Public booking for the 2019 Southwell Music Festival is open. To read a virtual copy of the 2019 programme, go here.

Event Information:

  • Wed

    Organ Recital: Simon Hogan

    1600-1700The Quire, Southwell Minster

    Photo: Dick Makin Imaging

    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 £2.5