The 2018 Southwell Music Festival is now concluded. The full souvenir programme from the 2018 Festival is available to read here.

Tickets for A Christmas Celebration (21 December) are now available – please see below.

The 2019 Festival will be held from Wednesday 21st to Monday 26th August. The programme for the 2019 Festival will be launched at a special concert in Southwell Minster on 5 April. Further details of this concert will be available early in the new year.

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Event Information:

  • Fri

    Strings in the Quire (2)

    8:00 pmSouthwell Minster Quire

    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

    Online booking is now closed. All remaining tickets are now available at Southwell Cathedral Shop. Please phone 01636 812933, or call in personally.