The Great Britain Choral Festival 2023 – An Atlantic Bridge

The Great Britain Choral Festival 2023 - An Atlantic Bridge

Music Celebrations International presents

The Great Britain Choral Festival 2023

An Atlantic Bridge

in Ely Cathedral

on Tuesday 4th July 2023

at 7.30pm

200 voices from across the United States of America with Stan Engebretson and Craig Jessop,  Conductors and Prime Brass.

In aid of East Anglian Air Ambulance

I was glad Parry

Zadok the Priest Handel

O clap your hands Vaughan Williams

Last Words of David Thompson

Pilgrim’s Hymn Paulus

An Atlantic Bridge — a Celebration of British and American Folk Songs arranged by Mack Wilberg

Join us in Ely Cathedral on July 4th for a glorious celebration of the special relationship between the UK and the USA.

In 2018, a massed choir of singers from across the United States filled Ely Cathedral on American Independence Day to perform a Celebration of Peace, an extraordinarily moving experience that commemorated 100 years since the end of World War 1.

Now they return with another massive Thanksgiving Day concert, this time celebrating transatlantic concord. Singers from no fewer than seven choirs will be joined by Cambridgeshire’s own Prime Brass to perform a mixture of cathedral classics and American and British folk songs, conducted once again by Craig Jessop, with Stan Engebretson, artistic director of the National Philharmonic Chorale.

The extensive programme will include old favourites such as Parry’s I was Glad, Handel’s Zadoc the Priest and Vaughan Williams’ O Clap your Hands from the UK, as well as Randall Thompson’s Last Words of David and Stephen Paulus’ Pilgrim’s Hymn from the USA.

Crowning glory will be An Atlantic Bridge, a magnificent compilation of British and American folk songs arranged by Mack Wilberg.

Premium tickets cost £15, including preferential reserved seating and a glass of wine during the interval.

Other tickets £10 (unreserved). Concessions £8 in £10 seats.

They are available from Ely Cathedral Box Office (Tel 01353 660349), email: or online from

All profits will go to East Anglian Air Ambulance.

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