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.

The Cathedral's orchestra-in-residence, the St Woolos Sinfonia, will be performing in a Baroque Concert
at the cathedral on Saturday 1st December 2018 at 7.30 p.m.

The music will include pieces by Boyce, Albinoni, Vivaldi, Cimarosa/Benjamin and Corelli,
and promises to be a splendid occasion! Please see attached posters for details of the soloists.

Tickets are £15, and can be purchased online from or at the door.

See their poster for more details

About Cantorion Sanctaidd

Cantorion Sanctaidd is a mixed voice choir that rehearses in Newport.  

We offer a varied programme of short sacred and inspirational pieces including light music, hymns, spirituals and worship songs. 
Our programme is sometimes thought-provoking and moving,
often fun and toe-tappingly lively and always guaranteed to move and inspire our audience!

Program for Saturday 8th December 2018 at the Cathedral:

Angels’ Carol.                                  John Rutter
Candlelight Carol.                            John Rutter
In the Bleak Mid-Winter.                  Harold Darke.

Christmas in the Great Hall             Mark Hayes
The Word in the beginning.             Mary Rose Jensen
Various Themes on “Fa-La-La”       Chuck Bridwell

Jesus Child.                                     John Rutter
The First Noel/Pachebel’s Canon.   Michael Clawson
Christmas Lullaby                            John Rutter

Nativity Carol.                                 John Rutter
Merry Christmas Mozart.                Jay Althouse
While Shepherds Watched.            Thomas Clark./Ken Hunt.