Events Listing - August 2018

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Thursday 2nd August

Lunchtime Organ Recitals

Daniel Cook - Durham Cathedral

12.30 pm

St. Botolph’s Church, Boston

See and hear the performances with our brand new large screen display

 Admission is free with a retiring collection

Lunchtime Organ Recital

David Oldfield

12 noon to 1.00 pm

Bailgate Methodist Church

Admission free with retiring collection

Thursdays 2nd to 30th August

New Tricks - Grantham

Strings and Things

10.30 am

Guildhall Arts Centre, Grantham

Adult Music Workshops.

Join an Acoustic Ensemble playing songs from across a range of genres and meeting for the joy of playing.

.Your first session is free to attend.
Contact soundLINCS on 01522 510073 or info@soundlincs.org.

New Tricks - Gainsborough

Instrumental Group   

4.30 pm

Gainsborough Library

Adult Music Workshops.
Want to play an instrument, learn new skills and meet new friends? No matter your instrument or ability, come along!

Your first session is free to attend.
Contact soundLINCS on 01522 510073 or info@soundlincs.org.

Friday 3rd August

Lunchtime Recitals

Colin Hutchinson - recorder
Heather Sullivan - recorder
Heather Ryan - oboe
Janet Briggs - cello

Frederic Goodwin - harpsichord

1.00 pm

St. James's Church, Louth
Admission Free with retiring collection

Refreshments available from the church coffee shop before each recital

For further details stjamesrecitals@vpweb.co.uk

Fridays 3rd to 31st August

New Tricks - Lincoln

Rhythm and Blues   

10.00 pm

Lincoln Library

Adult Music Workshops.
Performing tunes from the 1960s to today, bring along your instrument (or voice) to be part of this new band.

Your first session is free to attend.
Contact soundLINCS on 01522 510073 or info@soundlincs.org.

 New Tricks - Woodhall Spa

Singing Group

10.00 am

Woodhall Spa Methodist Church

Adult Music Workshops.
Explore singing, learn new skills and meet new friends as part of this brand new Older Adults group.

Your first session is free to attend.
Contact Liz on 07713 746679 or email hello@singitloud.org

New Tricks - Friars Folly

Rhythm and Blues  

2.00 pm

Blackfriars Theatre, Boston

Adult Music Workshops.
Performing tunes from the 1960s to today, bring along your instrument (or voice) to be part of this friendly band meeting for the joy of playing.

.Your first session is free to attend.
Contact soundLINCS on 01522 510073 or info@soundlincs.org.

Mondays 6th to 20th August

New Tricks - Louth

Singing Group

10.30 am

Louth Riverhead Theatre

Adult Music Workshops.
Bring along your instrument (or voice) and explore Scottish and English folk, as well as Early Music, as part of this great group.

Your first session is free to attend.
Contact soundLINCS on 01522 510073 or info@soundlincs.org.

New Tricks - Spalding

Acoustic Ensemble

10.30 am

South Holland Centre, Spalding

Adult Music Workshops.
Join an Acoustic Ensemble playing songs from across a range of genres and meeting for the joy of playing

Your first session is free to attend.
Contact soundLINCS on 01522 510073 or info@soundlincs.org.

New Tricks - Mablethorpe

Instrumental Group 

2.00 pm

Mablethorpe Library

Adult Music Workshops.
Want to play an instrument, learn new skills and meet new friends? No matter your instrument or ability, come along and experience what we have to offer!

Your first session is free to attend.
Contact soundLINCS on 01522 510073 or info@soundlincs.org

New Tricks - North Hykeham

Old School Killing Machine

6.00 pm

Terry O’Toole Theatre, North Hykeham

Adult Music Workshops.
Performing tunes from the 1960s to today, bring along your instrument (or voice) to be part of this friendly band

Your first session is free to attend.
Contact soundLINCS on 01522 510073 or info@soundlincs.org.

Tuesday 7th August

Lunch Time Concerts

Stephen Hopwood – piano

1.05 pm

All Saints’ Church, Gainsborough

 Admission is free with a retiring collection.

Tuesdays 7th to 21st August

New Tricks - Sleaford

Ukulele Group

10.00 am - 12.00pm

Sleaford Library

Adult Music Workshops.
Come and join this new group for all abilities, learning ukulele versions of hits from throughout. the decades.

Your first session is free to attend.
Contact soundLINCS on 01522 510073 or info@soundlincs.org.

Tuesday 7th to 28th August

New Tricks - Grimsby

Ukulele Group

7.00 pm

The Wheatsheaf Pub, Grimsby

Adult Music Workshops.
Come and join this new group for all abilities, learning ukulele versions of hits from throughout the decades.

Your first session is free to attend.
Contact soundLINCS on 01522 510073 or info@soundlincs.org.

New Tricks - Boston

Boston Community Choir

7.00 pm

St Botolph’s Church, Boston

Adult Music Workshops.
Explore singing, learn new skills and meet new friends as part of this brand new Older Adults group.

Your first session is free to attend.

Contact George on 01205 310929 or music@parishofboston.co.uk

Wednesdays 8th to 22nd August

New Tricks - Nettleham

Adult Music Workshop

1.00pm - 3.00pm

Nettleham Community Hub

Adult Music Workshops.
Come and join this new group to learn music skills and meet new friends. No matter your instrument or ability, come along!

Your first session is free to attend.
Contact soundLINCS on 01522 510073 or info@soundlincs.org.

Thursday 9th August

Lunchtime Organ Recitals

Steven Maxson - Grimsby Minster

12.30 pm

St. Botolph’s Church, Boston

See and hear the performances with our brand new large screen display

 Admission is free with a retiring collection

Kaleidoscope Saxophone Quartet

7.30 pm

St John the Baptist’s Church, Morton PE10 0NR

The Grand Tour.

A musical trip through Europe including music by Debussy, Dvorak, Bach and Grieg

Described by The Times as ‘irresistible’, Kaleidoscope’s approach is built on the distinct creative personalities of its members, with engaging programmes blending classical and contemporary music. The quartet’s work has led to multiple awards and high profile performances at venues such as the Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room and Bridgewater Hall.

St John’s has been described as the finest of the many remarkable churches along the edge of the Lincolnshire fens.  Its lofty tower, with tall pinnacles and gargoyles, rises from the centre of the cross-shaped church below and is a landmark for miles around.  Inside, the capitals of the pillars and arcades are richly decorated with foliage and faces.  The 15th-century font is particularly notable and the light radiating from the Victorian stained glass adds an air of mystery to the interior.

Friday 10th August

Lunchtime Recitals

Ian Major - organ

1.00 pm

St. James's Church, Louth

Admission Free with retiring collection

Refreshments available from the church coffee shop before each recital

for further details stjamesrecitals@vpweb.co.uk

Monday 13th & Tuesday 14th August

Jazz Summer School

Jazzpac


11:00 am - 3:30 pm

Terry O'Toole Theatre

As part of the Lincolnshire Jazz Week 2018, Jazzpac is delighted to host the 6th annual Lincoln jazz summer school. During the 2 day   programme, young musicians and vocalists (ages 11-19) will be able to hone their performance and ensemble skills with mentoring provided by 2 professional jazz musicians.

The focus of the sessions will be to develop improvisation, musicianship, listening and overall performance skills whilst enjoying playing and learning about jazz music

For more information and an application form, please contact:  edu@AndrewWoodJazz.co.uk

Price: £30.00

Tuesday 14th August

Lunch Time Concerts

Three Piece Suite
Jonathan Rider – flute
Sally Cookson – flute
James Fox – piano

1.05 pm

All Saints’ Church, Gainsborough

 Admission is free with a retiring collection.

Wednesday 15th August

Marshchapel Arts

Burden of Paradise 3

Snake Davis, Helen Watson, Dave Bowie

7.30 pm

St.Mary's Church, Marshchapel

Licensed bar from 6.45pm

Interval Barbecue available

Tickets £12-50 in advance, £14.00 on door
from Marshchapel Post Office, Pat Grubb 01472 388315, Hilary Mann 07710 444747

Thursday 16th August

Lunchtime Organ Recitals

Simon Russell - St. Mary’s, Nantwich

12.30 pm

St. Botolph’s Church, Boston

See and hear the performances with our brand new large screen display

 Admission is free with a retiring collection

Friday 17th August

Lunchtime Recitals

Frederic Goodwin - piano

1.00 pm

St. James's Church, Louth

Admission Free with retiring collection

Refreshments available from the church coffee shop before each recital

for further details stjamesrecitals@vpweb.co.uk

Tuesday 21st August

Lunch Time Concerts

Simon Corner – Popular Organ Pieces

1.05 pm

All Saints’ Church, Gainsborough

 Admission is free with a retiring collection.

Wednesday 22nd August

Southwell Music Festival

Sheepish Grin

2:30 pm

Market Square, King Street

Folk Music from the well known local Fiddle and Melodeon duo.

The Fringe is a chance for local performers and especially young musicians to take part in the Festival and to raise funds for a local charitable cause. This year's charity is Family Care. Family Care are a small Nottingham-based charity who are passionate about positively shaping children’s futures. They are an independent adoption agency and also offer support regarding domestic abuse and safeguarding. www.familycare-nottingham.org.uk

No advance booking or tickets
Where necessary, entry will be subject to availability.

Southwell Music Festival

Organ Recital

Paul Provost

4.00 pm

The Quire, Southwell Minster

Johann Sebastian Bach:
Prelude and Fugue in D major BWV 532
Trio super ‘Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr’ BWV 662
Concerto in A minor after Vivaldi BWV 593
Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele BWV 654
Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor BWV 582

Johann Sebastian Bach! A towering genius of western music who continues to inspire composers and performers in many genres. He in turn was inspired by his forebears: as a young man he made a 300-mile round trip on foot across north Germany to hear and study the music of the leading composer of his time, Dietrich Buxtehude. The fruits of this famous pilgrimage can be found in the large body of Bach’s organ works which, in their scale, range and profundity, provide an inexhaustible treasure trove of technical fascination and musical delight. This first Festival recital on the Minster’s fine Quire organ will be given by Rector Chori (Director of Music) Paul Provost. The organ was designed by his predecessor Paul Hale.

Tickets £5, 18 years and under £2.50

Book online at TRCH site

Supported by a private sponsor

Southwell Music Festival

JS Bach Mass in B Minor

Festival Voices
Festival Sinfonia
Marcus Farnsworth - director

7.00 pm

The Nave, Southwell Minster

The Mass in B minor is the summation of its composer’s work, the ultimate expression of his faith, and one of the supreme creations of western classical music. This monumental setting of the Ordinary of the Catholic Mass reached its final form towards the end of Bach’s life: in it he reworks earlier compositions and draws on many musical styles, old and new.

The Mass is also remarkable in being a Catholic Mass written by a Lutheran composer: in a work of infinite variety Bach combines the glory of the former with the austerity of the latter to create a work of profound spiritual and emotional impact. In this chamber performance on period instruments the solo and chorus parts will be sung by nine members of the Festival Voices and Artistic Director Marcus Farnsworth.

Tickets £30 £20 £10, 18 years and under £15 £10 £5

Book online at TRCH site

Supported by a private sponsor

Southwell Music Festival

Late Night Jazz

Graham South - trumpet
Richard Jones - piano
Seth Bennett - bass
Johnny Hunter - drums

10.00 pm

The State Chamber
The spiritual is a unique expression of the faith and suffering of the victims of slavery. The intense emotion of spirituals has permeated much other music and is an essential element in Michael Tippett’s oratorio A Child of our Time which is performed on Saturday 25th August. Festival trumpeter Graham South has written new material based on the five spirituals which Tippett used in his oratorio. He will be joined by regular collaborators from the thriving Manchester jazz scene in a group drawn together specifically for this first Festival jazz concert.
Tickets £12, 18 years and under £5Book online at TRCH siteSupported by a private sponsor

Thursday 23rd August

Lunchtime Organ Recitals

Simon Headley - Leicester Cathedral

12.30 pm

St. Botolph’s Church, Boston

See and hear the performances with our brand new large screen display

 Admission is free with a retiring collection

Southwell Music Festival

Konya Kanneh-Mason - piano

1.00 pm

The State Chamber
Johann Sebastian Bach  Prelude & Fugue in C# minor
Ludwig van Beethoven  Sonata, Op. 10 no. 2
Franz Schubert Impromptu, Op. 142 no. 1 in F minor
Maurice Ravel Jeux d’eau
Johannes Brahms
Rhapsody in B minor
Frédéric Chopin  Etude, Op. 10 no. 12 “Revolutionary”

The Festival continues its fruitful association with the biennial Nottingham Young Musician of the Year competition and with the remarkable Kanneh-Mason family – hosting a recital by the most recent competition winner and the third member of the family to appear at the Festival. 17-year-old Konya attends Trinity Catholic School in Nottingham and The Royal Academy of Music Junior Academy in London where she studies piano and violin. Konya achieved Grade 8 Distinction on the piano at 11, and Grade 8 Distinction on violin at 12.

Tickets £12, 18 years and under £5Book online at TRCH site

Jointly sponsored by Barbara Barker and Dan & Gill Bardsley

Southwell Music Festival

Opera Gala

Festival soloists including
Alison Rose - 
soprano
Jessica Gillingwater - mezzo
Stephen Kennedy -  baritone
Libby Burgess - accompaniest

3.00 pm

Southwell Methodist Church

The Fringe is a chance for local performers and especially young musicians to take part in the Festival and to raise funds for a local charitable cause. This year's charity is Family Care. Family Care are a small Nottingham-based charity who are passionate about positively shaping children’s futures. They are an independent adoption agency and also offer support regarding domestic abuse and safeguardingwww.familycare-nottingham.org.uk

Southwell Music Festival

Classical with a Twist (1)

Festival Chamber Soloists
Charlotte Ashton - flute
Matthew Gee - trombone
Festival Voices Unleashed

7.00 pm

The Stage at the Old Theatre Deli
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Flute Quartet in D Major K.285
Luciano Berio Sequenza V for Trombone
also A selection of close harmony arrangements

Informality, intimacy, wit and good humour are the hallmarks of our concerts in this 18th century theatre. One audience member has said: “We really valued the introduction to each piece and enjoyed being able to witness the interaction between players”. The programme showcases our virtuoso players and singers, including a chance to get ‘up close and personal’ with the Principal Flute of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the Principal Trombone of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Close harmony after the interval comes courtesy of one of the UK’s leading arrangers, and Festival regular, Jim Clements.

Tickets £25, 18 years and under £12Book online at TRCH site

A plated meal, included in the ticket price, is served at your seat at the interval and the bar is open throughout.

Book early to avoid disappointment.

Sponsored by Doug & Vicki Black

Southwell Music Festival

Chamber Classics: The Czech Connection (1)

Alison Rose - soprano
Madeleine Shaw - mezzo soprano
Andrew Tortise - tenor
Festival Chamber Soloists

7.00 pm

The State Chamber
Antonín Dvořák  String Sextet in A major, Op. 48
Antonín Dvořák
Gypsy Songs, Op. 55
Leoš Janáček
The Diary of One who Disappeared
In the appeasement crisis of the late 1930s Neville Chamberlain infamously described Czechoslovakia as ‘a far away country of which we know nothing’. Happily the wonders of Czech culture are better known to us now, and this concert celebrates it in music by two of the country’s greatest composers. Dvořák’s easy-going lyricism is in marked contrast to the spirit of the dramatic song cycle The Diary of One who Disappeared – a musical setting of anonymous poems published in a local paper about a farmer who falls for and runs off with a gypsy girl. Janáček’s passionate music expresses his feelings for his muse Kamila Stösslová – a much younger woman and another man’s wife: in quasi-operatic fashion the cycle captures all the drama of the text.

Tickets £25, 18 years and under £10Book online at TRCH site

Supported by a private sponsor

Southwell Music Festival

Strings in the Quire (1)

Festival Chamber Soloists
Festival Sinfonia Strings
Jessica Gillingwater - mezzo soprano
Jamie Campbell - director

8.00 pm

The Quire, Southwell Minster
Edward Elgar  Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op. 20
Henry Purcell Dido’s Lament from Dido and Aeneas
Michael Tippett   A Lament from Variations on an Elizabethan Theme
Michael Tippett Sonata for Four Horns
Béla Bartók Divertimento for String Orchestra Sz.113 BB.118
 The Quire is the perfect setting in which to enjoy the Festival’s outstanding string players. Elgar’s Serenade is one of his earliest and most popular works, while Bartók’s Divertimento conjures the spirit of his Hungarian homeland, especially in its gypsy-inspired tunes and rhythms. Tippett’s Lament, based on the famous number from Dido and Aeneas, evokes the music of Tudor and Elizabethan England and is prefaced by Purcell’s original. Tippett’s brilliant Sonata for Four Horns is the sorbet in this feast of string sonority.

 Tickets £22 18 years and under £10 Book online at TRCH site

Supported by a private sponsor

Southwell Music Festival

Voices of Remembrance

Festival Voices
Marcus Farnsworth - conductor

10.00 pm

The Quire, Southwell Minster
Herbert Howells
Requiem
Knut Nystedt
Immortal Bach
James MacMillan A Child’s Prayer
John Tavener
Song for Athene
 

This year’s late night sequence of choral music and spoken text reflects the theme of commemoration: Tavener’s Song for Athene found a wider audience when performed at the funeral of Princess Diana; A Child’s Prayer is an extremely touching tribute piece composed following the slaughter of primary school children at Dunblane. Immortal Bach is a timeless reworking of a simple Bach chorale ‘Komm, süßer Tod’ (‘Come, sweet Death’) to provide a glimpse of eternity. The Minster’s late night atmosphere and the Festival’s outstanding professional choir will combine to provide an occasion of powerful emotional impact.

 Tickets £15 18 years and under £5Book online at TRCH site

Supported by a private sponsor

Friday 24th August

Southwell Music Festival

Lunchtime Recital

12.15 pm

Southwell Minster Nave

Last year the Festival began a project to support the development of emerging singers and players, and this concert will be a showcase for the youngest members of the 2018 ensemble. The young string players will be some of the most talented undergraduates from leading UK conservatoires while the singers will be graduates of The Sixteen’s Genesis programme: this opportunity to sing alongside some of the UK’s most experienced consort singers is the result of an initiative with our Patron Harry Christophers. Mendelssohn’s sublime Octet was the first work to be played at the inaugural Festival. This performance to mark the Festival’s fifth anniversary will be given by four string apprentices and four professional players.

Programme to include:
Felix Mendelssohn Octet in E flat, Op. 20

Admission free with retiring collection
No advance booking

Lunchtime Recitals

John Prior - flute
Philip Hotham - piano

1.00 pm

St. James's Church, Louth

Admission Free with retiring collection

Refreshments available from the church coffee shop before each recital

for further details stjamesrecitals@vpweb.co.uk

Southwell Music Festival

Introducing Quartet for the End of Time

2.30 pm

Minster Centre, Church Street

Composer and conductor Martin Bussey will examine this seminal piece of 20th century chamber music..

Admission free No advance booking
Entry subject to availability

Southwell Music Festival

FREE FRINGE: All Our Own Work

4.00 pm

Southwell Methodist Church
The Fringe is a chance for local performers and especially young musicians to take part in the Festival and to raise funds for a local charitable cause. This year's charity is Family Care. Family Care are a small Nottingham-based charity who are passionate about positively shaping children’s futures. They are an independent adoption agency and also offer support regarding domestic abuse and safeguarding. www.familycare-nottingham.org.uk

Singer/songwriters (and familiar Festival faces) Hannah Turner and Guy Turner perform their own songs

Admission free No advance booking
Entry subject to availability

Southwell Music Festival

Chamber Classics: The Czech Connection (2)

Alison Rose – soprano
Madeleine Shaw - mezzo soprano
Andrew Tortise – tenor Festival
Chamber Soloists

7.00 pm

The State Chamber
Antonín Dvořák  String Sextet in A major, Op. 48
Antonín Dvořák Gypsy Songs, Op. 55
Leoš Janáček The Diary of One who Disappeared

In the appeasement crisis of the late 1930s Neville Chamberlain infamously described Czechoslovakia as ‘a far away country of which we know nothing’. Happily the wonders of Czech culture are better known to us now, and this concert celebrates it in music by two of the country’s greatest composers. Dvořák’s easy-going lyricism is in marked contrast to the spirit of the dramatic song cycle The Diary of One who Disappeared – a musical setting of anonymous poems published in a local paper about a farmer who falls for and runs off with a gypsy girl. Janáček’s passionate music expresses his feelings for his muse Kamila Stösslová – a much younger woman and another man’s wife: in quasi-operatic fashion the cycle captures all the drama of the text.

Tickets £25 18 years and under £10

Book online at TRCH site

Southwell Music Festival

Classical with a Twist (2)

Festival Chamber Soloists
Charlotte Ashton - flute
Matthew Gee - trombone
Festival Voices Unleashed

7.00 pm

The Stage at the Old Theatre Deli
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  Flute Quartet in D Major K.285
Luciano Berio Sequenza V for Trombone
A selection of close harmony arrangements

Informality, intimacy, wit and good humour are the hallmarks of our concerts in this 18th century theatre. One audience member has said: “We really valued the introduction to each piece and enjoyed being able to witness the interaction between players”. The programme showcases our virtuoso players and singers, including a chance to get ‘up close and personal’ with the Principal Flute of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the Principal Trombone of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Close harmony after the interval comes courtesy of one of the UK’s leading arrangers, and Festival regular, Jim Clements.
Tickets £25 18 years and under £12

Book online at TRCH site

A plated meal, included in the ticket price, is served at your seat at the interval and the bar is open throughout.

Book early to avoid disappointment.

Sponsored by Jenny Farr

Southwell Music Festival

Strings in the Quire (2)

Festival Chamber Soloists
Festival Sinfonia Strings
Jessica Gillingwater - mezzo soprano
Jamie Campbell - director

8.00 pm

Southwell Minster Quire
Edward Elgar Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op. 20
Henry Purcell Dido’s Lament from Dido and Aeneas
Michael Tippett
A Lament from Variations on an Elizabethan Theme
Michael Tippett Sonata for Four Horns
Béla Bartók Divertimento for String Orchestra Sz.113 BB.118

The Quire is the perfect setting in which to enjoy the Festival’s outstanding string players. Elgar’s Serenade is one of his earliest and most popular works, while Bartók’s Divertimento conjures the spirit of his Hungarian homeland, especially in its gypsy-inspired tunes and rhythms. Tippett’s Lament, based on the famous number from Dido and Aeneas, evokes the music of Tudor and Elizabethan England and is prefaced by Purcell’s original. Tippett’s brilliant Sonata for Four Horns is the sorbet in this feast of string sonority.


Tickets £22 18 years and under £10

Book online at TRCH site

Southwell Music Festival

Quartet for the End of Time

10.00 pm

The Crossing, Southwell Minster

The 31-year-old French composer Olivier Messiaen was captured and imprisoned by the German army in June 1940. Among his fellow prisoners were three other professional musicians – clarinettist Henri Akoka, violinist Jean le Boulaire and cellist Étienne Pasquier. A passage in chapter 10 of the Book of Revelation provides the inspiration for Quatuor pour la fin du temps: “And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever and ever ... that there should be time no longer.” Messiaen wrote what has become one of his most important works while in prison and it was first performed with the composer at the piano to an audience of about 400 fellow prisoners and guards. The premiere took place outdoors in the rain in January 1941. Messiaen later recalled: “Never was I listened to with such rapt attention and comprehension”


Tickets £15 18 years and under £5

Book online at TRCH site

sponsored by private sponsor

Saturday 25th August

Southwell Music Festival

Family Concert: The Four Seasons

Festival Chamber Soloists
Ruth Rosales - presenter

10.00 am

Main Hall, The Minster School, Nottingham Road

The Family Concert, suitable for all children of primary school age, is based on Vivaldi’s popular Four Seasons violin concertos. Members of the Southwell Festival Sinfonia will take you on a journey through some of the most famous and best-loved music of all time. Come early to meet the musicians before the concert starts and take part in a banner-making workshop to create the backdrop for the orchestra. The concert is devised and presented by Ruth Rosales, who runs family concerts with leading orchestras and venues across the UK.

Tickets Free for people aged 12 and under. Everyone else £8
All tickets may be booked in advance. Seats booked on free tickets and not claimed by 10.30 on the day of the performance may be released. Unaccompanied adults are welcome to attend this concert

 Sponsored by Hockerwood Park

A fun and relaxed event for all the family. Bring cushions.

Southwell Music Festival

Southwell Masterclass

Festival Chamber Soloists
Ruth Rosales - presenter

10.00 am

The State Chamber

A unique opportunity for local young musicians to be tutored by visiting professionals of national and international standing. As well as benefiting the performers, the Masterclass provides a fascinating insight into the process of classical music making. If you are a young musician aged 19 or under, are at least Grade 8 standard and would be interested in taking part, please contact info@southwellmusicfestival.com by 28th May with details of your instrument/voice type. Places are limited.

Admission free
No advance booking or tickets

Supported by a private sponsor

Southwell Music Festival

Piano Recital

Clare Hammond

1.00 pm

The Nave, Southwell Minster
Franz Joseph Haydn Sonata No. 58 in C major, Hob XVI: 48
Felix Mendelssohn The Bee’s Wedding, Op. 67 no. 4
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (arr. Rachmaninov) Flight of the Bumblebee
Ewan Campbell Flight of the Killer Bee
Claude Debussy
Selection from Préludes – Voiles, Feuilles mortes, Feux d’artifice, La Cathédrale engloutie, Les Collines d’Anacapri
Igor Stravinsky   Petroushka Suite

 
Acclaimed by The Telegraph as a pianist of “amazing power and panache”, Clare Hammond is recognised for the virtuosity and authority of her performances and has developed a “reputation for brilliantly imaginative concert programmes” (BBC Music Magazine, ‘Rising Star’). In 2016, she won the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Young Artist Award in recognition of her outstanding achievements. Clare was brought up in Nottingham and played the oboe in the Nottingham Youth Orchestra where she met the trumpeter Marcus Farnsworth. In 2015 Clare made her film debut as the younger version of Maggie Smith’s character Miss Shepherd in the Alan Bennett film adaptation The Lady in the Van

Tickets £20 £10 £5; 18 years and under £5

Book online at TRCH site

Southwell Music Festival

FREE FRINGE:Summer Serenade

2.30 pm

Walled Garden, Archbishop's Palace

Summer Serenade with the Palace Chamber Choir Madrigals, folksongs and close harmony performed by distinguished local choral singers

The Fringe is a chance for local performers and especially young musicians to take part in the Festival and to raise funds for a local charitable cause. This year's charity is Family Care. Family Care are a small Nottingham-based charity who are passionate about positively shaping children’s futures. They are an independent adoption agency and also offer support regarding domestic abuse and safeguarding. www.familycare-nottingham.org.uk

Admission free No advance booking
Entry subject to availability

Southwell Music Festival

Elgar Cello Concerto
&

Tippett A Child of Our Time

Sheku Kanneh-Mason - cello
Susanna Hurrell - soprano
Madeleine Shaw - mezzo soprano
Andrew Tortise - tenor
Roland Wood - baritone

Festival Voices
Festival Sinfonia
Marcus Farnsworth - conductor

7.30 pm

The Nave, Southwell Minster

Following his sell-out solo recital last year, the Festival is proud to present the brilliant Sheku Kanneh-Mason playing the most famous concerto in the cello repertoire.

Michael Tippett, a confirmed pacifist who was to become one of Britain’s leading composers of the 20th century, began writing A Child of Our Time on 3 September 1939 – the day Britain declared war on Germany. It was a response to fascism and European disunity – an attack on racial prejudice, bigotry and xenophobia whose message is as relevant today as it was nearly 80 years ago. In a work of originality and great beauty, for which the composer wrote both words and music, Tippett uses five spirituals to underline his message: these 19th-century American slave songs transcend time and place to express the two extremes of the human condition – desolation and hope, and remind us of our common humanity.

The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars

7.30 pm

Stamford Arts Centre

Direct from London’s world-famous jazz club and combining world-class live jazz, narration and rare archive images and footage, The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars take to the stage to celebrate ‘The Ronnie Scott’s Soho Songbook’. Since its humble beginnings as a basement music bar where musicians would jam, through to the  internationally acclaimed music venue it is today, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club has showcased the music of some of the world’s greatest and most influential Artists. Hosting landmark performances from the likes of Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck and Michael Bublé – and not forgetting surprise appearances by the likes of Jamie Cullum and Stevie Wonder! Featuring classic music from the jazz greats who have performed at Ronnie Scott’s, alongside narration and projected archive images and rare footage from the club, ‘The Ronnie Scott’s Songbook’ is a glimpse into this unique world and its incredible musical history. Hosted and performed by the award-winning Ronnie Scott’s All Stars, led by the club’s Musical Director, this is a unique evening celebrating the music and history of Ronnie Scott’s and is a must for any music fan.

Tickets £20 (£19)

Sunday 26th August

Southwell Music Festival

Festival Eucharist

Southwell Festival Voices
Festival Sinfonia Brass
Simon Hogan - organ
Marcus Farnsworth - conductor

10.30 am

Southwell Minster

Missa Salve Regina by Jean Langlais is the setting for Festival Eucharist: the joyful music of this 20th-century French organist and composer expresses his profound religious belief while respecting and reinventing his musical heritage. An appropriate choice for a Festival celebrating J.S. Bach.

Southwell Music Festival

Classical with a Twist (3)

Festival Chamber Soloists
Charlotte Ashton - flute
Matthew Gee - trombone
Festival Voices Unleashed

12.15 pm

The Stage at the Old Theatre Deli
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Flute Quartet in D Major K.285
Luciano Berio Sequenza V for Trombone
A selection of close harmony arrangements

Informality, intimacy, wit and good humour are the hallmarks of our concerts in this 18th century theatre. One audience member has said: “We really valued the introduction to each piece and enjoyed being able to witness the interaction between players”. The programme showcases our virtuoso players and singers, including a chance to get ‘up close and personal’ with the Principal Flute of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the Principal Trombone of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Close harmony after the interval comes courtesy of one of the UK’s leading arrangers, and Festival regular, Jim Clements. 

Tickets £25  18 years and under £12

Book online at TRCH site

A plated meal, included in the ticket price, is served at your seat at the interval and the bar is open throughout.

Book early to avoid disappointment.

Supported by a private sponsor

Southwell Music Festival

Festival Evensong

Southwell Festival Voices
Paul Provost - organ
Marcus Farnsworth - conductor

3.30 pm

The Quire, Southwell MInster
Evensong provides a further chance to hear the wonderful music of Michael Tippett with a rare performance of his Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis written for St John’s College, Cambridge.
Southwell Music Festival

For the Fallen: An Armistice Commemoration

Festival Chamber Soloists
Marcus Farnsworth - baritone*
Simon Cole - narrator

7.30 pm

The Nave, Southwell Minster
Claude Debussy  Berceuse héroique
George Butterworth
Six Songs from A Shropshire Lad*
Stuart MacRae   Parable*
Josef Suk Mediation on the old Czech Hymn “St Wenceslas”
Igor Stravinsky The Soldier’s Tale

“Offer the Ram of Pride instead of him.
But the old man would not so, but slew his son,
And half the seed of Europe, one by one.”

The pity, brutality and senselessness of war is summed up in Wilfred Owen’s reworking of the bible story of Abraham and Isaac and provides the theme for the first half of this concert. To mark another centenary the second half comprises a narrated performance of Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale: this prototype of 20th-century music-theatre was first performed in 1918. Accompanied by a septet of instruments, it is based on Russian folk tale The Runaway Soldier and the Devil – the parable of a soldier who sells his fiddle to the devil in return for unlimited financial gain.

Tickets £25 £17 £10;  18 years and under £12.50 £8.50 £5

Book online at TRCH site

Southwell Music Festival

For the Fallen: An Armistice Commemoration

Festival Chamber Soloists
Marcus Farnsworth - baritone*
Simon Cole - narrator

7.30 pm

The Nave, Southwell Minster
Claude Debussy  Berceuse héroique
George Butterworth
Six Songs from A Shropshire Lad*
Stuart MacRae   Parable*
Josef Suk Mediation on the old Czech Hymn “St Wenceslas”
Igor Stravinsky The Soldier’s Tale

“Offer the Ram of Pride instead of him.
But the old man would not so, but slew his son,
And half the seed of Europe, one by one.”

The pity, brutality and senselessness of war is summed up in Wilfred Owen’s reworking of the bible story of Abraham and Isaac and provides the theme for the first half of this concert. To mark another centenary the second half comprises a narrated performance of Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale: this prototype of 20th-century music-theatre was first performed in 1918. Accompanied by a septet of instruments, it is based on Russian folk tale The Runaway Soldier and the Devil – the parable of a soldier who sells his fiddle to the devil in return for unlimited financial gain.

Tickets £25 £17 £10;  18 years and under £12.50 £8.50 £5

Book online at TRCH site

Monday 27th August

Southwell Music Festival

Come and Sing Rutter

Members of the Festival Sinfonia
Marcus Farnsworth - conductor

10.00 am

The Nave, Southwell Minster

The theme of spirituals at the 2018 Festival – from Tippett’s A Child of our Time to our late night jazz
programme – is extended to the Come and Sing with a focus on John Rutter’s Feel the Spirit. This cycle of seven familiar spirituals comprises ‘Joshua fit the battle of Jericho’, ‘Steal away’, ‘I got a robe’, ‘Sometimes I feel like a motherless child’, ‘Ev’ry time I feel the spirit’, ‘Deep river’, and ‘When the saints go marching in’, all arranged in John Rutter’s approachable and effective style. Come and Sing is the chance for amateur singers to be part of the Festival and to perform in Southwell Minster under the direction of Artistic Director Marcus Farnsworth. The music will be rehearsed in the morning and then given an informal afternoon performance.

Participant fee £15
18 years and under £5

Book online at TRCH site

Rehearsal 10.00am-1pm
Informal performance 2.00pm

Copies available at no extra cost
Pre-booking essential: no performer tickets available on the door
Informal performance: free attendance with retiring collection. No advance booking or tickets.

Southwell Music Festival

FREE FRINGE:Youth Strings

11.00 am

Southwell Methodist Church

The Fringe is a chance for local performers and especially young musicians to take part in the Festival and to raise funds for a local charitable cause. This year's charity is Family Care. Family Care are a small Nottingham-based charity who are passionate about positively shaping children’s futures. They are an independent adoption agency and also offer support regarding domestic abuse and safeguarding. www.familycare-nottingham.org.uk

Talented local young string players perform chamber music under the direction of Derek Williams

Admission free No advance booking
Entry subject to availability

Southwell Music Festival

Organ Recital

Simon Hogan

3.30 pm

The Nave, Southwell Minster
Charles Villiers Stanford  Installation March
Herbert Brewer
Carillon
Walter Alcock Rather slowly
John Ireland Elegiac Romance
Charles Wood  Andante
Henry Ley   Improvisation
Charles Hubert Hastings Parry Toccata and Fugue “The Wanderer”

.A Centenary Tribute to Hubert Parry

Composer, teacher and music historian Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, 1st Baronet, died in 1918. Today his music, which epitomised late Victorian and Edwardian England, is best known from his setting of Blake’s poem ‘Jerusalem’, the coronation anthem I was glad, the choral and orchestral ode Blest Pair of Sirens, and the tune Repton for the hymn ‘Dear Lord and Father of Mankind’. This recital to mark his centenary comprises music, in addition to Parry’s own, by colleagues, friends and pupils, much of which appeared in A Little Organ Book in Memory of Hubert Parry.

Admission free with retiring collection
No advance booking or tickets

Part of the Southwell Minster Organ Recitals series

Participant fee £15
18 years and under £5

Book online at TRCH site

Rehearsal 10.00am-1pm
Informal performance 2.00pm

Copies available at no extra cost
Pre-booking essential: no performer tickets available on the door
Informal performance: free attendance with retiring collection. No advance booking or tickets.

Tuesday 28th August

Lunch Time Concerts

Neil Atkinson – clarinet
Mary Holborrow – piano
Christopher Atkinson – clarinet & piano
Martin Kerridge – clarinet

1.05 pm

All Saints’ Church, Gainsborough

Admission is free with a retiring collection.

Thursday 30th August

Lunchtime Organ Recitals

Simon Lindley - Leeds

12.30 pm

St. Botolph’s Church, Boston

See and hear the performances with our brand new large screen display

 Admission is free with a retiring collection

 

Friday 31st August

Lunchtime Recitals

Amy Baker - piano

1.00 pm

St. James's Church, Louth

Admission Free with retiring collection

Refreshments available from the church coffee shop before each recital

for further details stjamesrecitals@vpweb.co.uk

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