The Sixteen - Flight of Angels
In 2015 The Sixteen takes a trip back to 16th-century Spain
and more specifically to one of the biggest, richest and most
cosmopolitan cities on earth - Seville. It was during this
Spanish ‘golden age’ when arts and culture flourished, that
Francisco Guerrero and Alonso Lobo made their mark.
Between them these two composers capture an astonishing
variety of moods within their music, from ecstasy and joy to
despair, longing and devotional stillness.
Doors open at 7pm
Tickets: £10 / 15 / 26
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Tickets on sale from 19 January 2015
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The Engineering Challenges of Cathedrals
Lecture by Ed Morton B.Eng (Hons), CEng, FICE, IHBC, Engineer Accredited In Conservation
6.30pm Refreshments 7.00pm Lecture
Attendance is free but places MUST be booked by email to email@example.com
The medieval cathedrals of England, which date from between approximately 1040 and 1540, are a group of twenty-six architecturally diverse buildings that provide the engineers which care for them with a huge range of interesting challenges. In this, the inaugural meeting of the new Historical Engineering Group for Kent and East Sussex, Ed Morton will speak about his experience of conservation engineering and work on some of the important cathedrals in the country, with a particular emphasis on Canterbury Cathedral.
Edward Morton is managing director of The Morton Partnership Ltd, a company of civil and structural engineers with over 20 employees being almost entirely involved with the conservation, restoration and refurbishment of historic buildings and structures as well as new buildings in historic settings. Clients include the National Trust, English Heritage and many Building Preservation Trusts. Ed is currently the Engineer to Canterbury Cathedral, York Minster, Westminster Abbey, Durham Cathedral and Southwark Cathedral. He is also involved with projects at Ely, Peterborough and Sheffield Cathedrals. He has been a guest lecturer for many heritage bodies and institutions of higher education.
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James Taylor Quartet Concert 2015
We are delighted that this seems to be turning into an annual event! So those Jazz funk fans, please do put this in the diary. Last year the cathedral was packed and people were dancing in the aisles! James lives in Rochester and holds the cathedral very close to his heart and has written a very special Mass for our Choir which was performed for the first time in The Queen Elizabeth Hall in London in April, but will also be performed again here. Tickets £20 available from firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01634 810074/843366
Mayfield Grammar School Centenary Service
The Cathedral will be CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC in the
morning due to the school service.
Doors will re-open at 12:30 for visitors.
Charles Timberlake - Piano Recital
Be moved… be calmed… be inspired… be uplifted…
Pianist and composer Charles Timberlake will be giving an
informal lunchtime piano recital in Rochester Cathedral
on Saturday 8th August at 12.05 pm.
This will be Charles’ seventh recital in Rochester, in a county
he loves – he taught at Yardley Court School, Tonbridge,
from 1982 until 1993.
Charles has produced ten CD albums of piano and
instrumental music, the last eight in collaboration with
composer John Daniels. Their music has featured on
Radio 2’s Good Morning Sunday and Sunday Hour.
On 8th August Charles will be playing a programme of his
compositions, hymns (both modern and traditional)
and well-known ballads, and visitors are invited to sit and listen or to
wander around the cathedral during the recital. Admission is free.