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Diocesan Evensong Visit

The Vicars Choral and Boy Choristers will sing Evensong in the Parish Church of St James in Winscombe at 3pm on Sunday 13 May. For those staying in Wells, the Girl Choristers will sing Evensong in the Cathedral that afternoon. 

Wells Cathedral Song Squad

Please join us for Evensong on Tuesday 15 May, when the Wells Cathedral Song Squad will sing the service with the Boy Choristers and Vicars Choral.

Vacancies for choristers

Do you know a boy or girl currently in school year 3, 4, or 5 who would like to be a chorister at Wells Cathedral? We currently have vacancies. To find out more about auditioning for our world-famous choir, please contact Cindy Valuto at Wells Cathedral School via c.valuto@wells-cathedral-school.com or 01749 834213.

Forthcoming Recitals:

Thursday 3 May, 1.05 – 1.40pm (in the Quire)

BACH COMPLETE ORGAN WORKS: RECITAL 21

The twenty-first of the bi-monthly series of organ recitals surveying the complete organ works of J.S. Bach over six years, played by Matthew Owens (Organist and Master of the Choristers, Wells Cathedral).

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

Ascension Day, Thursday 10 May 1.05 – 1.35pm (in the Quire)

ORGAN RECITAL: MESSIAEN MEDITATION (II)

Matthew Owens (Organist and Master of the Choristers, Wells Cathedral) and Prebendary Elsa van der Zee (reader) give the annual performance of Olivier Messiaen’s L’Ascension (Four Symphonic Meditations for Organ) in the second of this year’s Messiaen meditations

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

Thursday 17 May 1.05 – 1.40pm (in the Quire)

LUNCHTIME ORGAN RECITAL

Joshua Stephens (Senior Organ Scholar, Wells Cathedral)

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

Thursday 24 May 1.05 – 1.35pm (in the Quire)

ORGAN RECITAL: MESSIAEN MEDITATION (III)

Matthew Owens (Organist and Master of the Choristers, Wells Cathedral) and Prebendary Elsa van der Zee (reader) give the annual performance of Olivier Messiaen’s Messe de la Pentecôte in the third of this year’s Messiaen meditations

Admission: free  Retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music

Visiting Choirs

During the Cathedral Choir’s Whitsun break, we will welcome the following visiting choirs:

Friday 25 May Choir of the United Parish of East Harptree
Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 May St David’s Singers, Exeter
Monday 28 – Wednesday 30 May Trinity and St. James Episcopal Church Choir, Houston, Texas
Friday 1 June Choir of St Nicolas Church, Taplow

The services on the following dates will be sung by Wells Cathedral Voluntary Choir:

Thursday 31 May

Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 June

A New Vicar Choral

We are pleased to announce that Matthew Minter will be joining the Cathedral Choir as a Tenor Vicar Choral from the start of the Whitsun term.

No stranger to Wells, Matthew has previously sung as a soloist with Wells Cathedral Choir and Wells Cathedral Oratorio Society.

Matthew studied at Salford University and the Royal Northern College of Music, and enjoys a fine career as a soloist having worked with many of Britain’s leading orchestras, and under the direction of such distinguished conductors as Pierre Boulez, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Bernard Haitink, Richard Hickox, and Sir David Willcocks.

We very much look forward to welcoming Matthew, and his wife Louise, to Wells.