Upcoming events

Upcoming events


Find and book tickets for upcoming events at Wells Cathedral.

 

Alexandra Whittingham Live in Concert at Wells Cathedral

Friday 25th June 2021

“Alexandra’s performances are always engaging and uplifting – and, in the past few weeks, she has just been signed to Delphian Records … clearly, they see a young artist with immense talent and huge potential to shape the classical world”
Classic FM

 

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Wells Cathedral is thrilled to be hosting classical guitarist, Alexandra Whittingham to perform live in Concert on Friday 25th June 2021.

The programme will include works by Coste, Shand, Pratten, Gerhard and Dyens.

About Alexandra:

After studying classical guitar, piano, jazz guitar and composition at the world-renowned Chetham’s School of Music for seven years, Alexandra Whittingham gained a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Having graduated with first class honours and the Timothy Gilson Guitar Prize in 2019, she has returned to the Royal Academy to complete a masters degree.

Alexandra has recently signed with Delphian on an initial three-recording collaboration, to include a programme of all female composers and a recital of South American music.

Alexandra’s debut album can be pre-ordered here.

Milly Forrest Live in Concert at Wells Cathedral

Friday 10th September 2021
“Forrest, with her silvery tone, sounded exquisite… and was breath-taking at the close as her voice floated heavenwards”
The Guardian

 

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Join Wells Cathedral for a fantastic evening of opera arias and other music sung by classical soprano, Milly Forrest, accompanied by Hamish Brown, on Friday 10th September 2021.

About Milly:

Milly Forrest is a British-born classical soprano who trained at both the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music.

In 2017 Milly made headlines when she was plucked from her job as a cloakroom attendant to perform in the world-famous Wigmore Hall after another soprano was taken ill. Performing ensemble works by Franz Schubert and Ralph Vaughan Williams, she enthralled the audience with her “exquisite performance”.

In 2019 Milly won the Patricia Routledge English Song Competition, and in December 2020 Milly was awarded the Ferrier-Loveday Song Prize in the Kathleen Ferrier singing competition.

During the Pandemic, Milly has spent time working as a hospital porter supporting the work of the NHS.

Jess Gillam in Concert with Fantasia Orchestra

Friday 17th & Saturday 18th September 2021
“Jess Gillam… lighting up the hall with her seemingly effortless virtuosity and limitless expressiveness. Gillam is all set for stardom: to listen is to love her.”
The Arts Desk

 

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Wells Cathedral is thrilled to welcome award-winning saxophonist, Jess Gillam to play with Fantasia Orchestra on Friday 17th & Saturday 18th September 2021.

About Jess:

Hailing from Ulverston in Cumbria, Jess Gillam is animating the music world with her outstanding talent and infectious personality, bringing classical music to new audiences through world class live performances, television, and radio.

In 2016, Jess became the first saxophonist to reach the final of the BBC Young Musician of the Year. Since then, she has gone on to play at other world-renowned events, including the 2018 Last Night of the Proms, in which her performance was described as “the indisputable highlight” by BBC News.

Jess is the youngest ever presenter for BBC Radio 3, hosting her own weekly show, and is the first saxophonist to be signed to Decca Classics. Her latest album, ‘TIME’ can be found here.

“The most directly emotional music to be experienced live post-lockdown”
The Arts Desk
About Fantasia Orchestra:

Founded in 2016 by conductor Tom Fetherstonhaugh, Fantasia Orchestra is formed of some of the country’s most exciting young musicians. The orchestra’s thrilling and varied concerts showcase classical and contemporary music-making of the highest level.

Formed of talented young musicians at the start of their musical careers, Fantasia Orchestra tackles a broad and eclectic range of repertoire with fresh, youthful, and energetic vigour, breathing new life into old works and celebrating new ones. Recent highlights during the Covid-19 pandemic include Tasmin Little’s final concerto performances and Dvorak’s Cello Concerto with 2016 BBC Young Musician winner Sheku Kanneh-Mason at Wells Cathedral.

This performance will be Fantasia’s third appearance in Wells Cathedral, and we are very pleased to welcome them back again.

The Festival of the Moon!

12.10.21 – 3.11.21

 
 
A constellation of fantastic events around Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon at Wells Cathedral.

Details of events coming soon…

Aled Jones – UK Cathedral Tour 2022

Thursday 3rd March 2022

 

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Aled Jones’ ‘Blessings’ Cathedral Tour has been re-scheduled for 2022! Book your tickets now via the link above.

Listen to our Music

Wells Cathedral re-opens to all visitors on Monday 17 May 2021. Please note: The Cathedral, Shop and Café will be closing at the earlier time of 1pm on Monday 17th May. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.