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 current list of 2024 concerts that have so far been confirmed:

  • 19 January: Minster school Disney Centenary
  • 2 February: Six Cellos Various cello music and esembles
  • 16 February: Joseph Murfin and Charles Tebbs (two Pianos) Rhapsody in Blue, plus songs and piano music by Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue centenary
  • 1 March: Joseph Geary Flute Recital
  • 15 March: Bernard and Jill Blackwell Folk Music
  • 5 April: Kelvin Njoroge Macharia Song Recital
  • 19 April: Roz Burrows, Guy Turner, Tim Selman Henry Mancini Centenary
  • 3 May: Lynda Edwards Bassoon Recital
  • 24 May: Timothy Selman Organ Recital
  • 14 June: Stephen Cooper + Paul Provost Song Recital
  • 28 June: Musicians of the Minster School Varied recital
  • 26 July: Katharine Dryden – David Machell Song recital
  • 9 August: Stanley Hardy Piano Recital
  • 6 September: Barbershop and Ragtime TTBB Layclerks, Paul Provost?
  • 20 September: Nottingham Chamber Wind Ensemble Woodwind Chamber Music
  • 11 October: GT, JP, organ, a choir Eric Thiman Tenth Anniverary
  • 18 October: Moon Music Related to Luke Jerram’s 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