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:

  • 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