Henry Purcell – The Eternal Inspiration (performance 2*)

Henry Purcell Fantasia upon one note
Mark-Anthony Turnage Two Baudelaire Songs
Henry Purcell A selection of songs arr. Britten
Thomas Adès Catch
Oliver Knussen …upon one note – after Henry Purcell
Benjamin Britten String Quartet No.2, Op. 36

The 17th century English composer Henry Purcell was the outstanding musical figure of his age and his genius has inspired composers ever since. This journey through Purcell’s musical inspiration begins with his remarkable Fantasia upon one note and ends with Benjamin Britten’s second string quartet written “in homage to Henry Purcell”: the epic finale of this major piece of 20th century chamber music is a theme and variations entitled “Chacony” – the old English word used by Purcell to describe a particular kind of variation movement. In between is a sequence of beautiful and theatrical works by younger British composers.

Southwell Festival Chamber Soloists
Alison Rose
soprano
James Baillieu, Libby Burgess piano

Tickets £25
Concession 18 years and under £10

(*EXTRA PERFORMANCE DUE TO DEMAND FOR TICKETS)

The concert will be complemented by a free introductory talk by the
composer John Casken, Emeritus Professor of Music at the University
of Manchester, at 6.45pm. The talk is available to the audience from both performances.

Choral Evensong

The Minster Girls’ Choir & Lay Clerks
Simon Hogan
conductor
Edward Turner organ

Festival Compline

The Minster Lay Clerks
Paul Hale
Rector Chori

Festival Evensong

John Casken Canticle Settings

Southwell Festival Voices
Simon Hogan
organ
Marcus Farnsworth conductor

Festival Eucharist

Bruckner Mass in E Minor

Southwell Festival Voices
Southwell Festival Sinfonia
Marcus Farnsworth
conductor
Simon Hogan organ

Free Fringe: Bach and Before

Southwell Baroque explore the influences on JS Bach in music for flute, strings and organ by Bertali, Buxtehude and Marais, and JS Bach’s Suite in B minor.

Admission Free

No advance booking or tickets. Where necessary, entry will be subject to availability.

Collections in aid of REACH – supporting Nottinghamshire people with learning disabilities and their families.

Free Fringe: Lace City Chorus

Members of the Lace City Chorus – Nottinghamshire’s internationally-acclaimed ladies’ barbershop chorus – share the joy of their inimitable music making. Bring a rug or folding chair.

Admission Free
(Southwell Methodist Church if wet)

No advance booking or tickets. Where necessary, entry will be subject to availability.

Collections in aid of REACH – supporting Nottinghamshire people with learning disabilities and their families.

Free Fringe: The Music of Eric Thiman

Local musicians Harriet Astbury, Emma Rae Ward, Stephen Cooper, Alexander Turner and Edward Turner perform music by the English composer Eric Thiman (1900-1975).

Admission Free

No advance booking or tickets. Where necessary, entry will be subject to availability.

Collections in aid of REACH – supporting Nottinghamshire people with learning disabilities and their families.

Free Fringe: Solo Wind Recital

Programme includes Debussy’s Syrinx and Vaughan Williams’ Ten Blake Songs for tenor and oboe performed by leading local musicians including Helen Askey-Murray (flute), Terry Gill (oboe) and former Minster Head Chorister Ben Inman (tenor).

Admission Free

No advance booking or tickets. Where necessary, entry will be subject to availability.

Collections in aid of REACH – supporting Nottinghamshire people with learning disabilities and their families.

Free Fringe: Jiallo Jazz

This lively young quintet combine jazz, funk and hip-hop with a natural musicianship beyond their years.

Admission Free

No advance booking or tickets. Where necessary, entry will be subject to availability.

Collections in aid of REACH – supporting Nottinghamshire people with learning disabilities and their families.