Celebrate music and worship with Salisbury, Chichester, and Winchester Cathedral
Bringing together the renowned choirs of Chichester, Salisbury and Winchester Cathedrals, to offer sacred choral and organ music performed to the very highest standard.
15 – 17 July 2022
This year, we are delighted to be returning with our first full ‘in-person’ festival since 2019!
There will be choral services, concerts large and small featuring our choirs as well as exciting visiting performers! We are particularly excited this year to welcome world-renowned performers such as Lutenist, Elizabeth Kenny, the fantastic vocal ensemble, The Gesualdo Six and one of Britain’s finest period instrument orchestras, The Hanover Band.
We hope to be able to share this musical feast with you!
Tickets will be available to book from 23 May.
For more information, see the Southern Cathedrals Festival website.
Friday 15 July
10:00 Choral Mattins
The Girl Choristers and Lay Vicars of Salisbury Cathedral. Music by Stanford, Sanders and Franck
Music by Wolf, Vaughan Williams, and Shostakovich.
16:30 Choral Evensong
The Boy Choristers and Lay Vicars of Chichester and Salisbury Cathedrals. Music by Bevan and Vaughan Williams
17:30 Patrons Welcome in West Cloisters
This is an opportunity for Patron Members of Southern Cathedrals Festival to meet fellow members in the West Cloister following Evensong. Tickets are available to all patron members from SCF. More information on becoming a patron.
The Gesualdo Six. Music by Byrd, Purcell, Tallis and others.
21:00 Late Nigh Bach by Candlelight
David Halls and Alistair Watson play selections from ‘The 48’.
Saturday 16 July
10:30 Festival Eucharist
The combined Girl Choristers and Gentlemen of the three Cathedrals. Music by Vaughan Williams
12:15 Festival Lunch at The White Hart
Elizabeth Kenny in St Thomas’s Church. Music to include arrangements of the Bach violin sonatas.
‘The Creation’ by Haydn performed by the combined Choristers and Gentlemen of the three Cathedrals, accompanied by The Hanover Band and with well-renowned soloists.
Sunday 17 July
10:30 The Eucharist
The choristers and Lay Vicars of Salisbury Cathedral. Music by Mozart
15:00 Choral Evensong
The choristers and Lay Vicars of Salisbury Cathedral. Music by Stanford, Parry, and Howells.
A Review of the 2021 Festival at Winchester Cathedral
During last year’s Festival at Winchester Cathedral, one of the concert performances was filmed and premiered online for the first time in its 70 year history. To get a taster for our 2022 Southern Cathedrals Festival, we invite you to watch the concert below: