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:

  • Mon

    Come and Sing Rutter

    10:00 amThe Nave, Southwell Minster

    The theme of spirituals at the 2018 Festival – from Tippett’s A Child of our Time to our late night jazz programme – is extended to the Come and Sing with a focus on John Rutter’s Feel the Spirit. This cycle of seven familiar spirituals comprises ‘Joshua fit the battle of Jericho’, ‘Steal away’, ‘I got a robe’, ‘Sometimes I feel like a motherless child’, ‘Ev’ry time I feel the spirit’, ‘Deep river’, and ‘When the saints go marching in’, all arranged in John Rutter’s approachable and effective style. Come and Sing is the chance for amateur singers to be part of the Festival and to perform in Southwell Minster under the direction of Artistic Director Marcus Farnsworth. The music will be rehearsed in the morning and then given an informal afternoon performance.

    Members of the Festival Sinfonia
    Marcus Farnsworth conductor

    Participant fee £15
    18 years and under £5

    No further tickets available online, but there are still some at the Southwell Cathedral Shop. Call 01636 812933 or visit in person.

    Rehearsal 10.00am-1pm
    Informal performance 2.00pm

    Copies available at no extra cost
    Pre-booking essential: no performer tickets available on the door
    Informal performance: free attendance with retiring collection. No advance booking or tickets.