Closing the Festival and this very special concert is a performance of The Way of Light composed by festival patron Nigel Hess, featuring young star soprano Eleanor Grant and actor John Watts.

Including five specially commissioned symphonic dances inspired by music from around the world, choreographed and performed by professional dance companies and local dance schools by renowned composers Garry JuddSimon Proctor, Alexei Knupffer, Kevin Riley and Vlada Kupriyanova.

Soloists including Greek star soprano Aliki Chrysochou and sensational British pianist, Oliver Poole,  local shanty singer Tom Kelly and a surprising rendition from Brazilian rhythm group Sambalanco performing for the very first time together with a symphony orchestra, plus the world-premiere of two exotic Argentine Dances by  Polo Piatti.


This event will run from 4-6pm, and includes a 20 minute interval.

More About The Festival

The International Composers Festival is a unique three-day festival on the south coast of England, celebrating music of passion and melody, created by living composers from all over the world, many of whom will be attending the Festival. It features world-class performances with big orchestral scores, film, computer gaming, television themes, chamber, song and dance music, performed by the International Festival Orchestra, soloists, ensembles and dancers.


  • Free for under 18s when accompanied by paying adult
  • Standard  £20
  • Premium  £25
  • VIP Festival Pass £150

On Sale: Wednesday 1 December 2021