Ely choristers to sing live on BBC Radio 3 during Ely Cathedral concert

Ely Cathedral Choir

Ely Cathedral Choir - Credit: Archant

ELY Cathedral’s choir will sing live on BBC Radio 3 next month, when they appear in concert in the cathedral, with the City of London Sinfonia as part of their Fauré Requiem Tour.

The concert on Monday May 6 is the first time the Sinfonia has performed at Ely Cathedral. It is part of their tour of 10 English Cathedrals, performing some of the most well-known and uplifting sacred music.

The programme includes works by Thomas Tallis and Ralph Vaughan Williams, along with a new commission by Gabriel Jackson and Fauré’s enduringly popular Requiem.

Paul Trepte, Director of Music at Ely Cathedral said: “We are delighted to have the City of London Sinfonia perform at the Cathedral. The musical programme is particularly inspiring, with some well known, popular pieces. It fits well with both the location, the outstanding standard of the musicians and the choral excellence of the choir”

Jonathan Lilley, Ely Cathedral organist, will perform French composer Francis Poulenc’s grand and masterful Organ Concerto, in the 50th anniversary year of the composer’s death. The concert is will be conducted by one of the world’s leading choral directors, Stephen Layton.

The concert starts at 7.30pm. As this is being broadcast live the audience are requested to be seated by 7.20pm

Tickets £25, £20 £15 and £10. There are also tickets for an Interval Reception in the Lady Chapel at an additional £15. All tickets are available from the Box Office on 01353 660349 and online from www.elycathedral.org.

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