Marcus Farnsworth and Jamie Campbell performing in Southwell Minster

A celebration of music – new videos to watch online

As we couldn’t come together for the 2020 Southwell Music Festival, over the past few days, when the Festival should have been taking place, we released a series of new videos for you to enjoy at home.

Firstly, the ultimate in socially distanced performance as Associate Artistic Director Jamie Campbell performs the Largo from Sonata for Solo Violin no. 3 in C Major by J.S.Bach in an empty Southwell Minster.

On Monday 30 August Southwell Music Festival featured as Prom 59 in the Bitesize Proms, raising money for Help Musicians UK. Artistic Director and Founder Marcus Farnsworth and Associate Artistic Director Jamie Campbell perform The Windhover in Southwell Minster. You can make a donation to Help Musicians UK – donate now.

Across the week you may have also noticed some familiar faces pop up on our social media platforms. A selection of Southwell Music Festival performers took part in our Meet The Artists video feature – watch them talk about their Festival memories and experiences of lockdown.

Watch this space for information about future performances in Southwell. We hope to be bringing music to you and the town very soon.

Performers at Southwell Music Festival

Festival update from Marcus Farnsworth

Are you missing the 2020 Southwell Music Festival?

As many of you know, the August Bank Holiday weekend is when Southwell Music Festival traditionally takes place. The opening concert for the 2020 Festival was planned to take place today (Wednesday 26 August), and by now musicians and singers would be rehearsing and enthusiastic audiences preparing for a thrilling few days of enjoying music together.

Artistic Director and Founder Marcus Farnsworth has a short video message for all our friends and supporters updating you with future plans so we can safely bring live music to you soon.

We keep saying it, but we’ve been blown away by the donations made via our 2020 Crowdfunder, and thanks to everyone who has donated at this difficult time.

We can still accept online donations. If you would like to donate visit the Crowdfunder page.