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Heritage Weekend

Heritage Weekend

13 Sep 2019 - 15 Sep 2019

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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Cambridge Voices - Handel: Dixit Dominus

Cambridge Voices - Handel: Dixit Dominus

15 September 2019 6:30pm

Celebrate the choir's founder and director Ian de Massini's 60th birthday in this fundraising concert for Babylon ARTS in the stunning acoustical surroundings of Ely Cathedral's Lady Chapel. The evening will...
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'Doing Justice' Discussion Series, Jonathan Jones

'Doing Justice' Discussion Series, Jonathan Jones

19 September 2019 6:45pm - 8pm

What is justice? We use the word about making things right and fair in society, so that people may be respected, valued, having rights in themselves and responsibilities to each other....
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Ely Sinfonia's Twentieth Anniversary Concert

Ely Sinfonia's Twentieth Anniversary Concert

21 September 2019 7:30pm

Ely Sinfonia celebrates its twentieth anniversary concert with MARTIN ROSCOE Mozart Symphony No 29 Shostakovich Piano Concerto No 2 Beethoven Symphony No 7 with Martin Roscoe, piano Ely Sinfonia Conductor: Steve Bingham Ely Sinfonia celebrates its 20th anniversary...
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A Celebration of Animals

A Celebration of Animals

22 September 2019 2pm

Canon Jessica and Gonzo (our friendly 'Canine in Residence') invite you to join them at our annual Animal Service. A family friendly service of thanksgiving and blessing for pets and working animals...
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LifeLab in Ely Cathedral

LifeLab in Ely Cathedral

27 September 2019 7pm - 9:30pm

We're bringing Ely Cathedral to life with a whole host of science fun for all the family! We'll have something for everyone with hands-on activities and bite-size talks. See if you...
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LifeLab on Cross Green, Ely

LifeLab on Cross Green, Ely

28 September 2019 10am - 4:30pm

Join us in our marquee full of a whole host of science fun for all the family! We'll have something for everyone with hands-on activities and art displays. Explore the microscopic...
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'Doing Justice' Discussion Series, Tamsin Omond

'Doing Justice' Discussion Series, Tamsin Omond

29 September 2019 5pm - 6:30pm

What is justice? We use the word about making things right and fair in society, so that people may be respected, valued, having rights in themselves and responsibilities to each other....
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Friends' Evening - 'Meet the New Music Team'

Friends' Evening - 'Meet the New Music Team'

03 October 2019 7pm

This is a unique opportunity for Friends and Guests to meet and enjoy music played by Edmund Aldhouse, the new Cathedral Director of Music and Glen Dempsey, the new Assistant Director...
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Gender, Power and the Pulpit

Gender, Power and the Pulpit

04 October 2019 10am - 4pm

A day symposium exploring the gifts that women preachers bring to the life of the Church. Led by Liz Shercliff, Author of Preaching Women, Gender, Power and the Pulpit (SCM 2019). With speakers...
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Prime Brass at Ely Cathedral

Prime Brass at Ely Cathedral

05 October 2019 7:30pm

Prime Brass, Junior Prime Brass and Organ Aeron Shilson Programme Salute to the USA Jacob Toccata and Fugue in D minor J.S. Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 3 - J.S. Bach Andante for Organ and Horn...
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Amnesty International Ben Jupp Memorial Lecture - John Burton

Amnesty International Ben Jupp Memorial Lecture - John Burton

06 October 2019 6:30pm

Ely Cathedral is delighted to welcome John Burton CEO, The World Land Trust as its guest speaker at the annual Ben Jupp Memorial Lecture. On leaving school, John joined the staff of...
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Ely Cathedral Business Group - Climate Change: Implications for Business

Ely Cathedral Business Group - Climate Change: Implications for Business

10 October 2019 6:45pm - 9pm

On the back of July's European heatwave, we've lined up a distinguished panel from a variety of sectors to discuss the implications of our planet's rising climate in the context of...
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Harvest Festival Ceilidh

Harvest Festival Ceilidh

11 October 2019 7:30pm

Harvest Ceilidh with Catch the Pigeon Band in the beautiful setting of the Lady Chapel. Tickets: Adult £10 with a glass of wine or beer, child £7.50 available from Ely Cathedral...
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Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival

11 Oct 2019 - 13 Oct 2019

Admission to the Cathedral throughout the Harvest Festival weekend (Saturday and Sunday) is free of charge. Harvest Festival weekend at Ely Cathedral begins with a Harvest Ceilidh with Catch the Pigeon Band...
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Lunchtime Concert - The George Heriot's School, Edinburgh Chamber Choir

Lunchtime Concert - The George Heriot's School, Edinburgh Chamber Choir

12 October 2019 1:10pm

Free Admission 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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Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - Sonat Vox

Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - Sonat Vox

15 October 2019 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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Etheldreda Lecture 'In Honour of the Saints of Ely'

Etheldreda Lecture 'In Honour of the Saints of Ely'

15 October 2019 7pm

Dame Janet Nelson, DBE, FBA, former Professor of Medieval History at King's College London, will lecture on 'Women in Anglo-Saxon England'. Further details to follow... Free admission.
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Ely Choral Society Concert

Ely Choral Society Concert

19 October 2019 7:30pm

For the first concert of their 2019/20 Season Ely Choral Society will perform Fauré's Requiem, Haydn's 'Little Organ' Mass and Haydn's 'Insanae et vanae curae'. Rebecca Duckworth (soprano) Jonathan Midgley...
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Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - Lucy Cavendish Singers

Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - Lucy Cavendish Singers

20 October 2019 1:10pm

The Far Horizon An hour of music for wild souls - come and lose yourself in a rich programme ranging from traditional folk songs of invocation, to sacred hymns by Ugalde and...
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Topping & Company Book Event - Brett Anderson

Topping & Company Book Event - Brett Anderson

22 October 2019 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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Topping & Company Book Event - Gyles Brandreth

Topping & Company Book Event - Gyles Brandreth

24 October 2019 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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Elgar in the Cathedral

Elgar in the Cathedral

26 October 2019 7:30pm

Conductor: Stephen Armstrong. Tickets £18, £16 and £10. Further details to follow... My Account | Basket //
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Topping & Company Book Event - The Hairy Bikers

Topping & Company Book Event - The Hairy Bikers

28 October 2019 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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Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - Laeti Cantores Gregorian Chant Choir

Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - Laeti Cantores Gregorian Chant Choir

31 October 2019 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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'Doing Justice' Discussion Series, The Revd Canon Mark Oakley

'Doing Justice' Discussion Series, The Revd Canon Mark Oakley

04 November 2019 6:45pm - 8pm

What is justice? We use the word about making things right and fair in society, so that people may be respected, valued, having rights in themselves and responsibilities to each other....
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Britten Sinfonia with The Sixteen - MacMillan's Stabat Mater

Britten Sinfonia with The Sixteen - MacMillan's Stabat Mater

09 November 2019 7:30pm

Few living composers communicate with the emotional directness of James MacMillan. The preeminent Scottish composer of our time draws upon his Celtic heritage and Catholic faith for revelatory choral works that...
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Service of Remembrance

Service of Remembrance

10 November 2019 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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Solemn Requiem Eucharist

Solemn Requiem Eucharist

10 November 2019 4pm

A Solemn Requiem Mass led by the boys, girls and lower voices of Ely Cathedral choir. The setting of the Requiem is by Gabriel Fauré. Gabriel Fauré composed his Requiem in D...
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Christmas Gift & Food Fair 2019 - Preview Evening

Christmas Gift & Food Fair 2019 - Preview Evening

13 November 2019 6:30pm - 9pm

Now in its eighth year, this popular event is widely acknowledged as one of East Anglia's exceptional Christmas shopping experiences. Over 120 bespoke trade stalls are located in the Cathedral's magnificent...
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Christmas Gift & Food Fair 2019

Christmas Gift & Food Fair 2019

14 Nov 2019 - 16 Nov 2019

Now in its eighth year, this popular event is widely acknowledged as one of East Anglia's exceptional Christmas shopping experiences. Over 120 bespoke trade stalls are located in the Cathedral's magnificent...
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'Saying Goodbye' Service

'Saying Goodbye' Service

17 November 2019 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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Vespers

Vespers

18 November 2019 5:30pm

In November 1539, the monastery at Ely was dissolved. Centuries of prayer and tradition were disrupted and destroyed. We mark this event this year, the 480th since the dissolution, with a...
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Ely - Cambridge and the Reformation - A Lecture with Music

Ely - Cambridge and the Reformation - A Lecture with Music

18 November 2019 7pm

Faith in Adversity: Reformation, Dissolution and Change at Ely In November 1539, the monastery at Ely was dissolved. Centuries of prayer and tradition were disrupted and destroyed. We mark this event this...
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Lunchtime Concert - Pupils of King's Ely

Lunchtime Concert - Pupils of King's Ely

20 November 2019 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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G4 Christmas 2019

G4 Christmas 2019

21 November 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...
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'Doing Justice' Discussion Series, His Honour Judge Lucraft

'Doing Justice' Discussion Series, His Honour Judge Lucraft

24 November 2019 6:45pm - 8pm

What is justice? We use the word about making things right and fair in society, so that people may be respected, valued, having rights in themselves and responsibilities to each other....
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Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - Choir of All Saints' Episcopal Church, Richmond, Virginia

Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - Choir of All Saints' Episcopal Church, Richmond, Virginia

25 November 2019 1:10pm

Founded in 1899, the All Saints Choir of Men and Boys is one of only a few parish-based choirs of its type in the Episcopal Church in the United States. The...
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Topping & Company Book Event - David Mitchell

Topping & Company Book Event - David Mitchell

26 November 2019 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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'Doing Justice' Discussion Series, Lucy Frazer

'Doing Justice' Discussion Series, Lucy Frazer

28 November 2019 6:45pm - 8pm

What is justice? We use the word about making things right and fair in society, so that people may be respected, valued, having rights in themselves and responsibilities to each other....
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Elgar's 'The Kingdom' with CUSC and Leeds Philharmonic Chorus

Elgar's 'The Kingdom' with CUSC and Leeds Philharmonic Chorus

30 November 2019 7:30pm

Cambridge University Symphony Chorus is joining forces with Leeds Philharmonic Chorus under conductor David Hill for a rare performance of Elgar's spectacular oratorio, The Kingdom. Following on from The Apostles, it...
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Advent Procession with Carols

Advent Procession with Carols

01 December 2019 6pm

The Church has always kept Advent as a season of great solemnity - a time in which to meditate upon the ultimate issues of death, judgement, hell and heaven. Advent, though,...
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Children's Society Christingle

Children's Society Christingle

07 December 2019 3pm

Proceeds will help The Children's Society's vital work with children facing life's harshest challenges: children who may find themselves sleeping rough this winter; fleeing conflict and war; caught in a...
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Central Band of the Royal British Legion 'Christmas Spectacular'

Central Band of the Royal British Legion 'Christmas Spectacular'

07 December 2019 7pm

Ely Cathedral is delighted to host the highly acclaimed Central Band of the Royal British Legion performing their 'Christmas Spectacular' - a night of seasonal music to include well known Christmas...
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The Big Christmas Tree Light Switch-on Service!

The Big Christmas Tree Light Switch-on Service!

08 December 2019 5:15pm

Come and see the biggest, most spectacular Christmas tree in Ely as we countdown to the switching on of the lights. This popular event designed for young children and families celebrates...
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Christmas Wreath Workshops

Christmas Wreath Workshops

12 December 2019

Katie from Wild Oak Workshops welcomes you to a Christmas Wreath Workshop where you will ignite your creativity in the beautiful Lady Chapel. A relaxed workshop using armfuls of locally harvested spruce, pine cones foraged...
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Christmas Story and Song Time

Christmas Story and Song Time

12 December 2019 10:30am

Meet at the Christmas tree. A very special service recommended for younger children re-telling the Christmas Story in the wonderful setting of Ely Cathedral. This short service will include storytelling, delicious...
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Chapterhouse Theatre Company present A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens

Chapterhouse Theatre Company present A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens

13 December 2019 7:30pm

We are delighted to host the Chapterhouse Theatre Company for its festive UK tour of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Especially adapted for the stage by award-winning writer Laura Turner, this...
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Community Christmas Carol Sing-a-long

Community Christmas Carol Sing-a-long

14 December 2019 2pm

with the Ely Cathedral Community Choir accompanied by Littleport Brass Band Forget the Christmas shopping for an hour! Come and sing-a-long to your favourite carols with Christmas music, readings and prayers. Free admission All welcome
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Royal Papworth Hospital Charity's Annual Christmas Carol Service

Royal Papworth Hospital Charity's Annual Christmas Carol Service

15 December 2019 1:30pm

The carol service provides the perfect opportunity for festive cheer with traditional carols and readings whilst raising vital funds for Royal Papworth Hospital. Lessons will be read by members of hospital...
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Hark! the Herald - Annual Carol Concert

Hark! the Herald - Annual Carol Concert

21 December 2019 7:30pm

Hark! The Herald is a memorable evening of traditional Christmas carols and seasonal music in the magical setting of Ely Cathedral. The magnificent 30ft Christmas tree and soaring voices of the...
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Service of Readings and Carols

Service of Readings and Carols

29 December 2019 4pm

As in previous years, this service will be supported by members of the Ely Cathedral Octagon Singers along with local singers, their guests and by any other singers who find themselves...
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Carrot Productions present 'The Snowman'

Carrot Productions present 'The Snowman'

30 December 2019

Immerse yourself in the irresistible animated film of The Snowman this Christmas, accompanied by a live orchestra. A heart-warming experience that brings more than a snowman to life - and featuring...
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Sparkling Valentine's Concert

Sparkling Valentine's Concert

15 February 2020 7:30pm

Details to follow... Tickets £28 & £20 (including glass of bubbly) My Account | Basket //
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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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