The programme for the 2018 Festival has now been announced, details below (or read a virtual copy, here). Tickets will be available for booking from May 2018. Booking information will be available on the Tickets page.

  • Gold friends may book from 14 May
  • Silver friends may book from 21 May
  • Bronze friends may book from 29 May

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General booking opens on 4 June 2018.

Event Information:

  • Thu

    Strings in the Quire (1)

    8:00 pmThe Quire, Southwell Minster

    The Quire is the perfect setting in which to enjoy the Festival’s outstanding string players. Elgar’s Serenade is one of his earliest and most popular works, while Bartók’s Divertimento conjures the spirit of his Hungarian homeland, especially in its gypsy-inspired tunes and rhythms. Tippett’s Lament, based on the famous number from Dido and Aeneas, evokes the music of Tudor and Elizabethan England and is prefaced by Purcell’s original. Tippett’s brilliant Sonata for Four Horns is the sorbet in this feast of string sonority.

    Edward Elgar Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op. 20
    Henry Purcell Dido’s Lament from Dido and Aeneas
    Michael Tippett A Lament from Variations on an Elizabethan Theme
    Michael Tippett Sonata for Four Horns
    Béla Bartók Divertimento for String Orchestra Sz.113 BB.118

    Festival Chamber Soloists
    Festival Sinfonia Strings
    Jessica Gillingwater mezzo soprano
    Jamie Campbell director

    Tickets £22
    18 years and under £10

    Supported by a private sponsor