So much great music to enjoy

It’s August! And with three weeks to go until the 2019 Festival I’ve been reminded how much absolutely wonderful music we have planned.

So we invite you to take 10 minutes for a tour of this year’s repertoire in just 20 musical samples – from the elegance of Tchaikovsky’s Serenade to the groove of Michael Torke’s Adjustable Wrench; from the evocative folk fiddle of Aidan O’Rourke to the soaring solo violin of The Lark Ascending; from the passion of James MacMillan’s a capella O Bone Jesu to the energetic choral and orchestral writing of Handel’s Israel in Egypt; from the drama of Schubert’s Death and the Maiden string quartet to the equally dramatic symphonies of Mendelssohn and Mahler.

You can hear this on our Spotify playlist at where you can also find full concert details. And if you want to enjoy more than the 30 second clip then sign up to Spotify to hear each track in full. It’s a great chance to be reminded of music you already know and love or to be surprised by something that had previously passed you by.

All this and more awaits you in Southwell from Wednesday 21 to Monday 26 August. I’m looking forward to seeing you in a few weeks time: there is much for us to enjoy together.

Marcus Farnsworth
Artistic Director