Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Southern Cathedrals Festival

The Southern Cathedrals Festival takes place from 19 July to 21 July at Salisbury Cathedral with the choirs of Salisbury, Winchester and Chichester providing a rich diet of Choral Evensongs and Sung Eucharists. In addition there are organ recitals  (including one by Dame Gillian Weir) and other music.

 Music for Evensong includes Ireland's Service in F, Howell's Gloucester Service, Parry's Blest Pair of Sirens, Swayne's Magnificat and the premiere of Cox's The River of Life.

The girl choristers of Salisbury and Winchester join with the men from all three cathedrals to perform Michael Haydn's Requiem a work which had an important influence on Mozart's, and is a lovely piece in its own right. Also in the programme is Bach's Lutheran Mass in F.


Messiah will be performed by the boy choristers and men of all three cathedrals, as the festival's final concert.

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