Award-winning composer of choral music, stage musicals, film and TV scores and distinguished broadcaster
"Being local to Barnes, I am thrilled to be associated with the Barnes Music Festival. It is a welcome addition to a part of London that has a long music tradition and that counts Gustav Holst as one of its own"
One of the UK's most popular and loved composers
"Barnes is a fabulous place for a composer to live - our community holds such an inspirationally diverse collection of musicians, writers and artists that it's only natural we should have a Barnes Music Festival to celebrate and promote this highly concentrated cultural epicentre with the highest quality performances in beautiful and serene settings. I'm very proud to be a patron!"
A prolific writer and broadcaster, former MP and Government Whip
"Our ambition is to bring world-class music to Barnes - and to make it accessible to the whole community. As a Barnes resident, former parliamentarian and music lover, I am hopeful that, whatever your musical taste, you will find something to satisfy, to stimulate and to surprise you. Please take part. Please enjoy."
Lord Patten of Barnes
Politician, diplomat, author and university chancellor
"Among the many good reasons for being enthusiastic about life in Barnes, we can now add a terrific music festival every year. It can only be a matter of time before Barnes is entered for the European City of Culture"