Recorder Festival 2023

On Wednesday 22nd March, St Margaret Ward Recorder Consort had the pleasure of taking part in the annual Recorder Festival at the Victoria Hall. This concert marked 25 years since the Recorder Festival began! Over two days over 1000 students from around Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire took part in the event, on the day we performed we were in and amongst 750 recorder players and the sound was amazing!

We were treated to performances from Anna Davies, a professional recorder player who showed us a variety of recorders including an ‘Elody’ which is an electric recorder that can sound like a guitar! Our students were very impressed.

St Margaret Ward played a solo in the concert which was the ‘William Tell Overture’, which was of a very high standard and showcased the whole of the recorder family from a tiny sopranino recorder to a large bass recorder.

We love attending the Recorder Festival every year and already have plans in place for the next one!