The theme of spirituals at the 2018 Festival – from Tippett’s A Child of our Time to our late night jazz programme – is extended to the Come and Sing with a focus on John Rutter’s Feel the Spirit. This cycle of seven familiar spirituals comprises ‘Joshua fit the battle of Jericho’, ‘Steal away’, ‘I got a robe’, ‘Sometimes I feel like a motherless child’, ‘Ev’ry time I feel the spirit’, ‘Deep river’, and ‘When the saints go marching in’, all arranged in John Rutter’s approachable and effective style. Come and Sing is the chance for amateur singers to be part of the Festival and to perform in Southwell Minster under the direction of Artistic Director Marcus Farnsworth. The music will be rehearsed in the morning and then given an informal afternoon performance.
Members of the Festival Sinfonia
Marcus Farnsworth conductor
Informal performance 2.00pm
Information for participants – click on this link to download pdf
Informal performance: free attendance with retiring collection. No advance booking or tickets.