Public booking opened for our first Southwell Music Festival ten days ago and I am delighted to report a very healthy demand for tickets.
Support for the Festival continues to give the organisers great encouragement. We wondered how many people would share our enthusiasm for the Festival idea: now I think we know the answer.
Tickets are not now available to adults for the three main concerts in the Great Hall – the Chamber Classics on Friday evening; the piano recital on Saturday lunchtime and the World War One commemoration concert on Sunday evening. However there may be some Golden Tickets available at reduced prices for young people up to the age of 18.
Tickets for the Festival’s centrepiece concert – Haydn’s The Creation in the Minster on Saturday evening – are going well with all the front nave seats already taken.
There is also healthy demand for tickets to the late night choral concert in the Minster on Friday evening and we already have a good size choir in place to Come and Sing Haydn on Bank Holiday Monday – though more singers are welcome.
We are delighted that people have not only supported the Festival by buying tickets but are showing their support by becoming Friends of the Festival too. More than 80 people have done so. Thank you.
On the artistic side too I have been thrilled by the enthusiastic response of my professional friends and colleagues when invited to join us for a musical weekend in Nottinghamshire.
The enthusiasm of our performers combined with the very generous support of the local community – as ticket buyers, as financial backers, as participants and as volunteer helpers, promise to make the 2014 August Bank Holiday in Southwell a weekend to remember.
For programme details and an indication of availability please visit our tickets page.
Founder and Artistic Director