Volunteer trustees are sought for new South Downs musical trail

Volunteer trustees are needed for the launch of an exciting new music festival: The South Downs Musical Trail.

The concerts, scheduled for spring/summer 2013, are intended to celebrate the splendour of the South Downs, whilst highlighting environmental issues and involving a large proportion of the community.

The performances will take place at various locations, spanning from Winchester in the west to Eastbourne in the east.

The instigator of the festival is Rudi Eastwood, founder and director of the St Petersburg British Music Festival in Russia. According to him: “There exists a wonderful treasure trove of artistic material as a source of exploration across the South Downs: giants, the devil, dragons and serpents, buried treasure and fairies all feature predominantly and legends abound with folktales associated with specific places. This is a great inspirational reserve for any composer and the festival hopes to commission many new works in the future years.’’

Several well-known composers have lived in the area. In addition to commissioning new works, the festival will provide countless opportunities for children to get involved and perform alongside professional musicians. If you would like to become a trustee, write to britishmusicfest@gmail.com, including an introduction letter and CV.