11Sep2015

St Cuthbert's Annual Music Festival

St Cuthbertss Church, St Cuthbert's Street

We are thrilled to be taking part in the annual Festival of Music which is held in the week nearest to 4th September, when the alternative date of patron saint, St Cuthbert, is celebrated and it has now become an established feature in the Wells calendar of musical and social events.

It had its origins, as so many good ideas have, in a chat over a drink in late 1999 when the then fairly new Vicar, Fr. Peter Farrell, said he felt that St. Cuthbert's was not only a large, beautiful and historic church but it was an ideal venue for some special event or series of events which would make full use of the building's potential, and also provide a means of outreach and service to the community of which St. Cuthbert's has formed an important part for many centuries. From this thought grew the idea of a week-long festival of music centred in the church, and thus the Wells St. Cuthbert's Festival 2000 was born.

Over the last 14 years the Festival has continued to bring large numbers of people into the church to enjoy the music and to meet old friends and make new ones. The programmes reflect a broad range of music and at the Lunchtime concerts they try to encourage young local talent - some of the artistes have gone on to perform at the evening concerts, and to become professional musicians.

For more information. please click the link below to St Cuthbert's website

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