FESTIVAL LAUNCH WEEKEND

The 2019 Festival will be launched with four events over two days in partnership with Awards for Young Musicians. The leaflet for the launch weekend can be downloaded here; an A4 poster can be downloaded here. The programme is summarised below.

Event Information:

  • Thu
    25
    Aug
    2016

    Modern Meets Mediaeval

    2200-2300The Quire, Southwell Minster

    James MacMillan Seinte Mari Moder Milde
    Thomas Adès The Fayrfax Carol, Gefriolsae Me
    Benjamin Britten Sacred and Profane: Eight Medieval Lyrics, Op.91

    For this sequence of choral music, poetry and prose, Old English and Anglo-Saxon texts provide the inspiration for late 20th century choral works by three leading British composers – including a seldom-performed work by Britten from a year before his death. The Minster’s atmospheric mediaeval surroundings contribute to the intensity of the occasion.

    Southwell Festival Voices
    Victoria Newlyn actress
    Marcus Farnsworth conductor

    Tickets £15
    Concession 18 years and under £5