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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. 

Friday 18th October 2019, 7.30pm (doors 7pm)

♪ We're off to see the Wizard the Wonderful Wizard Of Oz ♪

Join Dorothy and Toto as they navigate their way to the Emerald City and encounter new friends - the Brainless Scarecrow, the Heartless Tinman and the Cowardly Lion. A timeless classic!

The Wizard of Oz screening is being run with our partner Derby QUAD.  Doors open at 7pm, film start time 7.30pm. Fully licensed bar available with snacks.

Tickets £11 adults, £9 concessions/QUAD members. Available from 


Wednesday 23rd October 2019, 7.30pm

Join Grammy nominated and RPS 2018 winning orchestra Sinfonia Viva in the grand and resonant Derby Cathedral, for a spectacular performance led by Sinfonia Viva’s Principal conductor Frank Zielhorst.
Featuring one of Mozart’s most quintessential and famous works Symphony No 40. Instantly recognisable from television and film, the piece bubbles with elevated grandeur and tangible passion that is the staple of Mozart’s best pieces.
The concert also includes Schumann’s 3 Romances, Op.22, takes impressive and nimble upwards leaps, making it a tense musical ride that dives into its themes acrobatically. Kodály’s Summer Evening ripples and flourishes beautifully, complimenting Grieg’s Holberg Suite, a piece with such radiance, that it indelibly imprints itself on the listener's consciousness with its pathos, power and emotional depth.
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Tickets also available via phone at Derby LIVE 01332 255800

Saturday 2nd November 2019, 7.30pm

Mozart's Requiem remained unfinished at the time of his death in 1791. Duncan Druce, himself a composer, completed this edition in 1984 in a sensitive and interesting reinterpretation of this great choral favourite.
We are pleased to present a mixed programme in which the Derby Bach Orchestra make their own distinctive contribution.

Mozart: Requiem (Druce edition)
Mozart: Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
Michael Haydn: Te Deum
Weber: Clarinet Concertino in E flat

Conductor Richard Roddis
​Derby Bach Orchestra Leader: Derek Williams

Tickets available from
Reserved seat in centre nave £20
Unreserved seat in inner side aisle £16
Unreserved seat in outer side aisle £10
Students £5
Accompanied under 16s FREE

Friday 29th November 2019

7.30pm (doors 6.45pm)

Touring their ever-popular festive programme, London Concertante travel the length and breadth of the country presenting treats from across Europe to get you in the mood for mulled wine, mince pies, and baubles.



Strauss – Die Fledermaus Overture
Tchaikovsky – Nutcracker Suite
Strauss – Trisch-trasch polka
Tchaikovsky - Waltz from Sleeping Beauty
Brahms - Hungarian Dance No. 5
Schubert - Rondo for Violin & Strings
Strauss – Blue Danube Waltz

Tchaikovsky’s elegant Nutcracker Suite leads on from Brahms’ serious Hungarian Dance No.5, before Strauss II introduces us to the boundless exuberance of the Polish March in his Trisch-Trasch Polka. In the concert’s penultimate work Tchaikovsky transports the evening to the magical halls of snowy Tsarist Russia with a regal waltz from his ballet Sleeping Beauty. The evening reaches its climax with the famous Blue Danube Waltz, not only proving the crowning jewel of a fabulous night’s worth of music, but the coronation of Johann Strauss II as the master of the Viennese waltz!

Tickets priced at £29/£25/£19 available from

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.

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VIP tickets are available, including a pre-show Meet & Greet with G4 at 6pm for all  "G4Christmas" tour dates.


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