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Friday 20th April 2018, 7.30 pm

The London Concertante are delighted to return to Derby Cathedral in 2018 to kick off their 2018 Four Season UK tour! Headlined by Vivaldi’s eternal masterpieces, the ensemble present an accompanying programme bursting with classical treats and hidden gems.

Tickets are priced from £19 and are available by following the link here>>

If you don’t consider yourself ‘in the know’ about Mozart, Beethoven, or Bach, fear not, this is the orchestra for you. The London Concertante boasts an impressive audience record in which an impressive 50% of spectators are first time classical concert goers! The London Concertante has its audience laughing at jokes, gasping at virtuosity, moved by gorgeous string playing, and leaving with a smile on their faces.

Saturday 3rd February 2018, 7.30pm

 

Free tickets available from www.ridinglights.org

A respected scientist and a Christian, Job’s work is wrestling with both the unpredictable and predictable structure of the universe. Is God really in control?

This pioneering new theatre piece premiered at York’s Festival of Ideas in 2017, and we are delighted to host Riding Lights as they tour the play. The play is followed by a lively panel discussion with leading scientists. Don’t miss this one!

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 10:50

Matt McGuinness & the MLC

Saturday 24th February 2018, 8pm (doors 7pm)

With his raucous balladeering, indie rock’n’roll and a Motown spirit, we’re delighted to welcome Matt McGuinness and his band, The MLC, to Derby Cathedral for an intimate homecoming performance in the Cathedral Retro Choir. Tickets £8, available from Derby LIVE Box Office 01332 255800.

Thursday, 23 November 2017 10:12

Sinfonia Viva presents 'Viva Brass Quintet'

Friday 9th February 2018, 6pm

Featuring songs that range from baroque to jazz to light music, there really is something for everyone. From Fats Waller’s enduring and instantly recognisable Ain’t Misbehavin’ and Duke Ellington’sclassic and much covered In a Sentimental Mood, to the light breezy sounds of Grainger’s Londonderry Air. Including inventive and accessible arrangements, this is a fun and exciting show that truly demonstrates how brass instruments can breathe new life into music. 

Full details of the programme can be found here>>

Tickets £11/£9/£7 from Derby LIVE Box Office, Assembly Rooms, 01332 255800.

Saturday, 25 November 2017 12:08

The Sixteen presents 'Vivaldi Gloria!'

Friday 2nd February 2018, 7.30 pm

The centrepiece of The Sixteen’s 2018 choir & orchestra tour is Vivaldi’s Gloria – one of sacred music’s most uplifting choral works and a joyful hymn of praise with moments ranging from festive brilliance to profound sadness. Composed in Venice, probably in 1715, for the choir of the Ospedale della Pietà, its wonderfully sunny nature and distinctive melodies and rhythms gives it an immediate and universal appeal. Bach was a fierce admirer of Vivaldi’s work, and his extraordinarily inventive Mass in G major complements the Gloria perfectly.

Sunday, 26 November 2017 13:17

Be a Chorister for a Day

BACFAD 2017 blue copy

Monday, 23 October 2017 09:11

New Archdeacon of Chesterfield Appointed

23rd October 2017

The Revd Canon Carol Coslett has been appointed as the next Archdeacon of Chesterfield succeeding the Venerable Christine Wilson, who is now Dean of Lincoln Cathedral.

Canon Coslett is currently Rector of the United Benefice of Betchworth and Buckland in the Diocese of Southwark, an Honorary Canon of Southwark Cathedral, as well as serving as an Acting Archdeacon, Assistant Area Dean of Reigate Deanery, and Diocesan Faith in the Countryside Rural Officer.  In these roles she has gained a great deal of experience which will assist her in her new position.

Before she was ordained, Carol gained an MA in Music Education and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education at Jesus College Cambridge in Music and Religious Education for Secondary.  She went on to train for ministry at Ripon College Cuddesdon before serving her curacy in the Diocese of Guildford.  In 2007 she became Rector of her present parishes.  Carol was appointed Faith in the Countryside Officer in 2011, which involves co-ordinating and networking across the Dioceses of Canterbury, Guildford and Chichester, as well as working across the same dioceses in her role of Chaplain for the Farming Community Network since 2012.  She has a keen interest in supporting the presence of the church in communities, and reaching out to those isolated particularly in semi-rural areas.

Carol loves walking, and is looking forward to exploring the Derbyshire countryside with her husband Martin, their two grown up children; David and Clara, and their Jack Russell (Fudge).  She also enjoys playing her clarinet, singing, reading, foreign travel, and visits to the opera, theatre and historic houses. 

Canon Coslett said, “I am very excited to be joining the Diocese of Derby, especially working with the clergy and parishes of the Chesterfield Archdeaconry.  I am particularly impressed by the new developments to use resources within the deaneries and I look forward so much to being able to visit the churches and get to know the communities in this wonderful part of Derbyshire.  It will be a real privilege to serve you as we ‘share Christ’s presence in every community’”.

The Rt Revd Dr Alastair Redfern, Bishop of Derby, said: “I am delighted that Carol has accepted my invitation to join our team.  She brings an impressive range of skills and experience which will be a great gift to the future mission of our diocese.”

Canon Coslett will take up her new position in Spring 2018.

 

Friday, 28 July 2017 10:39

Rainbows Abseil

Saturday 9th September 2017

Adventurous participants will get the rare opportunity to abseil from the second highest cathedral tower in the country. Those doing the abseil will climb the 189 steps of the historic 212ft high tower to the top and enjoy perhaps the finest views of Derby city center. They will then make an exciting descent back to the ground by abseiling down the outside of the tower.

Minimum sponsorship option:

Registration Fee: £20

Minimum fundraising target: £100

For more information about this challenge and to discuss fundraising requirements please call the fundraising team on 0800 952 1133 or email at fundraising@rainbows.co.uk.

Friday, 09 June 2017 11:18

A new Dean for Derby

5th June 2017

Downing Street has this morning (Monday 5th June 2017) announced that The Queen has approved the appointment of The Revd Canon Dr Stephen Hance as the next Dean of Derby. He succeeds The Very Revd John Davies as Dean, following his move to Wells Cathedral in 2016.

Dr Hance is to take up his position later in the year. He currently serves as Canon Missioner of Southwark Cathedral and Director of Mission and Evangelism for the Diocese of Southwark, a position that he has held since 2013. In this role, he has taken a lead on the outward-facing aspects of Southwark Cathedral's ministry and played a key role in developing diocesan mission strategy.

He will be bringing to Derby his years of experience promoting the mission of the Church and growing church congregations. During his time in Southwark he founded the Cathedrals and Growth Network which seeks to share good practice amongst cathedrals and enable them to grow in numbers, depth of faith and impact. He became a member of General Synod in 2015 and has published three books and contributed to others on Mission Action Planning, and sacraments and Fresh Expressions of church. He is currently editing a new book on forgiveness.

Stephen joins Derby Cathedral at an exciting period of change. A major building project to re-lead the nave roof is nearing completion, and follows the renewal of the Cathedral interior two years ago. Further plans for the building include the refurbishment of the unique Compton organ, the replacement of the fixed pews with moveable seating to make the building more accessible for services and events, and the use of digital technology to help visitors discover the historical and spiritual riches of the Cathedral. The project to open Derby Cathedral School, a new Church of England secondary school for the city, is well under way. Stephen will be pivotal in all these exciting developments for the Cathedral and the city of Derby.

9th June 2017 

On Thursday 15th June 2017 Derby Cathedral will take part in the event by ringing from 7.30 pm - 8.15 pm, following its evening Corpus Christi Eucharist.

BBC Music Day is returning for its third year on Thursday 15 June 2017, celebrating music’s ability to unite communities across generations, and this year bell-ringers have been asked to play an even bigger role. The sound of bells, with their power to bring communities and generations together, was a feature of last year’s BBC Music Day, with over 200 bellringing groups taking part.

This year's theme is the power of music, and the day will feature broadcasts on BBC TV, Radio and digital services from 6am to midnight. Bob Shennan, Director of BBC Radio and Music explains: "BBC Music Day is a unique opportunity for people to celebrate music and musical talent, whether attending one of the many events taking place or tuning in at home."

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