Listen to ancient texts and jazzy rhythms at cathedral concert

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Two famous works for choir and orchestra will be performed at Peterborough Cathedral at 7.30pm on Saturday (March 14). The Cathedral Choir, Youth Choir and Festival Chorus, with The Aurelian Ensemble and soloist baritone Nicholas Morris, will perform Fauré’s Requiem and Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms.

“Fauré’s beautiful Requiem has rightly become a classic – it contains some truly beautiful and moving music to commemorate those who have died. Bernstein uses another ancient text for his Chichester Psalms but the music is more like his West Side Story, full of jazzy rhythms and lots of percussion. The result is a piece that’s great fun yet also very profound, and it deserves to be heard more!”, said David Humphreys, Assistant Director of Music at the Cathedral who will be directing the concert.

Tickets are £20, £15 and £10 (unreserved). with discounts for u-18s. They are available from Stamford Arts Centre 01780 763203 and Peterborough Destination Centre 01733 452336 or online at