FREE FRINGE: Traditional songs and music from the British Isles & beyond

This versatile Southwell-based duo Jill and Bernard Blackwell have performed at
major folk festivals, on radio and on four much-admired recordings, bringing their unique style to traditional ballads and tunes, sacred harp music and 1930s swing, with accompaniment on Northumbrian smallpipes, flute, guitar, button accordion and concertina. Jill is also an accomplished step dancer who demonstrates percussive dance from around the British Isles.

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

Collections will be taken at Festival Fringe concerts in aid of the local hospice Beaumond House Community Hospice – a registered charity providing supportive palliative care to patients with life limiting or terminal illnesses and their families living in the Newark area, providing care for over 500 patients and support to their families each year, and caring for around 150 patients at any one time. www.beaumondhouse.co.uk

FREE FRINGE: Brass on the Grass

Essentially Brass, a professional brass quintet based in the East Midlands, performs music from the Renaissance to the present day in the beautiful walled garden of the Archbishop’s Palace. This highly experienced ensemble, who have performed throughout the UK, return to Southwell to reprise their popular appearance at the 2015 Festival.

Bring a rug or folding chair.

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

Collections will be taken at Festival Fringe concerts in aid of the local hospice Beaumond House Community Hospice – a registered charity providing supportive palliative care to patients with life limiting or terminal illnesses and their families living in the Newark area, providing care for over 500 patients and support to their families each year, and caring for around 150 patients at any one time. www.beaumondhouse.co.uk

FREE FRINGE: Mirabilé Vocal Ensemble

Nottinghamshire’s multi-talented Mirabilé were crowned best female choir at the 2016 Llangollen International Eisteddfod. Their programme ranges from classical choral music and unaccompanied folk song to works by 21st century composers – all showcasing the breadth and depth of the choir’s outstanding ability.

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

Collections will be taken at Festival Fringe concerts in aid of the local hospice Beaumond House Community Hospice – a registered charity providing supportive palliative care to patients with life limiting or terminal illnesses and their families living in the Newark area, providing care for over 500 patients and support to their families each year, and caring for around 150 patients at any one time. www.beaumondhouse.co.uk

FREE FRINGE: Young Musician Showcase

A recital by some of the East Midlands’ most talented young performers, all of whom are supported by Awards for Young Musicians which helps exceptional young people to develop their musical skills to their full potential. Southwell Music Festival is proud to work with AYM to give a platform to local young talent.

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

Collections will be taken at Festival Fringe concerts in aid of the local hospice Beaumond House Community Hospice – a registered charity providing supportive palliative care to patients with life limiting or terminal illnesses and their families living in the Newark area, providing care for over 500 patients and support to their families each year, and caring for around 150 patients at any one time. www.beaumondhouse.co.uk

FREE FRINGE: Festival Surprise

As well as excellence and community involvement our Festival offers spontaneity and the unexpected, and this event is a case in point. Come along and find out what we have in store to launch our Festival Fringe in the centre of town – the first event of the 2017 Festival.

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

Collections will be taken at Festival Fringe concerts in aid of the local hospice Beaumond House Community Hospice – a registered charity providing supportive palliative care to patients with life limiting or terminal illnesses and their families living in the Newark area, providing care for over 500 patients and support to their families each year, and caring for around 150 patients at any one time. www.beaumondhouse.co.uk

Organ Recital: Matthew Martin

Matthew Martin is an award-winning composer, conductor and organist and currently Director of Music and a Fellow at Keble College, Oxford. He previously held positions at New College, Oxford, Canterbury Cathedral, Westminster Cathedral and the London Oratory.

Matthew has performed at the Cheltenham,Spitalfields and South Bank Festivals andin Miami and Uppsala, Sweden. He is a regular organist for The Sixteen and his first solo recording on the historic Ralph Downes-designed organ of the London Oratory has received critical acclaim.

Patrick Gowers An Occasional Trumpet Voluntary
Jean-Adam Guilain Suite du deuxième ton pour le Magnificat
Maurice Duruflé Scherzo
Jeanne Demessieux Te Deum
Charles-Marie Widor Andante Sostenuto from the Symphonie Gothique
Louis Vierne Carillon de Westminster

Admission Free
Retiring collection
No advance booking or tickets

Part of the Southwell Minster Organ Recitals Series

Come and Sing Mozart

Calling all choral enthusiasts!

To complement the Festival’s central performance of Mozart’s Great Mass in C minor we look forward to bringing together around 250 voices under the direction of Marcus Farnsworth for an unforgettable performance of Mozart’s Vespers – a work not so often performed but famous for its Laudate Dominum for soprano soloist. Haydn’s motet Insanae et vanae curae provides a dramatic bonus.

Friends and family are welcome at the free post-lunch performance at 2pm.

Ruth Provost soprano
Judy Brown alto
Richard Dowling tenor
David le Prevost bass
Simon Hogan organ
Marcus Farnsworth conductor

Participant fee £15
18 years and under £5

Copies available at no extra cost.
Pre-booking essential: no performer tickets available on the door.
Informal performance: free attendance with retiring collection.
No advance booking or tickets.

Copies of the music can be collected in advance from Southwell Cathedral Shop, or downloaded from the following links:

Mozart Vespers – sheet music here, video here
Haydn: Insanae et Vanae Curae – sheet music here, video here

Final details are available to download here

French Chamber Classics

The remarkable conjunction of French compositional genius in the late 19th and early 20th centuries is celebrated in this programme. To perform it we have created our own conjunction of stellar talent including Katherine Bryan, one of the most sought after flautists in Britain today and Céline Saout, the Principal Harp with the Orchestra of Opera North and Birmingham Contemporary Music Group.

Debussy’s evocative Syrinx and a rare performance of Poulenc’s dramatic and entertaining Le bal masqué frame a programme of masterpieces from this high
water mark of French music – including Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite for four hands at one piano: the performance reunites the team of Burgess and Baillieu who brought us The Rite of Spring so memorably in 2015.

Claude Debussy Syrinx (for solo flute) L.129
Maurice Ravel Introduction and Allegro for Harp, Flute, Clarinet and String Quartet
Gabriel Fauré Piano Quintet No. 1 in D minor, Op. 89*
Maurice Ravel Ma mère l’Oye (Mother Goose Suite)
Francis Poulenc Le bal masqué for baritone and chamber ensemble FP60

Festival Chamber Soloists
including
Katherine Bryan flute
Joseph Shiner clarinet
Céline Saout harp
Jamie Campbell violin
Marcus Farnsworth baritone
James Cheung piano*
James Baillieu, Libby Burgess piano

Tickets £25
18 years and under £10

Supported by a private sponsor

Choral evensong

The Minster Girls’ Choir & Lay Clerks
Paul Provost organist
Simon Hogan conductor

 

Compline

The Minster Lay Clerks
Paul Provost conductor