Music@St Woolos

The Music@St Woolos 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.


Thursday 28th June 2018

The next in our series of concerts at Newport Cathedral will be held at 7.30pm on Thursday, 28th June, when we are pleased to welcome back the highly-talented father and son duo of Richard and Thomas McMahon. This recital promises to be a most enjoyable opportunity to hear music of the very highest quality. I hope that you will be able to join us, admission is free with a leaving collection.

Their programme will include: -

     Claude Debussy (100 years since his death): Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor.

     Franz Schubert: 'Arpeggione' Sonata in A minor, D. 821

     Interval – Refreshments available

     Bohuslav Martinu: Variations on a Slovak Theme.

     Johannes Brahms: Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 1 in E minor, Op. 38.