Dame Felicity Lott Southwell Music Festival Patron

A conversation with our Patron

Dame Felicity LottAt Southwell Music Festival we are honoured to be supported by two distinguished Patrons in Harry Christophers CBE and Dame Felicity Lott.

This year we are delighted that not only is Dame Felicity attending the Festival (27-31 August) but has agreed to take part in an illustrated conversation about her life and work.

Dame Felicity is one of Britain’s most celebrated and best-loved sopranos – a national treasure.  On Saturday 29th August at 4.30pm in Southwell Methodist Church she will be in conversation with Sunday Times music critic Hugh Canning about her life and work – a story of outstanding musical achievement across five decades on the concert platform, in the opera house and recording studio.

Hugh CanningShe will reflect on working with some of the greatest accompanists, singers, orchestras and conductors of her day and on the wide range of music she has performed: the conversation will be illustrated by extracts from some of Dame Felicity’s many recordings.

We are equally indebted to Hugh Canning for agreeing to take part and make this event possible.  Hugh has been a keen and distinguished observer of the classical music scene for nearly 40 years and is thus well placed to lead Dame Felicity on this exploration of her career.

A few tickets (£10) for this unique event are still available from the Minster Shop on 01636 812933.