The Southrepps Classical Music Festival was founded in 2010 by Ben Johnson, Tom Primrose and Daniel Goode. Their aim was to bring leading artists to make music of the highest order in a beautiful corner of rural Norfolk. The extraordinary community of the village of Southrepps has played from the start a vital role in the festival, as long-standing music-lovers and initiates to classical music alike involved themselves in the production of what has rapidly become a much-loved and keenly anticipated fixture in the region's calendar.
The 2014 Festival saw the inauguration of our Young Artists' Programme. Six exceptional and promising young singers spent a week in Southrepps on an intensive course of individual coaching and group classes with artists from the festival as well as experts drawn from further afield. The aim of the programme is to gain training at the highest level on singing technique. This is complemented at every step by classes on all aspects of the art of singing (language, stagecraft, performance psychology etc). If you are interested in either supporting or applying to take part in the 2017 programme, send an email to Ben.
Ben is a professor of singing at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He also has a private studio in London and is happy to advise or teach anyone looking for help with their voice. He is passionate that the technical information that can elude so many is available and that the principals of the 'Bel Canto' school continue to thrive. He gives regular masterclasses across the country. Contact Ben here