FREE CONCERTS

Please note that this page only lists our free, unreserved concerts – click here to see our other events.

Student Concerts

About our Student Concerts

Lunchtime Concerts

Lunchtime concerts take place in Wells Cathedral School’s Quilter Hall (please click here for directions) at 1.05 pm 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.

Open Platforms

Open Platforms are an informal performance opportunity for all musicians and genres. These vary from open rehearsals to a chance to present repertoire in a relaxed atmosphere.

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.

Rising Star Concerts

The rising star concerts (   ) feature many of the younger musicians at Wells Cathedral School. The standard is often breathtaking, and we hope you will support the school’s rising stars at the early stages of their musical careers.

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 2018 Calendar

April

Friday 27th April 7.00pm, Double Bass Recital, Quilter Hall

May

Tuesday 1st May 1.05pm, Lunchtime Concert, Quilter Hall
Wednesday 2nd May 1.05pm, Chamber Music Lunchtime Concert, Cedars Hall (CANCELLED)
Thursday 3rd May 9.25am – 17.30pm, Concerto Audition Competition First Round, Cedars Hall
Thursday 3rd May 1.05pm, Lunchtime Concert, Quilter Hall
Friday 4th May 1.05pm, Lunchtime Concert, Quilter Hall
Tuesday 8th May 1.05pm, Lunchtime Concert, Quilter Hall
Wednesday 9th May 12.30pm, Lower School Soloists Concert, St John the Baptist Church, Midsomer Norton
Thursday 10th May 1.05pm, Lunchtime Concert, Quilter Hall
Friday 11th May 1.05pm, Lunchtime Concert, Quilter Hall
Sunday 13th May 3.00pm, String Department Performance Platform, Quilter Hall
Monday 14th May 7.00pm, Rock and Pop Department Tribute to The Beatles White Album, Cedars Hall
Tuesday 15th May 1.05pm, Lunchtime Concert, Quilter Hall
Wednesday 16th May 1.05pm, Chamber Music Lunchtime, Quilter Hall
Wednesday 16th May 7.00pm, Composers Showcase, Cedars Hall
Thursday 17th May 1.05pm, Lunchtime Concert, Quilter Hall
Thursday 17th May 7.00pm, Second Study Concert, Quilter Hall
Friday 18th May 1.05pm, Lunchtime Concert, Quilter Hall
Monday 21st May 7.00pm, Jazz in the Foyer, John Baxter Foyer
Tuesday 22nd May 1.05pm, Percussion Lunchtime Concert, Cedars Hall
Tuesday 22nd May 7.00pm, Historical Performance Concert, Quilter Hall
Wednesday 23rd May 7.00pm, Jazz Combo play Dixieland Jazz, John Baxter Foyer
Wednesday 23rd May 6.30pm, Lower School Choir and Instrumentalists Concert, St Michael’s Church, North Cadbury
Thursday 24th May 1.05pm, Lunchtime Concert, Quilter Hall
Friday 25th May 1.05pm, Lunchtime Concert, Quilter Hall
Friday 25th May 4.00pm, Teatime Trumpets, Quilter Hall

June

Tuesday 5th June 1.05pm, Lunchtime Concert, Quilter Hall
Thursday 7th June 1.05pm, Lunchtime Concert, Quilter Hall
Friday 8th June 1.05pm, Graduate Music Assistants’ Lunchtime Concert, Cedars Hall
Tuesday 12th June 1.05pm, Lunchtime Concert, Quilter Hall
Wednesday 13th June 1.05pm, Chamber Music Lunchtime Concert, Quilter Hall
Thursday 14th June 1.05pm, Lunchtime Concert, Quilter Hall
Friday 15th June 1.05pm, Lunchtime Concert, Quilter Hall
Sunday 17th June 3.00pm, Vocal Department Performance Platform, Quilter Hall
Tuesday 19th June 1.05pm, Lunchtime Concert, Quilter Hall
Wednesday 20th June 1.05pm, Chamber Music Lunchtime Concert, Quilter Hall
Thursday 21st June 1.05pm, Lunchtime Concert, Quilter Hall
Friday 22nd June 1.00pm, Contemporary Music Ensemble Concert introduced by Thea Musgrave,
Cedars Hall
Friday 22nd June 1.05pm, Lunchtime Concert, Quilter Hall
Friday 22nd June 7.00pm, Woodwind Department Performance Platform, Quilter Hall
Saturday 23rd June 4.00pm and 7.00pm, Concerto Competition Finals, Cedars Hall
Sunday 24th June 3.00pm, String Department Performance Platform, Cedars Hall
Tuesday 26th June 1.00pm, Lunchtime Concert, Winchester Cathedral
Tuesday 26th June 1.05pm, Lunchtime Concert, Quilter Hall
Tuesday 26th June 7.00pm, Classical Guitar Recital, Quilter Hall
Thursday 28th June 1.05pm, Lunchtime Concert, Quilter Hall
Friday 29th June 1.05pm, Lunchtime Concert, Quilter Hall
Saturday 30th June 11.30am, WYMSO Concert, Quilter Hall
Saturday 30th June 7.00pm, Brass and Harp Concert, St Peter and St Paul, South Petherton

July

Monday 2nd July 7.00pm, Musical Extravaganza, Cedars Hall
Tuesday 3rd July 1.05pm, Lunchtime Concert, Quilter Hall
Tuesday 3rd July 7.00pm, Spotlight on Special Provision, Cedars Hall
Wednesday 4th July 1.05pm, String Ensemble Lunchtime Concert, Cedars Hall
Thursday 5th July 12.30pm, Lunchtime Concert, St Mary’s Church, Bathwick
Thursday 5th July 1.05pm, Lunchtime Concert, Quilter Hall