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:

  • Thu
    22
    Aug
    2019

    Voices of Faith: Late Night Choral Concert

    2200-2300The Quire, Southwell Minster

    Photo: Dick Makin Imaging

    TICKETS AVAILABLE (click to book)

    The powerful and affecting choral music of William Byrd and James MacMillan – the leading Catholic composers of the reigns of Elizabeths I and II – provide the dual focus for this atmospheric late night concert by the Festival’s elite professional choir. The evening’s third creative spirit will be the award-winning composer and organist Kit Downes, whose improvised organ interludes will reflect on and link the choral items. Byrd’s powerful double motet Ne irascaris Domine/Civitas sancti tui is one of his most powerful laments for the fate of the Catholic church in England. MacMillan, who this year celebrates his 60th birthday, will be represented by a Strathclyde motet, The Gallant Weaver, and O Bone Jesu – one of his most important choral works which was inspired by his fruitful association with the Festival’s Patron Harry Christophers and The Sixteen.

    Southwell Festival Voices
    Kit Downes organ
    Marcus Farnsworth conductor

    Tickets £20 £10