Classical Cabaret

By popular demand – an extra concert

Southwell’s historic theatre space hosts some of Britain’s best young professional musicians. Programme to include:

Elizabethan Madrigals

Baroque music for brass ensemble

Mendelssohn’s Octet

Featuring the Southwell Festival Chamber Soloists

Returns only

 

 

Festival Fringe

Cornucopia!

This horn ensemble has been specially formed for the Southwell Music Festival weekend. Directed by local performer and teacher Robert Parker, it brings together a group of local talented horn players of all ages to perform a wide variety of classical and popular arrangements.

Admission Free; collection in aid of homelessness charity Framework

Festival Fringe

“Byron in Southwell” – A lecture by Geoffrey Bond, Vice President of the Byron Society, London. 

Admission Free; collection in aid of homelessness charity Framework

Festival Fringe

Roisin Hickey (Harp) and past & present members of Nottingham Youth Orchestra.

Admission Free; collection in aid of homelessness charity Framework

Festival Fringe

Vocal Fringe featuring East Midlands Youth Voices and Minstery of Sound. 

Admission Free; collection in aid of homelessness charity Framework

Festival Fringe

Jiallo Jazz

Admission Free; collection in aid of homelessness charity Framework

Southwell Artists’ Open Studio

Southwell is home to a significant group of established visual artists: their sixth biennial Open Studios event takes visitors on a trail of discovery through the historic town. Visitors are invited to follow a simple walking route, stopping off at the studios and homes of artists along the way. A wide range of visual media will be on display, featuring the work of more than a dozen artists and guest artists living in, or having an association with, the town.

For further information about the Southwell Artists’ Open Studios event, visit the website, email info@southwellartists.co.uk or phone Maggy Milner on 01636 814987.

Organ Recital

Simon Hogan, one of Britain’s most talented young organists, is Assistant Director of Music at Southwell Minster. His all-English programme brings together arrangements of works by leading 20th-century composers and a major work by one of the century’s supreme organist-composers – Sir Edward Bairstow.

Bairstow Sonata in E flat

Elgar (arr. Farrington) Pomp and Circumstance Marches Nos 3 and 5

Vaughan Williams Rhosymedre

Walton (arr. Gower) Popular Song (from Façade)

Admission free with a retiring collection

No advance booking or tickets

Part of the Southwell Minster Organ Recitals series

Come and Sing Haydn

Informal performance 2pm, Southwell Minster

Rehearsal 10am–1pm, The Great Hall

This event is an opportunity for choral enthusiasts to be a part of the Festival celebrations and to perform alongside the professional artists in Haydn’s Mass in Time of War  (nicknamed Paukenmesse  – ‘Kettledrum Mass’). This deeply moving and yet joyous work was written during the Napoleonic Wars.

Informal performance: free attendance with a retiring collection

Places for participants are now full

You can download a free vocal score of the work by clicking here

 

 

To Those Who Died

Commemorating the outbreak of the First World War

Rorem  War Scenes, a cycle of five songs for voice & piano

Vaughan Williams  On Wenlock Edge

Gurney  Preludes for solo piano

Elgar  Quintet in A minor for piano & string quartet, Op. 84

Andrew Staples tenor

Marcus Farnsworth baritone

James Baillieu piano

Elizabeth Burgess piano

Southwell Festival Chamber Soloists

Sponsored by Mrs Susan Dawson in memory of her late husband Mr Keith Cottee

Returns and Golden Tickets Only