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

musicatstwoolos@googlemail.com.


Dates for your diaries


The next in our programme of Saturday lunchtime recitals at Newport Cathedral will be given on 21st April at 12 noon
by the Lunar Ensemble, which is made up of talented second-year undergraduate students
from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. 

Their programme consists of:
Mozart, String Quartet No. 4 in C Major
Beethoven, String Quartet Opus 18 No. 1 in F Major.


On Monday 30th April, at 7.30 pm, we shall welcome to Newport Cathedral the Akureyri Church Choir, from northern Iceland.
The Akureyri Church Choir will be touring the UK and we are delighted that they have included us in their busy schedule.

The Lutheran church in Akureyri is a notable landmark, with a splendid 3200-pipe organ and a strong tradition of choral music. 
The concert will feature music by Rossini, Rachmaninov and Wesley, as well as Icelandic choral music. 

Admission to the concert is free, with a retiring collection. 


.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 brian.a.cox@sky.com or telephone 01633 375788.