A Celebration of Peace – Ely Cathedral, Weds. 4th July
The Isle of Ely Arts Festival
250 SINGERS FROM ACROSS THE USA TO PERFORM INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION OF PEACE IN ELY CATHEDRAL, COMMEMORATING 100 YEARS SINCE THE END OF WORLD WAR 1
Stephen Cleobury of Kings College Cambridge to join Craig Jessop, formerly of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and the Royal British Legion, in Armistice-style concert.
Ely Cathedral, Wednesday 4 July 2018, 7.30pm
One hundred years after the end of World War I, a massed choir of 250 singers from across the United States comes together on American Independence Day to perform a Celebration of Peace with the East Anglia Chamber Orchestra, under the batons of Stephen Cleobury (Kings College, Cambridge) and Craig Jessop (former director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir).
This unique concert will include Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis, Dona Nobis Pacem, Sancta Civitas, Five Variants on Dives and Lazarus, and other works by Ralph Vaughan Williams. The choir will be accompanied by the East Anglia Chamber Orchestra and an Ely Cathedral organist.
The event will start and end with a procession, organised by the Royal British Legion, and will include playing of The Last Post and a minute’s silence, during which poppies will fall from the Octagon in recognition of the need for lasting international peace. Ticket sales will be in aid of the ongoing work of Ely Cathedral and there will be a retiring collection in aid of the Royal British Legion.
Quote from the Royal British Legion.
Premium tickets cost £15, including preferential reserved seating and a glass of wine during the interval.
Other tickets will cost £10 (unreserved), with concessions £8 in £10 seats.
The concert forms part of and raises money in aid of the Isle of Ely Arts Festival, which began on 8th June and runs until Saturday 7th July.
The Festival includes music, art, poetry, dance and drama all over the East Cambridgeshire area and is overseen by Babylon Arts.
Further information can be found at www.isleofelyartsfestival.org.uk.