FESTIVAL LAUNCH WEEKEND

The 2019 Festival will be launched with four events over two days in partnership with Awards for Young Musicians. The leaflet for the launch weekend can be downloaded here; an A4 poster can be downloaded here. The programme is summarised below.

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