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 2017 Calendar

March

28th March: Performance Platform (Senior Pianists), 6.00 pm in Cedars Hall
29th March: String Ensemble Concert, 1.00 pm in Bishop’s Palace 

April

27th April: Clarinet Masterclass – Richard Hosford, 10.00 am – 12.30 pm in Cedars Hall

May

1st May: Jazz in the Foyer, 7.00 – 9.00 pm in Cedars Hall
2nd May: Lunchtime Concert, 1.05 – 1.40 pm in Quilter Hall
2nd May: Open Platform – Cristina Dimitrova (violin), 4.00 – 5.00 pm in Quilter Hall
3rd May: Guitar Masterclass – Mike Dawes, 3.00 – 4.30 pm in Quilter Hall
4th May: Lunchtime Concert, 1.05 – 1.40 pm in Quilter Hall
5th May: Brass Chamber Music Masterclass – Roger Argente, 10.00 am – 12.30 pm in Quilter Hall
5th May: Open Platform – Kelvin Lok (voice), 1.00 – 1.40 pm in Cedars Hall
5th May: Lunchtime Concert, 1.05 – 1.40 pm in Quilter Hall – CANCELLED
5th May: Performance Platform – Early Music Concert, 7.00 – 8.30 pm in Quilter Hall
6th May: The Nasmyth Accompanists’ Project, 4.00 – 6.30 pm in Cedars Hall
7th May: Composers’ Showcase, 8.00 – 9.00 pm in Cedars Hall
9th May: Composition Masterclass – Adam Gorb, 10.00 am – 12.30 pm in Cedars Hall
9th May: Lunchtime Concert, 1.05 – 1.40 pm in Quilter Hall
11th May: Lunchtime Concert, 1.05 – 1.40 pm in Quilter Hall
12th May: Lunchtime Concert, 1.05 – 1.40 pm in Quilter Hall
16th May: Lunchtime Concert, 1.05 – 1.40 pm in Quilter Hall
18th May: Lunchtime Concert, 1.05 – 1.40 pm in Quilter Hall
21st May: Performance Platform – String Department Y11-13, 3.00 – 5.00 pm in Quilter Hall
23rd May: Percussion Lunchtime Concert, 1.05 – 1.40 pm in Cedars Hall
23rd May: Performance Platform – Rock and Popular Music, 7.00 – 8.30 pm in Cedars Hall
24th May: Old Wellensian Percussion Recital – Kim Foster (in aid of Friends of Music), 7.00 – 8.00 pm in Cedars Hall
25th May: Lunchtime Concert, 1.05 – 1.40 pm in Quilter Hall
26th May: Lunchtime Concert, 1.05 – 1.40 pm in Quilter Hall
26th May: Open Platform – Teatime Trumpets, 4.00 – 5.00 pm in Quilter Hall

June

6th June: Lunchtime Concert, 1.05 – 1.40 pm in Quilter Hall
6th June: Performance Platform – Lower School Pianists, 4.00 – 5.30 pm in Cedars Hall  
8th June: Lunchtime Concert, 1.05 – 1.40 pm in Quilter Hall
9th June: Graduate Musicians Concert, 1.05 – 1.45 pm in Cedars Hall
9th June: Performance Platform – String Department Y7-10, 6.00 – 8.00 pm in Quilter Hall  
12th June: Open Platform – Saxophone Ensembles, 4.00 – 5.00 pm in Cedars Hall
13th June: Lunchtime Concert, 1.05 – 1.40 pm in Quilter Hall
15th June: Lunchtime Concert, 1.05 – 1.40 pm in Quilter Hall
15th June: Performance Platform – Woodwind Department, 7.00 – 9.00 pm in Cedars Hall
16th June: Lunchtime Concert, 1.05 – 1.40 pm in Quilter Hall (CANCELLED)
17th June: Performance Platform – Lower School Concert, 7.00 – 9.00 pm in Cedars Hall  
18th June: Performance Platform – Vocal Department, 3.00 – 5.00 pm in Cedars Hall
20th June: Lunchtime Concert, 1.05 – 1.40 pm in Quilter Hall
20th June: Open Platform – Informal Strings, 4.00 – 5.00 pm in Quilter Hall    
20th June: Musical Extravaganza, 7.00 – 8.30 pm in Cedars Hall    
21st June: Jazz in the Foyer, 7.00 – 9.00 pm in Cedars Hall
22nd June: Lunchtime Concert, 1.05 – 1.40 pm in Quilter Hall
23rd June: Concerto Auditions, 10.00 am – 5.00 pm in Cedars Hall
27th June: Lunchtime Concert, 1.05 – 1.40 pm in Quilter Hall
27th June: Open Platform – Gwyneth Nelmes (violin), 4.00 – 5.00 pm in Quilter Hall
29th June: String Ensemble Lunchtime Concert, 1.05 – 1.40 pm in Cedars Hall    
29th June: Lunchtime Concert, 1.05 – 1.40 pm in Quilter Hall
30th June: Lunchtime Concert, 1.05 – 1.40 pm in Quilter Hall
30th June: Open Platform – Spotlight on Brass, 4.00 – 5.00 pm in Quilter Hall    

July

1st July: Wells Young Musicians String Orchestra (WYMSO) Concert, 11.30 am – 12.15 pm in Quilter Hall    
4th July: Lunchtime Concert, 1.05 – 1.40 pm in Quilter Hall
6th July: Lunchtime Concert, 1.05 – 1.40 pm in Quilter Hall