Southwell Music Festival Events

Public booking for the 2019 Southwell Music Festival is open. The individual events are listed below, with a link to online booking for each event.

To read a virtual copy of the 2019 programme, go here.

You can now sample the music at this year’s Festival via a Spotify playlist, below. Scroll down the list and click play to listen to short extracts of each movement (click the cross on the top right of the pop-up advertising panel to go back to the sample list) – or sign up at Spotify for free to hear each full track:

Other Events in Southwell during the Festival

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Event Information:

  • Thu
    23
    Aug
    2018

    Voices of Remembrance

    10:00 pmThe Quire, Southwell Minster

    This year’s late night sequence of choral music and spoken text reflects the theme of commemoration: Tavener’s Song for Athene found a wider audience when performed at the funeral of Princess Diana; A Child’s Prayer is an extremely touching tribute piece composed following the slaughter of primary school children at Dunblane. Immortal Bach is a timeless reworking of a simple Bach chorale ‘Komm, süßer Tod’ (‘Come, sweet Death’) to provide a glimpse of eternity. The Minster’s late night atmosphere and the Festival’s outstanding professional choir will combine to provide an occasion of powerful emotional impact.

    Herbert Howells Requiem
    Knut Nystedt Immortal Bach
    James MacMillan A Child’s Prayer
    John Tavener Song for Athene

    Festival Voices
    Marcus Farnsworth conductor
    Clive Mantle reader

    Tickets £15
    18 years and under £5

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

    Supported by a private sponsor