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About Us

Glossop Music Festival was formed in 2013 and has become a much-loved, regular feature in Glossop’s cultural calendar. Founded by its President, violinist Tom Elliott, it has evolved from the highly successful ‘Glossop Concert Society’, which ran for the previous 25 years.

The aim of the Festival is to bring the highest quality music to the widest possible audience. We host individual chamber concerts throughout the year, together with a week-long Summer Festival of orchestral concerts, late-night events, an informal pop-up pub gig, a choral workshop with the Hallé and an education programme of workshops and concerts for local schools.

The supremely talented virtuoso pianist Viv McLean is the Festival’s Vice-President, and his regular appearance is always much anticipated.

We are extremely grateful for the generous support of an ever-growing family of Friends, individuals and businesses, whose contributions enable us to attract exceptional performers and deliver events of the highest quality.



Tom Elliott

Vice President

Viv McLean

Artistic Team


Board of Trustees

Honorary Life Members


Jeff Snowdon, Rev Fred Whitehead, Judith Fuidge

Communications Manager
Liz Barras



Glossop Music Festival is enormously grateful to the following sponsors for their generous support:

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Friends of Glossop Music Festival


Glossop Music Festival is enormously grateful to the following Friends for their continued support:

Peter & Helen Aczel, Alison Allcard, Mark Allison, Mark Adlard, Jeff and Pat Barlow-Ralls, Marion Barter, Christopher & Barbara Bohan, Helen Bowdur, Mike & Gill Bull, Ian Chesters, Tim & Maureen Cox, Ruth Cram, Lesley Cropper, Angela & Jeremy Dale, Jane Dixon, Kate Dowland, Susan Eversfield, Penelope Fish, Roger Fletcher, Elizabeth (Anne) Fox, Sam Griffiths-Jones, Mark Henderson, Nina Hill, Cilla Hollman, Ghislaine & Michael Howard, Simon & Louise Hurrell, Janet Lee, Jim & Pat Joyce, Ian Laybourn, Caro & Michael Millington, Lesley Mitchell & Nick Minns, Linda Otridge, Christopher Parrack, Esme Pickford, Jennifer Powell, David Reeve, Victoria Stec, Nadia Syddall, Andy Zuntz & Karen Mitchell

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