Entries by Cheyney Kent

Highlight No 10: Mendelssohn’s Octet

Welcome to Day Ten of our 12 Days of Christmas series in which we are presenting twelve short highlights from the inaugural 2014 Southwell Music Festival. We wanted a big musical gesture to open our first Festival and in chamber music terms there are few bigger than Mendelssohn’s Octet – indeed the 16 year old…

For the Ninth Day of Christmas – Elgar

Welcome to Day Nine of our 12 Days of Christmas series in which we are presenting twelve short highlights from the inaugural 2014 Southwell Music Festival. Our Sunday night concert in the State Chamber (24th August) entitled To Those Who Died commemorated the start of the First World War with music written at the time…

On the Eighth Day of Christmas…

The plan for the Southwell Music Festival has always been to present a fringe programme as a platform for local musicians, and especially young performers, alongside the more formal concerts by our 50 or so visiting singers and players. Today’s compilation shows the range of our first fringe programme – encompassing Jiallo performing jazz, funk…

Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2015 and to the seventh instalment of the Southwell Micro Midwinter Music Festival Online – 12 highlights from the 2014 Festival for the 12 Days of Christmas. For those who attended the inaugural Festival back in August we trust this is proving an enjoyable feast of musical reminiscence; for newcomers we hope these…

The Fifth Day of Christmas – Brahms Liebeslieder Walzer

Welcome to Day Five of our 12 Days of Christmas series in which we are presenting twelve short highlights from the inaugural 2014 Southwell Music Festival. Today we offer two songs from Brahms’ Liebeslieder Walzer Op 52.  The complete performance of the cycle closed our opening Chamber Classics concert in the State Chamber on Friday…

The Fourth Day of Christmas – Appalachia Waltz

Welcome to Day Four of our 12 Days of Christmas series in which we are presenting twelve short highlights from the inaugural 2014 Southwell Music Festival. The recording producer for our series is Alex Barnes who, with camera man Matthew Dove, recorded nearly every moment of the Festival.  Alex is also a professional cellist and…

The Third Day of Christmas – Vaughan Williams

Welcome to Day Three of our 12 Days of Christmas series in which we are presenting twelve short highlights from the inaugural 2014 Southwell Music Festival. Our Sunday night concert in the State Chamber (24th August) entitled To Those Who Died commemorated the start of the First World War with music written at the time…

For the Second Day of Christmas – divine Mozart

We hope you enjoyed yesterday’s opening instalment of our 12 Days of Christmas series in which we are presenting twelve highlights from the inaugural 2014 Southwell Music Festival. Now welcome to Day Two of the Southwell Micro Midwinter Music Festival Online. Today we offer not turtle doves but mellifluous Mozart – the end of the…

Time to start unwrapping your virtual presents…

Welcome to the Southwell Micro Midwinter Music Festival Online.  For those who attended the inaugural Festival back in August we trust this will be an enjoyable feast of musical reminiscence; for newcomers we hope these tasty morsels will encourage you to visit when the second Festival rolls around between 27 and 31 August 2015. Today…