The Southern Cathedrals Festival offers a unique opportunity to   enjoy music and to take part in worship within the setting of three   magnificent cathedrals.

 The Festival will be held at Winchester for 2024

  Thursday 11th July – Sunday 14th July 2024 


 Bringing together the renowned choirs of Chichester, Salisbury and Winchester Cathedrals,
 to offer sacred choral and organ music performed to the very highest standard.

 We very much look forward to welcoming you to Winchester. 

 The 2024 Festival will include:


 Thursday 11th July

 5.30pm                Opening Informal Service with Winchester Cathedral Choir

 7.00pm              ‘ Phantom of the Opera’    Improvised concert with Jonathan Hope

                              (Assistant Director of Music, Gloucester Cathedral)

 9.00pm                Festival Fringe 


 Friday 12th July

 10.00am              Mattins  The Choirs of Chichester and Salisbury Cathedrals

 11.00am              Chamber Music Recital    St Michael’s Church, Kingsgate Street

 2.00pm               Lecture             

 4.30pm               Choral Evensong (recorded by BBC Radio 3)

 5.45pm               Patrons’ Reception

 7.00pm               Come and sing Faure Requiem with Bob Chilcott (conductor) with the girl

                              Choristers of Salisbury and Winchester Cathedrals and the lay clerks of all

                              three cathedrals

 9.00pm               Festival Fringe


 Saturday 13th July

 11.00am              Festival Eucharist 

 12.30pm              Informal Festival lunch (Hog roast and assorted salads)

 2.30pm                Outreach Concert with Winchester Cathedral Junior Choir and local schools

 6.00pm                Concert with choristers and lay clerks from all three cathedrals and brass  

                               ensemble to include Philip Moore’s At the round earth’s imagined corners

                              (commissioned for the 2011 Southern Cathedrals Festival) and John Rutter’s Gloria


 Sunday 14th July

                              Services sung by Winchester Cathedral Choir


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