2005 Vogler Spring Festival


2005 sees the Vogler Spring Festival mark its territory in the wake of the successful five year music development programme in which it was conceived and nurtured. Its continuation beyond the timeframe of Vogler Quartet in Sligo is welcomed by the hundreds of local, national and international chamber music enthusiasts who have made Drumcliffe their annual destination for the May Bank Holiday Weekend. To echo the words of Dublin based rish Times reader in her Letter to the Editor Wednesday 5th May 2004 “Madam – There is not in this wide world a music festival to compare with the Vogler Spring Festival at St Columba’s Church, Drumcliffe, Co Sligo. Here, at the foot of Ben Bulben, renowned musicians present chamber music for four days. We had day and evening performances of solos, duos, trios, quartets, quintets and octets, in various combinations for piano, wind and stringed instruments. Congratulations and heartfelt thanks to all concerned for a sumptuous feast of music.” Sligo Local Authorities are delighted to be in a position to produce the Vogler Spring Festival 2005 in continued partnership with the Arts Council and Music Network and the artistic/administrative team of Tim Vogler Artistic Director, Frank Reinecke Artistic Co-ordinator, Caroline Wynne Festival Manager and Sligo Arts Office.

Music development in Sligo received a significant five-year investment through the Vogler Quartet in Sligo residency programme 1999-2004. Sligo now has a successful model of sustainable partnerships at local and national level. Ongoing consultation, research and evaluation have and will secure the learning, consolidate the partnerships and enhance
the positive developments for classical music into the future.

Vogler Spring Festival 2005 programme - 185 kbs

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