The programme for the 2018 Festival has now been announced, details below (or read a virtual copy, here). Tickets will be available for booking from May 2018. Booking information will be available on the Tickets page.

  • Gold friends may book from 14 May
  • Silver friends may book from 21 May
  • Bronze friends may book from 29 May

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General booking opens on 4 June 2018.

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

    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.