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Concerts

Art

Drama

Talks

Autumn 2018

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Welcome to a new season of events at Wells Cathedral School. Our everexpanding offering now embraces music, drama, art and the written word, spanning a range of styles and cultures in a wonderful array of venues: our state-of-the-art Eavis Hall and John Baxter Foyer in Cedars Hall; our 14th Century Quilter Hall and the magnificent Cathedral. The many highlights include performances by world-renowned cellist Steven Isserlis, piano masters Steven Osborne and Martin James Bartlett, and three of the UK’s legendary singer-songwriters, Judie Tzuke, Beverley Craven and Julia Fordham - in collaboration with our own student musicians. The Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines makes its Cedars Hall debut and, in this centenary year commemorating the end of World War I, the school pays its own tribute with a dramatic production of Michael Morpurgo’s Private Peaceful with a live performance of an original score. 2

It is with the greatest of pleasure that I can announce the Endellion Quartet as our string quartet in residence - their concerts will encompass the complete cycle of Beethoven’s quartets. We are most privileged to be hosting the Wells Festival of Literature. We welcome Revd Prof David Thomas who will give an illustrated lecture, Walks in the Paradise Garden, and composer Diana Burrell who will be working with our young composers. As ever, our student soloists, ensembles and Wells Cathedral School Symphony Orchestra have so much to share with you throughout the season. We have a feast of rock, jazz and classical music this season, closing with a Christmas gala by the Swing Machine Jazz Orchestra and vocalist Emma Smith; concluding with The Wellensian Consort’s heralding of Christmas with both traditional and contemporary repertoire. Mark Stringer Director of Music http://cedarshall.events


24-hour online booking: cedarshall.events Box Office: 01749 834483 Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9.30am - 12.30pm Open all year round except for bank holidays For sales in person and ticket collection: Box Office, Cedars House, 15 The Liberty, Wells, Somerset BA5 2ST boxoffice@cedarshall.events (enquiries only) Please note that all concerts and events may be subject to change

Treat yourself to a drink at Cedars Hall Whether you prefer a local cider, west country ale, soft drink or refreshing gin and tonic, we have something for everyone. You can pre-order your interval drinks on arrival.

The bar is open one hour prior to most performances


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Wednesday 14th November Sunday 18th November

Image: Hilary, Year 11

Thursday 27th September Sunday 28th October

Wells Cathedral Junior School and Pre-Prep Arts Week

This retrospective exhibition features GCSE work by Wells Cathedral School’s art and photography students from 2016-2018.

This retrospective art exhibition features a superb and wide-ranging collection of artwork created by children in both the pre-prep and junior school during 2017-2018. Displays include ceramics, 3D construction (using cake, wire and recycled materials), drypoint and collagraph printmaking, painting, sketching and designs inspired by artists, geography and literature.

Image: Zhengnan (Tara),Year 13

GCSE Art and Photography Exhibition

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

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Thursday 13th September 10.00am - 5.00pm

Saturday 15th September 7.30pm - 10.00pm

The Northern Rocks Project

Music for the Mind

Kicking off an exciting new partnership between The Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) and Wells Cathedral School, the Northern Rocks Project is the first in a series of events between these two internationally-renowned music schools. During this open workshop, members of the public are welcome to drop in and see singersongwriters and bands from Wells Cathedral School working on their creative and performance skills under the expert guidance and tutelage of Andy Stott, head of popular music at the RNCM.

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A gala concert in aid of local Mind charities, featuring the stunning harmonies of the Bath-based Vocal Works Gospel Choir and YouTube sensation, soul singer Georgia Box, plus special guests. Hosted by former ITV West and BBC radio presenter, Richard Wyatt, enjoy a fabulous evening supporting Mind’s crucial work: helping and campaigning for people with mental health problems across the region.

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Sunday 23rd September 8.00pm - 9.45pm

Thursday 27th September 7.00pm - 9.00pm

Wells Cathedral Steven Isserlis School Student Gala 1 in Recital Every year the cream of Wells Cathedral School’s young specialist musicians compete for the chance to step into the limelight for a short recital or concerto performance. Tonight, Eliza (flute), Madeleine (voice) and Gerard (cello) present a programme of music and song in anticipation of the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness.

“There are many fine cellists, and then there is Steven Isserlis.” - The Australian Acclaimed worldwide for his profound musicianship and technical mastery, the great British cellist Steven Isserlis makes his Cedars Hall debut with pianist Connie Shih performing music by Franck, Schumann and Martinu plus three of their female muses. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear one of our finest living musicians up close.

Cello masterclass with Steven Isserlis Friday 28th September 10.00am – 12.30pm Admission free Tickets: £10 unreserved Free for 25s and under 01749 834483

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Thursday 4th October 7.00pm - 8.30pm

Friday 5th October 7.00pm - 8.45pm

Walks in the Paradise Garden

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Illustrated lecture with the Reverend Professor David Thomas Wherever they have lived, Muslims have cultivated gardens filled with lush growth and abundant water. With its origins in arid regions, Islam prizes greenery, fountains and pools, and the foretaste they offer of the paradise depicted in the Qur’an.

The Specialist Music Scheme at Wells Cathedral School provides advanced training for exceptionally talented young musicians from all over the world. Tonight, two more outstanding performers from this year’s Concerto Competition share a recital showcase. Further details will be announced online when they become available.

From the perspective of our city’s own gorgeous water gardens surrounding The Bishop’s Palace, David Thomas looks at famous gardens in the Islamic world and their recreation of paradise on earth. Tickets: £5 unreserved Free for 25s and under 8

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Tuesday 9th October 7.00pm - 9.00pm

Choral Fanfare

Piano Masters 1: Martin James Bartlett

Photo: Kaupo Kikkas

Sunday 7th October 7.00pm - 9.00pm

Celebration is the theme as Wells’ award-winning choirs unite for some festive choral treasures. We are delighted to welcome our internationally acclaimed alumni choir, The Wellensian Consort, back to Cedars Hall in a unique collaboration with Wells Cathedral

Martin burst onto the classical music scene aged just 17 when he won the 2014 BBC Young Musician competition. Since then he has played Gershwin at the Proms, the Beach Boys with Elton John and

School’s excellent Choralia and Chamber Choir.

Stevie Wonder, and at the Queen’s 90th Birthday Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral.

Expect to be wowed by a feast of choral masterpieces, from Rheinberger, Mendelssohn, Chilcott and Ešenvalds.

His Cedars Hall debut includes music by Bach, Beethoven, Prokofiev and Rachmaninov. Prepare to be amazed.

Tickets: £10 - £17 Free for 25s and under

Tickets: £12 - £20 Free for 25s and under

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Friday 12th and Saturday 13th October 7.00pm - 9.00pm

A Night at the Oscars with Wells Cathedral School Symphony Orchestra “Without John Williams, bikes don’t fly and neither do brooms in Quidditch matches nor do men in red capes. There is no Force, dinosaurs do not walk the earth. We do not wonder, we do not weep, we do not believe.”- Steven Spielberg Following the sell-out success of last year’s Give My Regards To Broadway, Pete Harrison returns to conduct Wells Cathedral School Symphony Orchestra in a glittering programme of some of the world’s most memorable film music. Among unforgettable songs and classic soundtracks will be music from John Williams’ greatest film scores including E.T. and Star Wars. 01749 834483

These popular concerts sell out quickly, so book early to hear this outstanding young symphony orchestra spread its musical wings once again.

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Tuesday 16th October 10.00am - 4.00pm

Monday 15th October Wednesday 17th October

Brass Chamber Music Open Masterclasses with Kevin Price, head of student performance at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Experience the thrilling sound of brass chamber ensembles at close quarters, coached by the uniquely entertaining ex-principal trombone of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Kevin Price. Drop in at any time during the day to experience a blast of brass air from some of our most accomplished young ensembles.

new music wells Lunchtime Concerts “Diana Burrell draws colours and music from conventional forces – symphony orchestras, choirs and conventional solo instruments – that are evocative yet quite unlike anything else one has heard.” - Classic CD Wells Cathedral’s contemporary music festival invites Wells Cathedral School musicians to play their own new works alongside pieces by this year’s featured

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Thursday 18th October 2.00pm - 3.30pm

Young Composers' Masterclass with Diana Burrell “I’m always looking for new styles and juxtaposition of new styles. I can’t bear the attitude of people who say ‘oh, well that works well; therefore I’ll do it again’. I think that’s a kind of artistic death. You need always to take risks.” composer, Diana Burrell, in the atmospheric spaces of the North Transept in Wells Cathedral. Diana writes: “I dislike prettiness. I loathe all blandness, safe, pale and tasteful niceness... Give me strong, rough-edged things, brave disrespectful shapes and sounds, that jangle and jar.”

Wells Cathedral Admission free

- Diana Burrell Composer, viola player, teacher and inveterate musical explorer, Diana Burrell has a lifetime of practical and eclectic experiences to pass on to young composers at Wells Cathedral School. This is a rare opportunity to hear her working live with these musicians on their own pieces. There will also be a question and answer session. Admission free 13


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Friday 19th October Saturday 27th October

Wells Festival of Literature We are excited to be hosting the 26th Wells Festival of Literature, and we welcome their everexpanding audiences to Cedars Hall.

In 2017 the Festival donated about £20,000 to local educational projects, and the programme continues to expand to this day.

The Festival’s aim has always been to provide entertaining, informative and inspirational talks designed to celebrate the written word and encourage a love of books and reading.

Please see the full details of this year's exciting programme and book your tickets through the Festival website: wellsfestivalofliterature.org.uk

Tickets: £3 - £17.50 unreserved 01749 834483

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Thursday 15th November 7.00pm - 8.45pm

The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines

Complete Beethoven String Quartets 1/6

Commando Training Centre of the Royal Marines, CTCRM

Celebrating its 40th anniversary next year, we are thrilled that the eminent Endellion String Quartet is returning to its roots in the South West by becoming

Photo: Eric Richmond

Wednesday 14th November 7.00pm - 9.00pm

In their distinctive white helmets, the crack musicians of the Royal Marines represent the Royal Navy at historic and ceremonial events across the world as well as providing support roles to its commandos in action. Following a day of recruitment workshops with young musicians, this is a unique chance to hear one of Britain’s great musical institutions.

Cedars Hall’s quartet in residence. Over the next two years they will undertake a major programme of performing and teaching at Wells, including a complete cycle of the Beethoven Quartets, kicking off with the quartets op.18 no.3, op.59 no.2 Rasumovsky and op.130 with Beethoven’s alternative finale.

Pre-concert talk on the work of the Royal Marines Band Service and its musical and military roles 6.15pm, Admission free

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear one of Britain’s finest quartets.

Tickets: £12 - £20 Free for 25s and under 16

the Endellion String Quartet

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Sunday 18th November 6.30pm - 7.30pm

Battle of the Big Bands

O Duo’s Great Percussion Day Concert

Photo: John Ferro Sims

Saturday 17th November 7.00pm - 9.00pm

with Wells Cathedral School Jazz Orchestra and Devon Youth Jazz Orchestra

with Owen Gunnell and Toby Kearney

Two roaring big bands on one stage! Enjoy swinging classics to light up an autumn night from Wells Cathedral School’s premier jazz ensemble and their colleagues from across the border. Between them these bands include some of the finest young jazz players in the country, so expect superlative standards of musicianship and virtuosity. Early booking advised this concert will sell fast.

O Duo’s sparkling mixture of popular classics arranged for tuned percussion, fun contemporary works and vibrant drumming from across the globe has been captivating audiences for over 10 years.

Tickets: £10 - £17 Free for 25s and under

Tickets: £10 unreserved Free for 25s and under

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Join them for a teatime family concert with some relaxed, informative chat as the culmination of Wells Cathedral School’s autumn Percussion Day (see page 36).

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Thursday 22nd November 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Monday 26th November 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Piano Masters 2: Steven Osborne

Rock For Young Minds

“Steven Osborne’s power over the hall was absolute…the atmosphere was spellbound.” - RPS Instrumentalist of the Year

with Wells Cathedral School Rock and Popular Music Department

Steven Osborne is one of Britain’s finest pianists and a great musical explorer. His insightful performances show huge depth of artistry and virtuoso power. His Cedars Hall debut includes Prokofiev’s shattering Seventh Sonata, music by Debussy and Poulenc, and the great Piano Sonata in B flat D960 by Schubert.

Piano masterclass with Steven Osborne Thursday 22nd November 10.00am – 12.30pm Admission free Tickets: £14 - £23 Free for 25s and under 01749 834483

The aim of this special concert, given by the young for the young, is to raise awareness and support for Young Minds, the UK’s leading charity addressing young people’s mental health. Musicians of all ages from Wells Cathedral School will perform classic covers from across the history of rock and popular music alongside their own songs. Youth takes centre stage in thought and performance. Admission free with a collection for Young Minds 19


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Wednesday 28th November 7.30pm - 9.30pm

Woman to Woman Tour - acoustic Judie Tzuke, Beverley Craven and Julia Fordham "We cannot wait to share a stage together, create beautiful vocal harmonies with each other and collaborate on some possible new material.” - Beverley Craven Woman to Woman is a unique collaboration between three of the UK’s most celebrated female singer-songwriters: Judie Tzuke, Beverley Craven and Julia Fordham. They will be performing their classic hit singles and album tracks alongside a sensational band which includes a 20-piece string orchestra featuring some of the UK’s finest young musicians

Don’t miss the 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 as never before. This is guaranteed to be a memorable and special concert.

from Wells Cathedral School.

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WELLS CATHEDRAL SENIOR SCHOOL PRODUCTION

private peaceful by Michael Morpurgo adapted by Simon Reade

“I’ve had nearly 18 years of yesterdays and tomorrows, and tonight I must remember as many of them as I can. Tonight, more than any other night of my life, I want to feel alive!” This amateur production of Private Peaceful (Ensemble version) is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd

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WELLS CATHEDRAL SENIOR SCHOOL PRODUCTION

Thursday 6th December - Saturday 8th December 7.00pm - 9.00pm Private Peaceful relives the life of Private Tommo Peaceful, a young First World War soldier awaiting the firing squad at dawn. During the night, he looks back at his short but joyful past growing up in rural Devon: his exciting first days at school; the accident in the forest that killed his father; his adventures with Molly, the love of his life; and the battles and injustices of war that brought him to the front line. Can a bond and loyalty between brothers overcome the brutality of the front lines and bring them safely home? Following the past triumphs of Les Misérables, The Crucible and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Wells Cathedral School marks the centenary year of the end of World War I by telling Michael Morpurgo’s compelling tale of love, loyalty, bravery and redemption. Featuring an original live score specially commissioned for the production and an ensemble cast, this is a show not to be missed. Tickets: £15 £10 for 18s and under 01749 834483

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Tuesday 11th December 7.00pm – 8.00pm

Wednesday 12th December 6.00pm – 9.00pm

Wells Cathedral School Composers’ Concert

The Haydn 104 Project

This concert features an exciting selection of brand new music by young composers at Wells Cathedral School. As usual, expect a broad mix of styles and influences, courtesy of the vivid and fearless musical imaginations of youth. The concert includes instrumental, ensemble and vocal compositions performed by the students.

Haydn’s magnificent London Symphony of 1795 triggers an evening of discovery and engagement with the help of musicologists, historians, period performance practitioners and expert staff and students from Wells Cathedral School. A complete performance of the work will be preceded by an exploration of the symphony and its time with eminent musicians and speakers including the BBC Radio 3 broadcaster Stephen Johnson, who will reveal the work’s hidden treasures with the help of live illustrations by the orchestra. Please check our website for further information.

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Tickets: £10 - £17 Free for 25s and under 25


Saturday 15th December 7.00pm - 9.30pm

Christmas Gala with Emma Smith and the Swing Machine Jazz Orchestra “Unquestionably the next big name on the jazz circuit.” - Pizza Express Jazz Club The Swing Machine Jazz Orchestra knows how to party! Sensational young vocalist Emma Smith won the Rising Star award at the London Music Awards 2015, was nominated for a BBC Jazz gong and won the Worshipful Company of

Musicians’ Medal. Not bad going for someone who only left college in 2013! Emma joins Cedars Hall’s resident big band for an evening of seasonal classics and more. If you couldn’t get a ticket for the band last time, now’s your chance.

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Saturday 22nd December 8.00pm - 9.30pm

A Wellensian Christmas with The Wellensian Consort Deck the hall, finish your shopping, trim the tree, and then join us in the beautiful surroundings of St Cuthbert’s Church for our second annual Christmas Concert with The Wellensian Consort. The Consort will be performing traditional choral favourites that evoke memories of cherished Christmases past, juxtaposed

with stunning contemporary arrangements to get the festive celebrations started in the best possible way. The Wellensian Association and Wells Cathedral School Foundation invite you to enjoy complimentary refreshments after the concert. St Cuthbert’s Church, Wells

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Concerts and events at a glance September Thursday 13th 10.00am The Northern Rocks Project Saturday 15th 7.30pm Music for the Mind Sunday 23rd 8.00pm Wells Cathedral School Student Gala 1 Thursday 27th 7.00pm Steven Isserlis in Recital Friday 28th 10.00am Cello masterclass with Steven Isserlis

October Thursday 4th 7.00pm Walks in the Paradise Garden Friday 5th 7.00pm Wells Cathedral School Student Gala 2 Sunday 7th 7.00pm Choral Fanfare Tuesday 9th 7.00pm Piano Masters 1: Martin James Bartlett Friday 12th and Saturday 13th 7.00pm A Night at the Oscars Mon 15th - Weds 17th 1.05pm new music wells Lunchtime Concerts Tuesday 16th 10.00am Brass Chamber Music Open Masterclasses Thursday 18th 2.00pm Young Composers’ Masterclass with Diana Burrell Friday 19th – Saturday 27th (various times) Wells Festival of Literature

November Wednesday 14th 7.00pm The Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines, CTCRM Thursday 15th 7.00pm Complete Beethoven String Quartets 1/6 Saturday 17th 7.00pm Battle of the Big Bands Sunday 18th 6.30pm O Duo’s Great Percussion Day Concert Thursday 22nd 10.00am Piano masterclass with Steven Osborne Thursday 22nd 7.00pm Piano Masters 2: Steven Osborne Monday 26th 7.00pm Rock for Young Minds Wednesday 28th 7.30pm Woman to Woman Tour - acoustic

December Thursday 6th - Saturday 8th 7.00pm Private Peaceful Tuesday 11th 7.00pm Wells Cathedral School Composers’ Concert Wednesday 12th 6.00pm The Haydn 104 Project Saturday 15th 7.00pm Christmas Gala with Emma Smith and the SMJO Saturday 22nd 8.00pm A Wellensian Christmas 01749 834483

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Free concerts at Wells Cathedral School Don’t miss our many free concerts featuring talented Wells Cathedral School specialist and non-specialist musicians from the junior and senior schools. Everyone is welcome to attend. The performances are an important opportunity for our students to perform in front of an audience.

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venues of individual concerts, please see the website: http://wells.cathedral.school/free-concerts


To enquire about: Hiring Cedars Hall or Quilter Hall contact the events team: events@wells.cathedral.school / 01749 834230 Advertising and sponsorship opportunities contact Sue Bartucca: s.bartucca@wells.cathedral.school / 01749 834230 Artistic planning and recordings contact Bill Lloyd: b.lloyd@wells.cathedral.school / 01749 834459 Music at Wells Cathedral School contact Mark Stringer: m.stringer@wells.cathedral.school / 01749 834462

Friends of Music - support and benefits The independent charity Friends of Music at Wells Cathedral School supports the talented and enthusiastic young musicians at the school by raising funds to purchase instruments, subsidise concert tours and give grants to the music faculty as needed. Benefits of becoming a Friend include discounted tickets to all concerts, advance booking information, invitations to masterclasses and special events, and regular magazines and newsletters. To find out more, please contact: Friends of Music Membership Secretary Cedars House, 15 The Liberty, Wells, Somerset BA5 2ST friendsofmusic@wells.cathedral.school Registered Charity Number: 1013509

CAVATINA Concerts Free tickets for 25s and under at some of our concerts are made possible with the support of the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust. Please see the concert listings for eligible concerts. Young people with these tickets will be asked to complete a form on arrival at the concert. The CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust was formed in 1998 with the aim of developing young audiences for chamber music.

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How to get to Cedars Hall Cedars Hall is situated in the heart of Wells Cathedral School and can be accessed on foot either from The Liberty or from the main gate on College Road (postcode BA5 2ST). Please note there is no public access via the service gate at the Bristol Hill junction of New Street and Mountery Road (A39).

Parking for Cedars Hall We are able to allocate disabled-only parking in the car park adjacent to Cedars House on The Liberty. Please contact the box office on 01749 834483 to reserve a disabled parking space. Please refrain from parking here unless you have booked a disabled space. Further evening-only parking is available in Wells Cathedral School’s Mundy’s Meadow car park, which is free for this season; from here it is a short traffic-free walk via Lovers Walk to The Liberty.   Please see the map opposite.

Alternative parking in Wells Additional parking spaces are available in the city’s public car parks. Charges start from £1.50 for two hours parking during the day and are often free after 6.00pm. All these car parks are within a 15-minute walk from Cedars Hall: Market Square (BA5 2RB) Union Street (off Chamberlain Street, BA5 2PU) South Street (BA5 1SL) Princes Road (BA5 1TE) Tucker Street (off West Street, BA5 1TF) For more information on parking in Wells, please visit en.parkopedia.co.uk/parking/wells.

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Which seat should I book at Cedars Hall? Raked / tiered seating within the stalls This is like the seating that you would find in a cinema, with each row slightly higher than the row in front of it. These seats offer a great view of the stage and are a good distance away to maximise enjoyment, making this our premium seating option. Raked seating (with flat rows in front)

View of the stage from the raked seats

Flat seating within the stalls For some performances, we add rows of flat seats in front of the raked seats. Please note that these seats can be quite close to the performers. Flat seating often costs less than the raked seating. Flat seats (in front of raked seating)

View of the stage from the flat seats

Gallery seating Our gallery seats are accessed through a flight of stairs. Seats are located around the perimeter of the hall, so some seats offer views of the side and rear of the stage. Ticket prices vary in cost, depending on the view of the stage. Gallery seating (seating on the first floor)

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Gallery seats EXIT TO FIRE DOOR/ BACKSTAGE

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Instrument Skills Days Percussion Day with O Duo Sunday 18th November 2018, 2.30pm - 7.30pm

French Horn Day Sunday 18th November 2018, 11.00am - 5.30pm

Trumpet Day Sunday 20th January 2019, 10.00am - 4.30pm

Jazz Day Sunday 3rd March 2019, 10.00am - 4.30pm

Single Reed Day Sunday 28th April 2019, 10.00am - 4.30pm

Open to students under 18 years of all musical abilities. Cost ÂŁ40 per day.

Find out more http://wells.cathedral.school/instrument-skills or contact Dominique Swain on 01749 834487 d.swain@wells.cathedral.school


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Wells Cathedral’s Concerts Thursday 13 September 1.05 – 1.40pm (in the Quire) LUNCHTIME ORGAN RECITAL Adam Pajan (Director of Music, St Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church, Oklahoma, USA) Admission: free Retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music Friday 14 September 7.30 – 8.40pm (in the Quire) EARLY MUSIC WELLS: THE FRENCH BAROQUE HARPSICHORD One of the world’s leading harpsichordists, Steven Devine, plays the rich and exotic music of the French Baroque in the beautiful candlelit surroundings of Wells Cathedral Quire Tickets: £12.00; available from Wells Cathedral Shop Box Office, and at the door Thursday 27 September 1.05 – 1.40pm (in the Quire) BACH COMPLETE ORGAN WORKS: RECITAL 23 The twenty-third of the bi-monthly series of organ recitals surveying the complete organ works of J.S. Bach over six years, played by Matthew Owens (Organist and Master of the Choristers, Wells Cathedral): Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 551; Prelude and Fugue in C, BWV 547; Chorale Preludes from Das Orgelbüchlein Admission: free Retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music Thursday 11 October 1.05 – 1.40pm (in the Quire) LUNCHTIME ORGAN RECITAL Martin Patzlaff (Kultur Institut Rossignol, Westerwald, Germany) Admission: free Retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music Friday 12 October 1.05 – 1.50pm (in the North Transept) NEW MUSIC WELLS: TRUMPETWORKS Part of the new music wells 78-18 festival, given by Oliver Chubb (trumpet), accompanied by David Bednall (organ) Admission: free Retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music Monday 15 October 1.05 – 1.50pm (in the North Transept) NEW MUSIC WELLS: PIANOWORKS Part of the new music wells 78-18 festival, given by specialist pianists from Wells Cathedral School. Admission: free Retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music Tuesday 16 October 1.05 – 1.50pm (in the North Transept) NEW MUSIC WELLS: CHAMBERWORKS Part of the new music wells 78-18 festival, given by Wells Cathedral School’s New Music Ensemble, featuring compositions by student composers Admission: free Retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music


Wednesday 17 October 1.05 – 1.50pm (in the North Transept) NEW MUSIC WELLS: CHAMBERWORKS Part of the new music wells 78-18 festival, given by Wells Cathedral School’s New Music Ensemble, featuring compositions by this year’s featured composer, Charlotte Bray Admission: free Retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music Wednesday 17 October 2.30 – 3.30pm (in Quilter Hall, Wells Cathedral School) NEW MUSIC WELLS: COMPOSER CONVERSATIONS WITH MICHAEL BERKELEY A fascinating insight into the compositional world of this year’s new music wells Composer-inResidence, Charlotte Bray, in conversation with fellow composer Michael Berkeley CBE (Lord Berkeley of Knighton) - presenter of BBC Radio 3’s Private Passions - with an opportunity for questions from the audience. Admission: free Retiring collection in aid of Wells Catedral Music Wednesday 17 October 7.30pm NEW MUSIC WELLS: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Hear David Bednall – one of Europe’s finest improvisers on the organ – create new music on the spot, through his accompaniment of this classic silent movie in the vast space of Wells Cathedral Tickets: £10.00 - £20.00; available from Wells Cathedral Shop Box Office, and at the door In aid of Wells Cathedral Chorister Trust (wcct.co.uk) Thursday 18 October 1.05 – 1.50pm (in the Quire) NEW MUSIC WELLS: ORGANWORKS Jeremy Cole (Assistant Organist, Wells Cathedral) performs a recital of organ music for new music wells 78-18, including works by Michael Berkeley CBE (in his 70th birthday year), Judith Bingham, Barnaby Martin, and Tarik O’Regan (in his 40th birthday year) Admission: free Retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music Thursday 18 October 2.00 – 4.00pm (in Cedars Hall, Wells Cathedral School) NEW MUSIC WELLS: COMPOSITION MASTERCLASS This year’s new music wells Composer-in-Residence, Charlotte Bray, gives a composition masterclass as part of the festival, working with students from Wells Cathedral School Admission: free Remembrance Sunday 11 November 3.00 – 4.00pm REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY: RUTTER REQUIEM Wells Cathedral School Sinfonietta, Wells Cathedral Choir, Jeremy Cole (organ), Matthew Owens (conductor).The annual act of remembrance at Wells Cathedral, this year featuring John Rutter’s Requiem, within a devotional service, interspersed with War Poetry Admission: free Retiring collection in aid of the Poppy Appeal and Wells Cathedral Music


Thursday 15 November 1.05 – 1.40pm (in the Quire) LUNCHTIME ORGAN RECITAL Students of Wells Cathedral School Admission: free Retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music Thursday 15 November 8.00pm (in the Quire) VICARS CHORAL COMMEMORATION CONCERT A candlelit concert featuring a selection of some of the finest cathedral music for men’s voices, and arrangements of popular songs, performed by the highly-acclaimed Vicars Choral of Wells Cathedral Choir directed by Jeremy Cole Tickets: £15.00; available from Wells Cathedral Shop Box Office Friday 23 November 7.30 – 8.40pm (in the Quire) EARLY MUSIC WELLS: SAINT CECILIA CONCERT BY CANDLELIGHT – CHAMBER MUSIC BY BACH After their stellar Early Music Wells debut in 2017, Continuum (Elizabeth Walker – baroque flute, Rachel Beckett – baroque flute, Sebastian Comberti – baroque cello, and Michael Overbury – harpsichord) return with a programme of delightful chamber music by J.S. Bach Tickets: £12.00; available from Wells Cathedral Shop Box Office, and at the door Thursday 29 November 1.05 – 1.40pm (in the Quire) BACH COMPLETE ORGAN WORKS: RECITAL 24 The twenty-fourth of the bi-monthly series of organ recitals surveying the complete organ works of J.S. Bach over six years, played by Matthew Owens (Organist and Master of the Choristers, Wells Cathedral): Trio Sonata in E minor, BWV 528; Fugue in D, BWV 580; Fantasia in C (completed by Wolfgang Stockmeier), BWV 573; Chorale Preludes from Das Orgelbüchlein Admission: free Retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music Thursday 20 and Friday 21 December 7.00pm CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS CONCERTS WITH WELLS CATHEDRAL CHOIR Jeremy Cole (organ), Matthew Owens (conductor) Early booking is advised for these highly popular concerts in which the Cathedral Choir performs seasonal music, interspersed with readings, in the Cathedral, lit by thousands of candles Tickets: £15.00 – £30.00; available from Wells Cathedral Shop Box Office from 1 May, and at the door, if not sold out prior to the day; please ask about our Sponsor a Candle scheme (shop@wellscathedral. uk.net)

Proceeds from these concerts support Wells Cathedral Choir and the wider work of Wells Cathedral www.wellscathedral.org.uk Box Office 01749 672773


Be what you are at Wells

Whole School Open Morning (ages 2-18) Saturday 6th October Be a Chorister for a Day (ages 7-9) Saturday 13th October Be a Mathematician for a Day (school years 5-6) Saturday 10th November* Scholarship Day (ages 11+, 13+, 14+ and 16+) Thursday 29th November** Music Auditions (ages 8-16+) Saturday 1st December** *apply by Friday 2nd November **apply by Thursday 15th November

Find out more 01749 834441 admissions@wells.cathedral.school http://wells.cathedral.school

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