This year’s Southwell Songs Competition is to run from August 24 to 29.

Southwell Music Festival is back with its initially full-scale competition in a few years, that includes a lot more than 40 unmissable dwell events.

Functioning from August 24 to 29, it will give you the opportunity to love sensational stay tunes, in indoor and outdoor spots throughout the city.

At the 2022 Southwell New music Festival, you will obtain choral and orchestral audio, jazz and folks, audio ancient, fashionable and anything in concerning.

Festival creative director Marcus Farnsworth spelled out: “We are so excited to welcome audiences to our festival this summertime.

“With these kinds of a wide array of audio on offer, there is some thing for everyone in this programme. I cannot wait around to knowledge the festival excitement once again, and to see the city brimming with audio this August!”

Resident ensembles the Pageant Voices, Sinfonia and Chamber Soloists, are at the heart of the programme and will be part of forces in a efficiency of Mendelssohn’s extraordinary oratorio, St Paul, on the Saturday evening in the breathtaking environment of Southwell Minster’s Nave.

The festival also welcomes stellar celebrity friends this calendar year, which includes Northumbrian piper and star of the folk globe Kathryn Tickell and British pianist Martin Roscoe.

Southwell Minster will yet again be at the coronary heart of the Southwell Songs Pageant (Photo credit: Helena Cooke)

The competition opens on August 24 with an prospect to listen to star organist Anna Lapwood. Alongside her purpose as director of songs at Pembroke School, Cambridge, Anna enjoys a different profession as a performer, broadcaster and conductor.

She has amassed additional than 171,000 followers on Tik Tok and her enthusiasm for equality and variety is evident in just about just about every factor of her lifestyle and perform. Her recital in Southwell Minster is heading to be some thing to recall.

Other highlights for 2022 consist of composer Cheryl Frances-Hoad’s new tune cycle, All the things Grows Extravagantly a celebration of British composer Ralph Vaughan Williams featuring the poetry of his wife Ursula Vaughan Williams and a efficiency of James MacMillan’s seminal perform 7 Previous Phrases from the Cross alongside tunes from Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov.

The programme also involves jazz from Magpie Trio and Alice Zawadzki, a visit from Custard the Dragon at the at any time-well-liked Spouse and children Concert, and special Jubilee themed Arrive & Sing occasion.

Festival artistic director Marcus Farnsworth is pictured in motion (Image by Nick Rutter)

For tickets, you can guide on the net at or get in touch with the box place of work on 01636 330014 (Monday–Friday, 9am–7.30pm).

Along with the main programme, Southwell New music Festival is also dedicated to establishing and supporting the potential era of new music-makers.

This yr the festival welcomes early career apprentices to play together with its ensembles of experienced musicians runs a Masterclass session for picked younger musicians and showcases the most effective of youthful musical expertise by way of the Young Artists Sequence.

And really don’t forget about the homegrown talent showcased at the totally free Festival Fringe, like the well-known outside picnic live performance Brass on the Grass, which would make a welcome return on Saturday afternoon.

Proceeds from all fringe events go toward area incapacity charity Achieve Southwell.

The new Competition Guideline is readily available in stores in Southwell and the local place or you can go to