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



Concert   -   The Lyra Ensemble  -  Vocal group from St Petersburg

We are looking forward very much to welcoming back to Newport Cathedral on 4th May the Lyra Ensemble from St Petersburg. The Lyra Ensemble consists of  Zlata Gogol (contralto), Aleksei Goloviznin (bass), Marina Busse (soprano) and Aleksandr Shagun (tenor). Each of these four singers has an enviable record of concert appearances around the world. They will perform a varied programme of Russian sacred music and folksongs, together with some popular classics by a variety of composers, including Dowland, Rachmaninov, Puccini, Verdi and Rimsky-Korsakov. The concert will begin at 7.30 pm and admission is free, with a retiring collection. The singers of the Lyra Ensemble made an excellent impression last time they performed at Newport Cathedral, and this is sure to be another very good evening's entertainment