The Eleventh Mill Hill Music Festival
12th June – 20th June 2015
Welcome to the Mill Hill Music Festival website.
The Music Festival is celebrating its 20th birthday this year. Every alternate summer since 1995 North West London comes alive to the sound of some of the best music to be heard anywhere in the country. Held in various locations around Mill Hill, the Festival is run by unpaid volunteers on a not-for-profit basis. As has been the case since the Festival’s inception our 2015 programme continues to reflect our founding principles. We are delighted to offer opportunities for local groups and musicians, such as the superb Hendon Band of the Salvation Army on our opening night and a very special not to be missed evening of music from The BBC Elstree Concert Band who will be playing a selection of popular film and show music on Saturday 13th June. We also are proud to present a wonderful night of klezmer with Shir on Monday 15th June, a scintillating evening with The Hermitage String Quartet with soprano Carola Darwin on Wednesday 17th June and not forgetting ukulele band JJ and the Ukettes who will also be playing on our opening night.
We are thrilled to be able to make use of the recently rebuilt Hartley Hall on Flower Lane for several of our concerts this year, where we will welcome back OperaUpClose on Tuesday 16th June. Their mesmerising sell out performance of La bohème at our last Festival was so popular we just had to invite them back again. This year they are presenting another enchanting soirée with a performance of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville. The new hall will also host a celebration of 100 Years of Jazz in 99 Minutes on Thursday 18th June with The Jazz Repertory Company who have been touring this history of jazz show around the country to critical acclaim. As always we will have a selection of Later@ evenings at local pubs and a fantastic evening of rock and roll classics with a sensational tribute to Bruce Springsteen at Mill Hill Golf Club on Friday 19th June by The Boss UK. Mill Hill Jazz Club, now in its 16th year, will also present a special evening with vocalist Anita Wardell on Wednesday 17th June, also at the Golf Club.
We would like to thank the Mill Hill Music Complex for their sponsorship, Mill Hill Wines for their help and ticket sales and our many friends for all their support. We hope you will take time this summer to enjoy some wonderful music with us.