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:

  • Fri

    Death and the Maiden: Late Night Chamber Music

    2200-2300The Crossing, Southwell MInster

    Photo: Dick Makin Imaging

    TICKETS AVAILABLE (click to book)

    This great string quartet – a worthy successor to those of Beethoven – was composed in 1824, the year Schubert realised that he was dying. It takes its name from a Schubert song depicting a dialogue between a young woman and Death; the song’s theme forms the basis for the quartet’s second movement, but bleakness and foreboding pervade the entire piece. A performance of the song will precede the quartet, whose movements will be interspersed with readings.

    Franz Schubert String Quartet No. 14 in D minor “Death and the Maiden”

    Southwell Festival Chamber Soloists
    Victoria Newlyn reader
    Marcus Farnsworth baritone
    Libby Burgess piano

    Tickets £15 10 18 years and under £7.50 £5