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EVENTS ARCHIVE JULY - DECEMBER 2017

Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents 'The Wind in the Willows'

Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents 'The Wind in the Willows'

01 July 2017 12:30pm

Performance starts 1.30pm - East Lawn (rear of) Ely Cathedral, The Gallery, Ely, CB7 4DL. Join Badger, Ratty, Mole and Toad for a perfect summer of adventure. Alive with music and...
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Topping & Company Book Event - Sir Tony Robinson

Topping & Company Book Event - Sir Tony Robinson

05 July 2017 7pm

Topping & Company Book events provide rich illumination into an author's work and help deepen the experience of reading. They are lively experiences with the emphasis on direct communication between author...
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Cambridge Philharmonic - An Alpine Symphony

Cambridge Philharmonic - An Alpine Symphony

08 July 2017 7:30pm

Cambridge Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus PARRY (arr. Jacob): I Was Glad ELGAR: The Spirit of England STRAUSS: An Alpine Symphony Conductor: Timothy Redmond Soloist: Stephanie Corley (Soprano) 2017 marks the centenary of Elgar's The...
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Organ Recital - Jamie McVinnie

Organ Recital - Jamie McVinnie

11 July 2017 7:30pm

in association with the Oundle Summer School for Organists. Admission if free. Programme J S Bach Partita no 4 in D BWV 828 Prelude and Fugue in B minor BWV 869 Herzlich tut mich verlangen BWV 727 Vater...
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Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - Helicon Chamber Choir

Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - Helicon Chamber Choir

12 July 2017 1:10pm

Sacred Choral Music across Europe Italy, Germany, France, Belgium and England Conductor: Geert Hendrix Organ: Wannes Vanderhoeven Oboe: Griet Jochems Baritone: Hans Vereyken a.o. G. Gabrieli - F. Mendelssohn - M. Duruflé - C. Franck - F....
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Lunchtime Concert - 'The Course of True Love'

Lunchtime Concert - 'The Course of True Love'

13 July 2017 1:10pm

Song Cycles by Beethoven and Schumann and Beethoven Rondo for Piano Stuart Raeburn Tenor and David Elwin Piano Admission by Cathedral ticket or pass Retiring collection For details about this or any other event please...
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Ely Sinfonia & Ely Choral Society - Beethoven's 9th Symphony

Ely Sinfonia & Ely Choral Society - Beethoven's 9th Symphony

15 July 2017 7:30pm

Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony no 9 Ralph Vaughan Williams In the Fen Country Andrew Parnell Fenland Images (world première) Peyee Chen Soprano Freya Jacklin Mezzo Soprano Michael Solomon Williams Tenor Laurence Williams Bass-Baritone Steve Bingham and Andrew Parnell...
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Organ Recital - Benjamin Saunders

Organ Recital - Benjamin Saunders

16 July 2017 5:15pm

The 1st in Ely Cathedral's series of 'Sunday Organ Recitals' Benjamin Saunders - Concert Organist Free Admission Retiring Collection Programme Dance Number Four Philip Glass (United States 1937-) Pieces from 'The Happy Breed' Dick Hyman (United States...
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Antic Disposition presents RICHARD III by William Shakespeare

Antic Disposition presents RICHARD III by William Shakespeare

17 Jul 2017 - 18 Jul 2017

Both performances begin at 7.30pm. The Wars of the Roses are over. The Yorkist Edward IV rules England. But the king's brother, Richard of Gloucester, is in no mood to join the...
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Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - Ely Cathedral Octagon Singers

Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - Ely Cathedral Octagon Singers

22 July 2017 1:10pm

with Marian works by James MacMillan, Gabriel Faure, John Taverner and Charles Villiers Stanford Admission by Cathedral ticket or pass Retiring collection For details about this or any other event please contact: ELY CATHEDRAL BOX...
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Organ Recital - Edmund Aldhouse

Organ Recital - Edmund Aldhouse

23 July 2017 5:15pm

The 2nd in Ely Cathedral's series of 'Sunday Organ Recitals' Edmund Aldhouse - Ely Cathedral Free Admission Retiring Collection Programme Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750) Prelude and Fugue in D Major BWV 532 Louis Vierne (1870...
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Finding Quiet in the midst of life

Finding Quiet in the midst of life

29 July 2017 10am - 3pm

Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, "Come with me by yourselves to a quiet...
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Organ Recital - Christopher Herrick

Organ Recital - Christopher Herrick

30 July 2017 5:45pm

The 3rd in Ely Cathedral's series of 'Sunday Organ Recitals' Christopher Herrick - Concert Organist Free Admission Retiring Collection Programme Concert Fantasia Edwin Lemare (1865-1934) Improvisation on The Sailor's Hornpipe, The British Grenadiers and Rule, Britannia Adagio in...
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Ely Photographic Club Exhibition

Ely Photographic Club Exhibition

01 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017

Members of Ely Photographic Club are exhibiting their work at Ely Cathedral this month. A collection of prints will be on display and some on sale at the cathedral right the way...
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Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - The Sanctuary Choir from First Baptist Church, San Antonio

Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - The Sanctuary Choir from First Baptist Church, San Antonio

01 August 2017 1:10pm

Under the direction of Dr. Aaron Hufty. This renowned 50 voice chorale hails from the city famous for the Battle of The Alamo...which all Texans claim as their most prized heritage....
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Octagon Studios - 'Dance Divine'

Octagon Studios - 'Dance Divine'

04 August 2017 1:10pm

Ballet, contemporary dance and jazz lunch-time performance in Ely Cathedral. Admission by Cathedral ticket or pass Retiring collection For details about this or any other event please contact: ELY CATHEDRAL BOX OFFICE on 01353 660349...
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Organ Recital - D'Arcy Trinkwon

Organ Recital - D'Arcy Trinkwon

06 August 2017 5:15pm

The 4th in Ely Cathedral's series of 'Sunday Organ Recitals' D'Arcy Trinkwon - Concert Organist Free Admission Retiring Collection Programme Suite, Op.5: Prélude Maurice Duruflé 1902-1986 Six danses Receuil de Pierre d'Attaignant c. 1494 - late 1551...
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Open Pilgrimage Tour I

Open Pilgrimage Tour I

10 August 2017 6:30pm

For hundreds of years people have come to Ely Cathedral on pilgrimage - a time for some stillness and space in our busy world, a time to pause and reflect. Pilgrimage...
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Informal Lunchtime Piano Recital - Charles Timberlake

Informal Lunchtime Piano Recital - Charles Timberlake

11 August 2017 1:10pm

Serenading at Sixty Pianist and composer Charles Timberlake returns to Ely Cathedral to present his unique blend of the original, the sacred and the secular... an inspirational mix of compositions, hymns and...
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Organ Recital - Paul Trepte

Organ Recital - Paul Trepte

13 August 2017 5:15pm

The 5th in Ely Cathedral's series of 'Sunday Organ Recitals' Paul Trepte - Ely Cathedral Free Admission Retiring Collection Programme Toccata 11 Muffat Vater unser in Himmelreich Bohm Prelude and fugue in A major Bach Fantasia Byrd Sonata no 3...
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Lunchtime Concert - Cox and Box Opera

Lunchtime Concert - Cox and Box Opera

17 August 2017 1:10pm

Cox and Box or, The Long-Lost Brothers, is a one-act comic opera with a libretto by F.C. Burnand and music by Arthur Sullivan, based on the 1847 farce Box and Cox...
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Open Pilgrimage Tour II

Open Pilgrimage Tour II

17 August 2017 6:30pm

For hundreds of years people have come to Ely Cathedral on pilgrimage - a time for some stillness and space in our busy world, a time to pause and reflect. Pilgrimage...
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Lunchtime Performance - Lantern Dance 'Spiritus'

Lunchtime Performance - Lantern Dance 'Spiritus'

18 August 2017 1:10pm

Admission by Cathedral ticket or pass Retiring collection For details about this or any other event please contact: ELY CATHEDRAL BOX OFFICE on 01353 660349 (Mon-Sat 9.30am-4pm) or email: box.office@elycathedral.org
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Organ Recital - Sarah MacDonald

Organ Recital - Sarah MacDonald

20 August 2017 5:15pm

The 6th in Ely Cathedral's series of 'Sunday Organ Recitals' Sarah MacDonald - Ely Cathedral, Selwyn College, Cambridge Free Admission Retiring Collection Programme J. S. Bach Pièce d'orgue BWV 572 C. V. Stanford Three Preludes from Op....
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Summer Holiday (Monday) Drop In Session

Summer Holiday (Monday) Drop In Session

21 August 2017 10am - 12pm

Our Free drop-in sessions for children of all ages, run on the mornings of 24, 26, 31 July, 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23 and 30 August. The Summer Holiday...
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Lunchtime Concert - Stephen Armstrong and Harry King

Lunchtime Concert - Stephen Armstrong and Harry King

24 August 2017 1:10pm

Harry King, horn Stephen Armstrong, piano Mozart's Horn Concerto No. 3 K. 447 Admission by Cathedral ticket or pass Retiring collection For details about this or any other event please contact: ELY CATHEDRAL BOX OFFICE on 01353...
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Open Pilgrimage Tour III

Open Pilgrimage Tour III

24 August 2017 6:30pm

For hundreds of years people have come to Ely Cathedral on pilgrimage - a time for some stillness and space in our busy world, a time to pause and reflect. Pilgrimage...
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Organ Recital - Alexander Goodwin

Organ Recital - Alexander Goodwin

27 August 2017 5:15pm

The 7th in Ely Cathedral's series of 'Sunday Organ Recitals' Alexander Goodwin - Ely Cathedral Free Admission Retiring Collection Programme Allegro Maestoso (Sonata in G) Edward Elgar Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele BWV 654 J.S. Bach Folk Tune...
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Cambridge Voices 30th Anniversary Celebration!

Cambridge Voices 30th Anniversary Celebration!

28 August 2017 7:30pm

Ely Cathedral's world-famous Lady Chapel will be the illustrious venue for Cambridge Voices' Choral Extravaganza on August bank holiday Monday this year, when this dynamic and constantly-innovative choir, directed by their...
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Summer Holiday (Wednesday) Drop In Session

Summer Holiday (Wednesday) Drop In Session

30 August 2017 10am - 12pm

Our Free drop-in sessions for children of all ages, run on the mornings of 24, 26, 31 July, 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23 and 30 August. The Summer Holiday...
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C.A.S.T. production of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

C.A.S.T. production of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

30 August 2017 7:30pm

CAST (the Cambridge American Stage Tour) is a major international theatre tour from Cambridge University. Our aim is to bring the works of Shakespeare to as wide an audience as possible...
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Organ Recital - Gary Desmond

Organ Recital - Gary Desmond

03 September 2017 5:15pm

The last in Ely Cathedral's series of 'Sunday Organ Recitals' Gary Desmond - Deputy Organist Bath Abbey Free Admission Retiring Collection Programme Praeludium in C Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707) Chorale Prelude 'Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier' Gerald Near...
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Lunchtime Concert - Katharina Nohl (piano)

Lunchtime Concert - Katharina Nohl (piano)

07 September 2017 1:10pm

Ely Cathedral is all set to host the well anticipated piano recital by Germano-Swiss Pianist, Katharina Nohl. Katharina's musical passions lie with researching and reinvigorating oft-forgotten classics as well as adding...
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Heritage Weekend

Heritage Weekend

08 Sep 2017 - 10 Sep 2017

The City of Ely is steeped in history and is proud of its strong heritage with the largest collection of monastic buildings in private dwelling in Europe. It is therefore fitting...
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Topping & Company Book Event - Robert Webb

Topping & Company Book Event - Robert Webb

13 September 2017 7pm

Please note that this event is now taking place in The Hayward Theatre, The King's School, The Gallery, Ely. Topping & Company Book events provide rich illumination into an author's work and...
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Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - Minori Nakaune (violin)

Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - Minori Nakaune (violin)

14 September 2017 1:10pm

Admission by Cathedral ticket or pass Retiring collection For details about this or any other event please contact: ELY CATHEDRAL BOX OFFICE on 01353 660349 (Mon-Sat 9.30am-4pm) or email: box.office@elycathedral.org
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Children In Distress Thanksgiving Service

Children In Distress Thanksgiving Service

16 September 2017 2pm

Children in Distress was set up in the early 1990's in response to the crisis in paediatric care services exposed following the Popular Revolution that swept Romania's communist regime from power....
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Space@6:30 - Dark Reflections - poetry - environment - lament

Space@6:30 - Dark Reflections - poetry - environment - lament

17 September 2017 6:30pm

It is a great delight to welcome three distinguished local poets to the Cathedral as part of our Space@6:30 worship. Fenland Poet Laureate, Kate Arthur, will be joined by a former Fenland...
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Animal Service

Animal Service

24 September 2017 2pm

A service of thanksgiving and blessing for pets and working animals. You are welcome to bring your pet. Please be aware that being together with lots of other animals may prove stressful for...
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The Community of St Etheldreda Launch

The Community of St Etheldreda Launch

28 September 2017 7pm - 9pm

There is at present a lively interest in the monastic and religious way of life and the wisdom that this tradition speaks into contemporary society. This interest is particularly notable amongst...
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Sing'n Swing Informal Sing

Sing'n Swing Informal Sing

30 September 2017 10am

Sing'n Swing is a mixed choir, which comes from Denmark. The choir is based in Skaerbæk, a small town in southern Jutland and has been around for 20 years. We sing a...
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Rodrigo's Concierto d'Aranjuez - Ely Sinfonia with guest Craig Ogden

Rodrigo's Concierto d'Aranjuez - Ely Sinfonia with guest Craig Ogden

30 September 2017 7:30pm

Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez Beethoven Symphony no.2 Craig Ogden Guitar Steve Bingham Conductor Australian-born guitarist Craig Ogden is one of the most electrifying classical guitar players of his generation. His albums frequently top the UK...
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Ben Jupp Memorial Lecture - Terry Waite, CBE

Ben Jupp Memorial Lecture - Terry Waite, CBE

01 October 2017 7pm

'Out of the Silence' Ely Cathedral is delighted to welcome Terry Waite, CBE as its guest speaker at the annual Ben Jupp Memorial Lecture. Terry spent almost five years in solitary...
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Schools' Day

Schools' Day

03 Oct 2017 - 06 Oct 2017

As part of the Cathedral's 'Education Outreach', we will be welcoming 600 children into the Cathedral on the 3, 4, 5 and 6 October 2017. Activities will include Music Workshops in...
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Space@6:30 - A Time to Remember

Space@6:30 - A Time to Remember

08 October 2017 6:30pm

A simple and gentle service to remember those we have loved but see no more - whether they died recently or many years ago. There will be a chance to have...
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Topping & Company Book Event - Matt Lucas

Topping & Company Book Event - Matt Lucas

10 October 2017 8pm

Topping & Company Book events provide rich illumination into an author's work and help deepen the experience of reading. They are lively experiences with the emphasis on direct communication between author...
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Ely Cathedral Business Group - Question Time

Ely Cathedral Business Group - Question Time

11 October 2017 6:30pm

Local Brexit Summit: Beyond the politics into practical action A PANEL LED DISCUSSION FEATURING: Neil Kuschel VP Sales, DHL Express UK John Shropshire Chairman, G's Fresh Vic Annells Executive Director of Mansion House...
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Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - Alversund Kammerkor, Norway

Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - Alversund Kammerkor, Norway

12 October 2017 1:10pm

Odd Leif Mjøs Director Louise Kemény Soprano Johnny Langridge Tenor Music by Grieg, Nystedt, Gjeilo and others Alversund Kammerkor is a mixed chamber choir of about 30 voices, founded by Odd Leif Mjøs in 1990....
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Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival

13 Oct 2017 - 15 Oct 2017

Admission to the Cathedral throughout the Harvest Festival weekend is free of charge. The Harvest Festival weekend at Ely Cathedral begins with the annual Harvest Supper on Friday at 7pm in the...
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Lunchtime Concert - Roman Rudnytsky (piano)

Lunchtime Concert - Roman Rudnytsky (piano)

19 October 2017 1:10pm

Admission by Cathedral ticket or pass Retiring collection For details about this or any other event please contact: ELY CATHEDRAL BOX OFFICE on 01353 660349 (Mon-Sat 9.30am-4pm) or email: box.office@elycathedral.org
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Music for the Queen of Heaven

Music for the Queen of Heaven

21 October 2017 7pm

This fund-raising choral concert for the Ely Cathedral Music Fund has been devised by John Maddison and Martin Gent. In the first half in the Presbytery all the music will be...
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Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - Lucy Cavendish Singers

Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - Lucy Cavendish Singers

22 October 2017 1:10pm

Director: Katharina Megli with Lucy Bunce (harp), Karen Davies (soprano) and Jeanette Langford (violin) "There are worlds beyond politics: Lucy Cavendish Singers... Delirious aural bliss!" Andrew Marr Devotion A stunning programme of classical, sacred...
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Half Term Drop-in Session Monday

Half Term Drop-in Session Monday

23 October 2017 10am - 12pm

Our Free drop-in sessions for children of all ages, run on the mornings of 23 and 25 October and are themed "Hereward and the Anglo-Saxons" to make them even more exciting...
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Half Term Drop-in Session Wednesday

Half Term Drop-in Session Wednesday

25 October 2017 10am - 12pm

Our Free drop-in sessions for children of all ages, run on the mornings of 23 and 25 October and are themed "Hereward and the Anglo-Saxons" to make them even more exciting...
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Lecture by Prof Eamon Duffy

Lecture by Prof Eamon Duffy

27 October 2017 7pm

Lecture by Prof Eamon Duffy 'The Word in Exile: Translating the Bible for Reformation England' An Irishman educated largely in England, he did his doctoral work at Cambridge under Owen Chadwick and...
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Topping & Company Book Event - Nigella Lawson

Topping & Company Book Event - Nigella Lawson

31 October 2017 7:30pm

Everyone at Topping and Company is thrilled to be welcoming Nigella Lawson back to Ely Cathedral. Nigella's new book is set to become another home cooking classic. At My Table: A...
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Solemn Requiem Eucharist

Solemn Requiem Eucharist

02 November 2017 7:30pm

A Solemn service marking All Souls' Day, offering an opportunity to commemorate departed friends and loved ones. The full text of the Requiem Mass is sung by the Ely Cathedral Octagon...
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Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - Ribe Kammerkor, Denmark

Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - Ribe Kammerkor, Denmark

03 November 2017 1:10pm

Lotte Bille Glæsel Director Pia Hansen Soprano Andrew Parnell Accompanist Music by Gade, Palestrina, Nielsen and others Ribe Kammerkor is a mixed chamber choir of about 30 voices, from Ely's twin Cathedral city of Ribe...
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Ely Choral Society and Ribe Kammerkor, Denmark

Ely Choral Society and Ribe Kammerkor, Denmark

04 November 2017 7:30pm

A Choral Celebration of the Ely-Ribe (Denmark) Twinning Association GADE Morgensang; Benedictus og Amen BRITTEN Rejoice in the Lamb MENDELSSOHN Hear my Prayer SCHUBERT Mass in C RUTTER Angels' Carol and Clare Benediction Lotte Bille Glæsel and...
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Topping & Company Book Event -  Andrew Marr

Topping & Company Book Event - Andrew Marr

06 November 2017 7:30pm

In his latest book A Short Book About Painting Andrew Marr, one of our greatest cultural commentators, wrestles with some of the fundamental questions about painting and creativity. Following a serious...
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Having Faith in Community: An exhibition supporting Inter Faith Week

Having Faith in Community: An exhibition supporting Inter Faith Week

06 Nov 2017 - 08 Nov 2017

East Cambridgeshire Community Safety Partnership and Babylon ARTS are presenting an exhibition supporting Inter Faith week Having faith in Community in the South West Transept. Contributors to the exhibition include Ely Cathedral,...
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Show of Hands - The Cathedrals Tour

Show of Hands - The Cathedrals Tour

08 November 2017 7:30pm

With guest Kirsty Merryn This is where the magic happens. The 2017 Show of Hands 'Sanctuary' tour travels the length and breadth of England, breathing new life into our most ancient and...
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Prime Brass Concert

Prime Brass Concert

11 November 2017 8pm

Prime Brass Junior Prime Brass* Organ Edmund Aldhouse Conductors Paul Trepte, Christopher Lawrence* Programme Vierne - Marche Triomphale Paul Trepte - Fanfares and Chorales (new commission) Widor - Salvum Fac Populum Mussorgsky - Night on a Bare Mountain K Naylor...
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Service of Remembrance

Service of Remembrance

12 November 2017 10:30am

The Service of Remembrance which takes place in the Cathedral each year is always attended by many members of the public and serving members of the armed forces and local veterans. "They...
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Christmas Gift & Food Fair

Christmas Gift & Food Fair

17 Nov 2017 - 18 Nov 2017

The hugely successful Christmas Gift & Food Fair at Ely Cathedral promises to be one of East Anglia's exceptional Christmas shopping experiences for 2017.
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'Saying Goodbye' Service

'Saying Goodbye' Service

19 November 2017 6:30pm

Run by the Mariposa Trust. The Saying Goodbye Services are the first national set of remembrance services for people who have lost a child at any stage of pregnancy, at birth or...
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