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Crowns and Gowns - An Exhibition

Crowns and Gowns - An Exhibition

01 Feb 2020 - 15 Mar 2020

A fabulous collection of costumes, jewels, props, behind the scenes images and memorabilia from some of the major Hollywood movies filmed at Ely Cathedral. This fascinating exhibition in the Lady Chapel...
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St Valentines Day Bouquet Workshops

St Valentines Day Bouquet Workshops

12 February 2020 2pm - 4pm

Evening workshop 6:30pm - 8:30pm Katie from Wild Oak Workshops warmly welcomes you to Ely Cathedral to create your own beautiful Valentine's Bouquet by you and for you! Be inspired by the...
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Lunchtime Concert - Papplewick School Chapel Choir

Lunchtime Concert - Papplewick School Chapel Choir

14 February 2020 12:10pm

Featuring choral gems from some of England's finest contemporary church composers. Bob Chilcott, John Rutter, Philip Wilby, David Ogden, Malcolm Archer and Alexander L'Estrange and instrumental solos from Papplewick's music scholars. POSTER Admission...
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Topping & Company Book Event - John Bercow

Topping & Company Book Event - John Bercow

14 February 2020 7:30pm

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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Sparkling Valentine's Concert

Sparkling Valentine's Concert

15 February 2020 7:30pm

On Valentine's Day, in the heart of Ely, join us for a romantic, candlelit evening in the stunning Ely Cathedral, with the Piccadilly Sinfonietta, guest soloists, violinist, Martyn Jackson, soprano, Susan...
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School Holiday Drop-in Session (Monday)

School Holiday Drop-in Session (Monday)

17 February 2020 10am - 12pm

Our Free drop-in sessions for children up to the age of approx. 12. Run on the mornings of 17 and 19 February in the Lady Chapel. The Holiday Drop-Ins at Ely Cathedral...
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School Holiday Drop-in Session (Wednesday)

School Holiday Drop-in Session (Wednesday)

19 February 2020 10am - 12pm

Our Free drop-in sessions for children up to the age of approx. 12. Run on the mornings of 17 and 19 February in the Lady Chapel. The Holiday Drop-Ins at Ely Cathedral...
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The Choristers' Pancake Race and Big Pancake Party

The Choristers' Pancake Race and Big Pancake Party

25 February 2020 6:30pm

Come and enjoy the fun in our Big Pancake Race and Pancake Party when choristers and musicians (and clergy) will be racing! We will be raising money for the Church Urban...
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Lunchtime Concert - Westover Glee Club

Lunchtime Concert - Westover Glee Club

09 March 2020 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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Lunchtime Concert - Miguel Mandelli, guitar, Stephen Armstrong, piano

Lunchtime Concert - Miguel Mandelli, guitar, Stephen Armstrong, piano

13 March 2020 1:10pm

Castelnuovo - Tedesco Guitar Concerto No. 1 in D (1st mov) and guitar works by Bach and Ginastera. Admission by Cathedral ticket or pass Retiring collection For details about this or any other event...
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Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - Ian Close and Dominic Beeton - Sanctus

Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - Ian Close and Dominic Beeton - Sanctus

19 March 2020 1:10pm

Experienced session musician and saxophonist Ian Close has once again teamed up with TV and film composer, Dominic Beeton to produce 7 exquisitely crafted early music tracks. Ian has been researching...
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Bert, His Dog, Our God - An artist's impression of The New Testament

Bert, His Dog, Our God - An artist's impression of The New Testament

20 Mar 2020 - 16 Apr 2020

Paintings by Gary Bunt regularly feature a man (Bert) and his dog (the commentator). This exhibition sees Bert and his dog telling the story of the life of Christ - from...
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Ely Consort Concert

Ely Consort Concert

21 March 2020 7:30pm

Programme includes Cherubini Requiem in C minor and seasonal music for Lent and Passiontide. Tickets available soon...
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Story and Song Time

Story and Song Time

26 March 2020 10:30am

A short service with a story and songs celebrating Easter. Followed by refreshments. For children under 5 with their parents and carers.
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Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - Suffolk Singers

Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - Suffolk Singers

28 March 2020 1:10pm

SONGS OF SERENITY To include music by Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, Byrd, Gibbons, Grieg, Hill, Hutchings and Mendelssohn Admission by Cathedral ticket or pass Retiring collection For details about this or any other event please contact: ELY CATHEDRAL...
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Lunchtime Concert - Neil Colledge (piano)

Lunchtime Concert - Neil Colledge (piano)

02 April 2020 1:10pm

Featuring Spanish Dances - Enrique Granados . 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:...
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Ely Choral Society - African Sanctus

Ely Choral Society - African Sanctus

04 April 2020 7:30pm

African Sanctus is a wonderful setting of the Latin Mass harmonised with traditional African music collected by the legendary composer David Fanshawe on his many journeys up the River Nile. He...
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Tenebrae

Tenebrae

06 April 2020 7:30pm

Tenebrae means 'darkness' or 'shadows'. The service of Tenebrae, traditionally part of the devotions for Holy Week, is a way of entering into Jesus's overshadowing by human sin and human violence,...
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Holy Week Liturgy - The Seven Last Words from the Cross - James MacMillan

Holy Week Liturgy - The Seven Last Words from the Cross - James MacMillan

08 April 2020 7:30pm

Sung by the Girls, boys and lower voices of Ely Cathedral Choir, directed by Edmund Aldhouse. A performance of James MacMillan's cantata The Seven Last Words from the Cross (1994), which sets...
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Five Textile Artists Exhibition

Five Textile Artists Exhibition

21 Apr 2020 - 10 May 2020

We all have a secret somewhere to go to for comfort, inspiration or happiness. In this exhibition, five textile artists explore their own inspirational locations. This fascinating collection of work ranges from...
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Ely Cathedral Business Group - Celebration of Business

Ely Cathedral Business Group - Celebration of Business

22 April 2020

Ely Cathedral Business Group's annual Celebration of Business is established as the biggest business fair in the region. Over 100 exhibition stands are available showcase your business's services and wares, either...
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Ely Sinfonia Concert - Haydn and Mahler

Ely Sinfonia Concert - Haydn and Mahler

02 May 2020 7:30pm

Ely Sinfonia will be joined by rising British cello star, Joshua Lynch, to play Haydn's witty and lyrical Cello Concerto No. 2 as the centrepiece of a concert of popular classics...
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Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - Marja-Kaisa Korkala

Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - Marja-Kaisa Korkala

14 May 2020 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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Heaven and Earth - The World in Our Hands

Heaven and Earth - The World in Our Hands

16 May 2020 - 15 Jun 2020

Luke Jerram's spectacular installation 'Gaia' (kindly sponsored by The Friends of Ely Cathedral), a 7 meter replica of planet Earth, will be on display at Ely Cathedral. Suspended from high above,...
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Lunchtime Concert - Esbjerg Koncertkor

Lunchtime Concert - Esbjerg Koncertkor

22 May 2020 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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London Welsh Male Voice Choir and Waterbeach Brass Concert

London Welsh Male Voice Choir and Waterbeach Brass Concert

23 May 2020 7pm

Concert presented by the Rotary Club of Ely POSTER Tickets £30, £20 and £12.50 available soon.
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Open University Graduation Ceremonies

Open University Graduation Ceremonies

30 May 2020 9:30am - 4:30pm

The annual Open University Graduation Ceremonies take place today. PLEASE NOTE: The Cathedral will be closed to visitors all day. Each year, Ely Cathedral hosts the graduation ceremonies for The Open University...
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Etheldreda Craft and Food Fair

Etheldreda Craft and Food Fair

30 May 2020 10am - 5pm

Supporting traditional English music with a traditional English fair The annual Etheldreda Craft and Food Fair takes place on Palace Green, surrounded by the splendour of Ely Cathedral and The Old Palace...
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Lunchtime Concert - Kearney High School Choir

Lunchtime Concert - Kearney High School Choir

01 June 2020 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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Libera Concert

Libera Concert

06 June 2020 7:30pm

The magical sounds of Libera enchant audiences across the world - from Moscow to Manila, from Westminster to Washington, from Tokyo to Toronto, from Shanghai to Singapore. The boys' distinctive white...
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Solemn Eucharist for the Feast of Corpus Christi with Procession and Benediction

Solemn Eucharist for the Feast of Corpus Christi with Procession and Benediction

07 June 2020 7:30pm

The Feast of Corpus Christi (Latin for 'Body of Christ') is a service which was commonly celebrated in medieval England and although suppressed after the Reformation has been celebrated more widely...
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Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra Concert

Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra Concert

13 June 2020 7:30pm

THOMAS GOULD plays THE LARK ASCENDING MENDELSSOHN VIOLIN CONCERTO with Mendelssohn's Italian Symphony Opening concert of the Isle of Ely Festival Sponsored by Cam Ouse Financial Management Ltd Tickets available soon...
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Tenebrae at Ely Cathedral

Tenebrae at Ely Cathedral

17 June 2020 7:30pm

The Aldeburgh Festival returns to Ely Cathedral for Tenebrae's exploration of Catholic splendour and Russian Orthodox fervour, centred on the music and influences of John Tavener. In his early career Tavener...
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Lunchtime Piano Concert - Glen Dempsey

Lunchtime Piano Concert - Glen Dempsey

18 June 2020 1:10pm

Goldberg Variations J.S. Bach. Born in Suffolk in 1994, Glen's formative musical experiences were centred around the English choral tradition - as a chorister in St Mary's, Bury St Edmunds and later...
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Ad orientem: An Ely Liturgy

Ad orientem: An Ely Liturgy

22 June 2020

The new work, titled Ad orientem: An Ely Liturgy, sits somewhere between contemporary 'art' music, music theatre and liturgy, and tells the story of the original Anglo-Saxon monastery at Ely, founded...
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Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - University of Maryland Chamber Singers

Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - University of Maryland Chamber Singers

13 July 2020 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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'Through Music We Care' - The Central Band of the Royal Air Force

'Through Music We Care' - The Central Band of the Royal Air Force

18 July 2020 7:30pm

A rare and unique opportunity to hear the iconic and world renowned Central Band Of The Royal Air Force in concert to commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain. The...
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Lunchtime Performance - Octagon Studios 'Dance Divine'

Lunchtime Performance - Octagon Studios 'Dance Divine'

31 July 2020 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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Aled Jones

Aled Jones

23 October 2020 7:30pm

40 years since Aled was a choirboy at Bangor Cathedral, he brings his special concert of music and stories to Ely Cathedral as part of his 2020 Cathedral Tour. Aled is a...
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Christmas Gift & Food Fair 2020

Christmas Gift & Food Fair 2020

12 Nov 2020 - 14 Nov 2020

Thank you for expressing an interest in exhibiting at the Ely Cathedral Christmas Gift & Food Fair 2020. Our Christmas Gift & Food Fair is recognised as one of the major Christmas...
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G4 at Christmas 2020

G4 at Christmas 2020

18 November 2020 7:30pm

Experience sumptuous harmonies in an idyllic, festive setting... ​After sell-out tours for the last 3 years, G4 returns to Ely Cathedral in 2020 with their biggest and best Christmas tour to date! Join...
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