Press Release: Clock in for the 2017 Prescot Festival

Festival planners in the historic Lancashire town of Prescot, Merseyside, have announced the line-up for their 13th year. Leyland Brass Band, Chilled Lemons Jazz Quartet, Phoenix Concert Orchestra and Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral Girl Choristers are among the musical acts on the 10-day programme this June. The clock turns back four decades for a repeat screening…

Come & Sing Rutter’s Magnificat at the 2017 Prescot Festival

Sopranos, altos, tenors and basses are once again invited to join the Prescot Festival Chorus for a ‘Come & Sing’ concert. This year’s choice of repertoire is: John Rutter, Magnificat (Oxford University Press edition) Hubert Parry, I Was Glad (Novello edition) Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral’s James Luxton conducts, and St Bartholomew’s Rainhill’s Peter Kwater is again at the organ….

2017 Short Story Competition Now Open

Do you love to tell a good story? Are you imaginative? Do you have the urge to put pen to paper? The Prescot Festival Short Story Competition is back, and this year, the theme is Clocking Off. The writer of the winning short story is set to gain a cheque for £100. To help and…

Rodgers & Hammerstein Festival Fundraiser for March 2017

Bentley Operatic Society are back in town on Friday 10 March for a Prescot Festival fundraiser. The popular musical theatre society perform songs from the shows of Rodgers and Hammerstein – the legendary Broadway duo behind South Pacific, The Sound of Music and more – at 7pm in Prescot Parish Meeting Room. They return by popular demand, following…

Christmas Concert Sees Record Turnout, Record Funds Raised

Last week’s Christmas Concert had the event’s biggest audience yet, with 420 people packed in to Prescot Parish Church. The occasion, organised annually by the Prescot Festival, raised £1,112.40 for the Mayor of Prescot’s Charity. Brassworks Quintet headlined the event, with St Mary & St Paul’s School Choir, Prescot Parish Church Choir, Knowsley Ladies’ Choir…