Southern Cathedrals Festival 2021

The Southern Cathedrals Festival brings together the choirs of Chichester, Salisbury and Winchester, offering 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 capture an exclusive look at the life of contemporary choristers.

SCF Online Concert. Watch here:



Southern Cathedrals Festival – Eucharist and Evensong

On Saturday 17th July, two in-person services will be taking place at the Cathedral, 11am Festival Eucharist and 3.30pm Evensong. Reserve your place.  Both services will also be live streamed on YouTube and Facebook and the Winchester Cathedral website. Visit the Southern Cathedrals Festival website to find out more.

SCF Stories

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.

#7 Meet Fiona Brockhurst a self-confessed SCF superfan who has musical bones! She first picked up the French horn because there was one lying around at her school, and she hasn’t stopped playing since.

#8 Meet Kavan, the Salisbury Cathedral chorister with the voice of an angel. Although Kavan considers himself to be quite shy, hear about how singing has helped to boost his confidence.

Visit the Southern Cathedrals Festival website to find out more.