Events at Rochester Cathedral
Wine Festival coming soon to the Crypt
As part of the Cathedral's commemoration of the ending of WWI in 1918, Rochester Choral Society will be joined by the City of Rochester Symphony Orchestra and other singers from Kent for a performance of Britten's War Requiem which features poems by Wilfred Owen and words from the Missa pro Defunctis. The work is a very demanding piece for the participants and soloists (soprano, tenor and bass) and was first performed in Coventry Cathedral, newly consecrated in 1962 after the destruction of the first one during WWII.
Tickets online: rochesterchoral.co.uk/tickets or 01634 401049.
Experience sumptuous harmonies in an idyllic, festive setting...G4 make their debut performance at Rochester Cathedral!
Due to overwhelming public demand, original X-Factor stars and operatic multi-platinum selling vocal quartet G4 are back, with their atmospheric “G4 Christmas” tour across the UK in November and December 2018.
With a series of 24 shows in beautiful cathedrals nationwide, these intimate performances see Jonathan, Lewis, Mike and Nick recall the musical experiences of their childhoods.
Expect to hear timeless classics such as When A Child is Born, Silent Night and All I Want For Christmas, as well as delightful medleys to evoke the Christmas spirit, all delivered up-close and personal in some of the UK's most iconic historical venues.
VIP tickets are available, including a pre-show Meet & Greet with G4 at 6pm for all "G4 Christmas" tour dates.
Tickets from £12.50 available here
Jeremy Lloyd, the Cathedral’s new Assistant Director of Music and Sub Organist, will be delighting our ears with a programme of French organ music following Choral Evensong on Sunday 16 September. The concert will open with the first movement of Alexandre Guilmant’s first Sonata, following this rousing and electrifying composition Jeremy will play works by César Franck, Joseph Bonnet, Eugène Gigout and Jehan Alain; Jeremy’s programme concludes with the beautifully crafted and thrilling Prélude et Fugue sur le nom d’Alain by Maurice Duruflé.
Admission is free with a retiring collection.
We've got amazing family craft activities happening on Tuesdays throughout August down in the Crypt at Rochester Cathedral. Come along and make something this summer. There's something different happening every Tuesday.
Sessions are from 10.30 - 12.30 and 13.30-15.30.
For more details of our activities in August see here.
A full peal is being attempted today by a visiting team of bellringers. A full peal requires over 5000 different changes (or combinations of the order of bells) to be rung without a break and, if successful, will take in the order of 3 hours and 30 minutes to complete.
Rochester Cathedral has 10 bells, cast in 1921 by Gillett and Johnston. They are tuned to D major and the tenor (the heaviest bell) weighs 30-0-14cwt (1500kg approx).
For further information on our bell ringers see here.
Join us in the Garth for outdoor theatre
Amazing family craft activities on Tuesdays throughout August in the Crypt at Rochester Cathedral
Join us in the Garth for outdoor Shakespeare
Join us for this free lunchtime concert!
Organ Concert by Robert Mingay-Smith (London)
16:30 – 17:30
Admission free, with retiring collection.
Robert is an organist, conductor and baritone. He founded the Square Mile Music Series and is artistic director of Seraphim, both of which are based at St Mary-at-Hill, London, where Robert is the Director of Music, a post he has held since 2007. Robert is also Director of Music at St John the Baptist, Wimbledon.