southwell music festival

12 Days of Christmas 2015: Day 4

The quality and commitment of our visiting musicians is at the heart of making the Southwell Music Festival such a special experience.  The late night choral concert in the Quire has quickly established itself as a showcase for the wonderful singers who come together as the Southwell Festival Voices.

Another delightful aspect of the Festival is the chance to experience the stillness of Southwell Minster late at night.

In today’s highlight from the 2015 Festival – from our Voices on Water programme on Thursday 27th August conducted by Artistic Director Marcus Farnsworth – the special qualities of singers and building come together.  This magical setting of Caliban’s famous speech from Shakespeare’s The Tempest – ‘The isle is full of noises’ – is from Richard Rodney Bennett’s work Sea Change.

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The 2016 Festival takes place from 25-29 August.  The programme will be launched at a special concert on Friday 18th March at 7.30pm in Southwell Minster.