EX CATHEDRA | Summer Music by Candlelight
Summer Music by Candlelight



Summer Music by Candlelight

Sumer is icumen in - and we can’t wait to celebrate the return of warm, light evenings, birdsong and holidays.

As daylight fades and candles glow in the twilight, we invite you to unwind and enjoy an evening of enchanting music and readings. Expect choral classics, a sprinkle of surprises, and some fun as we journey from the promise of a new dawn to the serenity of sunset.

Running time: 2 hours, including interval.
Refreshments will be available to purchase.

Jeffrey Skidmore


a beautiful evening - just magical

Audience member


If you enjoy this concert, do join us again at Hereford Cathedral for:

Thursday 5 December 2024, 7.30pm – Christmas Music by Candlelight
Wednesday 12 March 2025, 7pm – Latin American Baroque - Ritual 1631

See below for savings.

How to book

£35 / £25 / £15 including per ticket commission
£15 - aged 18-30, not in full-time education
£5- under 18s and students in full-time education

Book online or call the Courtyard box office on 01432 340 555

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Save more by booking for our other performances at Hereford Cathedral, listed above, at the same time.

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Everyone is welcome at Ex Cathedra’s concerts, and we are committed to doing all we can to ensure you have a great experience.

Level access is available via the main door, and an accessible toilet is located by St John’s Door (in the southeast corner of the cathedral). Designated, discounted seats have been allocated for wheelchair users and companions on the ends of rows adjoining the centre aisle as some rows have fixed pews; please call the box office to book these.

These concerts are unamplified, the atmosphere can be quite still, and audiences usually reserve applause for the end of each half.

If you have any other access questions, please contact us, we are happy to help.

Concert FAQs

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Jeffrey's introduction to the season

"The two solstice concerts - Summer Music and Christmas Music - have for a long time attracted large audiences with their mix of a diverse range of music and poetry presented and choreographed to explore the architecture and acoustic of the beautiful buildings in which we are privileged to perform...

This year, the Summer Music by Candlelight programme includes an ornithological theme - the windhover, swallow, cuckoo and bluebird - with music by Clément Janequin, Benjamin Britten, Caroline Shaw, Charles Villiers Stanford and Liz Dilnot Johnson.  There are poems by Carol Ann Duffy, Shakespeare, Maya Angelou and Benjamin Zephaniah alongside the usual selection of songs about sea, sun and sand."

Read the rest of Jeffrey's introduction here...