Friday Lunchtime Concerts

Southwell Minster's popular series of Friday lunchtime concerts (FLAC) is back for 2024. These concerts take place at 1.30pm on many Fridays, with performers coming from around the country to perform a wide variety of instrumental and vocal music in the spectacular setting of the Cathedral Nave.

Admission is free and the concerts last approximately 45 minutes. There is a retiring collection the proceeds of which help to fund the Minster's Organ Scholarship. Please pick up a free programme upon your arrival.

View 2024 FLAC programme

The full list of remaining concerts in 2024 is as follows:

  • 26 July: Katharine Dryden – David Machell Song recital
  • 9 August: Stanley Hardy Piano Recital
  • 16 August: Alison Eales and the HCB Ensemble -  chamber music by Mozart and Saint-Saëns.
  • 6 September: Barbershop and Ragtime
  • 20 September: Nottingham Chamber Wind Ensemble - Woodwind Chamber Music
  • 11 October:The Eric Thiman Singers (Caterham School) - celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Eric Thiman Collection in the Minster Music Library
  • 18 October: Songs and piano music related to the Moon
  • 1 November: Mirabile
  • 22 November: Mariatu Kanneh-Mason St Cecilia’s Day Cello recital
  • 13 December: Choristers Christmas Music

We are pleased to be able to announce that from now on we will be able to offer tea, coffee and biscuits from 1pm prior to each concert. (However, please note that we are not able to offer the sandwich lunch that used to be available prior to these concerts).

To be kept up-to-date with all future Lunchtime at the Cathedral concerts, please sign up to our mailing list on the Newsletter page or by completing the web form at the bottom right of this webpage. For more information about specific events in the series, contact Alastair Clarke at or 01636 817280.

Forthcoming Concerts