PUPIL CONCERTS

About Our Pupil Concerts

Types of Concert

Lunchtime Concerts

Lunchtime concerts take place in Wells Cathedral School’s Quilter Hall (please click here for directions) at 1.05pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and on occasional Fridays during term-time unless stated otherwise below. These concerts are an important opportunity for our specialist musicians to perform their solo repertoire. Doors open 15 minutes before the start of the concert, admission is free of charge, and everyone is welcome.

Please note times and location may be subject to change so please check the calendar before attending.

There is a retiring collection in aid of Friends of Music at Wells Cathedral School.

Performance Platforms

Performance Platforms take place in Cedars Hall or Quilter Hall. These events are an opportunity for each department to present a unique showcase of their musicians’ repertoire, resulting in inspiring performances with an individual departmental flavour.

Doors open 15 minutes before the start, admission is free of charge, and everyone is welcome.

Please note times and location may be subject to change so please check the calendar before attending.

Your Visit

Please click here for useful information about your visit, including how to get here and where to park.

Masterclasses

Public masterclasses are a great opportunity to experience high-profile artists coaching our specialist musicians at an advanced level. Make the most of this unique chance to hear celebrated international, and often award-winning, musicians share their knowledge and skills, free of charge!

Doors open 15 minutes before the start and everyone is welcome.

Please note times and location may be subject to change so we recommend that you check the details in the calendar below before attending.

Summer 2019 Calendar

Where no ticketing information is provided, the concert is free to attend. In addition to the events detailed below, our lunchtime concerts take place in Quilter Hall at 1.05pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays during term time unless stated otherwise.

April

Adam Heron (piano) Old Wellensian Series Tuesday 23rd, 4.30pm: Cedars Hall
Lunchtime Concert Series begins Tuesday 30th, 1.05pm: Quilter Hall

May

Rock and Commercial Music Department Lunchtime Session Friday 3rd, 1.05pm: Cedars Hall
Concerto Auditions Friday 3rd, 7.00pm – 9.30pm: Cedars Hall (Please note new time)
Double Bass Recital Friday 3rd, 7.00pm: Quilter Hall
Showcase Concert Saturday 4th, 7.00pm: Cedars Hall Tickets: £10
String Chamber Music Concert Sunday 5th, 3.00pm: St Mary’s Church, Timsbury Tickets: £7.50 01761 479506 or 01761 471318
Percussion Department Lunchtime Concert Tuesday 7th, 1.05pm: Cedars Hall
Composers’ Concert Tuesday 7th, 7.00pm: Cedars Hall
Lower School Specialists Wednesday 8th, 12.30pm: St John the Baptist Church, Midsomer Norton
Second Study Concert Wednesday 8th, 7.00pm: Quilter Hall
Lunchtime Concert Friday 10th, 1.05pm: Quilter Hall
Celebrating Somerset Day: Brass Quintet Concert Saturday 11th, 7.30pm: Caryford Community Hall, Ansford Tickets: £10 from Bailey Hill Bookshop, Castle Cary 01963 341122
Wells String Orchestra conducted by Philip Dukes Sunday 12th, 4.00pm: Cedars Hall Tickets: £10
Classical Guitar Concert Tuesday 14th, 5.00pm: Quilter Hall
Chamber Music Lunchtime Wednesday 15th, 1.05pm: Quilter Hall
Lunchtime Concert Friday 17th, 1.05pm: Quilter Hall
Piano Accompanists and Vocal Concert with Roger Vignoles Monday 20th, 1.05pm: Cedars Hall
Abbey Road at 50 Rock and Commercial Music Department Session Monday 20th, 7.00pm: Cedars Hall
Chamber Music Lunchtime Wednesday 22nd, 1.05pm: Quilter Hall
Lunchtime Concert Friday 24th, 1.05pm: Quilter Hall
No Lunchtime Concerts Tuesday 28th and Thursday 30th (half term break)

June

Jazz in the Foyer Monday 3rd, 7.00pm: The John Baxter Foyer
Graduate Music Assistants Lunchtime Concert Wednesday 5th 1.05pm: Quilter Hall
Lunchtime Concert Friday 7th, 1.05pm: Quilter Hall
Performance Platform: String Department Sunday 9th, 3.00pm: Cedars Hall
Performance Platform: Vocal Department Sunday 9th, 8.00pm: Cedars Hall
Performance Platform: Woodwind Department Friday 14th, 7.00pm: Cedars Hall
Chamber Music Concert for Music in Barton Sunday 16th, 3.00pm The Village Hall, Barton St David Tickets: £10 01458 851692 or [email protected]
Venus & Adonis Opera Saturday 23rd, 7.00pm Cedars Hall Tickets: £15
Jazz Picnic Sunday 23rd, 12.00pm: Cedars Lawn Tickets: £10 Tables: £35 extra
Piano Gala Sunday 23rd, 3.00pm: Cedars Hall Tickets: £10
Lunchtime Concert Tuesday 25th, 12.30pm Winchester Cathedral
Symphony Orchestra Concert Thursday 27th, 7.30pm: Wells Cathedral Tickets: £10-19 from Cedars Hall Box Office
WYMSO Concert Saturday 29th, 11.30am: Quilter Hall

July

Musical Extravaganza Monday 1st, 7.00pm: Cedars Hall
Lunchtime Concert: String Ensemble Wednesday 3rd, 1.05pm: Cedars Hall
Going Solo Wednesday 3rd, 6.00pm: Cedars Hall (Please note new time)
No Lunchtime Concerts from Tuesday 9th July (summer holidays)