My thanks to all those who joined us at Southwell Minster last month for the launch of the 2015 Festival programme – and thank you for so many appreciative comments.
The programme will be on the same lines as 2014 with a mix of lunchtime, evening and late night concerts. At its centre is Mendelssohn’s great oratorio Elijah which will be given on Saturday evening 29th August in the Minster: this will be a wonderful showcase for the outstanding young professional singers and instrumentalists – led by one of Britain’s leading bass-baritones Andrew Foster-Williams in the title role.
The big change this year – by popular demand – is that we are starting a day earlier – on Thursday 27th August. We will then repeat that evening’s simultaneous concerts in the State Chamber and The Stage at the Old Theatre Deli the following day. In this way we are able to increase the number of tickets available by about 30%.
Full details of the programme can be found here and booking information is available here. Alternatively the brochure is available from a number of locations in and around Southwell and at arts and other venues across Nottinghamshire.
We are immensely grateful to a large number of very generous sponsors – led once more by our Festival Sponsor Mr Geoffrey Bond – whose contributions have enabled us to plan this exciting programme with confidence.
We have also been encouraged by the number of people signing up as Festival Friends and are most grateful for their support. It is still not too late to join and take advantage of a number of valuable benefits.
We look forward to seeing you in August.