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Friday 1st July at 11.00 am

A Civic Service of Commemoration to mark the centenary of the first day of the Battle of the Somme, the largest battle on the Western Front in the First World War. The Last Post will be sounded & silence kept in memory of those who dies in battle, among them many from Derbyshire.

Saturday 27th August 2016, doors open 7.30 pm

Household name, pop icon, TV presenter, and stage/screen actress (Calamity Jane, Cabaret, Peter Pan, Jubilee, Quadophenia) Toyah comes to Derby Cathedral this August with herAcoustic, Up Close & Personal show.

Tickets are available from our online box office www.ticketsource.co.uk/derbycathedral and are priced between £18 - £22.50 (booking fee applies)

June 2016

Derby Cathedral, Past and Present is the title of the exhibition in the Sir Richard Morris Lounge at Derby Cathedral Centre throughout July and August. In celebration of its recent refurbishment Juliet Goodden worked as artist in residence during December creating several works reflecting people responding to the newly refurbished interior. These will be hung along with historic pictures on loan from Derby Museums showing not only the exterior but also the interior of the Cathedral as it was during the nineteenth century. Together these pictures present an invaluable insight into the atmosphere and use of the Cathedral during two hundred years. Trained at Central St Martin’s School of Art, Juliet has considerable experience as an artist in residence and enjoys learning from those she meets while drawing in very diverse settings. One of her Derby paintings has recently been selected for the John Moores Painting Prize at the Liverpool Biennial.

The Exhibition will open on Friday 1st July, with a special launch at 5pm, and continue until Wednesday 31st August, Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm, closed Sundays and Bank Holidays.

For further information contact Geoff Robson, Exhibitions Officer, atrobson.geoff@btinternet.com

 

The Sixteen Bach Magnificat

Friday 3 February 2017, 7.30pm

Doors open at 7pm

Tickets: £15 / 23 / 28 available now from:

Local box office: Derby Live 01332 255800
National box office: 01904 651485 or online


In February 2017 The Sixteen take Bach's towering masterpiece on tour to seven venues around the UK.

Written in Leipzig for the 1723 Christmas Vespers, its splendour and jubilation anticipates the great choruses of his later Mass in B minor. Performed alongside this will be a selection of Bach's Cantatas and his ever-popular Brandenburg Concerto No 3.

 

Performers:

The Sixteen choir & orchestra
Harry Christophersconductor

 

Concert programme:

Bach
Brandenburg Concerto No 3
Motet Singet dem Herrn
Cantata BWV 191 Gloria in excelsis Deo
Sinfonia from Cantata BWV 156
Jesus bleibet meine Freude (Jesu joy of man’s desiring) from Cantata BWV 147
Sinfonia from part 2 of Cantata BWV 75
Magnificat in D

 

Image credit: Arnaud Stephenson

Cathedral Barbecue

Saturday 16th July

At the Canon's Houses

22 and 24 Kedleston Road

7.00 pm until 9.30 pm

Adults £5.00 Children (under 12) £2.00

Tickets available from members of the Social Committee or the Cathedral Book Shop

 

Wednesday 7th September at 7.00 pm

The Service of Welcome for the new Bishop of Repton, the Right Revd Jan McFarlane, takes place in the Carthedral on Wednesday 7th September at 7.00 pm. The service will celebrate the new ministry of Bishop Jan in Derby and Derbyshire and mark a new stage in the life of the Diocese of Derby.  This service is ticketed (tickets are free) and you can book online here>> Do come along and give Bishop Jan a good Derbyshire welcome.

The Venerable Jan McFarlane will be consecrated as Bishop of Repton on Wednesday 29 June by the Archbishop of Canterbury in Canterbury Cathedral, becoming the ninth female bishop in the Church of England. She comes to Derby from the diocese of Norwich where she has been Archdeacon of Norwich. As the Bishop of Repton she will be a Suffragan Bishop, working alongside the Bishop of Derby in leading the Church of England across the whole of the county and the diocese. She will work with key people and organisations involved with the well-being of communities in Derbyshire.

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25th May 2016

Those who have visited The Grand Tour which has been in the Cathedral since early April will already have come across the work of Danielle Stevenson. As a twenty-first century response to the eighteenth century monuments in the Court and Cavendish areas she has used their sculptures as the basis for four portraits in traditional oil painting style with the background unfinished as though the work was still in progress. Throughout June you will get a chance to see the paintings she produced for her BA degree last year, work which impressed me when I made one of my regular visits to the University of Derby degree show in the Art and Design Faculty. The title she has chosen, Creative Encounters, sums up her attempt to combine traditional portrait painting techniques with contemporary imagery in the form of familiar technology.

In her artist’s statement she tells of the chief influences on her work, portraits by Joseph Wright using candle light to create chiaroscuro and the unfinished portraits of Sir Thomas Lawrence which inspired her to leave her portraits of her contemporaries unfinished to give a sense of continuity between the past, in the oil painting technique, and the present. She says of her work, ‘For this exhibition I have used a bright background colour and traditional ornamental frames to emulate Victorian display practices. For the audience I would like there to be a sense of confusion as to the time period of the painting or which time is more important in my work.’

It has always been a policy of the Cathedral to encourage young artists by giving recent graduates an opportunity to display their work. This year we are fortunate in having been able to do so in both the Cathedral and the Sir Richard Morris Lounge.

Geoff Robson (Exhibitions Officer)

 

Creative Encounters, June Exhibition by Danielle Stevenson

25th May 2016

Those who have visited The Grand Tour which has been in the Cathedral since early April will already have come across the work of Danielle Stevenson. As a twenty-first century response to the eighteenth century monuments in the Court and Cavendish areas she has used their sculptures as the basis for four portraits in traditional oil painting style with the background unfinished as though the work was still in progress. Throughout June you will get a chance to see the paintings she produced for her BA degree last year, work which impressed me when I made one of my regular visits to the University of Derby degree show in the Art and Design Faculty. The title she has chosen, Creative Encounters, sums up her attempt to combine traditional portrait painting techniques with contemporary imagery in the form of familiar technology.

In her artist’s statement she tells of the chief influences on her work, portraits by Joseph Wright using candle light to create chiaroscuro and the unfinished portraits of Sir Thomas Lawrence which inspired her to leave her portraits of her contemporaries unfinished to give a sense of continuity between the past, in the oil painting technique, and the present. She says of her work, ‘For this exhibition I have used a bright background colour and traditional ornamental frames to emulate Victorian display practices. For the audience I would like there to be a sense of confusion as to the time period of the painting or which time is more important in my work.’

It has always been a policy of the Cathedral to encourage young artists by giving recent graduates an opportunity to display their work. This year we are fortunate in having been able to do so in both the Cathedral and the Sir Richard Morris Lounge.

Geoff Robson (Exhibitions Officer)

 

18th May 2016

Did you know that, every Friday lunchtime from now until July 15th, you can enjoy a free concert in Derby Cathedral – and you can bring a packed lunch? From Shakespeare to Bach, talented singers from the Voicebox to Derby Arts Festival winners – Derby Cathedral’s Lunchtime Concert series is a varied weekly programme of free concerts in the Cathedral nave featuring some very special performers.

Designed to inspire, and to make the last lunch break of the week extra special, the Lunchtime Concert series is a hidden gem of the city. With an expanded offer of 10 concerts this year, there's a broad spectrum of music to appeal to a variety of tastes. This Friday sees Derby-based professional pianist Carolin Hlusiak present a programme of music including Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet in this Shakespeare anniversary year.

The Cathedral's Director of Music, Hugh Morris, said: "These concerts are a great way of spending a lunch hour at the end of the week. We have some first-rate musicians lined up to play; do come and discover this gem of an opportunity in Derby. Why not bring your sandwiches and join us?"

Concerts begin at 1.00pm, and last 45 minutes. Lunches and drinks are available from the Cathedral Café to bring over to the Cathedral, or attendees are welcome to bring their own lunch. Admission is free, with a retiring collection.

 

Image: Director of Music, Hugh Morris, tests one of the Cathedral pianos in readiness for the Lunchtime Concert series

 

 

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