The Eleventh Day of Christmas – Gurney’s Sleep

Welcome to Day Eleven of our 12 Days of Christmas series in which we are presenting twelve short highlights from the inaugural 2014 Southwell Music Festival.

Our Sunday night concert in the State Chamber (24th August) entitled To Those Who Died commemorated the start of the First World War with music written at the time or inspired by the experience of war.  Today’s highlight is Ivor Gurney’s song Sleep sung by the Festival’s Founder and Artistic Director Marcus Farnsworth accompanied by Libby Burgess.  The recording is by Alex Barnes ..

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Please join us for the Festival’s London concert on Tuesday 3rd February and find out about the 2015 Festival programme when it is launched at Southwell Minster on Friday 13th March.  Details are in the Christmas newsletter (pdf download). The dates for the 2015 Southwell Music Festival are 27-31 August.

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