Choir Tour: Final Day

After 2 weeks of touring and singing, our tour has officially come to an end. We left some of our choristers behind in York to begin their onward journeys within the UK, while the rest boarded the bus for the last time to head to London. Some choristers were dropped off at St Pancras and... Continue Reading →

Choir Tour day 12: York Minster

On our final day of singing for the tour, we sang all three services at York Minster, beginning with the matins service at 10am. This was our first matins service in England and we celebrated by singing the wonderful Collegium Regale Te Deum and Jubilate by Herbert Howells. While singing such an ambitious work first... Continue Reading →

Choir Tour day 11: York Minster

The choir had the morning off to explore the medieval town of York at their leisure before heading to the Minster for rehearsal at 3pm. After a warm up in the choir rooms, we made our way into the quire to get used to the York Minster acoustic. The stalls in the quire aren’t as... Continue Reading →

Choir Tour day 10: Travel to York

Leaving chilly Lincoln behind, we headed north to York, our last stop for the tour. After settling in to the hotel, we had time to wander the Shambles and head to the Minster for our 3pm tour. A number of our choristers stayed for the evening Epiphany Eucharist service, while others chose to make the... Continue Reading →

Choir Tour day 9: Lincoln Cathedral

We woke up to a windy day in Lincoln as we made our way up the hill for a cathedral tour. Our guide took us through the fascinating history of the cathedral, at one point the tallest building in the world. We were shown into the Service Chapels which have an Australian connection, commemorating the... Continue Reading →

Choir Tour day 8: Travel day

After saying our goodbyes to Canterbury, today was a much needed rest from singing as we made our way up to Lincoln. We broke up the journey by stopping at Ely Cathedral, taking in the amazing architecture, ceilings and carvings before heading off for lunch. We arrived in Lincoln in the late afternoon and were... Continue Reading →

Choir Tour days 6-7: Canterbury Cathedral

On Monday morning we left Salisbury to travel to Canterbury for evensong. We hit significant delays on the M25 and made it to Canterbury Cathedral just in time for our 4pm rehearsal! The quire in Canterbury is spaced further apart than in the previous cathedrals, which made getting used to the acoustic a little more... Continue Reading →

Choir Tour days 4-5: Salisbury Cathedral

Leaving London on a high after our evensong at Westminster Abbey, the choir made its way to the city of Salisbury in Wiltshire. Upon arrival we were treated to a tour of the cathedral by the volunteer guides who were both entertaining and knowledgeable! After getting settled into our hotel we made our way back... Continue Reading →

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