Saturday 22nd June 2019, 7.30 pm
A social media phenomenon, racking up 60 million views on her first cover. Her debut single 'Forgive Forget' peaked 4th on the iTunes UK chart. Samantha has proven that with hard work and independence anything is possible.
Tickets £14 available from Derby Live at www.derbylive.co.uk
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing our Leavers’ Days will have a space theme.
A day of workshops, looking at life’s journey so far, and the opportunities that lie ahead.
Chance for pupils from our Church schools to reflect and prepare in the beautiful surroundings of the Cathedral.
The day will end with an act of worship with contributions from schools.
As the day promises to be very popular please either complete the attached form here
register your school’s interest, or contact our Education Department
"Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit, when there’s footprints on the moon."
Paul Brandt (musician)
Saturday 18th May, 7.30 pm
If you're looking for a romantic candlelit experience - or simply want to enjoy some classical music greats in a gorgeous setting - then this is the concert for you.
Vivaldi – "Spring" & "Summer" from The Four Seasons
Vivaldi – Concerto for 2 Cellos
Vivaldi – Concerto for 2 Violins A minor
Vivaldi – La Follia
Telemann – Viola Concerto
Bach – Concerto for 2 Violins
Indulge in the masterworks of three of the most revered baroque composers of all time - Vivaldi, Telemann, and Bach. A composer who is famed for his string writing, Vivaldi’s playful and effervescent style shines through in ‘Spring’ and ‘Summer,’ from his iconic ‘Four Seasons.’ Two of his exuberant and exciting double concerti continue the program, before we are treated to Telemann’s Viola Concerto - the first known viola concerto ever to be composed. All of this before the Concerto for 2 Violins by J.S. Bach, with its beautifully subtle slow movement and it’s virtuosic finale, completes the program. For classical music lovers and casual listeners alike - this promises to be a truly special evening.
If you don’t consider yourself ‘in the know’ about Mozart, Beethoven, or Bach, fear not, this is the orchestra for you. The ensemble boasts an audience record in which an impressive 50% of spectators are first-time classical concert goers! The London Concertante has its audience laughing at jokes, gasping at virtuosity, moved by gorgeous playing, and leaving with a smile on their faces.
UK based chamber orchestra London Concertante regularly performs up to and over one hundred concerts per year, making it the busiest ensemble of its kind in the country. With their numerous recordings reaching great critical acclaim, the ensemble is continually regarded as one of the finest groups in Europe since its founding in 1991.
‘The talent on display is breathtaking’ - Sunam, October 2018
‘A magical experience’ - Geraldine, June 2018
‘Really accessible, entertaining and beautiful’ - Audience Member, 2018
Tickets £29 / £25 / £19 available from www.ticketsource.co.uk
For children to learn and explore it is important for them to have the opportunity to experience sacred spaces first hand. The visit will give them the opportunity to begin to explore spirituality and develop a sense of awe and wonder.
The wonderful space also provides opportunities for work in curriculum areas other than RE. As well as the trails we offer for children we are happy to create a bespoke visit to suit the particular needs of your children.
Friday 7th June 2019 , 7.30 pm
Gary Reader and his jazz band bring us a high octane and high energy performance.
This fabulous quartet are a great advert for quality jazz in the Midlands.
Tickets go on sale from Friday 15th February 2019
Tickets £10, available from Derby Live at www.derbylive.co.uk
Derby Cathedral stands in the heart of a vibrant multi-faith city on the southern edge of one of England's most beautiful counties.
Learning is brought vividly to life in this beautiful Georgian building, on the site where Christian worship has taken place for more than a thousand years.
We believe visits by school , colleges and universities are an important aspect of the Cathedral's work, enabling students to learn in a special setting, where history, art, music spirituality and faith combine.
supported by our Cannon Missioner the team consists of a part time Education Officer (who is also a practising teacher) and a team of experienced volunteers, many of whom also have an education background.
We work to offer a friendly welcome to children of all ages and abilities and will adapt our work to suit their needs.
For more information on Education Visits please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Cathedral Voluntary Choir is a chamber ensemble who meet every Friday evening, and sing on some of the Sunday services throughout the year when the Cathedral Choir is unavailable. It performs a wide range of sacred music, from the renaissance polyphony of William Byrd, to works by living composers written specifically for the choir. As well as supporting the musical worship at the Cathedral, the Choir also performs in other locations around the diocese and country, and also appears regularly on local radio. The choir is a very sociable group, and sings to a very good standard. They are directed by the Cathedral’s Assistant Director of Music, Edward Turner.
Anyone interested in joining the choir should contact Edward on email@example.com. We currently have a vacancies for Basses and Tenors, though enquiries from prospective Sopranos and Altos are also warmly received. Entry to the choir is by audition, for which we ask you to bring a short piece or extract of a piece (c.3 minutes) and we will then give you a short, friendly piece of sight-reading.
The Cathedral Choir comprises girl and boy Choristers (who sing separately) and 12 semi-professional Lay Clerks. As well as singing the regular routine of weekly services at the Cathedral, the Choir has made numerous recordings and appearances on national radio, as well as tours abroad to France and Belgium. The choir occasionally collaborates with other musicians, notably The Sixteen and Jethro Tull.
Being a Cathedral Chorister is a remarkable experience for a child. All our choristers receive a world-class musical education, including free one-to-one singing lessons and music theory lessons. Furthermore, all our Choristers are paid for their work at the Cathedral. Throughout their time in the choir, a Chorister can expect to: be trained in professional music-making; receive a unique all-round cultural education; acquire a sense of self confidence and purpose; develop lifelong friendships; and have plenty of fun in the process! We encourage all our Choristers to work their way through the Royal School of Church Music’s Voice for Life scheme, with most Choristers leaving with either a silver or a gold award. Many of our former Choristers have gone on to very successful careers – both in music and other spheres – and most of them agree that it was their rigorous training as a Chorister that gave them the skills and confidence to succeed! All our choristers are drawn from a variety of local schools, and the choir terms usually respect school term dates. Notable exceptions to this are the Christmas Carol Services, and Services at Easter. Boys begin in the Cathedral Choir as early as school year 3 and continue until their voices change (around school year 8). Girls begin at school year 5 and continue until they leave school in year 13.
The Choristers’ weekly schedule looks like this:
Either 1000-1200 or 1710-1910
Either 1000-1200 or 1710-1910
We’re not quite sure – are we able to bring our child to see what it’s like?
We hold an annual ‘Be a Chorister for a day’ event, usually in February. More information about this can be found here .
My child isn’t a musical genius – is there any point in sending him/her along to a voice trial?
We aren’t looking for geniuses, nor are we looking for children who already display musical talent – we do all the musical training here! All we are looking for is an eagerness, a team-player, and a child who we feel would suit the Chorister lifestyle.
We’re busy on the dates advertised for the Voice Trials – is there any other time we could come along?
Almost certainly! Send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we’ll see if we can arrange a better time for you.
Lay Clerks are expected at both Sunday services (1000-1200 and 1710-1910) and on Thursday Evenings (1755-1930). All our Lay Clerks are accomplished musicians and excellent sight-readers. Anyone interested in becoming a deputy Lay Clerk at the Cathedral should contact email@example.com.
There are currently vacancies for two tenor Lay Clerks/Choral Scholars.