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Innovative Festival at Wells Cathedral in its tenth year

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forty years of music: a celebration

Wells Cathedral is preparing to celebrate its tenth annual festival of new music: new music wells 77-17, to be held from Sunday 15 – Thursday 19 October 2017.

See new music wells page for more details.

Diocesan Evensong Visit

The Vicars Choral and Boy Choristers will sing Evensong in the Parish Church of T Peter in Evercreech at 3pm on Sunday 8 October. For those staying in Wells, the Girl Choristers will sing Evensong in the Cathedral that afternoon.

Be a Chorister for a Day

Our annual Be a Chorister for a Day event will take place on Saturday 14 October from 11.00am-5.00pm, and includes singing games, learning about the Cathedral and finding out what a Chorister really does. Lunch is provided, and at the end of the day the children take part in Evensong with the Cathedral Choir. In the afternoon parents can take a tour of Wells Cathedral School, and have afternoon tea in Vicars’ Hall before Evensong.

There are still some boys’ places available, and there is a waiting list for girls. If you know a child who will be aged between 7 and 9 on this date and would like to take part, please send your contact details to Melanie Lawlor in the Music Office by emailing:, or telephone 01749 674483. Places are limited, so please register early.

Upcoming Concerts:

Please see the new Music in Wells 2017 leaflet for details of Concerts throughout the year.

Thursday 12 October, 1.05 – 1.40pm (in the Quire)


Thomas Corns, Director of Music at Sheffield Cathedral.

Admission: free. Retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music.

Welcome and congratulations!

At Evensong on Saturday 9 September we welcomed the following people into the choir:

Boy Choristers:               Gabriel Harrison-Colgate, William Harvey, and Ollie Pearce

Girl Chorister:                Amelia Tuff

Assistant Organist:          Jeremy Cole

Choral Scholars:              Oliver Chubb, Harry Guthrie, and Finn Lacey

Senior Organ Scholar:     Joshua Stephens

Congratulations are due to the following choristers who will be surpliced at this service: Harry Hellier, William Perring, and George Thomas, and Elsa Melia. Congratulations are also due to Bailey Roberts and Jessica Morrell, who become Head Boy Chorister and Head Girl Chorister, respectively, and to Xavier Hobday-Padamadan and Taylor Thompson, and Harriet Carlill and Beth Mitton, who will become Deputy Head Boy and Girl Choristers.

Vacancies for boy choristers!

Do you know a boy currently in school year 3 or 4 who would like to be a chorister at Wells Cathedral? We currently have vacancies. To find out more about auditioning for this world-famous choir, contact Cindy Valuto at Wells Cathedral School via or 01749 834213.