The Peterborough Cathedral Choir is travelling to Europe on a singing tour of Germany and France during half term, with engagements at Strasbourg Cathedral, Neresheim Abbey and Reims Cathedral.
The touring choir, led by the Cathedral’s Director of Music, Steven Grahl, is made up of six lay clerks (adult singers), two choral scholars and twelve boy choristers. The organists with the group are Assistant Director of Music David Humphreys and Cathedral Organ Scholar Jeremy Lloyd.
“A choir tour is such a wonderful opportunity for the choristers to experience singing in different locations and to hone their skills as performers,” said Steven Grahl. The choir have a busy schedule, with a recital at Strasbourg Cathedral, a mass and a concert at Neresheim Abbey and a concert at Reims Cathedral, but they are also fitting in a visit to the Auto & Technik Museum at Sinsheim, which has two accessible supersonic jets located on the museum roof.
Last year the Cathedral Choir Tour took the girl choristers and lay clerks to The Netherlands.
During October the Cathedral Choir hosts “Be a Chorister for a Day”, when children in school year 2 are invited to find out what it is like to be a chorister. Auditions to join the Cathedral choir take place annually in November. For more details visit the Cathedral website at www.peterborough-cathedral.org.uk/choristerships.aspx or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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