ‘Passion Prevails’. The Chiltern Arts programme explores the many ways in which artists, performers and composers have overcome adversity to create great and beautiful art.

Ensembles are invited to apply to take part in the festival with a programme in mind that fits this theme. You may interpret the theme any way you wish, and must submit a proposed programme and explain how and why it fits the theme when you apply.

Applications are open to ensembles of 2–8 people and can be any combination of instruments or voices. Within reason, the ensemble members in the video submitted must be the same musicians who would perform at the Festival in 2020.

How to apply

To apply, please fill in the application form here, including uploading a live video of your ensemble. Please note that the video does not have to include repertoire from your proposed programme.

Application deadline: 9th August 2019