Page 1

Concerts and Events

Summer 2017 - April to July Box Office: 01749 834483 http://wells.events Wells, Somerset


Cedars Hall, the Cathedral of St Andrew in Wells, Quilter Hall and our beautiful grounds at Wells Cathedral School. Wells itself - this small, vibrant city which is alive with music of all periods and all genres, and with thinking and ideas. What a wonderful environment for a wonderful, extensive programme shot through with aspirational beauty and provocation, with classics and new music. We are very fortunate! Come to as much as you can; it won’t disappoint, and you will leave having, I hope, experienced joy. This is the final season of our inaugural year of this kind of events programme. Tell us what you think, and keep returning to make sure that we’ve taken your advice. Elizabeth Cairncross, Principal Although it only opened in September 2016, Cedars Hall has already become established as a major arts venue for the South West and, along with the newly-dedicated 14th century Quilter Hall and Wells Cathedral, it is one of the host venues for our summer programme. Our third series of events continues our commitment to breaking new ground, embracing a diverse range of art forms, styles and cultures. Our concerts feature a distinguished array of world-renowned professional artists - many of whom will combine performances with teaching, masterclasses and mentoring - and our own accomplished student musicians. Mark Stringer, Director of Music

Free tickets for young people (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.


How to book and contact us Wells Cathedral School Concerts and Events For more details about our concerts and events, and to book your tickets online, visit http://wells.events Please note that all billings are subject to change. T: 01749 834483 E: boxoffice@wells.cathedral.school The box office is open Monday to Friday, 9.30 am - 12.30 pm For ticket collection and box office sales in person: Polydor House, 3 The Liberty, Wells, Somerset BA5 2SS To enquire about:

Hiring Cedars Hall or Quilter Hall contact Kay Pennycott: k.pennycott@wells.cathedral.school / 01749 834298 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 benefit 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 Department 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: Mary Browning Friends of Music Membership Secretary Polydor House, 3 The Liberty, Wells, Somerset BA5 2SS T: 01749 834493 (term-time) E: m.browning@wells.cathedral.school Registered Charity Number: 1013509


THE CLOSEST HOTEL TO CEDARS HALL The recently refurbished 15th century White Hart Hotel in Wells is just 5 minutes’ walk from Cedars Hall and directly opposite the famous Cathedral. It is also one of the only hotels to offer parking. They have created two packages for anyone attending concerts at Cedars Hall to use.

Bed and Breakfast including free parking £95.00 for two sharing a double or twin room Dinner Bed and breakfast including free parking £125.00 for two sharing a double or twin room To book call reservations on 01749 672 056 or email reservations@whitehartwells.com quoting ‘Cedars Hall package’

THE WHITE HART H O T E L | R E S TA U R A N T | K I T C H E N

www.whitehartwells.com | 01749 672 056 S a d ler St re e t, We l l s, Shttp://wells.events o me r s e t, B A 5 2 R R 4


Saturday, 29th April 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm

Sunday, 30th April 8.00 pm – 9.15 pm

Film: Charlie Chaplin's The Kid

Masterpieces for String Quartet

with live music from Joanna MacGregor (piano) and Andy Sheppard (saxophones)

with the Alberni Quartet

"Joanna MacGregor is a mouldbreaking artist." - The Observer

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

Charlie Chaplin’s 1921 masterpiece melds social commentary and touching comedy as The Tramp and The Kid (Chaplin's tiny sidekick Jackie Coogan) skilfully combine slapstick and pathos. For their Cedars Hall debut, two of Britain’s finest musicians, supported by Matthew Fairclough's sound design, provide a live score to this classic film and to the lovely 1937 documentary, Children at School.

The internationally-acclaimed Alberni Quartet begins its Cedars Hall residency with two of the finest pieces ever written for string quartet. This concert kicks off a Sunday series exploring works from the heart of the repertoire for everyone who already loves this music and for those who may be coming to it for the first time. The music will be introduced by members of the quartet.

Cedars Hall Tickets: £14 to £23 Free for 25s and under

Cedars Hall Tickets: £10 unreserved Free for 25s and under (CAVATINA Concert)

Box office 01749 834483

5


Wednesday, 3rd May 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm

Saturday, 6th May 4.00 pm - 6.30 pm

Guitar Extravaganza with Mike Dawes and friends

The Nasmyth Accompanists’ Project

"Jaw-dropping" - Guitar Player Magazine (US)

with our young pianists and Roger Vignoles

"Among the very best in the world" - Justin Hayward (The Moody Blues)

"Vignoles is the great artists’ collaborator par excellence.” - Classical Music Magazine

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 internationallyrenowned quartet of session musicians - Kit Morgan, Jerry Crozier-Cole, Riaan Vosloo and Andrew Tween plus talented jazz and rock students. Mike Dawes will also be leading our students in a public masterclass (see page 22).

Cedars Hall Tickets: £12 to £20

6

Roger Vignoles leads a workshop on piano accompaniment with young Wells pianists and singers to conclude in a short recital. David Nasmyth, who died in 2015, was a passionate supporter of school music and particularly keen on helping young pianists to develop the crucial skills they need for accompaniment. This project will become a regular fixture in our musical calendar. Cedars Hall Admission free with generous support from Virginia Nasmyth and family http://wells.events


Sunday, 7th May 2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

Sunday, 7th May 8.00 pm - 9.00 pm

An Afternoon of Romantic Song

Wells Cathedral School Young Composers' Showcase

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.” Following on from their Saturday workshop, with the school's young pianists and singers, Cedars Hall is delighted to welcome rising star soprano Raphaela Papadakis and the great Roger Vignoles to give a recital of their own, including songs by Haydn, Schumann, Strauss and a tribute to Shakespeare.

Cedars Hall Tickets: £12 to £20 Free for 25s and under

Box office 01749 834483

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. Expect a vivid and adventurous exploration of musical styles, inspired by contemporary, classical, jazz and folk music, for a range of lineups including solos, duos, singers and ensembles.

Cedars Hall Admission free

7


Pilgrim Financial Planning • • • •

Independent Bespoke Advisory Service Pension Consolidation Tailored Investment Solutions

• • • • •

Business Protection School Fees Planning Later Life Specialists Cash Flow Modelling Auto Enrolment

Thyer House, 31 Sadler St, Wells, BA5 2RR. T: 01749 670087 enquiries@pilgrimfp.co.uk

www.pilgrimfp.co.uk

Fri, 12th May - Sat, 3rd June

The Way of Seeing Colour

Please note this exhibition is only available for public view an hour before each concert. Cedars Hall Admission free

August Artichoke by Kate Noble

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.


Friday, 12th May 7.00 pm – 8.45 pm

Thursday, 18th May 7.00 pm – 8.00 pm

Piano Masters 4: Mitsuko Uchida

Vikki Stone

"...a lifetime unfussily shrinking the gap between the possible and the ideal" - BBC Music Magazine Mozart - Piano Sonata in C Schumann - Kreisleriana Fantasie Legendary pianist Mitsuko Uchida brings unrivalled insight to music through her lifelong quest for truth and beauty expressed in sound. Here she sets a best-loved Mozart sonata against two Schumann masterpieces: Kreisleriana, a work by turns turbulent, demonic and mischievous, and the Fantasie, an immense love song to the composer’s future wife, Clara Wieck. Cedars Hall Tickets: £17 to £28 Free for 25s and under

Box office 01749 834483

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. As the title suggests, it's a concerto in which the soloist is a comedian - a sort of Peter and the Wolf but with jokes. She says it's the first of its kind. Wells orchestral musicians have been developing the piece with her and tonight give its workshop world premiere with Vikki starring alongside conductor Ben Glassberg.

Cedars Hall Tickets: £10 Free for 25s and under

9


Friday 26th May Sunday, 28th May

Monday, 29th May 7.00 pm – 8.15 pm

photo: Idil Sukan

Wells Comedy Festival Complete Beethoven in association with Brothers Violin Sonatas 2/5 “The most consistently funny show of Stewart Lee's brilliant career… I laughed till it hurt.” - The Times Now in its third year, the biggest yet, Wells Comedy Festival adds Cedars Hall to its Wells venues with the Bafta-winning Stewart Lee, Mock the Week’s surreal one-liner merchant Milton Jones and Edinburgh Comedy Awardwinner Bridget Christie; plus many more shows across the city, which include Joe Lycett, Sara Pascoe and James Acaster.

For the full lineup and to book tickets visit wellscomfest.com

Cedars Hall Tickets: Festival tickets from £6, Cedars Hall shows from £12

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. In this second concert of the cycle, the rollicking high spirits of Beethoven’s Violin Sonata, op.12 no.2, inspired composer Peter Ash to create A Major Chase, and Matthew Taylor’s new piece Tarantella Furiosa, which is a modern reflection on Beethoven’s fiery Kreutzer Sonata. The concert is being recorded for CD. Cedars Hall Tickets: £10 to £16 Free for 25s and under (CAVATINA Concert)

10

http://wells.events


Thursday, 8th June 7.00 pm - 8.45 pm

Red Sky July

Piano Masters 5: Yevgeny Sudbin

photo: Peter Regaud

Saturday, 3rd June 7.00 pm - 10.30 pm

with support from Safehaus and Ylamar

“Touching lyrics and beautiful melodies” – BBC Radio 2

“...potentially one of the greatest pianists of the 21st century” - Daily Telegraph

Red Sky July are Ally McErlaine (guitarist in Texas) and Shelly Poole (Alisha’s Attic) along with Charity Hair (The Alice Band). Red Sky July’s sound is a hazy blend of alt-country and Americana. Safehaus reached a global audience when their track Leave it All was used on a release trailer for the video game Dark Souls III and have summer gigs planned across Europe including Rome and Monaco. Ylamar are an Italian trio including beatbox.

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. His Wells recital also includes jaw-dropping virtuosity from Medtner plus quintessential Russian works by Tchaikovsky and Scriabin's Vers la Flamme. Sudbin's focused brilliance shows that fire can blaze cold as well as hot.

Cedars Hall Tickets: £15 in advance, £17.50 on the door

Cedars Hall Tickets: £14 to £23 Free for 25s and under

Box office 01749 834483

11


Sunday, 18th June Saturday, 15th July

Sunday, 18th June 8.00 pm - 9.10 pm

A-Level Art Exhibition

Masterpieces for String Quartet

"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see." - Edgar Degas

with the Alberni Quartet

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. Please note this exhibition is only available for public view an hour before each event.

Image by Taika Guo, Upper Sixth.

Cedars Hall Admission free

Haydn - String Quartet, op.76 no.2 (Fifths); Beethoven - String Quartet, op.59 no.3 (Rasumovsky) Two more great works played and introduced by Cedars Hall's quartet in residence. Haydn's op.76 quartets are among his most ambitious chamber music - at once innovative, elegant, witty and serious. The Fifths quartet, in particular, is the perfect incarnation of Haydn's famous remark about the "ingenious jesting with art”. Beethoven’s C major quartet is a life-affirming masterpiece.

Cedars Hall Tickets: £10 unreserved Free for 25s and under (CAVATINA Concert)

12

http://wells.events


Friday, 23rd June 10.00 am - 5.00 pm

Monday, 26th June Tuesday, 27th June

Wells Cathedral School Concerto Auditions

Disney's The Lion King

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. This is a fascinating opportunity to hear great concerto repertoire being discovered afresh by a new generation of musicians. The adjudicator this year is the eminent pianist and Principal of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Jeffrey Sharkey.

Please note there will be a one-hour lunch break at 1.00 pm.

Cedars Hall Admission free, donations to Friends of Music at Wells Cathedral School Box office 01749 834483

A Junior School Production 26th June: 7.00 pm - 8.10 pm 27th June: 2.00 pm - 3.10 pm 7.00 pm - 8.10 pm 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. With songs by Elton John and Tim Rice, including Circle of Life, I Just Can’t Wait To Be King, Can You feel The Love Tonight? and Hakuna Matata, this will be a magical experience for all the family. This production is presented by arrangement with MTI (Europe). Cedars Hall Tickets: £10, £7 for 18s and under

13


Wednesday, 28th June 7.00 pm - 8.30 pm

Wells Cathedral School Showcase 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.

A Lower School Production Friday, 30th June Saturday, 1st July, 7.30 pm – 9.45 pm

Cedars Hall Tickets: £10, unreserved Free for 25s and under 14

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. Fusing some of Shakespeare's most http://wells.events


Friday, 30th June 7.00 pm - 8.30 pm

Wells Cathedral School Showcase 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. Remember, you saw them here first! dazzling lyrical poetry with a feast of music, dance and magic, this year's production of Shakespeare's beloved comedy takes us on a journey to the most colourful and spellbinding of ancient lands where "the course of true love never did run smooth" and dreams are everlasting. De Salis Garden Tickets: £8, £5 for 18s and under Box office 01749 834483

Cedars Hall Tickets: £10, unreserved Free for 25s and under 15


Wells Music Summer School

Join us for a fun and inspiring week (or two)!

International Wind, Brass and Percussion Week 30th July - 6th August 2017 Open to musicians aged 10-18 of all abilities £895 Residential £695 Non-residential

International Jazz Week 6th - 12th August 2017 Open to musicians aged 13-18, grade 5 minimum standard recommended £695 Residential £525 Non-residential

International String Week 6th - 12th August 2017 Open to musicians aged 8-18 of all abilities £795 Residential £595 Non-residential Find out more T: 01749 834298 E: summermusic@wells.cathedral.school www.wellsmusicsummerschool.com

Summer Fun for 4-15 year olds Activities include: Tennis, Cookery, Athletics, Adventure Sports and Junior Adventures

Find out more Call 01749 834270 or visit http://wells.cathedral.school/holiday-clubs


Saturday, 1st July 7.00 pm - 8.30 pm

Sunday, 2nd July 12.00 pm - 3.00 pm

Wells Cathedral School Jazz Picnic Celebration: Brass and This is one of the unmissable events of the Wells summer season Percussion Gala "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. Paul's current talented brass players, along with stars from Jayne Obradovic's equally illustrious percussion department, celebrate a remarkable anniversary with solo and ensemble music including Richard Strauss' epic Festmusik der Stadt Wien for 19 brass and Copland's rowdy Hoedown.

Cedars Hall Tickets: £10, unreserved Free for 25s and under Box office 01749 834483

- 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.

Cedars Lawn Tickets: £10 Free for 18s and under 17


18

http://wells.events


Sunday, 2nd July 3.30 pm - 5.00 pm

Friday, 7th July 7.30 pm - 9.45 pm

Wells Cathedral School Piano Gala

Wells Cathedral School Symphony Orchestra

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. This March, Year 13 pianist Adam (pictured above) won first prize in the prestigious Intercollegiate Beethoven Competition. Tonight some of these fine young musicians take advantage of Cedars Hall's magnificent new Steinway grand piano to showcase a mixture of virtuoso and lyrical classics.

Cedars Hall Tickets: £10, unreserved Free for 25s and under Box office 01749 834483

with Paul Daniel (conductor) and Gwyneth Nelmes (soloist) Ravel - La Valse; Prokofiev - Violin Concerto no.2; Tchaikovsky Symphony no.5 Summer is a time of goodbyes, in a good way, at Wells. "True happiness for Russians," said novelist Dostoyevsky, "is always tinged with sadness". Mix into that Tchaikovsky's agonies, the fizz and drama of ballet - especially the famous dance which Ravel used so chillingly in his Great War-inspired showpiece - and you have a concert imbued with mists, violence and the scent of birch forests. Wells Cathedral Tickets: £10 to £18

19


Strawberry Concerts

Strawberry Concerts

Strawberry Concerts

Strawberry Concert 1 Leveret Wednesday, 12th July 7.00 pm – 9.30 pm

“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. Sam Sweeney, once the fiddler for the former band Bellowhead, is the current BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician of the Year. Melodeon genius, Andy Cutting, is twice a previous winner and Rob Harbron on concertina is a wizard known for his work with The Full English and more. Don't miss this performance by three top-notch instrumentalists with deep roots in the tradition.

Cedars Hall Tickets: £12 to £20 20

Strawberry Concert 2 Handel's Water Music 300th Anniversary with the Bristol Ensemble and Louise Innes (mezzo soprano) Friday, 14th July 7.00 pm – 9.30 pm Bristol's crack professional chamber orchestra may feel like a well-kept secret to audiences on this side of the Mendips. We are thrilled to remedy that with this special http://wells.events


Strawberry Concerts

Strawberry Concerts

Strawberry Concerts

Strawberry Concert 3 An Evening with Claire Martin and the Swing Machine Jazz Orchestra Saturday, 15th July 7.00 pm – 9.30 pm

“She ranks among the four or five finest female jazz vocalists on the planet.” - Jazz Times USA

anniversary performance of Handel's Water Music and other treats, first played to a royal audience on the River Thames 300 years ago almost to the day, and now the perfect accompaniment to a summer's evening in sight of Wells Cathedral. Cedars Hall Tickets: £14 to £23

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. Cedars Hall Tickets: £17 to £28

All ticket prices include strawberries and cream. There will be a long supper interval of 45 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.


Calendar of concerts and events 29th April: Film: Charlie Chaplin's The Kid 7.00 pm 30th April: Masterpieces for String Quartet with the Alberni Quartet 8.00 pm 3rd May: Guitar Masterclass with Mike Dawes 3.00 - 4.30 pm 3rd May: Guitar Extravaganza with Mike Dawes and friends 7.30 pm 5th May: Brass Chamber Music Masterclass with Roger Argente 10.00 am - 12.30 pm 5th May: Lunchtime Concert 1.05 pm 5th May: Early Music Concert 7.00 pm 6th May: The Nasmyth Accompanists’ Project 4.00 pm 7th May: An Afternoon of Romantic Song 2.00 pm 7th May: Wells Cathedral School Young Composers’ Showcase 8.00 pm 9th May: Composition Masterclass with Adam Gorb 10.00 am - 12.30 pm 12th May: Lunchtime Concert 1.05 pm 12th May - 3rd June: The Way of Seeing Colour Art Exhibition 12th May: Piano Masters 4 - Mitsuko Uchida 7.00 pm 18th May: Vikki Stone: Concerto for Comedian and Orchestra 7.00 pm 24th May: Old Wellensian Percussion Recital with Kim Foster 7.00 pm 26th May: Lunchtime Concert 1.05 pm 26th - 28th May: Wells Comedy Festival in association with Brothers 29th May: Complete Beethoven Violin Sonatas 2/5 7.00 pm 3rd June: Red Sky July with support from Safehaus and Ylamar 7.00 pm 8th June: Piano Masters 5 - Yevgeny Sudbin 7.00 pm 9th June: Wells Cathedral School Graduate Musicians Concert 1.05 pm 16th June: Lunchtime Concert 1.05 pm 18th June - 15th July: A-Level Art Exhibition 18th June: Masterpieces for String Quartet with the Alberni Quartet 8.00 pm 20th June: Musical Extravaganza 7.00 pm 21st June: Jazz in the Foyer 7.00 pm 23rd June: Concerto Auditions 10.00 am - 5.00 pm 26th June: Disney's The Lion King 7.00 pm 27th June: Disney's The Lion King 2.00 pm and 7.00 pm 22

http://wells.events


28th June: Wells Cathedral School Showcase 7.00 pm 29th June: String Ensemble Lunchtime Concert 1.05 pm 30th June: Lunchtime Concert 1.05 pm 30th June: Wells Cathedral School Showcase 7.00 pm 30th June - 1st July: A Midsummer Night's Dream 7.30 pm 1st July: Wells Cathedral School Celebration: Brass and Percussion Gala 7.00 pm 2nd July: Jazz Picnic 12.00 pm 2nd July: Wells Cathedral School Piano Gala 3.30 pm 7th July: Wells Cathedral School Symphony Orchestra 7.30 pm 12th July: Leveret

7.00 pm

14th July: Handel's Water Music 300th Anniversary

7.00 pm

15th July: Claire Martin and the Swing Machine Jazz Orchestra

7.00 pm

Free concerts In addition to our main listing we have many more performances that are free to the public, featuring Wells Cathedral School students, from Junior to Senior School, specialist to non-specialist. Doors open 15 minutes before the start of each concert, and everyone is welcome. This includes our lunchtime concert series, which takes place in Wells Cathedral School’s Quilter Hall at 1.05 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and on occasional Fridays (see calendar for dates) during term-time, starting on Tuesday, 2nd May 2017. These concerts are an important opportunity for our specialist musicians to perform their solo repertoire. There is a retiring collection in aid of Friends of Music at Wells Cathedral School. For full details, please visit http://wells.cathedral.school/free-concerts as times and location may be subject to change.

Calendar key Cedars Hall

Cathedral Concert

Cedars Lawn

Quilter Hall

De Salis Garden

Free

Strawberry Concert

Box office 01749 834483

Rising Stars (younger musicians)

23


Turn your financial aspirations into reality Initial consultation free and without obligation Exeter

01392 214635

Wells 01749 343366

Melksham 01225 701210

Yeovil 01935 426181

OM01461.indd 1

www.oldmillgroup.co.uk 17/03/2017 10:59


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). We are able to allocate disabled-only parking in the car park adjacent to Cedars House on The Liberty. Please contact the box office (01749 834483) to reserve a space. Further evening-only parking is available in Mundy’s Meadow car park, which is free for our summer season, see map below; from here it is a short traffic-free walk via Lovers Walk to The Liberty. Additional spaces are available in the city’s many public car parks. All these car parks are within a 15-minute walk from Cedars Hall: Market Square (BA5 2RB); Waitrose (BA5 2PJ); 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, visit en.parkopedia.co.uk/parking/wells. OLD BRISTOL ROAD A39

Br

MO

UNT

ROA

NEW

D

STR

EE

T

RO

AD

West on-super-Mare Cheddar Glas tonbury Street

ERY

is

R

E

E

T

LL

T

Ce da rs Fie ld

W

C

E

O

S N

EG

E

5

1 NO B

31

39

E

LI

BE

RT

4

Y

RT

H

l

&

B

a

th

1. Cedars Hall 2. Wells Cathedral 3 . Quilter Hall (Music School) 4. Reserved disabled parking 5. Mundy’s Meadow (parking)

St a ble Ya rd A O

R

D

E

E

G

D

L

Ba

E

O C

V

9

IC

N

A

E

B

3

13

D

Market Place

R

Y

St Tho mas Chu rch N

E

RT

A

W

Town Hall

S

BE

ST

T

R

Th e Rib

LI

2

EET

E

E

E

H S TR

TH

HIG

th

S

R

S

L

SE

3

G

A

LO

E

L

L

A

C

R

R

EE R T

S

D

R

E

A

TH

Wells Mus eum

O

CA

R

T

D

TH

to

T

Th

untai e Fo n

In

n

R

E

MA

S

ST

RE

ET

T

Bekynto n

ll

B3

13

9

T

O

R

S

T

ST THO

E

Hi

Tor Fu rl o ng

ion itut

Const

The Park

Box office 01749 834483

TOR

HILL

LANE

TOR HIL L (N.T )

25


Instrumental Skills Days Inspirational and motivational musical activities and training run by leading professional musicians that are tailored for students, teachers and music enthusiasts of all ages and abilities...

Drum Kit Day

French Horn Day

Brass Skills Day

Sunday, 24th Sept 2017

Sunday, 12th Nov 2017

Sunday, 21st Jan 2018

For more details please contact: Dominique Swain, Music Outreach Coordinator T: 01749 834487 (term-time only) E: d.swain@wells.cathedral.school http://wells.cathedral.school/instrumental-skills

MA

WELLS MUSIC ACADEMY

Join us at The Bishop's Palace for... • 14 acres of stunning, RHS Partner gardens • Medieval Falconry Day 14th April • The English Country Garden Festival 9th-11th June • Summer Outdoor Theatre programme • Family Fun Fridays and Nature Ninjas during school holidays • Membership starts at just £29 per year See our What's On Calendar for full details www.bishopspalace.org.uk/events

26

T 01749 988111 ext.200 E info@bishopspalace.org.uk

http://wells.events www.bishopspalace.org.uk


01749 834483

27


Be what you are at Wells Set in the heart of England's most beautiful cathedral city, Wells Cathedral School is a haven where every student can thrive and flourish, whatever their interests and talents.

See it to believe it Junior School Open House (Ages 3-11) Friday, 5th May

Whole School Open Morning (Ages 3-18) Saturday, 13th May

Junior School Exhibition Afternoon (Ages 3-11) Saturday, 10th June Contact us http://wells.cathedral.school 01749 834441 admissions@wells.cathedral.school

Wells Cathedral School Concerts and Events Summer 2017  

What's On in Cedars Hall, Wells Cathedral Concerts and Quilter Hall Box Office: 01749 834483 http://wells.events Wells, Somerset