Southwell Music Festival Events

Public booking for the 2019 Southwell Music Festival is open. The individual events are listed below, with a link to online booking for each event.

To read a virtual copy of the 2019 programme, go here.

2019 Festival Playlist

You can now sample the music at this year’s Festival via a Spotify playlist, below. Either let it play through or scroll down the list and click play to listen to short extracts of each movement (click the cross on the top right of the pop-up advertising panel to go back to the sample list) – or sign up at Spotify for free to hear each full track:

Other Events in Southwell during the Festival

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Event Information:

  • Wed

    Organ Recital: Simon Hogan

    1600-1700The Quire, Southwell Minster

    Photo: Dick Makin Imaging

    TICKETS AVAILABLE (click to book)

    In 1921 the famous French organist and composer Marcel Dupré gave a recital on the world’s largest pipe organ – in the Grand Court of Wanamaker’s department store in Philadelphia – and improvised a four movement organ symphony depicting the life of Jesus. That improvisation was the basis for the monumental Symphonie-Passion which is the centre piece of this eclectic programme featuring works by two leading American composers – a transcription of Samuel Barber’s ever-popular Adagio and Charles Ives’ anarchic take on a traditional tune recognised by British audiences as the National Anthem. A perfect virtuoso showcase for the Minster’s Assistant Director of Music.

    Cecilia McDowall Sounding heaven and earth
    Percy Whitlock (trans. Riley) Elegy
    Marcel Dupré Symphonie-Passion, op.23
    Samuel Barber (trans. Strickland) Adagio for Strings
    Charles Ives Variations on America

    Tickets £10 £5
    18 years and under £2.50

    Sponsored by Michael and Jenny Davidson