Dear Friends, Fans & Followers of the AMF
I hope you are well and enjoying the changeable and dramatic weather this summer has brought thus far! Thank you to those who submitted a survey: I have been thinking carefully about the best path forward for the AMF and your responses were helpful!
We have had a fantastic five-year run, during which we have learned so much about how to programme and deliver a successful, multi-concert event that caters to all sorts of music lovers. In the last two years we have expanded to include younger audience members and specialist period playing too.
Even though the Festival is a three-day event, in fact it translates to a year-round commitment. Programming concerts and engaging artists for the next year happens as soon as the last notes sound from a previous year; recipes are developed over the summer; admin, organisation, promotion and web work all go on for many months.
Taking this into account and thinking that perhaps the AMF team and the community would both benefit from a slight breather, I am going to run a slimmed-down Festival this year. This will be a one-day event to take place on:
Saturday 11th November: Christian Community Church, Forest Row
We are packing this day with the top quality music you have come to expect from us and, as usual, we are catering to all ages.
There will be a Family Concert at 11.30 a.m. (again sponsored most generously by the CAVATINA Trust) followed by a performance by the Cassius Trio at 4.30 p.m.
We are also already making plans for a classic three-day Festival to take place in November, 2018.
We will be in touch with more news about this year’s AMF day in due course. You will also be able to check programming and buy tickets online nearer the time on this site.
In the meantime please do also write this day in your diary:
Saturday 16th September: Long Room, Michael Hall School, Forest Row, 3:30 p.m.
An afternoon of Bach performed by John Myerscough and Reinoud Ford
This will be our yearly Friends concert. At this event all Friends of AMF who support us with their generous yearly donations will gain free entry (plus a +1).
General members of the public can purchase tickets either online here or at the door.
OR ring us on 07764 681777 to reserve tickets.
As always, the concert is followed by FREE tea, juice, prosecco, sandwiches and cakes (in themselves – we think – a reason to come!)
Thanking you for your continued interest and support,
See you in September,
Director AMF Reinoud Ford