Southern Cathedrals Festival

13th July 2021

Are you ready to be roused and uplifte? I think so!

Southern Cathedrals Festival has a digital makeover.

It’s a first for the choirs of Winchester, Salisbury and Chichester cathedrals coming together for the Southern Cathedrals Festival this weekend which for the first time in its 70 year history, has had a digital make-over.

The festival, which this year comes from Winchester, will celebrate choral and sacred music and tell the story of its silence during the pandemic through to the hope and joy of its current revival.

The Festival will premiere online for the first time ever and there’s a series of short films that go behind the scenes of this remarkable festival capturing some of the choristers, the people and the moments that tell its story and the story of this last year without music.

Below is Canon Andy Trenier, the Canon Precentor at Winchester Cathedral with a sneak preview of Chichester Cathedral’s choir during a rehearsal last week.

Head over to the Southern Cathedrals Festival website for more (link below).

The Southern Cathedrals Festival brings together the choirs of Chichester, Salisbury and Winchester, to offer sacred choral and organ music performed to the very highest standard and has a special place in the artistic life of the south of England.

Hosted by one of Britain’s most famous former choristers Aled Jones, the 40-minute concert will be available to watch online through the Winchester Cathedral YouTube channel, Facebook page and website at 7pm on Friday (July 16).

And on Saturday (July 17) there will be  two in person services at Winchester Cathedral which are available to book on the Winchester Cathedral Box Office. See links below.