Plans for the 2016 Southwell Music Festival (25-29 August) are now being finalised and we are delighted to announce that the main work will be Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius. It will be performed in the Minster on Saturday 27th August at 7.30pm.
Three outstanding soloists, who each enjoy a growing international reputation on the opera and concert stage and in the recording studio, will take the solo parts:
- The exciting young tenor David Butt Philip sings Gerontius
- Mezzo-soprano Anna Stéphany takes the part of the Angel
- The bass soloist is David Soar.
The choir and orchestra will be formed from the ensemble of more than 80 visiting professional musicians who make up the Southwell Festival Voices and Southwell Festival Sinfonia.
Details of the remainder of the 2016 programme will be announced during a special free concert at the Minster on Friday 18th March at 7.30pm.