We are delighted to welcome Cantemus as our guest Choir this Sunday 8th April. They will sing both the Eucharist at 11am and Evensong at 5pm. The setting at 11am will be Sumsion in F and the Anthem – To Thee O Lord by Rachmaninov. The setting at Evensong will be Noble in B Minor, the responses Collins and the Anthem Expectans expectavi by Wood
This morning (Sunday, January 21st) was the last service for Stephen, who moves to the back row from next week to join the ranks of the men. It was also the first time solos for William and Ben, great work from the eight year olds! Congratulations also to Jamie, Dan and Ross on their dark blue medal awards.
Evensong this afternoon will be sung by the Choral Scholars.
Congratulations to new Decani Head chorister Nicholas Falconer, who not only took on the role today but also just achieved a distinction of 138 in his grade 5 singing exam. We say farewell to Patrick Humphreys who sang his last service as a chorister on Christmas morning. Patrick now joins the Decani tenors, and we look forward to hearing his voice developing.
Members of Capella sang the Irish language Carol Service at St George’s Church, Belfast last Sunday afternoon. They sang a work in English by Scottish composer, James MacMillan and in Irish by McGlynn. The carols were sung through Irish and the readings and prayers equally so. The congregation, many of whom had travelled a great distance, were charmed by the manner in which the choir sang and the etiquette with which they composed themselves.
‘A cathedral choir in all but name’ is how Mr Edward Bevin of Friends of Cathedral Music described our choir. A true compliment and well deserved given the hard work and commitment put in weekly by the choristers, musical directors, organists, music committee, administrators and congregation. It is a true privilege to be a continuing part of the heritage and legacy of centuries of sacred music. This year, the choir will sing ‘Quatre motets’ by Duruflé, ‘Blessed city’ by Bairstow and Finzi’s ‘Lo the full final sacrifice’.
Thanks to Ben Lowry, News Letter Deputy Editor for his coverage