2020 Prescot Festival Come & Sing: Handel’s Messiah

Sorry – this event is now cancelled. Sopranos, altos, tenors and basses are once again invited to join the Prescot Festival Chorus for its annual ‘Come & Sing.’ This year’s event takes place on Saturday 20 June, and the main programme item is Handel’s Messiah (excerpts). The performance opens with the anthem For Mary, Mother of…

‘Voice of Liverpool’ Returns to Prescot for Festival Fundraiser

Following the overwhelming success of her appearance at the 2019 Prescot Festival, singer Danielle Louise Thomas will be back in town on Friday 6 March (7pm, Prescot Parish Church). The mezzo-soprano known as the ‘Voice of Liverpool’ was the star guest at last year’s festival finale. This time she will headline an evening of entertainment…

Merry Christmas!

The Prescot Festival’s Christmas celebrations were a wonderful success, with almost £1,500 raised on 12 December for local causes. The Mayor of Prescot’s Charity Christmas Concert brought in a crowd of almost 500 and total funds of exactly £1,419.96, to be divided among specially chosen Prescot charities at the end of Cllr Pat Cook’s tenure…

Tim Hall Anniversary Concert Raises £400+

Parish Organist Tim Hall celebrated his 40th anniversary at the organ of St Mary’s, Prescot, on 27 September, raising £420 for parish funds. Parish Musicians in Concert attracted 80 arts lovers for an evening of vocal and instrumental music by composers ranging from Vivaldi and Mendelssohn to Lionel Bart (Oliver!) and Elton John. Tim was…

Press release: Prescot Festival Celebrates Record Turnout

A Merseyside arts festival saw the biggest turnout in its 14-year history last month. Over 1,700 people attended concerts and cultural events during the 15th Annual Prescot Festival of Music & the Arts, with a final-night audience of 325, an increase of 100 on last year. The finale saw festival favourites Maghull Wind Orchestra return…