What’s on at Peterborough Cathedral: January-April 2014

Peterborough Cathedral.

Peterborough Cathedral. - Credit: Archant

Peterborough Cathedral will be the venue for a series of concerts and exhibitions over the coming months. Here’s what’s in store.

Peterborough regional college Student Exhibition.

Peterborough regional college Student Exhibition. - Credit: Archant

BBC Radio 3 will be live in concert with Robert Quinney at the cathedral on Sunday January 19 from 7.30pm.

David Humphreys.

David Humphreys. - Credit: Archant

Anne Frank: History for Today Exhibition, which explores the life and diary of Anne Frank, will be held in the cathedral’s new building from January 21-30.

Ken Follett.

Ken Follett. - Credit: Archant

The exhibition, which coincides with Holocaust Memorial Day on January 27, has been organised by The King’s School with The Anne Frank Trust UK.

School groups should contact Julie Tate at The King’s School to book an exhibition visit.


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The three-day Katharine of Aragon Festival takes place from January 31 to February 2.

A Service of Commemoration and Sung Vespers will take place on January 31.

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The annual Service of Commemoration for Katharine of Aragon is at 10.30am, with Sung Vespers, which will include music from the time of Katharine of Aragon, at 5.30pm.

On January 31, a Tudor Music and Ale Evening will take place in The Becket Chapel from 7.30pm.

Revellers can expect a merry Tudor evening with hog roast, apple pie, local real ale and music from the Tudor period performed by members of the Peterborough Cathedral Choir.

Tickets are £25 per person, available form 01733 355315 or by e-mailing Jackie.newman@peterborough-cathedral.org.uk

Further events in the Katharine of Aragon Festival take place on February 1 and 2 at Peterborough Museum and the John Clare Theatre, Peterborough Central Library.

“Inspired by the Cathedral: Peterborough Regional College Student Exhibition”, an exhibition of prints, photographs and paintings made by art and photography students at Peterborough Regional College, takes place from February 11-23.

The Cyprus Sinfonia will be in concert in aid of the Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice on February 13 from 7.30pm.

The concert, which is organised by Anglia Ruskin University, will include Sibelius’ Symphony No. 3; Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue (piano solo by Paul Jackson) and Beethoven’s 5th Symphony.

Tickets are £10 including interval refreshments (Concessions £6)

Call the Box Office: 0845 196 2320, or online at www.anglia.ac.uk/mumfordtheatre. Tickets are also available on the door.

Elgar’s Organ Sonata, a recital by David Humphreys, assistant director of Music at Peterborough Cathedral, takes place on February 23 at 5pm.

It will be a complete performance of Elgar’s most loved works, played on the 80th anniversary of his death.

No ticket is needed but a retiring collection will be taken.

Master storyteller and best-selling author Ken Follett will be at the cathedral on March 18 for “An Evening with Ken Follett” to mark the 25th Anniversary Edition of his novel about the building of a cathedral, “Pillars of the Earth”.

Peterborough Cathedral Music Association (PCMA) and Peterborough Choral Society perform J.S. Bach’s St Matthew Passion on March 29 at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £20, £15 & £12. Discounts for under-18s and members of PCMA.

They are available from online or from the Stamford Arts Centre 01780 763203 and Peterborough Visitor Destination Centre 01733 452336.

Stamford Choral Society holds their Spring Concert on April 5 at 7.30pm.

Tickets: Nave £15 (concessions £14), Side Aisle £8 (concessions £7), Accompanied children £1

They are available from Stamford Arts Centre 01780 763203, from the Peterborough Visitor Centre 01733 452336 or on the door.

Holy Week and Easter services will take place from April 14-20.

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