Southwell Music Festival is an annual, top-quality classical music festival which takes place each August Bank Holiday to celebrate classical music, to raise the profile of the town and its magnificent medieval Minster, and to inspire local musicians – especially young people.
The festival is the idea of former Southwell Minster Head Chorister, now award-winning international baritone, Marcus Farnsworth who was brought up in the area and continues to have strong links with the town.
“Like so many people I love Southwell Minster and wish it, and the town, were more widely known. I also want to encourage more people to share an enjoyment of classical music. In our inaugural Festival we brought some of the very best young professional musicians to Southwell and successfully provided opportunities for local musicians – especially young people – to take part.”