Entries by Cheyney Kent

Christmas Greetings from the Southwell Music Festival

Christmas Greetings! As the year draws to a close it is appropriate to say ‘thank you’ to everyone who supported the Festival this year – as sponsors, Friends, donors, hosts, volunteers, ticket buyers or in any other capacity. Some say it was the best yet. A Christmas Celebration We are looking forward to our Christmas…

The Real Life Event

A review of the Southwell Music Festival 2018 by Nottingham Post critic William Ruff: There’s no such thing as disappointment at the Southwell Festival – except when the tickets sell out. Forget about births, marriages and deaths: it’s the annual Southwell Music Festival that’s the real life event.  It’s not at all unusual to hear…

2018 Festival Bach B Minor Mass Review

William Ruff of the Nottingham Post attended the performance of JS Bach’s B Minor Mass in the Minster on the first night of the Festival and was moved to write this piece which he has given us permission to publish here: “Something happened in the nave of Southwell Minster on the opening night of this year’s…

2018 Performer Profiles: Matthew Gee

Associate Artistic Director Jamie Campbell introduces some of the outstanding performers taking part in the 2018 Southwell Music Festival. “We’re looking forward to welcoming trombonist Matthew Gee back to the Southwell Music Festival. 1) Who are you, where are you based, and what work do you do? I’m Matthew and based in Ealing in West…

2018 Performer Profiles: Benjamin Mellefont

Associate Artistic Director Jamie Campbell introduces some of the outstanding performers taking part in the 2018 Southwell Music Festival. “We’re looking forward to welcoming clarinettist Benjamin Mellefont to the Southwell Music Festival. 1) Who are you, where are you based, and what work do you do? My name is Benjamin Mellefont and I was born…

2018 Performer Profiles: Charlotte Ashton

Associate Artistic Director Jamie Campbell introduces some of the outstanding performers taking part in the 2018 Southwell Music Festival. “We’re looking forward to welcoming flautist Charlotte Ashton back to the Southwell Music Festival. 1) Who are you, where are you based, and what work do you do? My name is Charlotte Ashton and I am…

2018 Performer Profiles: Maria Spengler

Associate Artistic Director Jamie Campbell introduces some of the outstanding performers taking part in the 2018 Southwell Music Festival. “We’re looking forward to welcoming violinist Maria Spengler to the Southwell Music Festival for the first time. 1) Who are you, where are you based, and what work do you do? My name is Maria Spengler,…

2018 Performer Profiles: William Balkwill

Associate Artistic Director Jamie Campbell introduces some of the outstanding performers taking part in the 2018 Southwell Music Festival. “We’re looking forward to welcoming the familiar face and voice of tenor William Balkwill back to the Southwell Music Festival. 1) Who are you, where are you based, and what work do you do? My name…

2018 Performer Profiles: Russell Gilmour

Associate Artistic Director Jamie Campbell introduces some of the outstanding performers taking part in the 2018 Southwell Music Festival. “We’re looking forward to welcoming trumpeter Russell Gilmour to the Southwell Music Festival for the first time. 1) Who are you, where are you based, and what work do you do? My name is Russell Gilmour.…

2018 Performer Profiles: Zoë Brookshaw

Associate Artistic Director Jamie Campbell introduces some of the outstanding performers taking part in the 2018 Southwell Music Festival. “We’re looking forward to welcoming soprano Zoë Brookshaw back to the Southwell Music Festival. 1) Who are you, where are you based, and what work do you do? My name is Zoë Brookshaw and I’m based…