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

A recital will be given by Lisa Jones (Mezzo Soprano) and Emma Gibbins (Piano) at 7.30 pm on Thursday 22nd March, at Newport Cathedral. Lisa will be known to those of you who came to 'Noye's Fludde' last year, when she played Mrs Noah. Emma is, of course, our wonderful Director of Music at St Woolos. 

The programme will be:

Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
   Fairest isle (from “King Arthur”)
   Hark! Hark! the echoing air a triumph sings (from “The Fairy Queen”)
   I attempt from love’s sickness to fly (from “The Indian Queen”)
Giovanni Battista Bassani (1650-1716)
   Posate, dormite
Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725)
   Gia il sole dal Gange
Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1878)
   O del mio dolce ardor
 Amy Woodforde-Finden (1860-1919)
   Four Indian Love Lyrics:
          The temple bells  -  Less than the dust  -  Kashmiri song  -  Till I wake
John Dowland (1563-1626)
   Come again: sweet love doth now invite
   Can she excuse my wrongs?
   My thoughts are winged with hopes
   Who ever thinks or hopes of love
   Fine knacks for ladies

With two such talented performers and a programme of beautiful music this is bound to be a very special evening
and I hope you will be able to join us. Admission 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 or telephone 01633 375788.