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All events are open to the public. If you require assistance with your booking, please email boxoffice@wells-cathedral-school.com or phone our office on 01749 834483.

For further booking information, a guide to the seating in Cedars Hall, and for full terms and conditions please click here.

 

Seasons

BACH TRAIL Kuniko plays marimba

Date: 6 May - 23 Jul 2018
Venue: Cedars Hall - Eavis Hall


Everyone’s favourite practically perfect nanny takes centre stage in this supercalifragilisticexpialidocious 70-minute adventure based on the award-winning Broadway musical and classic Walt Disney film. Wells Cathedral Junior School will be performing the unforgettable old songs and some brilliant new ones that propel this timeless story, ensuring a magical experience for both performers and audiences alike.
Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins JR is presented through special arrangement with and all authorised performance materials are supplied by Music Theatre International, New York. www.mtishows.com

Date: 19 Jun 2018
Venue: Cedars Hall - Eavis Hall
Prices: £7.00 to £10.00


The best of Wells Cathedral School students’ A-level art and photography work. Enjoy a vibrant and diverse view of the world seen through teenage eyes.

Art Exhibitions in The John Baxter Foyer
All of our art exhibitions are available for public view an hour before each concert or event advertised in this brochure. Please feel free to buy a drink from the bar and browse the exhibits at your leisure.

Exhibition entry is free

Date: 16 Jun - 4 Jul 2018
Venue: Cedars Hall - The John Baxter Foyer
Prices: £0.00


When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow during a visit to London, headstrong Wendy helps him to find it. In return she is invited to Neverland – where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await. Fusing dance, music and classic storytelling, this is an enchantment not to be missed.
This amateur adaptation of J M Barrie’s Peter Pan is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd and in support of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.

Date: 21 Jun 2018
Venue: The Little Theatre Wells
Prices: £5.00 to £8.00


“A personal voice that commands respect...” - Financial Times
It is a huge privilege to welcome this internationally important Scottish-born composer to Wells in celebration of her 90th birthday. Wells Cathedral School’s Contemporary Music Ensemble plays chamber music introduced by the composer herself, who will also answer questions from the audience at the end.
Further works by Thea Musgrave will be performed at Wells Cathedral on Sunday 24th June: Missa Brevis (world premiere) at the 9.45am Eucharist
Collect for the Birth of John the Baptist (world premiere) during the 3.00pm Evensong
In partnership with new music wells

Date: 22 Jun 2018 At: 1:00PM
Venue: Cedars Hall - Eavis Hall
Prices: £0.00


“Kuniko’s voluptuous marimba...cloaks the music in an all-consuming glow... The sheer technical elan she brings to the violin fugues, however, is jaw-dropping.” - BBC Music Magazine 
A final stop on this summer’s Bach Trail introduces Kuniko Kato to Wells – and Johann Sebastian Bach to the marimba (a marriage made in heaven). This acclaimed Japanese percussion virtuoso turned to Bach’s cello suites and violin sonatas for a recording for Linn Records last year. The resulting CD was voted the best of 2017.

BACH TRAIL DISCOUNT
Booking for two or more BACH TRAIL concerts at a time qualifies you for a discount on all Bach Trail tickets. In order to get your discount, please book your Bach Trail tickets via our Seasons page, here.

Date: 22 Jun 2018 At: 7:00PM
Venue: Cedars Hall - Eavis Hall
Prices: £0.00 to £16.00


With Julian Lloyd-Webber (adjudicator)
Concertos galore as Wells Cathedral School’s senior instrumentalists compete for an opportunity to appear as a soloist with Wells Cathedral School Symphony Orchestra in this eagerly-anticipated annual competition.

Date: 23 Jun 2018
Venue: Cedars Hall - Eavis Hall
Prices: £0.00


With Jamie Walton (cello) and Richard Ormrod (piano)
A long-awaited Wells homecoming for two eminent professional musicians whose early years were shaped and inspired by their studies here. Amazingly, they have not performed in recital together since then, so where better than Cedars Hall to redress the balance? Their programme includes the wonderful Beethoven Cello Sonata in A major and music by Schumann, Chopin and Janácek.

Date: 24 Jun 2018 At: 8:00PM
Venue: Cedars Hall - Eavis Hall
Prices: £0.00 to £20.00


Wells Cathedral School Symphony Orchestra with Ben Glassberg (conductor)
Gustav Holst’s epic musical journey across the solar system encounters a galaxy of stars on the way – not only the young concerto soloist Ian Lum, but also his 100+ colleagues who make up the vast orchestra. In the resounding spaces of Wells Cathedral, Holst’s extraordinary score will sound awesome, while Elgar’s intimate tribute to his late wife cannot fail to work its elegiac magic.

Date: 29 Jun 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: Wells Cathedral
Prices: £10.00 to £18.00


Jazz Picnic
Category: Jazz

This is one of the unmissable events of the Wells Cathedral School’s summer season - a bonanza of alfresco jazz and cricket - with the school’s Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combos and Jazz Orchestra. The Wells Cathedral School Parents’ Association invites you to bring a picnic and either book a table (£30 - limited availability and must be booked in advance) or bring a rug to enjoy the music in the marquee and cricket on Cedars Lawn. Cash bar, hot drinks and ice cream will be available.

Bookings in advance from WellsJazzPicnic@gmail.com or cash on the door.

Date: 1 Jul 2018 At: 12:00PM
Venue: Cedars Lawn
Prices: £0.00 to £10.00


This concert features highlights of the year’s singing from Wells Cathedral School’s vocal department. The strings department will join them for a semi-staged performance of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, possibly the first English opera and certainly one of the greatest. Dido’s aria, at the moment she is dying, When I Am Laid in Earth, has a melancholic beauty and power unsurpassed anywhere in music.

Date: 1 Jul 2018 At: 8:00PM
Venue: Cedars Hall - Eavis Hall
Prices: £0.00 to £10.00


Across the water the Fourth of July, Independence Day, is a national celebration of all things American. For Wells Cathedral School’s up-and-coming younger string players it will also be party time, the culmination of a year’s hard work and excitement for the future and many more triumphs to come.
Collection for Friends of Music at Wells Cathedral School.

Date: 4 Jul 2018 At: 1:00PM
Venue: Cedars Hall - Eavis Hall
Prices: £0.00


“Heartfelt songwriting... bridging the gap between folk, country and Fleetwood Mac.” - The Times
If you care about categories, The Guardian described Emily Barker’s music as “pop-edged alt.folk”. For the rest of us she’s probably best known for her theme to the BBC’s Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh, music which won both Bafta and Ivor Novello awards. Everyone will agree that this singer/songwriter blends classical, rock, country and folk influences to stunning effect.

All ticket prices include complimentary strawberries and cream. There will be a long supper interval of 60 minutes for each concert. Drinks and some light catering will be available to purchase on the night – or please feel free to bring a picnic to enjoy on Cedars Lawn.

Date: 9 Jul 2018 At: 7:00PM
Venue: Cedars Hall - Eavis Hall
Prices: £10.00 to £16.00


With La Serenissima
Fingers crossed that summer arrives in time for this evening of baroque treats with violinist Adrian Chandler and his acclaimed La Serenissima ensemble. Earlier in the year they spent a week in Cedars Hall recording Vivaldi string and wind concertos. This festive concert celebrates the release of that CD with a glorious evening of virtuoso music making.

All ticket prices include complimentary strawberries and cream. There will be a long supper interval of 60 minutes for each concert. Drinks and some light catering will be available to purchase on the night – or please feel free to bring a picnic to enjoy on Cedars Lawn.

Date: 10 Jul 2018 At: 7:00PM
Venue: Cedars Hall - Eavis Hall
Prices: £14.00 to £23.00


With The Swing Machine Jazz Orchestra and Enrico Tomasso (trumpet), plus guest vocalist
“It just brings joy to your heart.” - Patti Austin on listening to Ella Fitgerald
The Swing Machine Jazz Orchestra pays tribute to The First Lady of Song and the inimitable Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong whose gravelly vocals quickly became as iconic as his trumpet playing. A wonderful night of music, fun and friendship hosted by trumpet legend Enrico Tomasso with Cedars Hall’s resident Big Band.

HOT OFF THE PRESS - The great British jazz singer, Elaine Delmar, is our guest artist for the night. “Among the multitude of good jazz singers in Britain, there is not one who can surpass Elaine Delmar” - Dave Gelly, Sunday Observer.


All ticket prices include complimentary strawberries and cream. There will be a long supper interval of 60 minutes for each concert. Drinks and some light catering will be available to purchase on the night – or please feel free to bring a picnic to enjoy on Cedars Lawn.

Date: 11 Jul 2018 At: 7:00PM
Venue: Cedars Hall - Eavis Hall
Prices: £17.00 to £28.00


Join us for a very special charity concert to raise funds for local Mind charities to help them improve mental health services for local communities. The concert is one of a series of events in support of the ‘Music for the Mind’ initiative. This evening is kindly supported by Cedars Hall and features the stunning harmonies and arrangements of Bath based Vocal Works Gospel Choir directed by Tim King including You Tube R&B soul singer Georgia Box. Our Master of Ceremonies for the evening is Richard Wyatt, former ITV West and BBC radio presenter. More surprise soloists to be announced. We recommend booking early.

Date: 15 Sep 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: Cedars Hall - Eavis Hall
Prices: £30.00 to £50.00


Woman to Woman sees a unique and timeless collaboration between three of the UK’s most celebrated female Singer-Songwriters. Judie Tzuke, Beverley Craven and Julia Fordham will be taking to the stage together performing their classic hit singles and album tracks.
In celebration of such a special event, for this show, they will also be accompanied by a stunning 20 piece string orchestra featuring some of the UK’s finest young musicians from Wells Cathedral school of music.
This unforgettable experience will be a chance to hear much loved songs including Stay With Me Till Dawn, Promise Me, Where Does The time Go, Welcome to the Cruise, Holding On, Happy Ever After and many more performed like never before.
Reflecting on the upcoming tour, the ladies said “We cannot wait to share a stage together, create beautiful vocal harmonies with each other and collaborate on some possible new material”.
This is guaranteed to be a truly memorable and special concert.
VIP Meet and Greet package available

Date: 28 Nov 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: Cedars Hall - Eavis Hall
Prices: £35.00