Wednesday 14th June, 7.30 pm
Derby Cathedral will also welcome the Reverend Richard Coles, who will be at the Festival on Wednesday 14 June. Richard was ordained by the Bishop of Derby in 2005 and now has his own parish in Northamptonshire. He is also the presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live and TV show The Big Painting Challenge.
In his latest book, Bringing in the Sheaves, he talks about what life is like for the parson in Britain today, giving a unique insight into his daily experience in the ministry, with all the joy, drama, difficulty and humour which life - and indeed death - serves up in varying measures. He will be in conversation with the Right Reverend Jan McFarlane, Bishop of Repton. Tickets cost £10, available from Derby QUAD Box Office or from the Festival website: www.derbybookfestival.co.uk
Photo credit: Tim Anderson
Friday 30th September, 5pm – 6pm (repeated at 6.30pm – 7.30pm)
The opening event of Derby Folk Festival sees our friends Sinfonia Viva perform pieces that weave their way through folk history. Performances include Dvorak, Tchaikovsky and Kodaly. The first performance is free to Festival ticketholders; one-off tickets to either performance are available from Derby LIVE’s Box Office at £10 each.
Friday 16th September 2016, doors open at 8.00 pm, performance start 8.30 pm
Mercury Music Prize nominee and BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner, Seth Lakeman is at the forefront of the British folk scene. After a sell-out performance at Gloucester Cathedral in 2013, Derby Cathedral is delighted to welcome Seth to the Cathedral. Tickets available from www.derbycathedralevents.co.uk, £20/£25 (booking fee applies).
Every contact leaves a trace: forensic science and its role in criminal investigation
Wednesday 29th June, 6.30 pm
Dr Ian Turner, Head of Forensic Science at the University of Derby, will look at the role of forensics in modern criminal investigations.
Forensic Science, the application of science in a legal context is a popular topic with the general public due to successful TV shows like CSI and Law and Order. But what is the truth? How do real CSI and Forensic Scientists investigate serious crime? This talk will explore evidence such as Fingerprints, DNA, Footwear Marks and Fibres and discuss some of the amazing techniques used in their analysis.
For more information and to book please visit derby.ac.uk/forensics-lecture
Jazz at the Cathedral
Saturday July 2nd, Doors open at 7.00 pm
Inspired by the Blue Note sound of the late 1950s. Gary Reader's saxophone-led jazz is underpinned by contemporary beats and rhythms. Marked as one to watch by the national jazz press, his latest release, 'Moja', has met with rave reviews.
UK-based jazz pianist Wendy Kirkland has been a regular on the jazz scene for over a decade. Her light touch and knack for melody are perfect accompaniments to her mellow voice.
Tickets are priced at £7.50, and are available from the Cathedral Bookshop and www.ticketsource.co.uk/derbycathedral. Ticket price includes canapés and a glass of fizz on arrival!
Derby Book Festival Celebration in the Cathedral
Friday 10th June 2016, 7.15 pm - 8.45 pm
Tickets £12 ~ from www.derbybookfestival.co.uk or the Festival Box Office in QUAD.
A special celebratory evening with James Naughtie, one of Britain’s most respected broadcasters and Sir Peter Bazalgette, Chair of the Arts Council England. They will be joined by ‘The Bookshop Band’.
Image: Sir Peter Bazalgette, by Philippa Gedge
David Lindo 'The Urban Birder' - Tales from Concrete Jungles
Wednesday 8th June 2016, 6.30 pm—7.30 pm
Tickets £10/£8 ~ from www.derbybookfestival.co.uk or the Festival Box Office in QUAD.
Plus FREE watch point viewing of the Peregrines, 5pm - 6pm
David has visited over 270 cities worldwide in search of urban birds, one of them being Derby. During his travels he has found a surprising number of committed conservationists, interesting birding locations and importantly, many birds.
Image: David Lindo by Robin Sinha
Derby Book Festival: Exploring Shakespeare and the Bible
Tuesday 7th June 2016, 6.30 pm - 7.30 pm
Free event - Just drop in
Shakespeare and the Bible are two of the great icons of English-speaking culture. Jem Bloomfield’s talk, based on his book Words of Power, traces the origins and later history of these two ‘sacred texts’.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923), with live musical accompaniment on the Cathedral organ
Saturday 30th April 2016, 7.30 pm (doors open 7.00 pm)
Tickets £11.50/£10 from QUAD Box Office
The atmospheric Derby Cathedral provides the setting for this timeless Cathedral film, famous for Lon Chaney’s classic performance as Quasimodo – the deaf, half-blind bellringer of Notre Dame.
Live accompaniment for this special screening will be provided by Donald Mackenzie, organist of the Odeon, Leicester Square, who will be playing Derby Cathedral’s 1938 Compton organ.
Explore Derby Cathedral’s 220-foot tower and belfry before the film! An hour-long tower tour will take place at 5:45pm. Tickets for this tour are £7 and include a complimentary glass of wine – and first dibs on the best seats in the Cathedral!
Derby Book Festival: Opening Event - Carol Ann Duffy with John Sampson
Friday 3rd June 2016, 7:30pm - doors open at 6:45pm
Tickets available from Derby QUAD Box Office.
Carol Ann Duffy, the Poet Laureate, brings an event of light and shade, laughter and reflection to Derby Cathedral to open the second Derby Book Festival. She will read from her acclaimed poetry collections, including The World’s Wife, The Bees and other works. Her writing explores both everyday experience and our inner worlds in deceptively simple, accessible and profound poems. Carol Ann will be accompanied by John Sampson, her 'favourite court musician', who will take us on a virtuoso tour through musical highlights of the past 500 years, played on a fascinating collection of period and modern instruments.
Image: Carol Ann Duffy and John Sampson, by Michael Moore
Jazz at the Cathedral
Saturday, April 2nd 2016: 7pm doors
An evening of jazz of the highest order, featuring the Ben Holder Quartet and the Karen Lake Trio.
Ben Holder is one of the UK's most gifted and exciting young jazz violinists. Winner of Young Jazz Musician of the Year, he truly is a sight not to be missed! Karen Lake's sumptuous easy listening sound is evocative of Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday.
This special evening is the launch of the 'Jazz at the Cathedral' strand of programming. Tickets are priced at £7.50, and are available from the Cathedral Bookshop and www.ticketsource.co.uk/derbycathedral. Ticket price includes canapés and a glass of fizz on arrival!
Saturday 12th March, 7.30 pm
Tickets £20/£16 and £5 (Students/unwaged), available from Choir Members, Foulds Music Shop and on the door
Mozart: Vesperae Solennes de Confessore
Joseph Haydn: Nelson Mass
Michael Haydn: Te Deum
This promises to be another exhilarating Bach Choir presentation. Mozart’s Solemn Vespers from 1780 sounds, on a sheer musical level, simply divine. Six movements of wonderful, religious music, culminating in what is one of Mozart’s finest tunes in the Laudate Dominum. The distinctive and memorable Nelson Mass, arguably Haydn's greatest single composition, stirs powerful emotions, ranging from solemnity and torment to joyous celebration.
We will be joined by the Derby Bach Orchestra, led by Cristinel Bacanu
Lisa Cassidy, soprano
Joyce Tindsley, mezzo-soprano
Christopher Larley, tenor
Peter Taylor, bass