A Christmas Celebration

A programme of seasonal words and choral music that is both atmospheric and entertaining – from celebrations of Christmases long past to the present day. The Southwell Festival Voices will be conducted by Artistic Director Marcus Farnsworth.

This year there will be a special focus on the music of 20th century English composer Herbert Howells, including his evocative and well-known carols ‘A Spotless Rose’, ‘Here is the little door’ and ‘Long, long ago’.

This seasonal music will be complemented by evocative readings of poetry and prose and we’re pleased to welcome back actor Clive Mantle to Southwell Minster to be our reader for the evening.

Southwell Festival Voices
Marcus Farnsworth, conductor
Clive Mantle, Reader

Tickets £25, £17.50, £12


Festival Singing Day

This event takes place prior to the Southwell Music Festival, 21-26 August

Work in-depth on Come and Sing repertoire and learn new choral and vocal techniques with course leader Marcus Farnsworth.

Solo and Chamber Music Concert

Solo and chamber music concert

Programme includes:
Solos and a Trio performed by Young Musicians supported by
Awards for Young Musicians

Mendelssohn Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor op. 66
Southwell Music Festival Chamber Soloists
Jamie Campbell violin
Sebastien van Kuijk cello
James Cheung piano

Saturday 6th April, 7.30-9.00pm
Nave, Southwell Minster
Tickets £15, under 18s free
Book online here

Public Masterclass

Public masterclass
Young musicians supported by Awards for Young Musicians
coached by Southwell Festival Chamber Soloists

Saturday 6th April, 1.00- 3.00pm
The State Chamber
Admission free

A Christmas Celebration

Seasonal words and music performed by the Southwell Festival Voices conducted by Marcus Farnsworth

Friday 21st December 2018 @7:30PM.

​Front Nave: £25.00
Rear Nave: £17.50
Side aisle and restricted view seats: £12.00

Tickets via southwellmusicfestival.com/onlinebooking

Christmas Concert

Christmas is not complete without top quality choral singing and choirs don’t come much better than the outstanding Southwell Festival Voices – the Festival’s professional choir making their first Christmas appearance.  The conductor is the Festival’s Artistic Director Marcus Farnsworth.

The programme is a celebration of Christmas through the ages in words and music: the music ranges from the mediaeval Hildegard of Bingen to Irving Berlin and includes a range of traditional carols too. The seasonal readings in poetry and prose are by leading TV and film actor David Oakes.

Tickets priced at £20, £15, £10 are now only available in person at the Cathedral Shop, Southwell or on the door at the concert.

Generously supported by an anonymous donor and
Mr Geoffrey C Bond OBE DL LLD FSA

By kind permission of permission of the Cathedral Chapter

Southwell Festival Voices
Marcus Farnsworth
David Oakes