David Clover Festival of Singing

The David Clover Festival of Singing encourages the development of singers from throughout the UK and beyond

The DCFS was set up to carry on the inspirational work of David Clover, the charismatic Sheffield Schools Music Adviser, who encouraged everyone to sing and saw singing as central to the development of the complete person. Lesley Garrett is our patron, Mark Wildman, president and Elizabeth Watts, vice-president; and our work is supported by other internationally-famous singers and teachers of singing.

Singers, take advantage of unique opportunities to perform and learn under the guidance of professional adjudicators with classes for all ages and for all types of song. There is ample scope for own-choice items and individual recital programmes too. And, of course, there will be experienced and sympathetic pianists to accompany you.

Audiences, come and be entertained by a wide range of enjoyable singing performances of a high standard, all followed by sympathetic comment and appreciation.

Annual programme of events

January: The Singers' Platform focuses on music students at Universities and Conservatoires, giving them a chance to display their talents and continue their development with substantial prize money.

February: The Festival Weekend invites singers of all ages to compete in what is our major event, featuring all kinds of songs. There are more than a hundred performances which take place in a friendly atmosphere over three days.

July: The Festival Showcase, featuring prizewinners from the above events. This year's event is on 14 July; see below for details.

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