Visiting Choirs

Although public worship at the Cathedral has now resumed, we are still currently unable to hold sung services. However, we remain happy to receive future bookings from visiting choirs on a provisional basis and hope to be able to welcome you here again soon.

We warmly welcome choirs to sing services during the Cathedral Choir’s breaks. Southwell is a beautiful town, and the Minster is a delight in which to sing – most choirs who have come here book in for a return trip. If your choir is experienced in singing liturgical music, and especially used to Cathedral visits, then why not consider coming to Southwell? We value the chance to continue our rich tradition of choral worship when the Cathedral Choir is not in residence, and aim to be friendly and approachable.

To apply, please have a look at our available dates further down this page, then fill in the Visit Request Form below. If you have any questions about coming to Southwell as a visiting choir, please contact Erik Sharman, Liturgy and Music Administrator, at litmus@southwellminster.org.uk.

Here is a summary of available dates to visiting choirs over the next few years. Many weekend dates get booked up far in advance. In addition to the list below, it is possible to sing Evensong on most Wednesday afternoons in term-time, as this is usually the Cathedral Music Department’s day off.

2020

Monday 19 October - Wednesday 21 October
Wednesday 28 October
Saturday 26 December - Sunday 27 December
Thursday 31 December - Friday 1 January 2021

2021

Monday 4 January - Tuesday 5 January
Thursday 7 January
Monday 15 February - Tuesday 16 February
Thursday 18 February - Thursday 18 February
Sunday 21 February
Wednesday 7 April - Friday 9 April
Monday 12 April - Thursday 15 April
Monday 3 May
Saturday 29 May
Monday 31 May - Thursday 3 June
Monday 19 July - Saturday 24 July
Monday 16 August - Sunday 22 August
Tuesday 31 August - Friday 3 September
Saturday 16 October
Monday 18 October - Friday 22 October
Monday 25 October - Wednesday 27 October
Sunday 26 December
Monday 27 December - Sunday 2 January 2022

2022

Monday 3 January - Wednesday 5 January
Saturday 12 February
Monday 14 February - Sunday 20 February
Monday 4 April - Saturday 9 April
Monday 18 April
Friday 22 April
Monday 2 May
Saturday 28 May
Monday 30 May - Sunday 5 June
Monday 1 August - Wednesday 3 August
Monday 8 August - Sunday 14 August
Monday 15 August - Sunday 21 August
Tuesday 30 August - Friday 2 September
Monday 5 September
Saturday 15 October
Monday 17 October - Sunday 23 October
Monday 24 October - Wednesday 26 October
Monday 26 December - Sunday 1 January 2023