This year’s Two Moors Festival garden party (a wonderful event where professional musicians can come down to Devon and just really have fun playing and singing in impromptu groups) may well be over for another 12 months but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. If you want to relive the magic of the two-day event – or want to see just what you missed out on – have a look at these videos. We’ve got some madrigals for you (with Flora the dog joining in very nicely, watch out for her woofing!) and a very funny round of Liverpool Street Station. Enjoy!
That’s your lot folks – hope you enjoyed it! The garden party will be back on again next year, so hopefully see you all there!
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.