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28 June 2023
A Rousing end to the 2022/23 Season with Viva Italia!
9 June 2023
Cathedral Visits - Summer 2023
12 May 2023
Simon Toyne appointed as our new Musical Director
20 March 2023
Dame Ethel Smyth Mass in D - A resounding success!
13 February 2023
The Ethel Smyth full score has arrived


13 December 2022
Christmas 2022 Concert & Fundraising
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New Accompanist Announced
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2022/23 Season Launched
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2022/23 Season : Our Conductors
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2021/22 Season - Done!
30 July 2022
Another (!) Special Evensong
13 June 2022
Jubilee Proms - Staggering Success
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MD steps down after 15 years
29 May 2022
A Special Evensong
2 April 2022
Carmina in Style
1 March 2022
Song for Ukraine
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#22for22 Update
7 February 2022
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Annual General Meeting
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2021/22 Season Launched
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Expanding the Canon
18 May 2021
Live Singing started ... stopped
17 May 2021
Fridays and the Future
14 April 2021
Virtual Video
12 April 2021
Summer in the Alps
26 March 2021
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9 March 2021
International Women's Day
22 February 2021
Cooking up a Feast
12 February 2021
Centenary Classics
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A Special Evensong

29 May 2022

Earlier today just short of forty members of the choir visited Peterborough Cathedral to sing Choral Evensong, part of our ongoing series of visits entitled In Sacred Spaces. Members of the choir had sung Evensong at Peterborough as part of a Diocesan Choral Festival some years ago, but this was our first visit to our Diocesan Cathedral on our own.

The Choir in Peterborough Cathedral

It was a very special day for our répétiteur, Ivan Linford, returning to the Cathedral where he had served as a chorister in the 1880s, and for one of our sopranos, Hilary Spenceley, whose son, Haydon, was being installed as the new Diocesan Director of Ordinands during the service.

Ivan at the Peterborough Console
The Revd Haydon Spenceley is Installed

As always, the choir sang with style and, in Smart’s Evening Service in B flat, with plenty of oomph. Our Musical Director’s Responses were sung, and he arranged the two hymns with beautiful harmonies for both choir and organ. The anthem was most fitting for the occasion, Charles Wood’s Expectans expectavi - “Call thou early, call thou late, to thy great service dedicate”. We received a great welcome from the cathedral clergy and staff, the Bishop of Brixworth, and there was a splendid drinks reception after the service. We are now very much looking forward to our second visit in 2022, to St Albans Cathedral, and then in 2023 for our third visit to St Paul’s Cathedral.