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Wells Cathedral

Wednesday 17 October at 7:30pm

The lights are going down for the 1923 classic, starring Lon Chaney in the title role as Quasimodo.

One of Britains finest improvisers on the organ, David Bednall, will accompany the action which will be shown on a big screen in the nave.

The proceeds will give musical children from all backgrounds the golden opportunity of becoming choristers in what has been acknowledged as Britains finest cathedral choir.

The event is organised by Wells Cathedral Chorister Trust, which raises money to give musical children from all backgrounds the golden opportunity of becoming choristers in what has been acknowledged as Britains finest cathedral choir.

The Trusts aim is that no boy or girl with a voice and a good musical ear should in future be deprived of this chance.

David Bednall has a particular interest in improvisation, especially the accompaniment of silent films. His accompaniments to Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde at the Oxford Festival of the Arts and The Hunchback of Notre Dame at the Bristol Film Festival were widely acclaimed.

He will be playing a familiar instrument. Early in his career he was assistant organist at Wells, a job that demanded instant music during lulls.

Tickets (£15 and £10) available from the Wells Cathedral Chorister Trust website http://www.wcct.co.uk, the cathedral shop and on the door.

  

Thomas Trotter playing at St Mary's Church, Totnes, TQ9 5NN as part of the Two Moors festival

Thursday 18 October at 3pm   

Tickets £18, £5 (student or child) from 

https://tickets.twomoorsfestival.co.uk/Sales/2018-festival/thursday-18th-october/thomas-trotter-organ/ticket

Programme:

BACH Prelude and Fugue in A major BWV 536
HANDEL Organ Concerto Op 7 No 4
GINASTERA Toccata, Villancico y Fuga Op 18
BEST Introduction, Variations & Finale Op 82 No 2 D968a
WIDOR From Organ Symphony No 5 in F minor Op 42
I. Allegro vivace
IV. Adagio
V. Toccata
GOUNOD Funeral March of a Marionette arr W T Best
ROSSINI Overture to The Thieving Magpie arr T Trotter

  

Lyme Regis Concert at St. Michael’s Parish Church, DT7 3DB

Sundays 3pm - 4pm
 
Large screen display for organ concerts.
 
Free admission, retiring collection.
 
Programme:

21 October Alexander Palotai (Organ Scholar, Salisbury Cathedral)
 
   

St. Gregory's Parish Church, Seaton, Devon, EX12 2DF

 

Saturday 1 December 2pm Advent and Christmas charity organ recital by David Dickinson and Gabrielle Lewis

Forthcoming Events at Exeter Cathedral

Sunday 2nd December at 6:00pm - ADVENT PROCESSION

This service features seasonal readings, and music led by the Cathedral Choir.

Thursday 6th & Saturday 8th December at 7:00pm - 
CHRISTMAS WITH THE CATHEDRAL CHOIR

Director, TIMOTHY NOON

TIMOTHY PARSONS (Organ)

Tickets available from 01392 285983 (Monday to Friday) or online: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on/exeter/exeter-cathedral/christmas-with-the-cathedral-choir
£10-£17 (under 18s £5 in all areas).

Doors open at 6:15pm

Sunday 9th December at 2:30pm - 
MESSIAH – George Frederick Handel

THE CATHEDRAL CHOIR
DEVON BAROQUE

Director TIMOTHY NOON

Tickets from 01392 285983 (Monday to Friday) and online: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/boxoffice/venueplan/OlcRqSjcCMuQ

£10-£22 (under 18s £5 in all areas). Limited availability.

Monday 24th December 2018 at 6:00pm - 
GRANDISSON

When the present Cathedral was newly completed, John Grandisson (Bishop of Exeter 1327-1369) inserted into the Christmas liturgy a special ceremony. In ‘this most holy night’ of Christmas Eve two choristers with lighted tapers emerge from behind the high altar and, with the rest of the choir, announce the birth of our saviour, first in the Quire, then in the Nave. The modern service begins with this ancient ceremony, its words taken from the Ordinale Exoniensis of 1369, set to music by Thomas Armstrong (Organist of Exeter Cathedral 1928-1933). The Good News of the Nativity of Jesus Christ is then proclaimed more fully in readings of scripture, hymns and carols, and in the great procession to the High Altar via the Christmas Tree and the Christmas Crib.

Tickets are not being issued this year. Doors open at 4:30pm

Monday 24th December 2018 at 11:30pm - MIDNIGHT MASS

The first Eucharist of Christmas Day. Doors open at 10:45pm

Tuesday 25th December - CHRISTMAS DAY

10:00am CHORAL EUCHARIST

11:45am CHORAL MATTINS

4:00pm CHORAL EVENSONG with Carols from the Minstrels’ Gallery

Saturday 26th January 2019 time at 7:00pm - 
LA NATIVITÉ DU SEIGNEUR, Olivier Messiaen

TIMOTHY PARSONS (Organ)

Admission free, retiring collection.