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:

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    American Chamber Classics: Sounds of the New World

    1930-2130The Nave, Southwell Minster

    Photo: Dick Makin Imaging

    TICKETS AVAILABLE (click to book)

    Welcome to the distinctive and engaging soundscape of American music. This concert presents three highly individual and iconic pieces for chamber ensemble from the beginning, middle and end of the 20th century:
    ★ the eternally enigmatic and thought-provoking six minutes of Ives’ The Unanswered Question
    ★ the wide American landscape and homely comfort of Copland’s evocative ballet score Appalachian Spring
    ★ the fun minimalism of Michael Torke’s Adjustable Wrench (his music has been described by Gramophone magazine as “some of the most optimistic, joyful and thoroughly uplifting music to appear in recent years”).
    In between there are songs including Britten’s sensitive and entertaining settings of Appalachian folk melodies.

    Charles Ives The Unanswered Question
    Michael Torke Adjustable Wrench
    Aaron Copland Appalachian Spring
    Songs by Samuel Barber, Charles Ives and Benjamin Britten

    Festival Chamber Soloists including Marcus Farnsworth baritone

    Tickets £25 £20 £10
    18 years and under £12.50 £10 £5