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The 2024 festival will run from Monday 11 to Friday 22 March. 

Please note, School Choirs will perform at the King’s Centre and Wind Bands at the Catholic Cathedral of St John the Baptist in 2024 as St Andrew’s Hall is closed for renovation. 

The 2024 Syllabus can be viewed here.

We hope to see you again in March!

Heartfelt thanks to our sponsors Norwich Freeman’s Charity, Assembly House Trust, Norfolk Community Foundation’s Love Norfolk Fund, Michael Badminton Trust for Young Musicians, Molten Music Technology and Anguishes Educational Foundation.  We couldn’t do it without you, thank you from the Trustees, volunteers and performers for supporting music-making, music education and for providing opportunities for children and others who might otherwise not have them. 


“Thank goodness we have music…  those of you reading this will be doing so as you will have some connection with the Norfolk Festival of which I have the honour of being President.  That means music is part of your life.  In these difficult times it is so important to wake up not to ‘yet another’ day but to a day where we can again experience the things in life that have the capacity to lift us… the beauty of colours, of the sky, of art and especially of music.  So, don’t let a day go by without playing some tunes, working on some technique, and, if you can, playing with others” – Paul Harris, NCMF President.


With special thanks as always to everyone who makes the festival such a delight, to the performers, teachers, adjudicators, supporters and of course the volunteers who make the event run so smoothly.