Welcome to the Southern Cathedrals Festival 2021
Cathedral music is truly one of this country's national treasures. It offers sacred choral and organ music performed to the very highest standard by the three cathedrals' renowned choirs. The choirs will be performing separately and together and will be complemented by visiting performers. The music is presented in concerts and within worship. Hear from Aled Jones, host of this years festival.
This years livestreamed online concert will be available at 7:00pm on Friday 16th July 2021 via Facebook, Youtube and the Winchester Cathedral website.
The Festival offers a unique opportunity to enjoy music and to take part in worship within the setting of three magnificent cathedrals.
The Southern Cathedrals Festival is back on the 16-17 July 2021 and will be hosted at Winchester Cathedral.
Bringing together the renowned choirs of Chichester, Salisbury and Winchester, to offer sacred choral and organ music performed to the very highest standard.
This year, the long-standing choral tradition has undergone a digital transformation with the Festival set to premiere online for the first time ever. Alongside this, a series of short films will launch which tell the story of SCF and also capture an exclusive look at the life of contemporary choristers.
On Saturday 17th July, two in-person services will be taking place at the Cathedral, 11am Festival Eucharist and 3.30pm Evensong, which are available to book on the Winchester Cathedral Box Office. Reserve your tickets here.
The festival has a special place in the artistic life of the south of England, and is much admired at national level, continuing to celebrate the friendship between the three Cathedrals, and hundreds of people involved.
The livestreamed online concert will be available at 7:00pm on Friday 16th July 2021
via Facebook, Youtube and the Winchester Cathedral website.
Everyday between the 9th and 16th July, a new film will be released telling the story of SCF and providing an exclusive look at the life of contemporary choristers.
#1 Meet Canon Andy Trenier who takes us on a tour of this year's host cathedral, as he reflects on the challenges of last year and looks to the future.
#2 Richard Seal, who was one of the team responsible for the resurgence of the concert in the 1960s, shows us his SCF programme collection.
#3 Verity, Head Girl chorister at Winchester Cathedral, talks about the mission to recruit new members before her time in the choir comes to an end.
#4 Steve Abbott, Lay Vicar at Salisbury Cathedral, reminisces with friends about his memories of previous Southern Cathedrals Festivals.
#5 Mark Draper, Lay Vicar at Chichester Cathedral, talks about how the pandemic allowed him to reevaluate his priorities and follow his passion for choral singing.
#6 Batman and Robin, Luke Skywalker & Princess Leia. Now, add Shane and Sarah to that list. Meet the dynamic duo at Winchester Cathedral and listen to their stunning duet.