This year sees the twelfth new music wells - our festival which celebrates the past 40 years of music, as well as seeing the world premiere performances of several new works.
new music wells 79-19 is runs from Friday 11th - Thursday 17th October 2019, during which time all music performed at the Cathedral’s services, and at five special lunchtime concerts, will be selected from repertoire written over the last 40 years.
Wells Cathedral is very pleased to be welcoming back Jonathan Dove CBE as this year’s distinguished Composer-in-Residence. Jonathan was Composer-in-Residence in 2012, when the festival included the first performance of his work, The Wells Service, which will be performed on Thursday 17th October at Evensong. He will be interviewed by Paul Whitmarsh at the Composer Conversations event, at 2:30pm on Wednesday 16th October in Quilter Hall (Wells Cathedral School) and will give a public composition masterclass in Cedars Hall at 2pm on Thursday 17th October.
At Evensong on Thursday 17th October, a new work by Owain Park will receive its World Premiere performance. Other first performances during the week include two pieces written by students at Wells Cathedral School (Rocket Brooks and Thomas Nettle), as well as works by Stuart Beer and David Bevan Jr.
Admission to all services and events is free. Please see this month’s Music List for more information.