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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.

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With the Alberni Quartet
Mozart - String Quartet in C major K465 (Dissonance); Schubert - String Quartet in D minor D810 (Death and the Maiden)

Date: 30 Apr 2017 At: 8:00PM
Venue: Cedars Hall - Eavis Hall
Prices: £0.00 to £10.00


"Jaw-dropping"
- Guitar Player Magazine (US)
"Among the very best in the world" - Justin Hayward (Moody Blues)
Mike Dawes is a young Somerset guitar phenomenon. His videos have over 15 million online hits and he tours worldwide.

Date: 3 May 2017 At: 3:00PM
Venue: Quilter Hall (Music School)
Prices: £0.00


Mike Dawes is a young Somerset guitar phenomenon. His videos have over 15 million online hits and he tours worldwide. Tonight Mike is supported by an internationally-renowned quartet of session musicians - Kit Morgan, Jerry Crozier-Cole, Riaan Vosloo and Andrew Tween plus talented jazz and rock students.

Date: 3 May 2017 At: 7:30PM
Venue: Cedars Hall - Eavis Hall
Prices: £12.00 to £20.00


Wells Cathedral Oratorio Society
Bach Magnificat in D
Directed by Matthew Owens
All singers in the region are invited to take this opportunity of working with one of the UK’s leading choral conductors, to rehearse and perform.

Date: 6 May 2017 At: 9:30AM
Venue: Wells Methodist Church, Southover
Prices: £16.00


With our young pianists and Roger Vignoles
"Vignoles is the great artists’ collaborator par excellence.”
- Classical Music Magazine
Roger Vignoles leads a workshop on piano accompaniment with young Wells pianists and singers to conclude in a short recital.

Date: 6 May 2017 At: 4:00PM
Venue: Cedars Hall - Eavis Hall
Prices: £0.00


With Raphaela Papadakis and Roger Vignoles
The Somewhere Over the Rainbow lyricist Yip Harburg summed it up perfectly: “Words make you think. Music makes you feel. A song makes you feel a thought.”

Date: 7 May 2017 At: 2:00PM
Venue: Cedars Hall - Eavis Hall
Prices: £0.00 to £20.00


Our final Young Composers' Showcase concert of the school year, featuring exciting new works by the school's talented young composers, presented and performed by the students.

Date: 7 May 2017 At: 8:00PM
Venue: Cedars Hall - Eavis Hall
Prices: £0.00


This art exhibition features paintings by year 10 students inspired and influenced by artist Kate Noble, who sadly died last autumn. Kate’s work makes a unique use of colour in vivid, startling depictions of a natural form. The students were encouraged to create drama in their first acrylic paintings in tribute to this popular local artist.

Date: 12 May 2017
Venue: Cedars Hall - The John Baxter Foyer
Prices: £0.00


Mozart - Piano Sonata in C
Schumann - Kreisleriana and Fantasie
Legendary pianist Mitsuko Uchida brings unrivalled insight to music through her lifelong quest for truth and beauty expressed in sound.

Date: 12 May 2017 At: 7:00PM
Venue: Cedars Hall - Eavis Hall
Prices: £0.00 to £28.00


All sports coaches, whether working with children, young people or adults benefit from understanding and having knowledge of how fundamental movement skills underpin successful participation in a wide range of sporting activities: they also need to be able to plan and deliver session content that supports development in this key area.
This new, practically based workshop reflects the latest thinking on the subject and is based on the Youth Physical Development Model (YPDM).

Date: 14 May 2017 At: 1:00PM
Venue: Kennion Hall, The Blue School
Prices: £30.00


Vikki Stone
Category: Comedy

Concerto for Comedian and Orchestra
Acclaimed as a cross between Victoria Wood and Tim Minchin, comedian, composer and former Wells Cathedral School flautist Vikki Stone presents her debut orchestral work.

Date: 18 May 2017 At: 7:00PM
Venue: Cedars Hall - Eavis Hall
Prices: £0.00 to £10.00


Wells Comedy Festival in association with Brothers Cider
The people of the UK have voted to leave the EU, even though no-one had a plan for what would happen if it did. If you didn’t want to leave the EU, or you did, but now don’t, because you haven’t got any of the things you were promised, then this is absolutely the show for you. If you did want to leave the EU, and still do, then you will still find it funny, but for different reasons, as you witness the liberal female comedian’s exasperated and despairing meltdown.

Date: 27 May 2017 At: 1:30PM
Venue: Cedars Hall - Eavis Hall
Prices: £12.00


Wells Comedy Festival in association with Brothers Cider
After four years writing and performing his TV show ‘Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle’, ‘Content Provider’ is Stewart’s first brand new full-length show since the award-winning ‘Carpet Remnant World’.

Date: 27 May 2017 At: 7:30PM
Venue: Cedars Hall - Eavis Hall
Prices: £16.00


Wells Comedy Festival in association with Brothers Cider
After four years writing and performing his TV show ‘Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle’, ‘Content Provider’ is Stewart’s first brand new full-length show since the award-winning ‘Carpet Remnant World’.

Date: 28 May 2017 At: 1:30PM
Venue: Cedars Hall - Eavis Hall
Prices: £16.00


Wells Comedy Festival in association with Brothers Cider
Milton Jones is back on the road with another tour but unfortunately it isn’t quite ready yet. Don’t panic though he’s a professional, it’s the guy with the loud shirts and messed up hair from ‘Mock the Week’, ‘Live at the Apollo’, ‘Michael McIntyre’s Roadshow’ and multiple series on Radio 4.

Date: 28 May 2017 At: 5:30PM
Venue: Cedars Hall - Eavis Hall
Prices: £15.00


Wells Comedy Festival in association with Brothers Cider
After four years writing and performing his TV show ‘Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle’, ‘Content Provider’ is Stewart’s first brand new full-length show since the award-winning ‘Carpet Remnant World’.

Date: 28 May 2017 At: 7:30PM
Venue: Cedars Hall - Eavis Hall
Prices: £16.00


With Krysia Osostowicz (violin) and Daniel Tong (piano)
Krysia Osostowicz and Daniel Tong have invited ten eminent composers to write short companion pieces, responding to one of Beethoven’s violin sonatas.

Date: 29 May 2017 At: 7:00PM
Venue: Cedars Hall - Eavis Hall
Prices: £0.00 to £16.00


With support from Safehaus and Ylamar
“Touching lyrics and beautiful melodies” – BBC Radio 2

Date: 3 Jun 2017 At: 7:00PM
Venue: Cedars Hall - Eavis Hall
Prices: £15.00


“...potentially one of the greatest pianists of the 21st century”
- Daily Telegraph
Playing Scarlatti is a core part of every Russian pianist’s training, and Yevgeny Sudbin’s new CD of the sonatas garnered rave reviews for its intense mixture of purity and colour.

Date: 8 Jun 2017 At: 7:00PM
Venue: Cedars Hall - Eavis Hall
Prices: £0.00 to £23.00


"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.

Date: 18 Jun - 15 Jul 2017
Venue: Cedars Hall - The John Baxter Foyer
Prices: £0.00


With the Alberni Quartet
Haydn - String Quartet, op.76 no.2 (Fifths); Beethoven - String Quartet, op.59 no.3 (Rasumovsky)

Date: 18 Jun 2017 At: 8:00PM
Venue: Cedars Hall - Eavis Hall
Prices: £0.00 to £10.00


Each year the cream of Wells Cathedral School's specialist musicians compete for the chance to play a concerto with the Symphony Orchestra the following year.

Date: 23 Jun 2017 At: 10:00AM
Venue: Cedars Hall - Eavis Hall
Prices: £0.00


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.

Date: 26 Jun - 27 Jun 2017
Venue: Cedars Hall - Eavis Hall
Prices: £7.00 to £10.00


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.

Date: 28 Jun 2017 At: 7:00PM
Venue: Cedars Hall - Eavis Hall
Prices: £0.00 to £10.00


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.

Date: 30 Jun 2017 At: 7:00PM
Venue: Cedars Hall - Eavis Hall
Prices: £0.00 to £10.00


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.

Date: 30 Jun - 1 Jul 2017
Venue: De Salis Garden
Prices: £5.00 to £8.00


"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.

Date: 1 Jul 2017 At: 7:00PM
Venue: Cedars Hall - Eavis Hall
Prices: £0.00 to £10.00


Jazz Picnic
Category: Jazz

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.
Bookings in advance from pa@wells.cathedral.school or cash on the door.

Date: 2 Jul 2017 At: 12:00PM
Venue: Cedars Lawn
Prices: £0.00 to £10.00


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.

Date: 2 Jul 2017 At: 3:30PM
Venue: Cedars Hall - Eavis Hall
Prices: £0.00 to £10.00


With Paul Daniel (conductor) and Gwyneth Nelmes (soloist)
Ravel - La Valse; Prokofiev - Violin Concerto no.2; Tchaikovsky - Symphony no.5

Date: 7 Jul 2017 At: 7:30PM
Venue: Wells Cathedral
Prices: £10.00 to £18.00


“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.

Date: 12 Jul 2017 At: 7:00PM
Venue: Cedars Hall - Eavis Hall
Prices: £12.00 to £20.00


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.

Date: 14 Jul 2017 At: 7:00PM
Venue: Cedars Hall - Eavis Hall
Prices: £14.00 to £23.00


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.

Date: 15 Jul 2017 At: 7:00PM
Venue: Cedars Hall - Eavis Hall
Prices: £17.00 to £28.00