Pentatonix *Photo supplied
Pentatonix *Photo supplied
21 April 2010

The Bermuda Festival of Performing Arts has announced its 2014 line-up which includes a performance by Governor Fergusson and his wife.

George Fergusson and Mrs Fergusson will become the first dignitaries ever to take part in the event and will sing in the Bermuda Chamber Choir in the first of a series of organ recitals.

Hip YouTube sensation Pentatonix opens the Festival this year with a lively performance on January 16 and a retro Beatles Tribute Band brings it to a close at the end of February. Eugene O'Neill will play directed by Bermudian Timothy Trimingham Lee; Film star JulianSands plays in a one-man tribute to playwright Harold Pinter; there's a Festival-within-a Festival of organ music; there’s ballet and flamenco; a songstress; an Irish fiddler; brass and string ensembles; local jazz artists will be performing and there will be delightful rendition of Julia Donaldson’s tale of The Snail and the Whale for the very young.

A ticket brochure has been sent to every household for all to review the programme and there are just a couple more weeks before tickets go on sale. More information will be released shortly, but please note that there has had to be a date change for two of the artists since the brochure was printed.

The correct dates appear below.



PENTATONIX       16 and 18 January 2014

Vocal sensations and winners of NBC’s The Sing-Off, Pentatonix are taking instrument-free music far beyond anyone’s wildest expectations. For a taste of what to expect check out their Evolution of Music video on YouTube.

MELANIE MARSHALL IN CONCERT              Accompanied by Jason Thompson - Piano     21 January 2014

Fresh from her Broadway role in Fela!  stunning vocalist Melanie Marshall comes to Bermuda to present an evening of song in a widely varied programme with something to suit all tastes. The programme will be parcelled up with lively banter from the artist, whose sparkling personality permeates all she does.


BALLET BLACK    24, 25, 26 January 2014

Cassa Pancho's Ballet Black highlights and celebrates the talents of black and Asian dancers from around the world. The Company is presenting a mixed bill including Ballet Black's newest story ballet, War Letters, an episodic journey through relationships built during World War Two.



The collaboration of fiddler Martin Hayes, regarded as one of the most extraordinary talents to emerge in the world of Irish traditional music and Dennis Cahill, master guitarist with origins from County Kerry, Ireland is acknowledged as a major breakthrough for guitar in the Irish tradition.


ORGAN FESTIVAL 1                             Lloyd Matthew and Bermuda Chamber Choir 29 January 2014

The first of our Festival-within-a-Festival organ recitals! Lloyd Matthew will be the featured organist and will be joined by the Bermuda Chamber Choir.


LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT A play by Eugene O’Neill          31 January, 2 February 2014

Nobel Prize-winning playwright Eugene O’Neill’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece Long Day’s Journey into Night comes to Bermuda directed by Bermudian Timothy Trimingham Lee with a British and American cast and creative team.


ORGAN FESTIVAL 2            John Scott 7 February 2014

Celebrated organist John Scott, Organist and Director of Music at St. Thomas’ Church, Fifth Avenue, New York and former Organist and Director of Music of St Paul’s Cathedral, London will perform the second recital in the series.


THE SNAIL AND THE WHALE          8, 9 February 2014

The hit musical adaptation of the award-winning picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler  performed by Tall Stories. Storytelling, live music and lots of laughs, in a show for everyone aged 4 and up.


BORROMEO STRING QUARTET     11 February 2014

The Borromeo has grasped the digital age replacing the sheet music of old, with laptop computers. The scores will be projected on a screen above the Quartet, vividly illustrating the creative process and enhancing the audience experience.


ORGAN FESTIVAL 3             INVERSION 12 February 2014

Organist Robert Smith (known to locals as a member of Voces8) pairs up with flautist Ruth Stockdale as  duo INVERSION, demonstrating the delightful combination of flute and organ, in the 3rd recital in the series.


NOCHE FLAMENCA with SOLEDAD BARRIO             14, 15 February 2014

Hailed by critics everywhere for its transcendent and deeply emotional performances, Noche Flamenca is recognized as one of the most authentic flamenco touring companies in the field today: dance, song, and music - the very heart and soul of flamenco.


A CELEBRATION OF HAROLD PINTER          Performed by JULIAN SANDS       18 February 2014

Directed by John Malkovich, his co-star in the acclaimed film The Killing Fields, actor Julian Sands paints a vivid picture of the life of Nobel Prize-winning British playwright Harold Pinter in this one-man show.


ORGAN FESTIVAL 4           FOUR HANDS FOUR FEET                  19 February 2014

Fresh from their recital in New York, organ duo Max Kenworthy and Nicholas Grigsby perform a thrilling programme of well-known and popular works, playing together on the organ at St.Paul’s Paget.


BERMUDA JAZZ                   22 February 2014

The broad depth of Bermuda’s talent is celebrated in tonight’s concert featuring Tony Bari and Friends.  Tony will be joined by musicians Ronnie Lopes, Stan Gilbert, Conrad Roach, Earl Leader, Denton Leader, Denis Francis, Derek Simmons, Jade Minors and vocalists Gita Blakeney Saltus and Sheila Smith.


ONYX BRASS        25 February 2014                    

Onyx Brass is a leading light in establishing the brass quintet as a medium for serious chamber music. Renowned for being utterly accessible to audiences their lively programmes are presented in an entertaining and articulate fashion and will include a short appearance by local workshop participants.



Grab a Ticket To Ride on a colourful journey back in time, in this Complete Tribute to the Beatles, as the musicians of American English capture the very essence of John, Paul, George and Ringo.


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