St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh – 14 July 2019
We’re heading up to Edinburgh again to sing in the iconic ‘St Giles Cathedral’ in the Royal Mile.
We’ll be contributing the choral music for the two Sunday morning services on 14 July. The services will be at 10 am and 11.30 am.
We’re standing in for The St Giles Singers who will be on tour in Guernsey and Normandy. This is the third time we’ve done ‘holiday cover’ in St Giles, but we’ve been giving recitals in St Giles Cathedral since 1992! It has always been a special experience.
We’ll be staying on to sing a ‘St Giles at 6’ concert. This lasts about 45 minutes and is free although you will be invited to make a donation. The evening concert will be at 6 pm. There will be more details later. We’ll be having what will, in effect, be an open rehearsal in the afternoon. Come in and say hello.
Coventry – 19 and 20 October 2019
We’re all looking forward to our first visit to Coventry.
Concert in Holy Trinity
We’ll be presenting a concert in Holy Trinity Church at 4 pm on Saturday 19 October and will last about an hour. Holy Trinity is a lovely, old, spacious church near the cathedral. The concert is to help raise funds to restore the organ, an expensive and complex business. Holy Trinity church is a medieval church. It survived the 1940 blitz so it has the authentic feel of a medieval church.
Services in Coventry Cathedral
On the Sunday we’ll move across the road to the cathedral to sing the services. Coventry Cathedral is regarded by many as one of the finest and most iconic twentieth century buildings in England. It was consecrated in 1962 and I remember as a boy listening to the first performance of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem from Coventry Cathedral on an old valve radio.
The choral services in Coventry Cathedral on 20 October will be at 10.30 am and 4.30 pm.
Our Christmas with The Singers concert is scheduled for 7 pm Saturday 14 December 2019 in St George’s, Jesmond here in Newcastle and we hope to be singing for Epiphany in Durham Cathedral on Monday 6 January 2020.