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



Next Saturday, 3rd June, Newport Cathedral will host a lunchtime concert by 'Darchis',
a vocal group comprised of musicians from the Gwent Schools' Music project.
I have no programme information at this time, but those of you who have attended previous concerts
by Gwent Music will know the high standards these young musicians attain.

The next in our series of Saturday lunchtime recitals at Newport Cathedral will be given on 8th July by Anne Braley (mezzo soprano) and Jayne Thomas (piano).

Anne initially studied singing privately, and later became an external student at Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Anne has performed with a number of operatic companies in the UK, including European Chamber Opera, Opera Playhouse, London City Opera, Frome Festival and Burry Port Opera. Her major roles have included Carmen, the Sorceress (Dido and Aeneas), Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus), Meg Page (The Merry Wives of Windsor) and Mrs Grose (The Turn of the Screw). She also appears regularly as an oratorio soloist with choirs and choral societies.

Jayne Thomas BMus(Hons) is a graduate of Goldsmiths College, London. She teaches piano and keyboard in school, adult education and privately. Among many other musical commitments, Jayne is accompanist to Cwmbach Male Choir and has toured Canada and North America, Italy, France and Cyprus with them.

The programme for this recital is both rich and varied, including songs by Elgar, Parry, Brahms, Vaughan Williams, Quilter, Coates, Rossini, Paladilhe, Gounod and Poulenc. 

The recital will begin at 12 noon. and admission will be free, with a retiring collection.