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Festival Launch Anniversary

On 7th October 2013 more than 170 people met in the Minster for the launch of the Southwell Music Festival. That evening the organising team shared its vision for the scope and quality of the proposed Festival in both words and music and requested help to take the project forwards.   The response was overwhelmingly positive.…

A Festival Souvenir

It’s already four weeks since our memorable inaugural Southwell Music Festival. Thank you for the glowing testimonials which we continue to receive: “The atmosphere created was wonderful for performers and audience alike.” “Without doubt the quality of the performers was outstanding.  Southwell should be proud to have hosted such a festival.” “A stunning weekend with top-quality…

From vision to reality

Two short years ago it was an idea; this time next week it will be happening. The stage is set for the inaugural Southwell Music Festival at the August Bank Holiday (22-25 August): the final preparations are taking place and most of the tickets that are for sale have been sold. Now we eagerly await…

Get ready for Bank Holiday Party

If you have not already done so, please plan to be in Southwell over the August Bank Holiday weekend.  More than 60 of the best young professional classical musicians are preparing to converge on the town from across the UK to take part in the first Southwell Music Festival. The visiting musicians are joining several…

Tickets Update

We are very pleased that people are buying tickets in large numbers.  There are still seats available for The Creation – but those are going fast; a few for the late night concert on Friday, and we could still take singers (especially tenors!) for the Come and Sing Haydn on Bank Holiday Monday but for the rest of our…

By Popular Demand – An Extra Concert

Tickets for Haydn’s The Creation are selling fast and only returns are available for ticketed Great Hall events so an extra concert is being presented by Southwell Music Festival to meet demand for tickets. The Classical Cabaret will take place in the historic theatre above the Old Theatre Deli on Market Place, Southwell at 7.30pm…

Tickets now on sale

Public booking opened for our first Southwell Music Festival ten days ago and I am delighted to report a very healthy demand for tickets. Support for the Festival continues to give the organisers great encouragement.  We wondered how many people would share our enthusiasm for the Festival idea: now I think we know the answer.…

The 2014 Festival Programme

Around 100 people gathered at Southwell Minster on Saturday 29th March to hear Founder and Artistic Director Marcus Farnsworth announce the details of the inaugural Southwell Music Festival. The Festival takes place over the August Bank Holiday (22-25 August) from Friday lunchtime to Monday afternoon. In announcing the Festival programme Marcus said: “The Festival is…