Cathedral attracts international choirs
Choirs from all over the world are making their way to Gloucester to sing in the Cathedral.
On Tuesday 11 May at 12.30pm, the West Texas A & M University Chamber Singers will give a free informal concert. The programme ranges from medieval chants to musical theatre and spirituals. The 15-member group is touring to various European cities, including St. Paul’s Cathedral, Church of the Madeleine in Paris and St. Martin’s Church and University of Leuven in Ghent, Belgium.
Director of the Chamber Singers, Dr Daniel Hall said: “This is really very exciting for us. It is an honour for the University to have the opportunity to perform at Gloucester Cathedral.”
On Friday 14 May at 12.30pm the St Goran Motet Choir from Stockholm will sing music by Mendelssohn, Rossini, Stanford and a selection of Swedish choral music. The 35-strong choir will be staying in the city for a few days and exploring the region. “We very much look forward to our stay in Gloucester!” said tour organiser Ingegerd Elgenmark.
Admission to the concerts is free.