The programme for the 2018 Festival is below (or read a virtual copy, here). Tickets are now available. Online booking is via the link at the foot of each event below. We are experiencing some issues with our online booking system. If booking for more than one Festival Event, you may find it easier to book by phone on 0115 989 5555. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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Event Information:

  • Fri

    Lunchtime Recital

    12:15 pmSouthwell Minster Nave

    Part of the ‘Friday lunchtime in the Cathedral’ series

    Last year the Festival began a project to support the development of emerging singers and players, and this concert will be a showcase for the youngest members of the 2018 ensemble. The young string players will be some of the most talented undergraduates from leading UK conservatoires while the singers will be graduates of The Sixteen’s Genesis programme: this opportunity to sing alongside some of the UK’s most experienced consort singers is the result of an initiative with our Patron Harry Christophers. Mendelssohn’s sublime Octet was the first work to be played at the inaugural Festival. This performance to mark the Festival’s fifth anniversary will be given by four string apprentices and four professional players.

    Programme to include:
    Felix Mendelssohn Octet in E flat, Op. 20