Music in cafés, on street corners, on boats and beaches, VH Festival 2012 brings the finest performers
Join us in July for a week of music making on our enchanting island with its blend of French flavours,
golden sands, and thriving local culture.
Michael Surcombe, Artistic Director 2012
The VH Festival has many workshops and activities going on throughout the week, from lunch with the artists to a taster Samba march.
Monday 16 July 12PM
Young Pianists’ Question Time Elizabeth College music rooms
Bring your sandwiches for an informal get-together with Benjamin Grosvenor, and a chance to ask about his experiences on BBC Young Musician, the Proms stage, and the world’s concert stage.
To sign up, or find out more contact Katherine Wegerer at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 07781 429 708.
Tuesday 17 July 8PM
Glennie Unplugged St James Concert Hall
During the interval Guernsey’s own Samba Burros invites you to let out your inner musical passion, no matter what your ability. Experience the exhilaration of this most physical and joyous forms of music making.
Friday 20 July 8:30AM
Waxybox, Ommm's resident beatboxer grooves with anyone looking to try beatboxing or improve their skills.
To sign up, or find out more contact
Saturday 21 July 2PM
The Clandestine Concert
We have a piece, we have a venue, but we have no players. We need you, no matter what your ability. Seriously, as long as you have an instrument, you can be part of our open-air musical takeover.
There’s one rehearsal, on Wednesday 18 July, and we’ll give you all the details. Just bring an instrument. Anything will do!
To sign up, email
‘Grosvenor’s performance was so alluring, so alive to the music’s poetry, so colourfully detailed’ The Daily Telegraph
‘Grosvenor is a keyboard visionary’ Süddeutsche Zeitung
‘The Burning Bush are an absolute joy - grace, passion and virtuosity’ Glasgow Herald
‘The Burning Bush, the original World Music where Europe, Africa and the Orient freely mingle’ The Independent
'Nothing can eclipse Evelyn Glennie when she's on her night.' The Herald
'The World is a Drum for Evelyn Glennie' LA Times
'If you've never experienced Glennie, you shouldn't miss her.' Washington Post
'Pamela Wyn Shannon is sensitive, responsive and seductively sweet-toned with power, originality and vision...' fRoots Magazine
'A most beautiful album. Gentle and sensitive, lovely and sweetly poignant.' Shirley Collins
Here the playing is so brimful with enthusiasm and commitment, and at the same time so infused with the accumulated wisdom of three desades, that the music simply reinvents itself as it should The Strad
...the magnificent, seasoned ensemble of the Coull The Strad
I have nothing but praise for a display so full of wisdom and musicality The Gramophone; review of Sibelius CD
Peerless pianism from a husband and wife partnership is an overwhelming, entertaining experience ... the range of colours conjured up by the Roges was dazzling The Arts Desk, April 2014
Here is quintessential Frenchness, beautifully realised The Sunday Times, June 2013
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