Peterborough Cathedral summer concert to celebrate English choral music

Peterborough Cathedral summer concert celebrates English choral music

Peterborough Cathedral summer concert celebrates English choral music - Credit: Archant

An hour-long programme of English choral music will be performed at Peterborough Cathedral on July 1.

Whilst historical re-enactors set up camp in the cathedral precincts prior to Peterborough Heritage Festival’s Big Weekend on July 2 and 3, inside the ancient building the Cathedral Choir, Youth Choir and Festival Chorus will perform a number of moving works.

The concert, directed by Steven Grahl, will include a performance of Parry’s I was glad. The piece was composed for the coronation of Edward VII in 1902 and has been used at every coronation since. It includes the famous shouts of “vivat!”.

The pomp and splendour of this music will be contrasted with the emotional intensity of Tippett’s Five Spirituals from a Child of our Time.

The Peterborough Cathedral Choir recently returned from a singing tour of France and Germany, where a reviewer described the choristers’ intonation of tricky, close harmonies as “sure footed and immaculate”.

Tickets; £12.50 for adults and £6 for under 18s available from www.peterborough-cathedral.org.uk by calling 01832 274734 or on the door.

The concert starts at 7pm.

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