The festivities just keep on coming this year, don’t they? We’re going to be all partied out very, very soon, what with the Olympics, the Diamond Jubilee and now Celebration Day in Exeter Cathedral on June 16th.
This particular event – while perhaps not on such a grand scale as the Queen’s ceremony or the biggest sporting competition in the world – will definitely have fans of church music counting down the days until singers from all over the south-west congregate in what is one of the greatest cathedrals (and one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture) to be found in the UK. Here at the Two Moors Festival, we’re certainly looking forward to it – and hope to see some of our friends taking part!
Choristers from the Royal School of Church Music-affiliated choirs are invited to join those already singing in the service, which starts at 15:00. Do let us know if you’ll be singing or even if you’re just going to sit back, relax and thoroughly enjoy some of the finest music in one of the best buildings the south-west has to offer.
“Celebration Day is indeed a happy occasion and a musical feast. It’s always very thrilling and uplifting to hear a large choir in a wonderful building such as Exeter Cathedral,” Lindsay Gray, director of the Royal School, remarked.
Hymns and other musical works to be sung include Angel Voices Ever Singing, Christ is Made The Sure Foundation, favourites by Brahms and Stanford, and a piece all the way from Ghana.
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