Sanderstead Singers – Our itinerary until August 2022


Bristol Cathedral - 23rd to 29th August 2021

Bristol Cathedral is one of England’s great medieval churches. It originated as an Augustinian Abbey and was founded in circa 1140 AD. A Chapel, the Lady Elgar Chapel, was added in circa 1220. It is considered a fine example of a medieval ‘hall church’. Bristol was re-incarnated as one of a series of ‘new foundation cathedrals in 1542. A further 300 years passed before a nave was added to the Cathedral in 1868.

Music plays an important part of daily life at the Cathedral and the Bristol Cathedral Choir consists of 28 choristers who are also educated at Bristol Cathedral Choir School, the first government funded Choir Academy in the country. The Bristol Cathedral Consort, a choir launched in 2009, allows young people from across the city to join and develop skills to professional musical standards. The Consort often perform with the Cathedral Choir and have also widely toured in Europe. There is also an active Bristol Cathedral Choral Alumni which offers a focal point for past singers at the Cathedral.

The cathedral welcomes Visiting Choirs and also hosts events from other musical groups across the City including the Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra.

(This service has sadly been cancelled due to Government advice over the Coronavirus pandemic.)

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Truro Cathedral - 22nd to 28th August 2022

The Diocese of Truro was established in 1876. Work began on the existing Cathedral in 1880. The original church, which has evolved into the current building, was St Mary’s Church and St Mary's Church was consecrated in 1259. The site on which the Cathedral is built has a long history of religion dating back to 13th Century.

The Choir at Truro Cathedral not only supports the daily services but also makes an important contribution to music and the arts in Cornwall. The Truro Cathedral Choir dates back to the 1880s and sings at eight cathedral services each week. The Choir consists of a mixture of twelve professional singers (Lay Vicars) and eighteen Choristers. The Cathedral has an active program for Choral Scholars. The musical activities at the Cathedral also support an active program of concerts.

Truro is in the Duchy of Cornwall which includes the Roseland Peninsula. The peninsula has been designated part of Cornwall’s area of outstanding natural beauty. More information about this area is available on the St Maws & Roseland Tourist Website.

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You are very welcome to contact us by e-mail at 'contact@sandersteadsingers.org.uk '

If you would like to join the choir after reading this website please contact us by e-mail on the above link. A competence in music reading with a love and enthusiasm for quality church music would be expected.

 

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