What’s on in Somerset

2019


 

 

Sunday 20th October 2019

St Mary Magdalene Church, Church Square, Taunton TA1 1SA

  • 3 pm Celebrity Recital by James Lancelot (Canon Organist Emeritus of Durham Cathedral) in celebration of the recent Father Willis Organ Renovation (tickets £10 from the church or TIC)
    • followed by afternoon tea, and then
  • 5 pm  Worship@5
    a 45-minute service featuring the organ as a symbol of unity and
    mystery, led by the Rev. Dennis Cavaghan
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Lunchtime Concert St John’s Church, Park Street, Taunton. TA1 4DG.
Friday 8 November, 12.45 – 1.30pm (Doors open at noon).
A YOUNG MUSICIANS’ SHOWCASE,  Wellington School Students

Wellington School’s high-flying Award-holders perform an inspiring
programme, celebrating musical diversity and excellence and featuring
a wide range of instruments, genres, ages and stages.

Retiring Collection in aid of the Archie Project, part of the
Reminiscence Learning Dementia Charity and St John’s Church.

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Remembrance Sunday 10 November 3.00 – 4.00pm

Wells Cathedral

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY: REQUIEM

Wells Cathedral Choir, Jeremy Cole (organ), Matthew Owens (conductor)

The annual act of remembrance at Wells Cathedral

Admission: free Retiring collection in aid of the Poppy Appeal and Wells Cathedral Music

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Thursday 14 November 1.05 – 1.40pm (in the Quire)

Wells Cathedral

LUNCHTIME ORGAN RECITAL

Given by students of Wells Cathedral School

Admission: free Retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music

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Thursday 14 November 8.00pm (in the Quire)

Wells Cathedral

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 conducted by Jeremy Cole

Tickets: £15.00; available from Wells Cathedral Shop Box Office

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Saturday 16 November 7.00pm

Wells Cathedral

WELLS CATHEDRAL ORATORIO SOCIETY

PÄRT: BERLINER MASS AND LAURIDSEN: LUX AETERNA

Matthew Owens (conductor)

Tickets: £12.00 – £28.00; available from wcos.org.uk, Wells Cathedral Shop Box Office, and at the door

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Tuesday 19 November 7.30pm

Wells Cathedral

G4 CHRISTMAS

After a sell-out show in 2018, G4 Christmas returns to Wells Cathedral! Expect to hear timeless classics such as When a Child is Born, Silent Night, and All I want for Christmas, as well as delightful medleys to evoke the Christmas spirit, all delivered up-close and personal in one of the UK’s most iconic historical venues

VIP tickets include a Meet and Greet with G4 at 6.00pm, where you will be able to chat to the boys over a glass of mulled wine, take photographs, and get autographs

Tickets: £12.50 – £79.50; available from g4official.com, Wells Cathedral Shop Box Office, and at the door

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Friday 22 November 7.30 – 8.40pm (in the Quire)

Wells Cathedral

EARLY MUSIC WELLS CONCERT

Programme to be announced

Tickets: £15.00; available from Wells Cathedral Shop Box Office, and at the door

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Saturday 23rd November 2019 at 3 pm (followed by tea)

St Mary Magdalene Church, Church Square, Taunton TA1 1SA

Andrew Millington (formerly Director of Music at Exeter Cathedral)

Lecture Recital on Elgar

In this lecture/recital Andrew will explore both the organ works and transcriptions of Edward Elgar, and his affinity with this music following his upbringing in the Malvern area. The talk will be illustrated using the newly renovated Father Willis organ in St Mary Magdalene Church
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Saturday 7 December 7.00pm

Wells Cathedral

WELLS CATHEDRAL ORATORIO SOCIETY

HANDEL: MESSIAH

Music for Awhile Orchestra (on period instruments), Matthew Owens (conductor)

Book early for Handel’s greatest Oratorio, in the annual performance from the Wells Cathedral Oratorio Society and one of Europe’s finest period instrument orchestras

Tickets: £12.00 – £28.00; available from wcos.org.uk, Wells Cathedral Shop Box Office, and at the door

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Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 December 7.00pm

Wells Cathedral

WELLS CATHEDRAL JUNIOR SCHOOL CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION

Jill Edmonds (musical director), Neil Johnson (speech director)

Featuring song, speech, and instrumental items

Admission: free

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Friday 13 December 7.30pm

Wells Cathedral

THE CHRISTMAS JETHRO TULL CONCERT

Ian Anderson (flute, vocals, and magic), John O’Hara (piano and organ), David Goodier (bass guitar), Florian Opahle (guitar), Scott Hammond (drums), Choristers of Wells Cathedral, and some surprise guests

Whether your Christmas is a secular affair of gift-giving and family togetherness, or an observation of one of the most important days in the Christian calendar, join us for some uplifting Christmas spirit, music, readings and maybe even a prayer or two. The programme will include some of the best-known repertoire of Jethro Tull and a few snippets of seasonal traditional church and classical music

Tickets: £15.00 – £50.00; available from Eventbrite, Wells Cathedral Shop Box Office, and at the door

In aid of Wells Cathedral

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Monday 16 December 7.30pm (in the Quire)

Wells Cathedral

OPUS ANGLICANUM: MEDIAEVAL CAROLS

Opus Anglicanum present their atmospheric Christmas programme of wonderful medieval music and readings, Gregorian chant, and polyphony. Experience a candlelit journey into the spiritual heart of a medieval Christmas

Tickets: £TBC; available from opusanglicanum.org, Wells Cathedral Shop Box Office, and at the door

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Thursday 19, Friday 20, and Saturday 21 December 7.00pm

Wells Cathedral

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, and the Cathedral is 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