Looking forward to London

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We hope the start of your New Year was brightened by our sequence of extracts from the 2014 Festival: feedback suggests the idea has gone down well.

We are now looking ahead to our 2015 London concert on Tuesday 3rd February and are delighted that a number of Festival supporters have already booked to attend.

The concert takes place at the elegant home of Sir Vernon and Lady Ellis in South Kensington.  The programme will include Dvořák’s ‘American’ string quartet performed by the Southwell Music Festival Chamber Soloists led by Associate Artistic Director Jamie Campbell, with a variety of songs performed by Artistic Director Marcus Farnsworth accompanied by James Baillieu.

Drinks will be served from 7pm. The concert starts at 7.30pm after which canapés will be served.  The evening is expected to finish before 10pm.

Tickets are £30 including wine and canapés.  Reservations are essential and should be made to vernon@vef.org.uk. Payment is requested by cheque made payable to the Southwell Music Festival and sent to ‘QGT Concerts’, 49 Queen’s Gate Terrace, London SW7 5PN.

If you know of people who would like to attend but do not use email they may obtain tickets by writing to the Southwell Music Festival, c/o Liturgy and Music Office, Minster Centre, Church Street, Southwell, Notts NG25 0HD specifying the number of tickets required and including payment.  The envelope should be marked ‘London Concert’.

If you are suffering withdrawal symptoms after our 12 Days of Christmas sequence, help is at hand: all twelve extracts remain accessible here.  In addition there are two extracts published earlier which are well worth revisiting – from The Creation the chorus The Heavens are telling and part of the finale of the Mendelssohn Octet.  Enjoy.

We hope to see you in London.