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.

 

Autumn 2017 Calendar

September

22nd September, 7.00pm Gala Recital Showcase Concert (Cedars Hall)
26th September, 1.05pm Lunchtime Concert (Quilter Hall)
27th September, 12.30pm Concert (St John’s Church, Midsomer Norton)
28th September, 1.05pm Lunchtime Concert (Quilter Hall)
29th September, 1.05pm Lunchtime Concert (Quilter Hall)

October

2nd October, 10.00am Brass Chamber Masterclass with Kevin Price (Quilter Hall)
2nd October, 1.05pm BBC Young Musician Lunchtime Concert (Quilter Hall)
2nd October 2.30pm Double Bass Masterclass with Matthew McDonald (Cedars Hall)
3rd October, 1.05pm Lunchtime Concert (Quilter Hall)
5th October, 1.05pm Lunchtime Concert (Quilter Hall)
5th October, 2.00pm Clarinet Masterclass with Mark Simpson (Cedars Hall)
6th October, 1.05pm BBC Young Musician Lunchtime Concert (Cedars Hall)
7th October, 7.00pm Gala Recital Showcase Concert (Cedars Hall)
9th October, 4.00pm Percussion Masterclass with Sam Walton, LSO (Cedars Hall)
10th October, 1.05pm Lunchtime Concert (Quilter Hall)
12th October, 1.05pm Lunchtime Concert (Quilter Hall)
12th October, 4.00pm Trumpet Lecture by Jeff Purtle (Quilter Hall)
13th October 10.00am Piano Masterclass with Barry Douglas (Cedars Hall)
13th October, 1.05pm Lunchtime Concert (Quilter Hall)
16th October, 7.00pm Jazz in the Foyer (Cedars Hall)
17th October, 1.05pm Lunchtime Concert (Quilter Hall)
17th October, 1.05pm new music wells Lunchtime Concert (Wells Cathedral)
18th October, 1.05pm new music wells Lunchtime Concert (Wells Cathedral)
19th October, 1.05pm Lunchtime Concert (Quilter Hall)
19th October, 2.00pm Composers’ Masterclass with Howard Skelton (Cedars Hall)
20th October, 4.00pm Open Platform: Teatime Trumpets (Quilter Hall)

November

7th November, 1.05pm Lunchtime Concert (Quilter Hall)
9th November, 1.05pm Lunchtime Concert (Quilter Hall)
12th November, 4.00pm Wells String Orchestra Concert directed by David Strange (Cedars Hall)
14th November, 1.05pm Lunchtime Concert (Quilter Hall)
14th November, 2.00pm Violin Masterclass with Krysia Osostowicz (Cedars Hall)
16th November, 1.05pm Lunchtime Concert (Quilter Hall) 
17th November, 3.00pm Jazz Workshop with Tommy Smith (Quilter Hall)
19th November, 3.00pm Performance Platform: String Department (Quilter Hall)
21st November, 1.05 pm Percussion Lunchtime Concert (Cedars Hall)
21st November, 5.00pm Performance Platform: Keyboard Department (Cedars Hall)
23rd November, 1.05pm Lunchtime Concert (Quilter Hall)
24th November, 9.00am Young Pianists Masterclass with Young-Choon Park (Cedars Hall)
24th November, 1.05 pm Lunchtime Concert (Quilter Hall)
27th November, 10.00am Trumpet Masterclass with Paul Cosh (Quilter Hall)
28th November, 1.05pm Lunchtime Concert (Quilter Hall)
28th November, 7.00pm Performance Platform: Rock and Pop Department (Cedars Hall)
29th November, 7.00pm Performance Platform: Keyboard Department (Cedars Hall)
30th November, 1.05pm Lunchtime Concert (Quilter Hall)

December

1st December, 4.00pm Performance Platform: Woodwind Department (Quilter Hall)
2nd December, 7.00pm Young Composers’ Showcase Concert  (Cedars Hall)
2nd December, 12.45pm Performance Platform: Vocal Department (Quilter Hall)
3rd December, 3.00pm Performance Platform: String Department (Cedars Hall)
4th December, 10.00am Trumpet Masterclass with Paul Cosh (Quilter Hall)
5th December, 1.05pm Lunchtime Concert (Quilter Hall)
7th December, 1.05pm Lunchtime Concert (Quilter Hall)
8th December, 4.00pm Spotlight on Brass (Quilter Hall)
11th December, 7.00pm Jazz in the Foyer  (Cedars Hall)
12th December, 1.05pm Lunchtime Concert (Quilter Hall)
12th December, 7.00pm Friends of Music Christmas Concert (Cedars Hall)
13th December, 7.00pm Going Solo Concert (Cedars Hall)