Merseyside Arts Festival Invites Locals to Get Involved

By on Tuesday, April 23, 2013

(Press release: Prescot Festival)

The Prescot Festival offers opportunities for people of all ages to get involved in arts and music this June.

A ‘Come-&-Sing’ performance of Fauré’s inspirational Requiem is a highlight of the festival, which takes place in the historic Lancashire town of Prescot, Merseyside. Sopranos, tenors, altos and basses from across the region are invited to join Prescot Festival Chorus and conductor Philip Arkwright, of Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral.

The festival encourages audiences to bring flags and join in with traditional patriotic hymns in the Proms-style Festival Finale, which this year features Haydock Male Voice Choir.

As always, children will play an important part in the Prescot Festival. Primary schools from across Knowsley will compete in a Verse Speaking Competition at St Mary & St Paul’s School, while instrumentalists from both primary and secondary schools in the borough will compete for the title of Young Instrumentalist of Prescot at Evelyn Community Primary School.

The Short Story Competition, a Schools Art Display, and an Acoustic Night and Open Mic are just a few of the ways talented locals are taking part in 2013.

The Ninth Annual Prescot Festival of Music and the Arts runs from Friday 21 to Sunday 30 June.

This year’s programme also includes Songs from the Shows with BOST and a performance of Elgar’s Cello Concerto, with soloist Gethyn Jones of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

Full programme information is available online at, and tickets for all events go on sale on 1 May.

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