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"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see." - Edgar Degas
This exhibition features a diverse and exciting selection of the best of Wells Cathedral School students' A-level art and photography work from 2016-2017.
A Junior School Production
A young lion prince, Simba, is born in Africa, thus demoting his uncle to second in line to the throne. For anyone who doesn't know what happens next, and the countless people who can quote you every line, this is one of the great musical theatre stories.
The Specialist Music Scheme at Wells Cathedral School provides advanced training for exceptionally talented young musicians from all over the world.
In this showcase, they will present an eclectic selection of their best performances over the past year, including a new work for brass ensemble by Paul Denegri, virtuoso pieces for flute and marimba as well as Schubert’s magical String Quintet.
The professional singers and players of tomorrow present another exciting programme of music that they have been working on during the year.
This includes excerpts from Rossini's beautiful Petite Messe Solennelle by Choralia, violin music by Bruch and a concerto for seven trumpets.
A Lower School Production
It’s Midsummer’s night in 2025 and Egeus has urged Theseus, Duke of Somerset, to invoke ancient laws of the land and enforce the marriage of his daughter, Hermia, to Demetrius.
Wells Cathedral School's Chamber Orchestra perform at the vibrant and varied Beaminster Festival. Works feature Mendelssohn's Fingal's Cave, Beethoven's Symphony no.7 and Mendelssohn's String Octet in E flat major.
St Mary's Church, Church Street, Beaminster, DT8 3BA
"Music still moves me, excites me, fascinates me." - Paul Denegri
Thirty years after Paul joined us as head of department, we are celebrating our outstanding brass and percussion provision with a thrilling gala concert.
This is one of the unmissable events of the Wells summer season - a bonanza of alfresco jazz and cricket - with Wells Cathedral 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) 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.
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Wells' young pianists are regular prize winners in national and international competitions, and the department has a particularly distinguished record in the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition.
“You won’t find English folk music played better than this.”
- BBC Radio 2
The English instrumental folk tradition is a mine of treasures, which Leveret explores with great musicianship, compelling delivery and captivating spontaneity.
With the Bristol Ensemble and Louise Innes (mezzo soprano)
Bristol's crack professional chamber orchestra may feel like a well-kept secret to audiences on this side of the Mendips.
And the Swing Machine Jazz Orchestra
“She ranks among the four or five finest female jazz vocalists on the planet.” - Jazz Times USA
To worldwide critical acclaim, singer and broadcaster Claire Martin has established herself as a tour de force on the British jazz scene, winning the British Jazz Awards seven times. She joins our acclaimed resident big band, the Swing Machine Jazz Orchestra, for an evening of swinging standards.
The Nerds are back with a brand new UK tour this Autumn “You Can’t Polish A Nerd”.
Since their last tour, experiments guy Steve Mould, geek songstress Helen Arney and stand-up mathematician Matt Parker have featured on BBC2’s QI, created a genuinely “experimental” comedy show for BBC Radio 4 and played the Hammersmith Apollo with Professor Brian Cox.