Coming to Calvary in 2018... The Choir of Canterbury Cathedral
Concert on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 7:00pm
The Choir will also sing at the 10:30 am service on Sunday, 15 April.
About the Choir
The Choir of Canterbury Cathedral sings at the daily services in the Cathedral, providing music which enchants and delights the many thousands of visitors and pilgrims from all over the world, as well as the regular congregation. As the seat of the Archbishop, the Cathedral has a unique role in the life of the Church worldwide.
In recent years the choir has toured in France, Italy, the Netherlands, Germany, Malta, Canada and the USA. The 2018 tour includes All Saints Church in Beverley Hills CA; St. Martin’s in Houston TX; Christ Church in Greenville SC; The Washington National Cathedral; and Calvary Church in Summit.
The choristers who will sing at Calvary in 2018 are aged between 9 and 13. They live in the ancient and beautiful Cathedral Choir House in the Precincts and attend St Edmund’s School. Each chorister learns to play at least two instruments as well as his very special training for his singing. Choir practice takes place every day, early in the morning before school and again before Evensong, and they perform music from the widest repertoire: medieval to modern.
There is, naturally, a lot of work but the Master of the Choristers, David Flood, ensures that there is always plenty of fun amongst it all. The boys find a tremendous fulfillment in performing and very quickly become at ease with the big solo on the big occasion. “Big Occasions” can be anything from an Archbishop’s Enthronement, or a Royal visit to a Christmas service with more than 4,000 in the congregation, or a Lambeth Conference with 1,000 bishops and other distinguished guests.