• Festival Finale: Prometheus Orchestra
  • Women Composers of British Song
  • The Goldcrest Ensemble
  • The Alwyn Music Festival 1
  • ‘Aphrodite’ - Two pianos

The Alwyn Music Festival

In October 2021, at the end of the 10th William Alwyn Festival, it was announced that it was to be the last Festival. 

Several of the trustees were so encouraged by its artistic success that they felt the Festival should continue. However, after careful consideration, it is with regret that the Foundation has decided against this.

We are happy and proud of what we have achieved over the last ten years, giving many performances of music by both William Alwyn and Doreen Carwithen, which has also led on to many recordings.

In addition we have hosted premieres of a considerable number of pieces by living British composers. 

This website will shortly close down, but we would like to thank all of our audience for their support over the years.

Richard Andrewes

Chairman, William Alwyn Foundation

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Who was William Alwyn?

A versatile and highly prolific composer, William Alwyn (1905-1985) produced a substantial body of work for the stage and concert hall as well as over 200 pioneering film scores. He lived in Blythburgh with his wife, the composer Doreen Carwithen, where this annual music festival in his memory is now based.

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