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Festivities Opening Service

  • Portsmouth Cathedral (map)

Join the celebration of the start of the 2018 Portsmouth Festivities programme in music and prayer.

Portsmouth Cathedral’s Choir will sing Zoltan Kodaly’s Missa Brevis, first covertly performed in the basement of Budapest Concert Hall during the Second World War as an expression of defiance and free-will, tying into this year’s theme of ‘FREEDOM’.

This event is free and no ticket is required.

Portsmouth Festivities 2018

From Friday 15th to Sunday 24th June 2018, Portsmouth Festivities host a ten-day programme of artistic and cultural events. This year, Portsmouth Festivities celebrates the theme of ‘FREEDOM’, marking the centenary of women’s suffrage and the 100th birthday of Nelson Mandela. Events will explore ideas of creative freedom in a wide-ranging programme of music, theatre, talks, and film, and so much more.

Enquiries? Call 02392 681 390, email, or visit the Portsmouth Festivities website.

Earlier Event: June 16
Portsmouth Philharmonic