IMPORTANT NOTICE

With a heavy heart we had to cancel our 2020 Festival. This would have been our 21st year of bringing world class music and musicians to Sarratt. Over the years we have been lucky enough to have had some of Britain’s finest performers in our village hall.

We had hoped to provide “A little bit of sparkle in the gloom” with some small concerts in February and March 2021,

but sadly, with the new lockdown measures in early January 2021 these plans had to be postponed.

However, we remain optimistic that as the situation improves we may be able to re-schedule for later in the year. We have a full series of concerts planned for our September 2021 Festival and will be sharing details of these soon.

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything”. Plato

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The Covid-19 epidemic has been nothing less than a disaster for performing musicians, many of whom saw their livelihoods wiped out overnight. As a gesture of goodwill towards all of our performers the Festival has made a donation to Help Musicians UK, an excellent organisation which provides financial support to performers.

If you are interested in their work please visit their website: helpmusicians.org.uk.

“Dear Sarratt Festival of Music,

I am writing to thank you for your generous donation to HelpMusicians. Owing to the Covid pandemic many musicians are looking at empty diaries for the foreseeable future but thanks to the support of people and organisations such as yours we are able to give them meaningful financial and moral support. HelpMusicians believes that music is a vital part of our cultural life and we want to do everything possible to enable live music to return to its previous vitality as soon as possible.

Many thanks again,

HelpMusicians"

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