Derby Cathedral and the Friends of Cathedral Music are inviting composers to submit a new setting of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis The Derby Service to celebrate the FCM National Gathering at Derby in June 2020. The winning work will be premiered at Evensong on Sunday 14th June 2020 by Derby Cathedral Choir as part of the Gathering.
An award of £1000 and the possibility of the work being published by Encore Publications will be given to the composer of the winning entry!
For details of how to submit your entry, please see the attached flier.
Saturday 8th February, 5.15pm
Four Choirs' Evensong at Derby Cathedral sung by the Cathedral Choirs of Derby, Leicester, Southwell and Coventry Cathedrals under the direction of their Directors of Music - Alexander Binns, Chris Ouvry-Johns, Paul Provost and Kerry Beaumont.
Set me as a seal - Martin
Dyson in D
Lord, thou hast been our refuge - Bairstow
Friday 14th February 2020, 7.30pm
The Sixteen present the most popular dramatic work of Handel’s lifetime; a tale of love, tragedy and liberation, with the eternal love between mortal shepherd Acis and goddess Galatea doomed by the jealous cyclops Polyphemus. Staying true to the premiere in 1718, this intimate concert performance features a select group of five singers and nine instrumentalists from the choir and Orchestra of The Sixteen.
‘Christophers uses stylish Handelians and consort singers who blend to perfection in this intimate chamber performance.’ The Sunday Times
Tickets £15 – 28, with discounts of 10% for group bookings of 9 or more people, and discounts of 50% available for students, under-35s, job-seekers, people living with a disability and their carers.
Box Office for ticket sales: 0333 010 2850 or online
Wednesday 26th February, 12noon - 2pm
Passers-by can choose to be marked with ash at ’Ashes To Go’ stations throughout the city as a way to begin Lent, remember God, or just to stop and think about how their lives could be different. The imposition of ashes will also take place at the 1.05pm Eucharist, and at a special Sung Eucharist to mark the beginning of Lent, 6.30 pm.
Photo credit: Jean Martin
Wednesday 25th March 2020, at 7.30pm
Mozart Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Thea Musgrave Green
Pergolesi Stabat Mater
Join Grammy-nominated and RPS Award winning orchestra Sinfonia Viva, for an extravagantly elegant programme featuring one of the most recognisable pieces of music ever created in Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik. An instantly recognisable piece used in TV and film, the serenade is one of the most enduringly popular of all of Mozart's works.
Thea Musgrave's Green simmers with tension and energy in a provocative exploration of power and influence. Exploring its themes through the tangible power of sound, it is a piece that has to be experienced live in the wonderful acoustics of Derby Cathedral.
Pergolesi’s passionately dramatic Stabat Mater features rocketing live soprano and alto vocal performances, that light the musical fireworks for this stunningly rich and immersive performance.