Woensdag 18 juli 2018
Van 15u00 tot 16u00
Basistarief: 0,00 €
There has probably been a choir singing in Bristol Cathedral since its days as an Augustinian abbey church, founded in 1140. When, in 1542, it became the cathedral church of the new diocese of Bristol, its new statutes still provided for cathedral life in terms of worship, community and education; of the praises of God sung with perpetual jubilation, of the common table, of the masters of the choristers and of the Cathedral Grammar School. The passing of the centuries has modified but not destroyed the pattern.
The choir consists of 28 choristers (14 boys and 14 girls), all of whom are educated at Bristol Cathedral Choir School - occupying the former Augustinian refectory, and magnificent new buildings. These are supported by incentives endowed by the Bristol Cathedral Choral Foundation. There are also probationary choristers who fulfil a part timetable and attend other schools in the city, 6 Lay Clerks, and 4 Choral Scholars. Together, with the voluntary Consort, Choral Evensong is sung 6 times a week in the Cathedral in term time.
The Choir enjoys a busy and challenging timetable, and highlights have included singing at the Royal Maundy Service in the presence of HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, tours to France, Italy, Germany, Poland, and the USA (New York, Connecticut, and Rhode Island). Recent events have included singing live on BBC One on Christmas Day 2016. The Choir also broadcasts regularly on BBC Radio 3.
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