Peterborough Cathedral choir joins in musical feast at festival

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Choristers from Peterborough Cathedral will be joining the choirs of Lincoln Cathedral and Southwell Minster for a musical feast this June, when they will perform alongside world renowned classical artists at the Eastern Three Choirs Festival.

Held at the spectacular Lincoln Cathedral, the four day festival running from June 18 to June 22, will include a programme of musical treats, including performances from leading international violinist Tasmin Little and the Australian pianist Piers Lane.

The three choirs, including Peterborough Cathedral will perform at the festival’s grand concert on June 20, joined by Sinfonia Viva in the Nave, a performance which is expected to be one of the top events of the festival.

Steven Grahl, Director of Music at Peterborough Cathedral said: “The Eastern Three Choirs Festival offers a wonderful opportunity for collaboration between the choirs of Lincoln, Southwell and Peterborough,

“Joining three choirs together allows us to tackle large-scale music, and the concerts accompanied by an orchestra are an exciting prospect for musicians and audiences alike.”

Launching the festival on June 18 will be an afternoon performance of ‘Anyone for Tennyson’ with The Choral Scholars of Lincoln Cathedral, accompanied by pianist, broadcaster and composer David Owen Norris.

The highlight on June 19 will be ‘An Evening with Lord Michael Berkeley’, the eldest son of the composer Sir Lennox Berkeley and a godson of Benjamin Britten, who presents BBC Radio 3’s Private Passions, in which celebrities are invited to choose and discuss several pieces of music.

Rounding off the Festival on June 21 will be a late afternoon Evensong with the choirs of Lincoln Cathedral and Southwell Minster followed by an evening Organ Recital.

To book tickets for the event visit www.lincolncathedral.com or call the Box Office on 01522 561644.