Concerts & Recitals

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Music@StWoolos organise and promote many of the concerts and recitals on our music calendar.
Others are arranged independently, or may be part of special events or performances.


The Music@StWoolos concerts and recitals are usually free, with a retiring collection.

We hope that our audiences give generously, and in proportion to their enjoyment, as all profits from these performances go to the Cathedral's Appeal to restore the fabric of the building and enable it to continue to fulfil its role in the community.

In 2014 £2,000 was raised for the Appeal.

After the Saturday midday concerts there is an opportunity to meet the performers over a cup of tea or coffee.

Admission to the evening concerts is sometimes by ticket, the price of which often includes more substantial refreshments.

If you would like to receive details of these concerrts by e-mail please complete a slip in the St Mary Chapel, and place it in the box provided, or e-mail your details to

Dates for your diaries

.Those of you who are currently Friends of St Woolos Sinfonia are invited to renew your membership from 1st April, for £20. The benefits of being a Friend are three vouchers for a glass of wine at any of the Sinfonia's orchestral concerts at Newport Cathedral until 30th April 2019 and reserved seats with the best acoustics. New Friends are, of course, most welcome.

It is also possible to become a Patron of the St Woolos Sinfonia, for £100.   
Patrons will receive two complimentary tickets and one complimentary programme
for each of the Sinfonia's orchestral concerts at Newport Cathedral until 30th April 2019,
together with three wine vouchers and reserved seats with best acoustics.

For details of payment methods for the Friends and Patrons schemes please e-mail or telephone 01633 375788.

On Wednesday August 15th we are pleased to welcome a touring company from Köln in Germany
  -  the Kammer Philharmonie Köln (Chamber Philharmonia Cologne).

Click here for details of the concert

The programme will include:

Vivaldi  -  La Tempesta di Mare

Mozart  -  Clarinet Concerto

Rossini  -  Sonata a Quattro

Paganini  - 'Palpiti' Theme and Variations

Saturday 8th September at 12 Midday

The next in our series of Saturday lunchtime recitals concerts
at Newport Cathedral will be held as part of the CADW Open Doors Event
at 12 noon Saturday 8th September 2018 when we are pleased
to welcome the West Midland Bell Ensemble
I hope that you will be able to join us    -    admission is free with a leaving collection.

Their Programme will consist of:

  • March - from English Suite  -  Michael Helman
  • Gabriel's Oboe   -  Ennio Morriconi
  • Prelude on 'Passion Chorale'  -   J.S.Bach arr. Douglas E.Warner
  • Dearest Jesus, We are Here   -   J.S.Bach  arr. Ron Mallory
  • Eleanor Rigby  -  Lennon & McCartney
  • Seasons of the Heart  -  Karen Buckwalter
  • You Are Mine  -  David Haas
  • Toccata on King's Weston  -  Ralph Vaughan Williams

Immediately after the concert there will be an opportunity for anyone to have a 'hands-on'
go at handbell ringing  -  now's your chance!

You are, of course, very much encouraged to come and visit and explore the Cathedral 
which will be open, as every year, as part of the CADW Open Doors Event.
Details of the Event will be posted on this website as soon as they are available.