Southwell Music Festival Events

The 2019 Southwell Music Festival has now ended. To read a virtual copy of the 2019 programme, go here.

The 2020 Southwell Music Festival will be held from 26 to 31 August. More information about the programme of events will be posted here following the programme launch on 17 April 2020.

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

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