Southwell Music Festival is an annual, top-quality classical music festival taking place each August Bank Holiday to celebrate classical music, to inspire local musicians – especially young people, and to raise the profile of the town and its magnificent mediaeval Minster. The Festival will be held from 22nd to 27th August 2018.
Southwell – a small, historic town in rural Nottinghamshire on the edge of Sherwood Forest – is the ideal place for a festival. Dominating the town is its Minster – seat of the Bishops of Southwell and Nottingham and a centre for high quality music-making.
By kind permission of the Dean and Chapter, Festival performances will be centred at the Minster, and in the historic State Chamber of the Archbishop’s Palace, which has recently undergone a major refurbishment thanks to a substantial grant from The Heritage Lottery Fund.
The programme for the 2018 festival will be announced at a free concert at Southwell Minster on Friday 13th April 2018.
Latest news of the 2018 Festival can be found on www.southwellmusicfestival.com/news/
The festival is the idea of former Southwell Minster Head Chorister Marcus Farnsworth who is an award-winning international baritone. He was brought up in the area and has maintained strong links with Southwell.