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Music

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Spring 2020

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Box Office Book tickets online at http://cedarshall.events or call the Box Office on 01749 834483 (open Monday to Friday, 9.30am - 12.30pm). The Box Office is open all year except for bank holidays and Christmas week. For sales in person and ticket collection, our Box Office is located in Cedars House, 15 The Liberty, Wells BA5 2ST.

Hearing enhancement

Contents Box Office

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Art exhibitions

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Event listings

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Pupil concerts

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Directions

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Information

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Seating 35 Cedars Hall has two types of hearing device available to patrons: a necklace (to use with your own hearing aid with a ‘T’ setting) and a headset (to use without your own hearing aid). Please pre-book one of your devices free of charge to ensure availability on 01749 834483.

Disabled access Please contact the Box Office if you would like us to allocate you a free disabled-only parking space in our car park adjacent to Cedars House on The Liberty (limited availability) or if you require wheelchair seats, as these cannot be booked online. Please contact us in advance if you intend to bring your assistance dog.

Cedars Hall bar The bar is open one hour prior to most performances, and you can also pre-order your interval drinks on arrival. We recommend that large groups order interval drinks in advance. All of the disposable items used for catering in Cedars Hall are biodegradable.

Feedback We always welcome your feedback. If you would like to get in touch, please contact Mark Stringer, Managing Director of Cedars Hall, at: m.stringer@wells.cathedral.school

Cover photo: Rainbow over Cedars Field, Sue Bartucca 2

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Highlights...

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Event on the Lawn Jack Liebeck

The Easy Rollers

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Swing! Swing! Swing!

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Dave Smith and Fofoulah

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Baroque Masters

Event on the Lawn

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Rugantino Restaurant

Well established family-run Italian restaurant and hotel since 1976 Rugantino’s will be opening for pre-concert and event dinners from 5.00pm until 6.30pm. Booking essential please

Fixed price menu: two courses £20

The Ancient Gatehouse Hotel, Sadler Street, Wells, BA5 2SE (opposite the Cathedral). Only five minutes’ walk to Cedars Hall Tel: 01749 672029 Email: info@ancientgatehouse.co.uk


Art exhibitions in The John Baxter Foyer 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.

Thursday 6th February Friday 20th March

Image: Firebolt IV

Image: ZoĂŤ Meredith, Year 11

Thursday 9th January Saturday 1st February

Reflection

Casper Bridson

A selection of paintings by our current Year 11 pupils, reflecting on the day they visited Tate St Ives, the Barbara Hepworth Gardens and Porthmeor Beach.

A retrospective exhibition of paintings by a local abstract expressionist artist.

Friday 27th March Sunday 19th April

The Heritage Courtyard Gallery A selection of work by the Heritage Courtyard Studio Artists.

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Sunday 12th January 8.00pm

Image: Kaupo Kikkas

Thursday 9th January 7.00pm

Jazz Encounters with John Law (piano) “An interesting and highly gifted maverick musician” - Alfred Brendel A prize-winning piano prodigy, John Law abandoned classical studies at the age of 23 to pursue jazz and improvisation. Since then he has been acclaimed for contemporary jazz and crossover projects with musicians as diverse as Gwilym Simcock, Andy Sheppard, Jason Rebello, Tim Garland and Evan Parker. Tonight John makes his debut at Cedars Hall with just our Steinway piano for inspiration, presenting his distinctive take on standards from the worlds of jazz, pop and classical music. Tickets: £10 unreserved Free for 25s and under (see p34) 6

String Masters with Jack Liebeck (violin) and Katya Apekisheva (piano) One of Britain’s most highlyacclaimed young violinists, Jack Liebeck possesses “flawless technical mastery” and a “beguiling silvery tone” according to BBC Music Magazine. An in-demand international concerto soloist, he is a passionate devotee of innovative programming and he works with Professor Brian Cox on the interaction between music and science. Jack and his regular duo partner Katya Apekisheva showcase some of the stunning core repertoire for violin and piano, including sonatas by Brahms and Franck and encores by the great Fritz Kreisler. Tickets: £13 - £21 Free for 25s and under (see p.34) http://cedarshall.events


Friday 24th January 7.00pm

Image: Benjamin Ealovega

Saturday 18th January 7.00pm

Wells Cathedral Complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas 3/7 School Young Musicians' Gala Recital with Jonathan Biss Danni Woodnutt (trumpet) and Sejin Yoon (piano) The first of two gala recitals, each featuring two of this year’s Concerto Competition finalists. Danni Woodnutt and Sejin Yoon are both specialist musicians at Wells Cathedral School. As finalists in the School’s Concerto Competition they present an exciting and eclectic range of classical masterpieces for solo piano and solo trumpet. The recital will also include the world premiere of Minds for Trumpet and Timpani by Paul Denegri, with Stan Talman as guest performer on timpani. Tickets: £10 unreserved Free for 25s and under (see p.34) Box Office: 01749 834483

Experts tell us that there are at least three different Beethovens the masterly classical disciple of Haydn and Mozart, the hurler of titanic musical thunderbolts (think of the Fifth Symphony or see the Hammerklavier on 1st March), and the lyrical Romantic of the Pastoral Symphony. For this third concert in his cycle, Jonathan Biss plays some of Beethoven’s most melodic and warm-hearted piano music, including the lovely A major sonata, op.101, plus op.28 Pastoral and op.90 in E major - just two movements, but both expressions of pure joy. Tickets: £14 - £23 Free for 25s and under (see p34) In association with Wigmore Hall 7


Promenade Concerts in Wells Cathedral The audience of these promenade concerts is not seated and can instead explore the Cathedral's remarkable acoustic spaces, wander around and enjoy the three dimensions of music, light and space within the grandeur of this ancient and beautiful building. Promenade Concerts involving Wells Cathedral School pupils can be found below, but please see Wells Cathedral’s Spring 2020 concert listing for information about the other Promenade Concerts taking place in January.

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Tuesday 21st January 7.00pm

Wednesday 22nd January 7.00pm

Brass and Percussion

Woodwind

Wells Cathedral School specialist brass and percussion musicians and guests from the woodwind department play the extraordinary Royal Fireworks Music by Johann Friedrich Fasch, written for the wedding of Catherine the Great, with Elgar Howarth’s orchestration of Mussorgsky’s thrilling Great Gate of Kiev from Pictures at an Exhibition.

Wells Cathedral School specialist woodwind musicians, together with selected guests from across the whole music department, present their programme which will again feature an ambitious performance of Fasch’s Royal Fireworks Music for nine each of oboes, natural trumpets and bassoons, plus three sets of timpani.

Tickets: £10 from Wells Cathedral Box Office on 01749 672773

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Saturday 25th January 7.00pm

Community Burns Night Celebration with the Antler Ceilidh Band Join the Project Factory for a Wake up Wells Burns Night family ceilidh and supper in Cedars Hall as the finale of the second annual Wells Lantern Parade. First, process through our magical medieval city following the parade (from 5.30pm), then finish the evening with haggis, neeps and tatties, tributes to Robbie Burns

and a festive evening of Scottish country dancing. The Antler Ceilidh Band’s high-energy dances guarantee that even those with little or no dancing experience will have a fun-filled night with expert caller Andy teaching the moves. Tickets to the ceilidh are limited, so please book early.

Tickets (including haggis supper): £15. Family of four: £40 Additional children 18 and under: £10, limited unreserved seating. Organised in partnership with the Project Factory (projectfactory.uk) who will also be running a series of lantern-making courses in January.

The Wells Lantern Parade (pictured), to which admission is free, starts at 5.30pm at The Bishop’s Barn, and everyone is welcome. Box Office: 01749 834483

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Mozart Requiem Haydn Symphony 104 (The London) Haydn Insanae et Venae Curae

Come and Sing with

John Rutter 2nd May 2020 Wells Cathedral See wcos.org.uk for further information

Orchestra: English Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Jeremy Cole

Saturday 28th March 2020 7.00pm Wells Cathedral

Tickets £12 - £28 Available from wcos.org and 01749 834483 at the Wells Cathedral shop 01749 672773 and at the door

Registered charity no: 800481


Monday 27th January 7.00pm

Thursday 30th January 7.00pm

Jazz in the Foyer

The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines CTRM

Specialist musicians from Wells Cathedral School perform in ensemble, followed by a jam session which is open to local jazz vocalists and instrumentalists, amateur and professional. This is an informal and supportive environment for musicians to play together and try out repertoire. Bring an instrument or a song, or simply relax with a drink from our bar in the John Baxter Foyer.

Admission free Box Office: 01749 834483

In their distinctive white helmets, the crack musicians of the Royal Marines Commando Training Centre in Devon represent the Royal Navy at historic and ceremonial events across the world, as well as providing support roles to its commandos in action. After leading an inspiring day of workshops with our young musicians earlier in the year, they’re back in Cedars Hall for a much-requested return visit. Don’t miss the chance to hear one of Britain’s great musical institutions performing in all its glory.

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Saturday 1st February 7.00pm

Thursday 6th February 1.05pm

Dave Smith and Fofoulah

Lunchtime Concert

“A bravely adventurous new fusion band” - The Guardian Dave Smith (Old Wellensian) is one of the UK’s great drums pioneers, as anyone who has heard him with JuJu or Robert Plant’s Sensational Space Shifters will know. With Fofoulah he matches African rhythms against anything from rap to dance. The band includes talking-drums expert Kaw-Secka, and Batch Gueye with his chanting African vocals. Rescheduled from a weather-cancelled appearance last February, our own young musicians will also be joining Fofoulah for a life-changing collaboration.

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with the Royal College of Music's PERC’M and Marta Klimasara Uniquely among UK conservatoires, the Royal College of Music has its own percussion quartet, PERC’M, which is professionally coached, rehearses regularly and enjoys a busy performance schedule. The concert will feature the trio version of Ceci n’est pas une balle by Compagnie Kahlua, a new commission from Pablo Barrios, plus solos from Marta Klimasara.

Tickets: £5 unreserved http://cedarshall.events


Thursday 6th February 7.00pm

Friday 7th February 7.00pm

Jazz Encounters: Weather Walker

Wells Cathedral School Young Musicians Showcase

Tim Garland is a unique jazz polymath, playing saxes, bass clarinet and flute with Ronnie Scott’s band and then with Chick Corea which won Tim a Grammy.

The specialist music scheme at Wells Cathedral School provides advanced training for exceptionally talented young musicians from all over the world. This showcase provides an unmissable opportunity to hear these remarkable young instrumentalists perform an enthralling selection of solo, chamber and ensemble works.

with Tim Garland

In 2018 Weather Walker, featuring pianist Jason Rebello, and Yuri Goloubev on bass, received fivestar reviews. In their trio format, expect an enchanting mix of soaring melody, sophisticated jazz and earthy folk influences. Plus the extraordinary guest talent of South Africa’s Abel Selaocoe on cello, Thomas Gould on violin, and a group of young Wells Cathedral School string players alongside projections on the big screen. Tickets: £15 unreserved Free for 25s and under (see p.34) Box Office: 01749 834483

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Saturday 15th February 7.00pm

Image: Eric Richmond

Sunday 9th February 3.00pm

A Celebration of Malcolm Arnold with St Andrew's Orchestra Wells Cathedral School musician Thomas Nettle directs the St Andrew’s Chamber Orchestra in its second-ever concert, this time putting the spotlight onto Malcolm Arnold, England’s neglected genius. The programme features his incredible fifth symphony, alongside a newly-arranged suite from his incidental music for The Tempest. Also on the programme is Façade

Baroque Masters: La Serenissima in Settecento Violinist Adrian Chandler’s acclaimed baroque ensemble offers an exclusive chance to hear a selection of the greatest 17th Century Italian instrumental music ahead of recording sessions for a new CD in Cedars Hall. The programme includes concertos and sonatas by Vivaldi, Tartini and Scarlatti plus a gorgeous sonata for recorder, two violins and continuo by Francesco Mancini featuring special guest Tabea Debus.

by William Walton, Arnold’s long-time friend and occasional collaborator, featuring Steve Perring who will recite Edith Sitwell’s poems.

There will be a pre-concert talk by Adrian Chandler at 6.00pm which is free to ticket holders.

Tickets: £10 unreserved Free for 25s and under (see p.34)

Tickets: £15 unreserved Free for 25s and under (see p.34)

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Image: Eric Richmond

Friday 21st February 7.00pm

Complete Beethoven String Quartets 5/6 with the Endellion String Quartet The Endellion Quartet continues its Beethoven 250th anniversary celebrations with an early quartet, op.18 no.4, and the two works which herald Beethoven’s remarkable final three years writing his other-worldly late period quartets.

First, the remarkably concentrated, almost terse, F minor quartet op.95 Serioso, and then a work of such ethereal gentleness that it seems to find Beethoven finally accepting the struggle and pain of a turbulently epic life - op.127 in E flat.

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Sunday 23rd February 8.00pm

Thursday 27th February 7.00pm

Jazz Encounters

An Evening of Romantic Song

with the Martin Speake International Quartet “One of the most interesting and rewarding alto saxophonists now playing jazz on any continent.” - Jazz Times Citing Charlie Parker, Paul Motian, Lee Konitz, Keith Jarrett, Ornette Coleman and Rabih Abou-Khalil among his major influences, Martin Speake has developed an individuality as an improviser that is intelligent, melodic, cool, complex, direct, beautiful and profound. His partners are acclaimed pianist Ethan Iverson (“A uniquely idiosyncratic virtuososcholar of jazz.” - The Guardian), bass player Calum Gourlay and Jeff Williams on drums.

Tickets: £15 unreserved Box Office: 01749 834483

with Johannes Kammler (baritone) and Roger Vignoles (piano) The young German baritone star Johannes Kammler performed Schubert’s Winterreise during Cedars Hall’s very first season in 2016. Our Nasmyth Accompanists project at Wells is excited to welcome him back in partnership with Roger Vignoles to sing Vaughan Williams’ Songs of Travel, Schumann’s Dichterliebe and songs by Richard Strauss.

Roger Vignoles public masterclass Friday 28th February 10.00am - 12.30pm Admission free Wells Cathedral Tickets: £13 - £21 Admission Free for 25sfree and under (see p34) 17


Saturday 29th February 7.00pm

Sunday 1st March 2.00pm

Wells Cathedral School Chamber Music Showcase

Wells Cathedral School Popular Music Showcase

The specialist music scheme at Wells Cathedral School provides advanced training for exceptionally talented young musicians from all over the world. In this chamber music showcase they present a selection of their best performances so far from this academic year. The concert features chamber works across all the instrumental departments by the world’s finest composers.

at The Red Brick Building Bands, soloists and other musicians studying popular and commercial music will perform at this local venue run by Mel and Paul Eavis. This is the first in a series of gigs which are aimed at giving our young musicians experience of playing in a professional venue and a chance to present their music to a live audience. Performers will range from rock bands to singer/songwriters and everything in between.

Tickets: ÂŁ10 unreserved Free for 25s and under (see p.34) 18

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Tuesday 3rd March 7.00pm

Image: Benjamin Ealovega

Sunday 1st March 7.00pm

Complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas 4/7 with Jonathan Biss In its vast scale, intensity and sheer technical difficulty, Beethoven’s op.106 Hammerklavier is by far the toughest of any of his 32 piano sonatas. It tests every aspect of the pianist’s art almost to the point of destruction. Yet the shattering tensions of its epic outer movements frame one of Beethoven’s greatest Adagios, with arching melodic lines and bewitching harmonic shifts, which demand a different kind of authority altogether. Plus the

Composers’ Concert This showcase concert features an exciting selection of brand new music by young composers at Wells Cathedral School. Expect a broad mix of styles and influences, courtesy of the vivid and fearless musical imaginations of youth, in instrumental, ensemble and vocal compositions, performed by the pupils.

sonatas op.10 no. 2, op.14 no.2 and the deliciously quirky op.31 no.3.

Tickets: £14 - £23 Free for 25s and under (see p.34) Box Office: 01749 834483

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Image: James Manning, Year 13

Saturday 7th March 5.30pm

Event on the Lawn Wells Cathedral School presents its hugely popular pupil-led musical extravaganza, showcasing some of the School’s most talented musicians. With something for everyone, the evening features acoustic, jazz, rock and more, along with refreshments from local independent companies. All profits are in aid of The Sierra Leone Project, a charity set up by former teacher Roland Ladley.

It was originally created to enable disadvantaged children to pursue their musical interests. 10 years on, the project has links to schools all over Sierra Leone and Wells Cathedral School pupils provide musical and academic experiences for children and adults alike. Please come and support this fantastic event for a worthy cause.

Tickets: ÂŁ10 adults, ÂŁ5 (ages 5 - 18) Free for 4s and under 20

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Tuesday 10th March 7.00pm

Wednesday 11th March 7.00pm

Wells Cathedral School Wind Orchestra

¡Viva! BRASS

conducted by Peter Harrison Wells Cathedral School’s Woodwind, Brass and Percussion departments collaborate for a Wind Orchestra made up of pupils from the Specialist Music Scheme. These departments have a longstanding reputation for excellence under their team of internationally recognised tutors. This concert will feature music from a diverse range of contemporary composers including Edward Gregson, Stephen McNeff and Kenneth Hesketh.

Tickets: £10 unreserved Free for 25s and under (see p.34) Box Office: 01749 834483

directed by Ross Brown and Roger Argente Wells Cathedral School’s Brass Department joins forces with the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Brass Ensemble for an evening of exhilarating music for brass and percussion. Join us for a colourful exploration of over 300 years of music, from Handel’s Water and Fireworks Music, Rimsky-Korsakov’s grand depiction of the Procession of the Nobles, Leonard Bernstein’s soundtrack to the 1954 film On the Waterfront, a suite describing some of the non-human residents of Mexico, alongside some surprise items by, among others, Deep Purple. Tickets: £10 unreserved Free to 25s and under (see p.34) 21


Thursday 12th March 7.00pm

An Evening with The Easy Rollers “They present the music of their chosen era with verve, showmanship and great technical skill.” - The Jazz Mann, Aug 2016 “They’re great fun and they’ll swing you into bad health.” - Stephen Duffy, BBC Radio Scotland

Grab your dancin’ shoes because the 20s are here to stay! Taking you back to the golden age of jazz, The Easy Rollers is a roaring young seven-piece band from Manchester performing hits from the speakeasy bars of the Prohibition era. Fronted by awardwinning vocalist Dani Sicari, they have had audiences jumpin’ and jivin’ on dance floors across the country. They’re young, they’re ambitious and they’re brilliant.

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Saturday 14th March 7.00pm

Sunday 15th March 7.30pm

Wells Cathedral School Young Musicians' Gala

Wells Cathedral School Jazz Orchestra

with Ella Leonard (oboe) and Nellie Whittam (violin)

with special guest Pee Wee Ellis at The Cheese and Grain

The second of two gala recitals featuring two of this year’s concerto competition finalists. Ella and Nellie share an evening recital of solo works for oboe and violin. As well as being specialist musicians in the Sixth Form at Wells Cathedral School, they are both members of The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Ella recently won the Two Moors Young Artists Competition and they have both entered this year’s BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition.

Tickets: £10 unreserved Free for 25s and under (see p.34) Box Office: 01749 834483

Wells Cathedral School Jazz Orchestra is highly regarded nationally, having won a variety of awards, produced two commercial recordings, several international tours and had a personal invite from Michael Eavis to perform to over 10,000 people at the Glastonbury Extravaganza supporting Jamie Cullum. The Orchestra will be joined by jazz and funk legend Pee Wee Ellis.

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Thursday 19th and Friday 20th March 7.00pm

Wells Cathedral School Symphony Orchestra with Wells Cathedral School Chorus Eliza Talman and Max Li, winners of this year’s Concerto Competition at Wells Cathedral School, take to the concert platform as soloists to perform their chosen concertos. We are also delighted to welcome guest conductor Adam Hickox, Assistant Conductor of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and alumnus of the School.

The concert concludes with Haydn’s Missa in Angustiis (Mass for Troubled Times), conducted by Chris Finch, in celebration of Nelson’s crushing victory over Napoleon’s fleet at the Battle of the Nile. Written during a time of war and strife, the work’s timeless message of yearning for the return of peace and harmony has made it one of the most beloved works in choral literature. Tickets: £15 unreserved Free for 25s and under (see p.34)

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Friday 27th March 7.30pm

Saturday 28th March 7.00pm

The Magic of Soul

Swing! Swing! Swing!

The Magic of Soul has been wowing audiences for years with its infectious blend of pure vocal power, great dance routines and sweet harmonies. Fronted by Steve V King, one of the original members of The Drifters, enjoy an evening dedicated to the inimitable charm

with Edward Leaker's Swing Machine Jazz Orchestra

and style of the world’s greatest R&B vocal groups with classic tracks such as Stand By Me, Under the Boardwalk, Me and Mrs Jones, Love Train and Saturday Night at the Movies.

Tickets: £16 in advance or £18 on the door. Reserved cabaret seating Box Office: 01749 834483

A new show from Cedars Hall’s resident big band, featuring the music of Glenn Miller, Count Basie and other Swing Era favourites. It’s all in the name, and its all about dance, so the night will also feature swing dancing demonstrations to show how it all fits together. Born from the 1920s through to the 1940s, Swing can be everything from bouncy and energetic to slow and sultry. From Lindy Hop to Charleston, Blues, Balboa and Solo Jazz everyone will find their own groove. Book early.

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Saturday 4th April 7.30pm

Sunday 19th April 7.00pm

Top Hat and Tails

Union Gap and Tim Pitman

“A heartwarming evening full of great songs and great banter.” Step out of the 21st Century and into a golden age of glamour. Join cult crooners Gavin Lazarus and The Foxes for a heady night of sharp suits, champagne flutes, glamour gowns, and casino cool. From the jazz age of the 30s to the swinging 60s, Gavin's stomping live band presents some of the finest stage and screen tunes from both sides of the Atlantic. With tunes from composers such as Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Lerner & Loewe, Rodgers & Hammerstein and Lionel Bart, and some of the greatest musicals including My Fair Lady, Guys & Dolls and West Side Story, you are in for a night of pure class! Tickets: £16 in advance or £18 on the door. Reserved cabaret seating Box Office: 01749 834483

Union Gap will always be remembered for its chart-topping no 1 hit, Young Girl, in 1968. Lady Willpower was another huge hit and Gary Puckett’s own favourite Woman Woman also charted in 1969. Original frontman Gary Puckett rejoined the band in 2019 when he toured with them to sold-out audiences countrywide. Also on the bill is classical tenor Tim Pitman who will perform hits from the great tenors such as Andrea Bocelli and Luciano Pavarotti, plus songs from Phantom of the Opera, Moulin Rouge and Les Miserables.

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Wells Cathedral School musicians' concerts Don't miss our many concerts featuring talented young musicians from across Wells Cathedral School. These concerts provide opportunities for our students to learn how to perform and become comfortable in front of an audience, which is vital for their musical development. All concerts are free unless otherwise stated. Please note that all of our concerts and events may be subject to change so we recommend that you check our website before attending. Please book at: http://cedarshall.events or by calling the box office on 01749 834483. Many of our musicians are supported by the UK Government’s Music & Dance Scheme.

January Lunchtime Concerts Tuesday 14th and Thursday 16th 1.05pm Quilter Hall Young Musicians’ Gala Recital Danni Woodnutt: trumpet Sejin Yoon: piano Saturday 18th 7.00pm Tickets: £10 Cedars Hall Box Office Afternoon Recital St Endellion, Cornwall Sunday 19th 3.00pm Tickets: £8 from endelienta.org.uk or Wadebridge Book Shop Lunchtime Concert Tuesday 21st 1.05pm Quilter Hall

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Brass and Percussion Promenade Concert Tuesday 21st 7.00pm Wells Cathedral Tickets: £10 Wells Cathedral Box Office

Woodwind Department Performance Platform Friday 31st 7.00pm Quilter Hall

February

Lunchtime Concert Woodwind Promenade Tuesday 4th 1.05pm Wednesday 22nd 7.00pm Quilter Hall Tickets: £10 Wells Cathedral Box Office Chamber Music Lunchtime Lunchtime Concerts Wednesday 5th 1.05pm Thursday 23rd and Cedars Hall Friday 24th 1.05pm Quilter Hall Special Provision and Second Study Concert Jazz in the Foyer Wednesday 5th 7.00pm Monday 27th 7.00pm Quilter Hall John Baxter Foyer Lunchtime Concerts Lunchtime Concert Thursday 6th and Tuesday 28th and Friday 7th 1.05pm Thursday 30th 1.05pm Quilter Hall Quilter Hall http://cedarshall.events


Young Musicians’ Showcase Friday 7th 7.00pm Tickets: £10 Cedars Hall Box Office

Roger Vignoles Accompanist Masterclass Friday 28th 10.00am Cedars Hall

A Celebration of Malcolm Arnold Sunday 9th 3.00pm Tickets: £10 Cedars Hall Box Office

Chamber Music Showcase Saturday 29th 7.00pm Tickets: £10 Cedars Hall Box Office

Percussion Lunchtime Concert Tuesday 11th 1.05pm Cedars Hall

March

Lunchtime Concert Thursday 13th 1.05pm Quilter Hall Musical Extravaganza Thursday 13th 7.00pm Cedars Hall Lunchtime Concert Friday 14th 1.05pm Quilter Hall Teatime Brass Concert Friday 14th 4.00pm Quilter Hall Lunchtime Concerts Tuesday 25th and Thursday 27th 1.05pm Quilter Hall

Box Office: 01749 834483

Popular Music Showcase Sunday 1st 2.00pm Bocabar, Red Brick Building, Glastonbury Tickets: £5 from redbrickbuilding.co.uk String Department Performance Platform Sunday 1st 4.00pm Quilter Hall Lunchtime Concert Tuesday 3rd 1.05pm Quilter Hall Composers’ Concert Tuesday 3rd 7.00pm Cedars Hall Chamber Music Lunchtime Wednesday 4th 1.05pm Cedars Hall

Lunchtime Concerts Thursday 5th and Friday 6th 1.05pm Quilter Hall Vocal Department Performance Platform Sunday 8th 7.00pm Cedars Hall Lunchtime Concert Tuesday 10th 1.05pm Quilter Hall Wind Orchestra Concert Tuesday 10th 7.00pm Tickets: £10 Cedars Hall Box Office Viva Brass! Wednesday 11th 7.00pm Tickets: £10 Cedars Hall Box Office Lunchtime Concert Thursday 12th 1.05pm Quilter Hall Jazz Department Lunchtime Concert Friday 13th 1.05pm Cedars Hall

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Chamber Music Concert Friday 13th 7.00pm St Michael and All Saints Church, Yeovil Tickets: £8 email: revd. elisabeth.isted@gmail. com or £10 on the door Young Musicians’ Gala Recital Saturday 14th 7.00pm Ella Leonard: oboe Nellie Whittam: violin Tickets: £10 Cedars Hall Box Office Jazz Orchestra Concert Sunday 15th 7.30pm The Cheese and Grain Frome Tickets: £12 from cheeseandgrain.com Lunchtime Concerts Tuesday 17th and Thursday 19th 1.05pm Quilter Hall

Symphony Orchestra and Choral Concert Thursday 19th 7.00pm Tickets: £15 Cedars Hall Box Office Lunchtime Concert Friday 20th 1.05pm Quilter Hall Symphony Orchestra and Choral Concert Friday 20th 7.00pm Tickets: £15 Cedars Hall Box Office WYMSO Concert Saturday 21st 11.30am Quilter Hall

Guitar Concert Tuesday 24th 5.00pm Quilter Hall String Ensemble Wednesday 25th 1.00pm The Bishop’s Palace retiring collection Going Solo Wednesday 25th 7.00pm Cedars Hall Lunchtime Concert Thursday 26th 1.05pm Quilter Hall

Keyboard Department Performance Platform Sunday 22nd 3.00pm Cedars Hall

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Lunchtime Concert Tuesday 24th 1.05pm Quilter Hall

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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 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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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

25s and under free tickets scheme Our scheme to provide free access to concerts for young people continues this season. However, due to its popularity, we will be restricting booking to two tickets per email address for each eligible event. Provision of these free tickets is limited and subject to availability. We ask that any tickets booked under this scheme are returned to the Box Office for resale if they cannot be used by the young people for whom they were intended.

Free concert programmes We do not charge for our concert programmes, but they are costly to produce. If you would like to make a donation towards this cost, we would be most grateful. Thank you for supporting events at Cedars Hall.

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Which seat should I book at Cedars Hall? Raked (tiered) seating within the stalls (A-G) This is similar to cinema seating, 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.

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

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Wells Cathedral Concerts Spring 2020 Thursday 9 January 1.05 – 1.40pm (in the Quire) LUNCHTIME ORGAN RECITAL David Davies (Buckfast Abbey) Admission: free Retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music ……………………………………………………………………………………………… Friday 17 January 7.00pm PROMENADE CONCERT: TALLIS VOICES – LIGHT OF THE WORLD Peter Leech (conductor) An hour of unaccompanied choral music from the renaissance and early baroque periods, celebrating the feast of Candlemas. Tickets: £10.00; available from Wells Cathedral Box Office (01749 672773), at the door, or by post from Dr C.R. Lovell, Green Farm Cottage, The Green, Farmborough, Bath, BA2 0BA, enclosing a stamped addressed envelope. In aid of the Wells Cathedral Chorister Trust (wcct.co.uk) ……………………………………………………………………………………………… Thursday 23 January 7.00pm PROMENADE CONCERT: MESSIAEN’S LA NATIVITÉ DU SEIGNEUR Jeremy Cole (Acting Organist and Master of the Choristers) and Prebendary Elsa van der Zee (reader) give the annual performance of Olivier Messiaen’s La Nativité du Seigneur (The Birth of our Lord). Tickets: £10.00; available from Wells Cathedral Box Office, and at the door. In aid of Wells Cathedral Music. ……………………………………………………………………………………………… Friday 24 January 7.00pm (in the Quire) PROMENADE CONCERT: OPUS ANGLICANUM Opus Anglicanum return to Wells to present their much-loved feast of Candlemas chant, performed in the magical candlelit setting of the chair-free Nave – but with a difference. Improviser extraordinaire Jason Rebello, at the grand piano, weaves a unique and spontaneous spell around the ancient chants. Sold out last year, now on tour! Tickets: £20.00; available from opusanglicanum.org, Wells Cathedral Box Office, and at the door. ……………………………………………………………………………………………… Thursday 30 January 7.00pm PROMENADE CONCERT: SOUNDS ANTIPHONAL Jeremy Cole (conductor). The Vicars Choral of Wells Cathedral Choir perform beautiful antiphonal choral music in the hidden spaces of Wells Cathedral, taking advantage of the glorious sound-world of the Cathedral’s ancient architecture. Tickets: £15.00; available from Wells Cathedral Box Office, and at the door. Proceeds from this concert will go towards the work and mission of Wells Cathedral. ……………………………………………………………………………………………… Saturday 1 February 1.05pm (in the Lady Chapel) WELLS CATHEDRAL CHORISTER TRUST FUNDRAISING CONCERT: BRITTEN – A CEREMONY OF CAROLS Jeremy Cole (Acting Organist and Master of the Choristers), the Boy and Girl Choristers of Wells Cathedral Choir. Admission: free. Retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Chorister Trust Wells Cathedral Box Office: 01749 672773


Wells Cathedral Concerts Spring 2020 Thursday 13 February 1.05 – 1.40pm (in the Quire) J.S. BACH: TRIO SONATAS 1 James Gough (Temporary Assistant Organist, Wells Cathedral) Admission: free Retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music ……………………………………………………………………………………………… Thursday 12 March 1.05 – 1.40pm (in the Quire) LUNCHTIME ORGAN RECITAL Greg Morris (St Margaret’s, Westminster) Admission: free Retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music ……………………………………………………………………………………………… Thursday 19 March 1.05 – 1.40pm (in the Quire) J.S. BACH: TRIO SONATAS 2 James Gough (Temporary Assistant Organist, Wells Cathedral) Admission: free Retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music ……………………………………………………………………………………………… Saturday 28 March 7.00pm WELLS CATHEDRAL ORATORIO SOCIETY: MOZART REQUIEM Jeremy Cole (conductor), Wells Cathedral Oratorio Society, English Symphony Orchestra Programme to include Haydn’s London Symphony alongside Mozart’s monumental Requiem. Tickets: £12.00 – £28.00 via wcos.org.uk, the Wells Cathedral Box Office (01749 672773) or at the door ……………………………………………………………………………………………… Palm Sunday 5 April 3.00pm PALM SUNDAY PASSION Jeremy Cole (Acting Organist and Master of the Choristers), Wells Cathedral Choir ……………………………………………………………………………………………… Good Friday 10 April 7.30pm BATH CAMERATA: THE GOOD FRIDAY CONCERT Benjamin Goodson (conductor) Bath Camerata returns to Wells Cathedral to give its 33rd annual Good Friday concert. This year Vaughan Williams’ moving Mass in G minor will form the centrepiece of this exceptional chamber choir’s programme, alongside works by Owain Park, Ben Parry, Joanna Marsh, Cheryl Frances Hoad & Oliver Tarney. This concert is sponsored by William Haley Engineering. Admission: free. Retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music ……………………………………………………………………………………………… Thursday 23 April 1.05 – 1.40pm (in the Quire) LUNCHTIME ORGAN RECITAL Michał Szostak (Lichen, Poland) Admission: free Retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music ……………………………………………………………………………………………… Wells Cathedral Box Office: 01749 672773


Instrument Skills Days 2020 As a specialist music school, our skills days are run by some of the leading professional musicians in their field.

Sunday 19th January 2020 French Horn Day Sunday 19th January 2020 Trumpet Skills Day Sunday 26th April 2020 Single Reed Day Find out more http://wells.cathedral.school/intrument-skills or contact Dominique Swain on 01749 834487Â or d.swain@wells.cathedral.school


Thursday 30th January Scholarship Day (11+, 13+, 14+ and 16+)* Academic All Rounder Art

Drama Specialist Mathematics Sport

Saturday 1st February Music Auditions* Saturday 7th March Whole School Open Morning Thursday 19th March Be a Specialist Musician for a Day Saturday 21st March Be a Specialist Mathematician for a Day Wednesday 25th March EYFS and Nursery Open Afternoon Busy Bees & Chickadees *Deadline for applications Friday 10th January. See our website for full details

Tel: 01749 834441 http://wells.cathedral.school/openday

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