Chapel Choir visits Truro Cathedral
A number of singers from the Chapel Choir, joined by several former members, have recently returned from a summer visit to Truro Cathedral (10-15 July).
The music was led by Senior Organist, Amalie Fisher, and Conducting & Musical Leadership Scholar, Richard Bateman. The choir sang Choral Evensong over the week, taking the place of the resident Cathedral Choir, which was on its summer break.
Thursday’s Evensong was particularly special, with music for the service composed by returning choir member Sarah Cattley.
The choir took a welcome mid-week break to explore Cornwall’s famous beaches and enjoy some relaxation. The choir was also welcomed to the home of the Cathedral’s Precentor, Canon Simon Griffiths, for a ‘thank you’ barbecue as the week drew to a close. A fantastic time was had by all in Truro where singers were made to feel extremely welcome by everyone at the Cathedral and in Cornwall.
The Truro visit follows on from previous summer excursions to Belfast, St David’s in Wales and Lichfield. Choir members have had the privilege to sing in some of the finest cathedrals around the country. It is an experience that many will remember with great affection for years to come.
Front row (from left to right): Gwen Baines, Lucy Crocker, Sarah Cattley*, Rachel Bedwin, Abi Crook, Amy McCormick, Daniella Sauven
Back row (from left to right): Richard Bateman, Pierre Riley, Adam Fyfe, Richard Clarke, Matthew Clarke*, Ben Johnson, Charles Gurnham*, Amalie Fisher
Fitzwilliam College Chapel Choir is an auditioned 18-24 piece mixed-voice choir, whose primary role is in the worship of the College Chapel on Sundays, joint sung services with other colleges, in addition to concerts, and termly visits to sing at a Saturday night Vigil Eucharist at St Giles’ Church, Cambridge.
The choir also sings at special college and University events, such as the College Reunion and Annual Commemoration of Benefactors, the University Sermon, and degree ceremony at Senate House.
Auditions for the choir in 2017-18 will be held in the first week of Michaelmas Term 2017.