Entries by Cheyney Kent

Launch Concert Success

Launch Concert Success Thank you to everyone who came to support us at our 2018 Launch Concert in April. A great evening was had by all and it was wonderful to see so many people in attendance. We had our largest audience yet for a launch event with the Nave of Southwell Minster packed with…

2018 Festival Launch – Friday 13th April, 7.30pm

It’s that time of year again! We’ve one week to go until the 2018 Festival Launch. Our team has been beavering away for the last few months and we are excited to reveal our plans to you next Friday at Southwell Minster. In addition to announcing the programme and presenting a free concert, the Launch…

Looking Forward to our Fifth Annual Festival

Happy New Year!  We hope 2018 brings you health and happiness and much pleasurable enjoyment of either making or listening to music – not least at the 2018 Southwell Music Festival. It is hard to comprehend that this year’s festival will be our fifth but there it is – in the era of ‘fake news’…

Christmas Music for Southwell and Nottingham

Christmas Music for Southwell and Nottingham Southwell Music Festival Artistic Director Marcus Farnsworth writes: “I’m very pleased to be writing with this round-up of concerts over the next fortnight. Nottinghamshire audiences are in for a treat! A Christmas Celebration – Friday 22nd December   We hope that you are able to join us for our…

A Christmas Celebration, 22 December 2017

A Christmas Celebration – 22nd December 2017 – Southwell Minster We are now less than a month away from our first Festival Christmas Concert. I am delighted to present our superb professional choir, Southwell Festival Voices, celebrating the very best of Christmas choral music in the glorious setting of Southwell Minster. The programme is a…

Welcome to the Sixteen

Dear Festival Supporters, The Sixteen, who return to Southwell Minster on Thursday 21st September at 7.30pm, are one of the world’s most famous vocal ensembles: under Harry Christophers they have established a following around the world for the quality of their choral sound and the range of their repertoire. At Southwell Music Festival we are…

That Went Well!

To judge by audience reaction, the 2017 Festival which closed on Bank Holiday Monday 28th August surpassed its predecessors in the quality of programming and performances.  This is remarkable in view of the outstanding quality of previous Festivals. Music critic William Ruff, writing enthusiastically about the Festival in the Nottingham Post, summed up what we…

2017 Performer Profiles: Lonneke van Straalen

No.7 – Lonneke van Straalen Associate Artistic Director Jamie Campbell introduces some of the outstanding performers taking part in the 2017 Southwell Music Festival. “We are thrilled to be welcoming violinist Lonneke van Straalen to Southwell Music Festival for the first time. 1) Who are you, where are you based, and what work do you…

2017 Performer Profiles: Suzie Thorn

No.6 – Suzie Thorn Associate Artistic Director Jamie Campbell introduces some of the outstanding performers taking part in the 2017 Southwell Music Festival. “We are thrilled to be welcoming oboist Suzie Thorn to Southwell Music Festival for the first time. 1) Who are you, where are you based, and what work do you do? Hello,…

2017 Performer Profiles: Marta Fontanals-Simmons

No.5 – Marta Fontanals-Simmons Associate Artistic Director Jamie Campbell introduces some of the outstanding performers taking part in the 2017 Southwell Music Festival. “We are thrilled to be welcoming Mezzo-Soprano Marta Fontanals-Simmons to Southwell Music Festival for the first time. 1) Who are you, where are you based, and what work do you do I am…