Visiting Choirs

We warmly welcome choirs to sing services during the Cathedral Choir’s breaks. Southwell is a beautiful town, and the Minster is a delight in which to sing – most choirs who have come here book in for a return trip. If your choir is experienced in singing liturgical music, and especially used to Cathedral visits, then why not consider coming to Southwell? We value the chance to continue our rich tradition of choral worship when the Cathedral Choir is not in residence, and aim to be friendly and approachable.

To apply, please have a look at our available dates further down this page, then fill in the Visit Request Form below. If you have any questions about coming to Southwell as a visiting choir, please contact Erik Sharman, Liturgy and Music Administrator, at litmus@southwellminster.org.uk.

Here is a summary of available dates to visiting choirs over the next few years. Many weekend dates get booked up far in advance. In addition to the list below, it is possible to sing Evensong on most Wednesday afternoons in term-time, as this is usually the Cathedral Music Department’s day off.

2019

Monday 21 October - Wednesday 23 October
Friday 25 October
Thursday 26 December – Sunday 29 December
Monday 30 December – Sunday 5 January 2020

2020

Saturday 8 February
Monday 17 February – Friday 21 February
Monday 20 April – Thursday 23 April
Tuesday 26 May – Friday 29 May
Monday 20 July
Monday 3 August – Wednesday 5 August
Monday 10 August – Thursday 13 August
Monday 17 August – Friday 21 August
Tuesday 1 September – Friday 4 September
Monday 19 October – Wednesday 21 October
Wednesday 28 October – Friday 30 October
Saturday 26 December – Sunday 27 December
Monday 28 December - Friday 1 January 2021

2021

Monday 4 January – Tuesday 5 January
Thursday 7 January
Monday 15 February – Tuesday 16 February
Thursday 18 February – Friday 19 February
Sunday 21 February
Monday 5 April – Friday 9 April
Monday 12 April – Sunday 18 April
Saturday 29 May
Monday 31 May – Thursday 3 June
Monday 19 July – Wednesday 21 July
Friday 23 July – Saturday 24 July
Monday 26 July – Friday 30 July
Monday 2 August – Sunday 8 August
Monday 9 August – Sunday 15 August
Monday 16 August – Sunday 22 August
Tuesday 31 August – Friday 3 September
October half-term dates TBC
Sunday 26 December
Monday 27 December – Sunday 2 January 2022