Ethelflaeda Festival Talk by Sophie Hacker

Friday 22nd October 2021, 19:00 for 19:30

19:00 Pre talk wine (donations welcome)

19:30 Sophie Hacker talk

We are delighted that Sophie Hacker, the creator of the Florence Nightingale “Calling Window” will talk about Florence Nightingale and her own experience of ‘being called’ by God.

How women have been and are confronted by society’s norms and expectations to pursue their chosen vocations; and how Sophie explored her vocation, creativity and faith through the window using symbol to tell story.</p>

Come and listen to renowned artist, Sophie Hacker, explain the development and creation of the amazing “Calling Window” installed in Romsey Abbey in 2021.

The Calling Window was donated and dedicated to the life of Florence Nightingale.


Book a seat here or turn up on the night.

Saturday 23rd October 2021, 1:00 pm – Gabrieli Roar Concert

Gabrieli Roar

“Our work has proved that the higher one sets the bar, the higher young people jump; the barrier between young and old, professional and amateur is indeed a largely artificial one.” PAUL MCCREESH

Gabrieli Roar is a unique and exciting partnership between Gabrieli and a carefully selected network of diverse British youth choirs. Taking a bold stance on the ability of young singers, we challenge them to perform side-by-side with our professional musicians and immerse them in the renowned energy of Gabrieli’s performances and recordings.

Led by Artistic Director Paul McCreesh, Gabrieli Roar provides support and encouragement for youth choirs aspiring to achieve more, particularly in areas of low cultural provision. We help young singers to excel, develop their confidence in their own abilities and nurture a love of choral music. Gabrieli Roar is uncompromising in its commitment to enriching people’s lives through music.


Romsey Abbey is dedicated to both St Mary & St Ethelflaeda. Our annual Ethelflaeda Festival aims to combine art, music, words, and prayer into a reflective and inspiring few days. In 2020 our plans have had to change but we are delighted to be offering the following events and hope that you will be able to join us.

If you are interested in either being involved or have suggestions for future festivals please get in touch with