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EVENTS ARCHIVE JANUARY - JUNE 2018

'A Flower in an Hour' - Embroidery Workshop 2

'A Flower in an Hour' - Embroidery Workshop 2

Celebrated international textile artist, Helen M. Stevens, will be demonstrating how you can embroider a lifelike, realistic floral portrait in just one hour! Featured flowers will be "Heart's-ease" and "Forget-me-not" synchronising...
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Star of Bethlehem

Star of Bethlehem

28 Nov 2017 - 25 Jan 2018

Throughout December and January we invite you to come and experience an eye catching light display inspired by the Star of Bethlehem. The actual design is made up of a transparent...
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Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - Drake University Chamber Choir

Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - Drake University Chamber Choir

10 January 2018 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 - Menotti's opera 'Amahl and the Night Visitors'

Lunchtime Concert - Menotti's opera 'Amahl and the Night Visitors'

11 January 2018 1:10pm

A fully costumed and staged performance to celebrate the coming of the 3 kings. Amahl - George Balfour Amahl's Mother - Anna Marmion King Kaspar - James Beddoe King Melchior - James Quilligan King Balthazar -...
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Epiphanytide Procession

Epiphanytide Procession

14 January 2018 4pm

The Feast of the Epiphany - the Manifestation of Christ - has, in the Western Church, traditionally focused on the visit of the Magi, as recorded in St. Matthew's Gospel. In...
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Organ Recital - La nativité du Seigneur

Organ Recital - La nativité du Seigneur

23 January 2018 7:30pm - 8:45pm

Edmund Aldhouse gives a complete performance of Messiaen's masterpiece for organ which meditates on the story of Christ's birth. In nine movements Messiaen depicts various aspects of the Nativity in his...
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Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - Randolph-Macon College Concert Choir

Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - Randolph-Macon College Concert Choir

24 January 2018 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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Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music

Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music

27 January 2018 7:30pm

Come and enjoy our screening of The Sound of Music, sing-a-long version with our resident choir in habits 'Sing! Choirs'. Shall we ponder the problem with Maria and wonder whether the...
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Common Worship - 20 Years On

Common Worship - 20 Years On

27 January 2018 10am - 12pm

Free admission with Bishop David Stancliffe major architect of Common Worship Powcher's Hall Education Rooms All welcome - coffee from 9.30am If you wish to attend please contact j.martin@elycathedral.org #schoolofthesoul
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Topping & Company Book Event - Ruby Wax

Topping & Company Book Event - Ruby Wax

30 January 2018 7:30pm

Searingly honest, passionate, and full of verve, the extraordinary and fabulous Ruby Wax joins us to talk about her funny and compassionate new book, How to Be Human. She poses the...
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Faith and Peace: Perspectives from Three Religions Exhibition

Faith and Peace: Perspectives from Three Religions Exhibition

01 Feb 2018 - 28 Feb 2018

Religions can be the cause of violent conflict. Can they also be the solution? A touring exhibition, sponsored by the Anglican Pacifist Fellowship, which explores perspectives on peace from three Abrahamic religions...
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100 Hearts for 100 Years

100 Hearts for 100 Years

01 Feb 2018 - 28 Feb 2018

SSAFA the Armed Forces charity brings their collection to Ely (South Transept) which will include 100 Hearts, some dating back to the First World War. Pincushions were made by wounded soldiers...
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To End All Wars

To End All Wars

01 Feb 2018 - 28 Feb 2018

A dynamic new art installation in the South West transept of Ely Cathedral, commemorating the impact of the First World War in Cambridgeshire. With a cascade of 100 banners, each an...
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Candlemas

Candlemas

02 February 2018 7:30pm

For the third time Ely Cathedral will be holding its popular sell-out Candlemas event. Over 7000 candles will illuminate the hallowed spaces of the Cathedral and the sounds of Ely Cathedral...
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Community of St Etheldreda Quiet Day

Community of St Etheldreda Quiet Day

03 February 2018 9:30am - 3pm

The Lord is our Shepherd Finding the Shepherd in our midst A New Year Quiet Day reflecting on Psalm 23, led by Revd Natalie Andrews and Lynne Turner including an Icon Workshop in...
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Faith in the Questions

Faith in the Questions

05 February 2018 7:30pm

Faith in the Questions Tour, Riding Lights Theatre Company/Scientists in Congregations Counting the Clouds a new one-act play by Nigel Forder followed by conversation with leading scientists. Riding Lights Theatre Company is one...
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'A Pastoral Heart: The Enduring Legacy of Michael Mayne' by Joel Huffstetler

'A Pastoral Heart: The Enduring Legacy of Michael Mayne' by Joel Huffstetler

06 February 2018 7:30pm

An insightful talk about the life & work of The Very Reverend Michael Mayne who was Dean of Westminster, having previously spent seven years in Cambridge as Vicar of Great St...
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'A Flower in an Hour' - Embroidery Workshop 1

'A Flower in an Hour' - Embroidery Workshop 1

07 February 2018 11:30am - 2:30pm

Celebrated international textile artist, Helen M. Stevens, will be demonstrating how you can embroider a lifelike, realistic floral portrait in just one hour! Featured flowers will be "Heart's-ease" and "Forget-me-not" synchronising...
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Sparkling Valentine's Concert by Candlelight

Sparkling Valentine's Concert by Candlelight

10 February 2018 7:30pm

Spectacular, locally-bred concert pianist Warren Mailley-Smith returns to Ely Cathedral for the biggest and most varied Ely Valentines Concert yet. He will perform solo show-stoppers by Liszt, Debussy, Rachmaninov, Chopin and...
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Love - in the secular and sacred

Love - in the secular and sacred

11 February 2018 6:30pm

A service with a difference as we explore 'love' through readings, music, imagery and prayer. Lasting approximately one hour, we welcome one of Ely's newest ensembles, The Rural Fruitcake Collective, which...
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Half Term Drop-in Session Monday

Half Term Drop-in Session Monday

12 February 2018 10am - 12pm

Our Free drop-in sessions for children from zero to around 11, run on the mornings of 12 and 14 February. The theme is Design and Technology. • See how the Cathedral and its...
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'Make a Sweetheart Pincushion' - Session 1

'Make a Sweetheart Pincushion' - Session 1

12 February 2018 11am - 1pm

As part of the '100 Hearts for 100 years' Exhibition , Lt Col Neil Stace (Finalist of the Great British Sewing Bee) will be holding family sewing workshops at Ely Cathedral. Families...
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'Make a Sweetheart Pincushion' - Session 2

'Make a Sweetheart Pincushion' - Session 2

12 February 2018 2pm - 4pm

As part of the '100 Hearts for 100 years' Exhibition , Lt Col Neil Stace (Finalist of the Great British Sewing Bee) will be holding family sewing workshops at Ely Cathedral. Families...
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'Make a Sweetheart Pincushion' - Session 3

'Make a Sweetheart Pincushion' - Session 3

13 February 2018 11am - 1pm

As part of the '100 Hearts for 100 years' Exhibition , Lt Col Neil Stace (Finalist of the Great British Sewing Bee) will be holding family sewing workshops at Ely Cathedral. Families...
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'Make a Sweetheart Pincushion' - Session 4

'Make a Sweetheart Pincushion' - Session 4

13 February 2018 2pm - 4pm

As part of the '100 Hearts for 100 years' Exhibition , Lt Col Neil Stace (Finalist of the Great British Sewing Bee) will be holding family sewing workshops at Ely Cathedral. Families...
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The Big Pancake Party and Pancake Race

The Big Pancake Party and Pancake Race

13 February 2018 6:30pm

Come and enjoy the fun in our Big Pancake Race and Pancake Party where we will be raising money for the Church Urban Fund's Food Poverty Campaign and eating away at...
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Half Term Drop-in Session Wednesday

Half Term Drop-in Session Wednesday

14 February 2018 10am - 12pm

Our Free drop-in sessions for children from zero to around 11, run on the mornings of 12 and 14 February. The theme is Design and Technology. • See how the Cathedral and its...
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Subversive Peacemakers: Music in Opposition to War (1914-18) Talk

Subversive Peacemakers: Music in Opposition to War (1914-18) Talk

15 February 2018 6:30pm

An illustrated talk by Clive Barrett, The Anglican Pacifist Fellowship Music led by singer-songwriter Sue Gilmurray Discover moving stories of those who opposed the First World war Hear the hymns and songs that inspired...
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Organ Recital - Sonatas and Symphonies 1

Organ Recital - Sonatas and Symphonies 1

22 February 2018 7:30pm - 8:45pm

Edmund Aldhouse presents the first in a series of Sonatas and Symphonies for organ. Bach's intricate sonata is complemented by Vierne's magnificent symphony, an epic journey from its brooding opening to...
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Lunchtime Concert - Pupils of King's Ely

Lunchtime Concert - Pupils of King's Ely

07 March 2018 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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Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - The Chapel Choir of Saint James School, Hagerstown, Maryland USA

Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - The Chapel Choir of Saint James School, Hagerstown, Maryland USA

08 March 2018 1:10pm

Songs from the Shaker Tradition, arr. Kevin Sigfried (b. 1969) I Will Bow and Be Simple Love is Little, Love is Low Gentle Words The Gift to Be Simple - arr. Bob Chilcott, b. 1955 The...
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Meet the Volunteer Team

Meet the Volunteer Team

08 March 2018 6:30pm

Would you like to find out a bit more about becoming a volunteer at Ely Cathedral? We are hosting a 'Meet the Volunteer Team' evening on 8 March at 6.30pm in...
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Mothering Sunday

Mothering Sunday

11 March 2018

Mothering Sunday is celebrated by Christians in many parts of the world and is the day in the year when the 'Mother Church' gives thanks for the gift of mothers and...
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Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - Blair Academy Orchestra and Singers

Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - Blair Academy Orchestra and Singers

12 March 2018 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 - Sonatas and Symphonies 2

Organ Recital - Sonatas and Symphonies 2

15 March 2018 7:30pm - 8:45pm

Paul Trepte presents the second in the series of Sonatas and Symphonies. Rheinberger's popular sonata with its profound Passacgalia precedes Dupré's great symphony which dramatically recounts the life of Christ. Programme Josef Rheinberger Sonata...
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Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - Suffolk Singers

Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - Suffolk Singers

17 March 2018 1:10pm

We welcome back the Suffolk Singers for the 8th year. Conductor Claire Weston. The concert will comprise of Music to be selected from the following items: Psalm 42: Richte mich Gott Felix Mendelssohn (1809...
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Lunchtime Concert - St Albans School Chorale and National Cathedral School, Washington DC

Lunchtime Concert - St Albans School Chorale and National Cathedral School, Washington DC

21 March 2018 1:10pm

Directors: Brandon Straub and A. Scott Wood. Accompanist and Organist: Aaron Goen 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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Ely Choral Society Concert - St John Passion. Bach

Ely Choral Society Concert - St John Passion. Bach

24 March 2018 7:30pm

Andrew Parnell Director Rogers Covey-Crump Evangelist Edmund Aldhouse Organ continuo Chameleon Arts Baroque Orchestra This promises to be a very special performance sung in English and taking full advantage of the wonderful acoustic...
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A Sequence of Music and Readings for Holy Week

A Sequence of Music and Readings for Holy Week

28 March 2018 7:30pm

Sung by the boys, girls and lower voices of Ely Cathedral Choir William Byrd Lamentations Anton Bruckner Motets Kenneth Leighton Cantata 'Crucifixus pro nobis' interspersed with poetry Begins in the Lady Chapel before...
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Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - Radcliffe on Trent Male Voice Choir

Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - Radcliffe on Trent Male Voice Choir

06 April 2018 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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Ely Cathedral Centre Spring Craft Fair

Ely Cathedral Centre Spring Craft Fair

07 April 2018 10am - 3pm

Over 30 Stalls spread across four floors. Original Prints, Upcycled items, Children's Clothes, Knitted and Fabric Goods, Jewellery, Cards and much more. Come in to find that perfect gift or just treat yourself! Delicious...
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Easter Holiday Drop-in Session Monday

Easter Holiday Drop-in Session Monday

09 April 2018 10am - 12pm

Free drop-in sessions for children of all ages, run on the mornings of 4, 9 and 11 April. Activities include: Story Telling Brass Rubbing Arts and Crafts Puzzles and Games For further details telephone the Director of...
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Easter Holiday Drop-in Session Wednesday

Easter Holiday Drop-in Session Wednesday

11 April 2018 10am - 12pm

Free drop-in sessions for children of all ages, run on the mornings of 4, 9 and 11 April. Activities include: Story Telling Brass Rubbing Arts and Crafts Puzzles and Games For further details telephone the Director of...
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Come & Sing Evensong

Come & Sing Evensong

14 April 2018 1:30pm - 6:30pm

Following a very popular inaugural event in 2016, Ely Cathedral once more offers the chance to experience the magic of singing Evensong under the famous Octagon tower. Join the Ely Cathedral...
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Organ Recital - Sonatas & Symphonies 3

Organ Recital - Sonatas & Symphonies 3

19 April 2018 7:30pm - 8:45pm

Aaron Shilson, Assistant Organist to Ely Cathedral Girls' Choir, presents the fourth in the Cathedral's 2018 evening series of organ recitals, with a programme comprising Mendelssohn's Second Sonata and Vierne's Third...
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Lunchtime Concert - Junior Prime Brass

Lunchtime Concert - Junior Prime Brass

22 April 2018 1:10pm

Conductor - Christopher Lawrence A varied programme for all the family, to include: Paul Patterson - Prime Fanfare Tylman Susato - Dances from 'The Danserye' Vittorio Monti - Czardas (soloist: Cameron Scott) Raymond...
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Ely Cathedral Business Group - Celebration of Business

Ely Cathedral Business Group - Celebration of Business

24 April 2018

One of the region's biggest businesses fairs with over 100 businesses exhibiting their goods and services in the awe inspiring surroundings of Ely Cathedral. Join us for workshops, networking, a glass...
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Woodbridge School Choral Society - Michael Tippett's  'A Child Of Our Time'

Woodbridge School Choral Society - Michael Tippett's 'A Child Of Our Time'

26 April 2018 7:30pm

Woodbridge School Choral Society Michael Tippett A Child Of Our Time Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis and other vocal works. Chris Milton (conductor) Claire Weston (choral director) Clare Tunney (soprano) Hannah Bennett (alto) Aaron Godfrey-Mayes (tenor) Meilir...
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From Russia with Love - Ely Sinfonia

From Russia with Love - Ely Sinfonia

28 April 2018 7:30pm

With its rich, vibrant culture, Russia has produced some of the most exciting music ever written. Among it are three of our favourite pieces: Khachaturian's Spartacus and Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet,...
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Lunchtime Concert - Guildhall Saxophone Ensemble

Lunchtime Concert - Guildhall Saxophone Ensemble

02 May 2018 1:10pm

Directed by Christian Forshaw Folk Music of Europe, drawn from Bulgarian Choirs, Scandinavian melodies used by Jan Garbarek, Music by Bartok and Farewell to Stromness by Maxwell Davies. Admission by Cathedral ticket or...
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Libera in Concert

Libera in Concert

12 May 2018 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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Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - William Jewell College Choir, Missouri, USA

Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - William Jewell College Choir, Missouri, USA

17 May 2018 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 - Theme and Variations

Organ Recital - Theme and Variations

17 May 2018 7:30pm - 8:45pm

Sarah MacDonald gives a programme of Variations for Organ, including works by J.S. Bach, César Franck and George Thalben-Ball. Admission Free
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RSCM Ely Festival of Church Music

RSCM Ely Festival of Church Music

19 May 2018 5pm

The annual Ely Festival of Church Music will be held in the Cathedral with a choir of over 200. This year it will be conducted by Paul Trepte, Director of Music...
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