Tickets for the Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts 2013 are on sale now.

This year’s line-up includes everything from an iTunes featured artist to an organ recital as well as theatre, dance and music.

Chairman Ian Davidson said: “Each Festival is unique and I am excited about this year’s line-up which features something for everyone. To keep up with modern technology and to take our effort to be greener one step further, house programmes will only be available on our website and on our new Bermuda Festival App, available from the Apple App store and Googleplay. They can be read online a few days in advance of the event to enhance the audience experience, and if you feel a need to have it with you for the performance other than on your hand-held device, there is a print your own facility.”

The opening act on January 16 is  iTunes sensation and winners of season 3 of NBC’s The Sing-Off — Penatonix. They will perform their new compositions and covers of today’s popular numbers such as Fun’s “Carry On” and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ “Thrift Shop”.

This year there will be a Festival-within-a-Festival which will feature the magnificent organs of several churches in a series of recitals. Local organist Lloyd Matthew will open the event in a recital which also showcases the Bermuda Chamber Choir and will be followed by recitals including celebrity organist John Scott, an organ duo, and an organ with flute accompaniment. Local performers including Earl Leader, Stan Gilbert, Conrad Roach and vocalists Sheila Smith and Gita Blakeney Saltus will star in Bermuda Jazz, hosted by Tony Bari, and British vocalist Melanie Marshall will provide a mixed programme of jazz, spirituals, musical theatre and classical music.

Rounding up the events will be a night of nostalgia with American English with The Complete Beatles Tribute celebrating the boys from Liverpool in all their guises, giving everyone a chance to let their hair down and Twist and Shout!

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16 Jan – 28 Feb 2014

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.



Recital 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, conducted by Kate Ross.


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 in production specially created for Bermuda Festival, directed by Bermudian Timothy Trimingham Lee with a British and American cast and creative team.


ORGAN FESTIVAL   2           

Recital 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.



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.



Recital 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.



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           

Recital 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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