Musical Directors of the Festival

Since its inception, the Music Festival has had just twelve Musical Directors; the role has sometimes been shared…

Longest serving Musical Director, Keith Newson, photographed in 1962, eight years before he completed his 21 years of directorship of the Festival.

Longest serving Musical Director, Keith Newson, photographed in 1962, eight years before he completed his 21 years of directorship of the Festival.

1939
1941

George Martin

1942
1945
In recess – World War 2
1946
1948

Hugh Findlay

1949
1970

Keith Newson

1971
1973

Gordon Mathieson

1974
1986

Lennox Willett

1987
1994

Russell Kent

1995

Carl Browning

1996
1999

Murray Lennox & Richard Oswin

2000
2003

Robert Aburn

2004
2010

Charles Levings & Richard Oswin

2011
2012

Andrew Withington

2013

Patrick Shepherd