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. It will take place 25th-27th January 2019.

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, 1-3 February 2019.

Singers who wish to take part in either of the above should contact the website for more information and entry forms which must be returned by 24th November 2018.

July: The Festival Showcase features prize-winners from the Singers Platform and the Festival Weekend.

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