Southwell Music Festival Christmas Concert

Join Southwell Music Festival for its annual Christmas Celebration in the atmospheric surroundings of Southwell Minster.

The Southwell Festival Voices with director Marcus Farnsworth offer a selection of carols old and new in a stunning sequence of poetry and music which celebrates the joy of Christmas.

Well-known, traditional carols such as Away in a Manger and The Holly and Ivy rub shoulders with the new and unfamiliar, including modern classics by composers Jonathan Dove, Matthew Martin and Judith Weir, the current Master of the King’s Music.

We are joined once again by the inimitable Clive Mantle as our reader. A firm favourite with our audiences, Clive is well known for his appearances on TV including The Vicar of Dibley, Game of Thrones and Holby City. He brings his vocal talents to a range of poems and prose by the likes of John Betjeman, Carol Anne Duffy and Wendy Cope.

We promise an evening of reflective and intimate music reflecting on the themes of hope and peace which are central to the Christmas story

Southwell Music Festival Artistic Director Marcus Farnsworth said: “This concert is one of the highlights of my year! Beautiful Christmas choral music sung by our superb Festival Voices, in one of the most intimate and atmospheric buildings in the country with the superb Clive Mantle offering us sublime poetry and prose. What’s not to like?! It is the perfect set up for Christmas. We explore choral music that is old and new, sublime and uplifting. I am certain we can offer you something inspiring for this special time of year.“

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Event Details

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  • Venue: The Nave