Thursday 12th November | 8pm, Wells Cathedral, Nave | Tickets | £10 - £25 Available online at: wellscathedral.org.uk/events
The Annual Commemoration Concert has returned with the Trials and Tribulations of the Vicars Choral! Join the Vicars Choral on a journey through time and music, recounting the extraordinary history of the Choir and Vicars' Close: from the ridiculous to the sublime!
The Vicars Choral of Wells Cathedral Choir were established in 1348 by the then-Bishop Ralph of Shrewsbury, who also built Vicars Close for them to curb their misdeeds when mingling with the townsfolk!
Every year in November, in honour of Bishop Ralph, the Vicars Choral host a commemoration concert celebrating their extraordinary past and foundations. Last year the concert gave a wonderful overview of the history of music – From Chants to the Charts – but this year they have decided that it is time to tell their own story.
Since their establishment in 1348, the Vicars Choral of Wells Cathedral Choir have had an audacious existence on the Close – through plague and reformation, hedonism and harlotry, and many-a-misdemeanour in between!
In an evening of music and readings that journeys from the pre-medieval to the post-modern, join the Vicars Choral as they reveal the rib-tickling tales of their past and the sensational choral repertoire that has emerged throughout their 676 year existence. We look forward to seeing you there!