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Peter and the Wolf

Sat 29 June 2024 Time: 11:00am - 11:45am

Chelmsford Cathedral Presents Peter and the Wolf

A musical adventure for children and their grown-ups!

Join us for a fun performance of Prokofiev’s musical fairytale Peter and the Wolf in the beautiful surroundings of Chelmsford Cathedral.

Together we'll hear the story of brave young Peter who encounters a cunning wolf in the forest near his home. With the help of his animal friends can Peter outsmart the wolf before it's too late? Come along to find out!

The perfect way to introduce young listeners to classical music, storyteller Mike Dodsworth expertly guides us through the lively score, creatively reimagined for the Cathedral organ by organist Samuel Bristow.

Created with families in mind, our welcoming performance atmosphere will encourage children to take centre stage during the performance, sitting on mats in the middle of the Nave and helping to bring the story to life with the movements of the characters.

And before the music begins, children are invited to join us at the craft station from half an hour before each performance where they can make their own puppet to be part of the storytelling during the performance.

Don't miss this opportunity to experience a morning of music and storytelling that will leave the whole family enchanted!

Performance times

Morning Performance: 11am - 12pm
Afternoon Performance: 2pm - 3pm


Tickets cost £10 per person and can be purchased online via our ticket partner Eventbrite. Click here to purchase tickets.

Meet our artists

Organist: Samuel Bristow

Dubbed “an artist to watch” in Organists’ Review, Samuel Bristow has served as Assistant Director of Music at Chelmsford Cathedral since September 2023. In his role he acts as the principal organist to the Cathedral’s liturgy, assists in the running of the Cathedral choirs and oversees a flourishing Lunchtime Concert series. Alongside his work in the Cathedral, Samuel is also active as a recitalist, choral director, and teacher. Along with his many accolades he has also broadcast on BBC Radio 3 & 4, and Songs of Praise on BBC One.

Find out more about Samuel on his website:

Storyteller: Mike Dodsworth

International Storyteller Mike Dodsworth is based in Essex and can be found sharing a global repertoire of stories anywhere an audience can or will gather. He is a specialist in combining rich verbal expression with communicative physical gesture resulting in a storytelling style that captivates his audiences of all ages and nationalities. His performances, workshops and training are in demand from around the world. Subscribing to the idea that “Everyone is a Storyteller” he firmly believes that oral storytelling, an ancient form that pre-dates the written word, still has a vibrant part to play in all of our lives.

Find out more about Mike on his


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