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Saturday 16th April at 7.00 pm

With special guests Derwent Brass

Compered by BBC Radio Derby's Andy Potter

with the Alfreton, Pye Hill &District and Chesterfield Male Voices Choir

Tickets £12.50 on the door - £10 in advance, available from Foulds Music Store and www.dcmvchoir.com

Derby Cathedral DCMVC

29th January 2016

The Derby-based photographer, Ewan Mathers, will launch his new exhibition ‘The Secret Cathedral’ on Thursday February 4th, 2016. A graduate of Derby University’s famed Photography department, he has established himself as one of Derby’s leading photographers, but he also enjoys using his skills in original non-commercial ways. ‘The Secret Cathedral’ is the result of an investigation carried out over many weeks behind the scenes at Derby Cathedral, which has taken him up the Cathedral’s landmark tower, into the crypt and even behind the famous Smith of Derby clock!

‘The Secret Cathedral’ will give intriguing insights into the newly refurbished Derby Cathedral. As he says of his work, ’I try to develop images that allow the viewer to make new personal associations. The aim is always to invite the viewer to see what they may have missed. In this project I have brought my personal perspective to Derby Cathedral to accentuate features that I feel are representative elements of the whole experience of visiting this building.’

Will you recognise the features Ewan’s photographs reveal? The exhibition will launch with a free reception on Thursday February 4th, at 5pm and continue until Monday 29th February, 9am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday, closed Sundays.

 Derby Cathedral Ewan Mathers 1

Derby Cathedral Ewan Mathers 2

Photographs by Ewan Mathers depicting the secrets of Derby Cathedral, including the medieval dog at the feet of the Sub-Dean Johnson Tomb and a small cog behind the face of Derby Cathedral’s Smith of Derby Clock.

Editor’s Notes

Derby Cathedral is the Cathedral for the people of Derby and Derbyshire. Founded in 943AD, the Church of All Saints became a Cathedral in 1927. Although one of the smallest cathedrals in England, its Tudor tower is the second highest in the UK. Derby Cathedral is a gem of Enlightenment and Tudor architecture, and a centre of city, regional and national life.

www.derbycathedral.org - 01332 341201 - Contact: Alex Rock, Cathedral Development Officer, alex@derbycathedral.org

Be a part of Derby Cathedral Choir!

Outstanding opportunities for boys in Y3+ (aged 7/8) and girls in Y5+ (aged 9/10).

Find out more, or book an audition place now by calling the Director of Music, Hugh Morris

T: 01332 202231 or 07760 766199
E: music@derbycathedral.org (direct email)

 

Girls choir auditions:
Sunday 13th March, 2.00-5.00pm (contact Hugh to book an audition)

Boys choir

Open evening: Sunday 13th March.
Join us for Evensong at 6.00pm, followed by a presentation and Q/A session over drinks.

Boys choir auditions:
Sunday 20th March, 2.00-5.00pm

 For more information, visit our Music page.

Thursday 18th February 2016

Derby Cathedral Malcolm Brown 

The Revd Dr Malcolm Brown, Director of the Mission and Public Affairs Division, Archbishops’ Council

From 11.40 am     Coffee in the Cathedral

12 noon    First session on the recent report chaired by Lady Elizabeth Butler-Sloss, thought to be not a satisfactory way forward for the CofE.

The speaker will summarise and critique ideas in the report.

1.00 pm    Informal lunch in the Cavendish Area of the Cathedral, and time to engage individually with the speaker.

1.30 pm    The second session will see Malcolm Brown outline suggestions for the church’s public ministry in the coming decade. How should we ‘do God’?

‘Doing God’ in public is perhaps the issue for the Church of England to face, in a context and a society which seems both to exclude mention of God, but also to value on occasion the church’s presence, ministry and intervention: a complex situation to reflect on.

RSVP to lucille@derbycathedral.org by 10th February. There is no charge for the day.

A presentation by Canon Dave Perkins, with guitar accompaniment.

Derby Cathedral Dave Perkins 

Ploughman’s Supper

Licensed Bar

Friday 4th March, 7.00pm for 7.30pm

Tickets: Adults £8, children free

At the Cathedral, in the Beddoes Room;

access from Full Street

Tickets from the Cathedral Social Committee

(or via the Cathedral Office)

Derby Cathedral Sinfonia Viva Graham Hall

The work of Pinxton musician Graham Hall will take centre stage at Sinfonia Viva’s ‘Timeless Classics’ concert at Derby Cathedral on Wednesday March 2 with the premiere of orchestrations of two well-known pieces.

Graham is Sinfonia Viva’s Principal Timpanist and an accomplished arranger and orchestrator. He has created new versions of two of the greatest 20th century blockbusters of classical music – Mahler’s 1st Symphony and Ravel’s String Quartet.

They will be performed for the first time by the Orchestra at the evening concert under the baton of Sinfonia Viva’s Principal Conductor Duncan Ward.

Graham is one of the Orchestra’s original players when it started life as the East of England Orchestra 34 years ago.

Born in 1960, Graham studied at the Royal Academy of Music under the watchful eye of James Blades. On leaving London he taught for two years in his home city of Nottingham as a peripatetic percussion tutor before going freelance as a player in 1984.

Graham will, unfortunately, not be performing with Sinfonia Viva on March 2 having had a stroke 14 months ago.

Graham Hall added: “I was encouraged to develop my arranging work by Sinfonia Viva and my work has been featured in previous New Year’s Eve Gala Concerts at the Nottingham Royal Concert Hall and at the Darley Park concerts."

“This has been by far my most ambitious piece of arranging work commissioned by Sinfonia Viva. I am looking forward to the performance and feedback from the players and audience alike."

“Since the stroke, my playing has moved onto the back burner but it has been a chance to re-orchestrate my life and increase my music preparation work."

Duncan Ward continued: “Our theme for the Derby concerts this year has been to showcase the many and varied talents within the Viva family.

“In January we highlighted soloists Adam Mackenzie and Emily Pailthorpe and I am delighted that Graham’s skills will come to the fore in the March concert with his two fantastic arrangements.

“With great sensitivity and flair, Graham has distilled Mahler’s epic symphonic forces down to an ensemble of just sixteen players – allowing us to revel in the chamber-music style counterpoint that drives this cosmically revelatory musical voyage.

“The ‘Hall magnifying glass’ is applied in the opposite direction for the Ravel.

“In this case he imagines the wider palette of sonic colours the French master may have employed had he composed this heavenly music not for string quartet but for one of every instrument in the orchestra.

“It is therefore a unique chance to hear a popular masterpiece in a distinctly new light.”

Tickets for the concert at Derby Cathedral on Wednesday March 2 starting at 7.30pm are £20 (£18 concessions) or £17 if previously booked alongside Sinfonia Viva’s January 2016 Derby Cathedral concert. Available from Derby LIVE, Tel: 01332 255800, online at www.derbylive.co.uk or in person at the Assembly Rooms box office.

Media enquiries: Sarah Jenkin-Jones, JJPR, Tel: 01332 515102; 07951 945 665; sarah@jjpublicrelations.co.uk

Wednesday 10th February, 1.05 pm and 7.30 pm

To mark Ash Wednesday, the 1.05 pm Eucharist and 7.30 pm Sung Eucharist will include the imposition of ashes.

Derby Cathedral Ashes to go

Ashes to Go

12 noon - 2.00 pm

To mark the beginning of Lent, people have traditionally been marked with ash on their foreheads. Ashes to Go stations will be outside Derby Cathedral and outisde St Peter's in the City at lunchtime on Ash Wednesday, providing a chance to reflect. Passers-by can choose to be marked with ash as a way to begin Lent, remember God, or just to stop and think about how their lives could be different.

Wednesday 27th, 3.00 pm & 6.00 pm

As part of this day of remembrance, a Stone Setting Service will take place at the Bridge Chapel at 3.00 pm, followed by a Holocaust Memorial Service at the Cathedral, Starting at 6.00 pm.

Full details of other activities taking place in the city on Holocaust Memorial Day can be found here>>

Wednesdays throughout January and February (see list below); Derby Cathedral Café, 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm

 

Where are the similarities and differences between Christianity and Islam on some basic matters of faith?

Join two leading theologians for one or all of the free sessions below to explore the relationship between the two faiths.

January 13th: Notions of 'God'

January 20th: 'Humanity' in Islam and Christianity

February 3rd: Salvation: A Comparison

Sessions led by:

Derby Cathedral David Thomas

David Thomas, Professor of Christianity and Islam (University of Birmingham)

Derby Cathedral Simon Taylor

The Revd Dr Simon Taylor, Canon Chancellor, Derby Cathedral

Derby Cathedral love in action exhibition

Sunday 14th - 21st February, in the Cavendish Area of the Cathedral

For one week only, the Cathedral will host a special photographic exhibition featuring stunning works from across the world. The exhibition will be launched by The Revd Richard Reade immediately after the 6.00 pm Evensong on February 14th.

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