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.
Wednesday 11th December 2019, 7.30pm
Experience sumptuous harmonies in an idyllic, festive setting...
After sell-out tours in 2017 & 2018, G4 return in 2019 with their biggest and best Christmas tour to date!
With a series of 28 shows in beautiful venues nationwide, join Jonathan, Lewis, Mike and Duncan as they recall the musical experiences of their childhoods.
Expect to hear timeless classics such as When A Child is Born, Silent Night and All I Want For Christmas, as well as delightful medleys to evoke the Christmas spirit, all delivered exquisitely in some of the UK's most iconic historical venues.
Tickets are available from ticketbooth.eu
VIP tickets are available, including a pre-show Meet & Greet with G4 at 6pm for all "G4Christmas" tour dates.
For wheelchair/access bookings, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday 13th December 2019, 7.30pm
Christmas at the Cathedral! Featuring the massed bands of Derwent Brass with special guests the band of the Derby Central Salvation Army. The perfect family Christmas Concert featuring festive music and carols. Tickets £7, available from www.derbylive.co.uk
Saturday 14th December 2019, 7pm*
*Note earlier start time
The best way to start off Christmas preparations for audiences of all ages, here in the traditional Watkins Shaw version. We are pleased to welcome once again the Helix ensemble and our soloists in re-telling this seasonal story in the Cathedral setting which complements the music so beautifully.
Conductor Richard Roddis
with: The Helix Ensemble
Leader: Sarah Cresswell
Continuo: Tom Corfield
Soprano - Yvonne Howard
Alto - Flora York Skinner
Tenor - Jason Darnell
Bass - Mike Dewis
Tickets £10/£16/£20, available from www.derbybachchoir.com
Thursday 19th December 2019, 7.30pm
Paul Kerensa is back by popular demand!
Join us for a night of comedy, singalong carols, general joyous fun and professional hilarity. Andy Kind joins Paul for a bizarrely popular festive hybrid of a comedy show and a carol service. Tickets are £10, available from www.derbylive.co.uk.
Writer for BBC1’s Miranda and Not Going Out, among countless others, Paul Kerensa’s the in-demand comic who plays comedy clubs and cathedrals. He’s one of the few to have appeared both at London’s Comedy Store and on Radio 2’s Pause For Thought. A decade into his stand-up career, Paul’s one-man show has played to packed-out churches and other venues over the last few years, including festivals from Spring Harvest, Greenbelt and New Wine, to the Edinburgh Fringe and Montreal Comedy Festival.
Andy Kind won Anything for Laffs in 2005 and recently hurdled over the 2000-gig barrier. Other stuff happened in between. Described by The Scotsman as ‘Terrific’, Andy’s stand-up style can best be described as ‘the joyful rant of a post-30 chaos vacuum’, and he has been featured on BBC1, ITV, Channel 4 in the UK.
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