Festival Eucharist

Southwell Festival Voices

Southwell Festival Sinfonia

Organist: Philip Rushforth 

The Creation

The Creation (Die Schöpfung) is considered by many to be Haydn’s masterpiece: it is also one of the greatest and most original works in the choral repertoire. The oratorio depicts and celebrates the creation of the world as described in the Book of Genesis and in Milton’s great poem Paradise Lost.

Soprano: Sophie Bevan

Tenor: Andrew Staples

Bass: Andrew Foster-Williams

Southwell Festival Voices

Southwell Festival Sinfonia

Conducted by Marcus Farnsworth

Sponsored by Ian Clarke Wealth Management

For booking details please visit our Tickets page.

Tickets only available in Rear Nave and Side Aisles.

Piano Recital

Jeneba Kanneh-Mason

Winner of Nottingham Young Musician of the Year 2013

Jeneba Kanneh-Mason is 12 years old and attends Trinity Catholic School in Nottingham and the Royal Academy of Music Junior department, studying piano and cello. Jeneba started piano lessons at the age of 5 and gained Grade 8 with Distinction when she was 9. This performance by one of Nottinghamshire’s most accomplished young musicians is not to be missed!

Returns and Golden Tickets Only

The Southwell Masterclass

A unique opportunity for local young musicians to be tutored by visiting professional musicians of national and international standing. As well as benefiting the performers, the Masterclass will provide a fascinating insight into the process of classical music making, which will enrich the audience’s understanding and appreciation of future performances.

Sponsored jointly by Professor Margaret Evans and Southwell Folio Magazine

Admission free

No advance booking or tickets

Entry subject to availability

Light out of Darkness

This sequence of words and music explores creation and new beginnings, and combines exquisite beauty in sound and in stone. A rare chance to experience the profound tranquillity of Southwell Minster after dark by candlelight. 

Repertoire to include;

Copland: In the beginning

MacMillan: In splendoribus sanctorum

Martin: Adam lay ybounden

Whitacre: Lux aurumque

Southwell Festival Voices

Victoria Newlyn: speaker

Martha McLorinan: mezzo-Soprano

Robin Totterdell: trumpet

Marcus Farnsworth: conductor

For booking details please visit our Tickets page.

Chamber Classics

Mendelssohn Octet in E flat , Op. 20

Mozart Quintet for piano & winds in E flat , K452

Brahms Liebeslieder Walzer , Op. 52

Performed by the Southwell Festival Chamber Soloists

Sponsored by Derek and Wendy Chetwin

Returns and Golden Tickets Only


Festival Upbeat

A selection of chamber and solo works performed by Festival artists including former Minster School student Anna Croad (violin), Matthew Gee (Principal Trombone of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra), and rising star Alison Rose (soprano).

Admission free with a retiring collection

No advance booking or tickets

Part of the Minster’s ‘Lunchtime at the Cathedral’ series


London Launch Concert

Beethoven: String trio in C minor

Brahms: Sonata no.2 for Violin and Piano in A Major

A selection of traditional and contemporary songs

Violin: Jamie Campbell

Viola: Ruth Gibson

Cello: Nathaniel Boyd

Piano: James Baillieu

Baritone: Marcus Farnsworth

London Launch Invite