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We welcome you to

Southern Cathedrals Festival

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.

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Schedule

Friday 15 July

10:00 Choral Mattins

The Girl Choristers and Lay Vicars of Salisbury Cathedral. Music by Stanford, Sanders and Franck

11:30 Concert

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.

18:30 Concert

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
14:30 Concert

Elizabeth Kenny in St Thomas’s Church. Music to include arrangements of the Bach violin sonatas.

18:30 Concert

‘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: