Hereford Cathedral Choir in concert
- on 1 Nov 2013
- All Saints' Chapel
There has been a choir at Hereford Cathedral since at least the 13th century, producing beautiful music in the building’s unrivalled acoustic and glorious surroundings. Today the choir’s 18 boy choristers aged 7–14, together with the lay clerks (the gentlemen of the choir who sing the alto, tenor and bass parts), continue this tradition into the 21st century, providing music at the cathedral’s daily services and many special occasions throughout the year. The choir will perform as part of Sewanee's Performing Arts Series.
In addition to singing at the Cathedral, they also reach a wider audience by singing in concerts, broadcasts on television and radio, recordings and international tours. The choir's most recent recording is a disc of Christmas music; they have also produced highly-acclaimed discs of music by William Byrd and by Herbert Howells.
In recent years the choir has given performances of Bach’s St John Passion and St Matthew Passion on Tuesday of Holy Week, as well as performances of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio. The choir has appeared on BBC "Songs of Praise" several times. It also takes part regularly in BBC Radio 3’s weekly live broadcasts of Choral Evensong.
“Hereford Cathedral Choir performs with captivating vigour, fervour and attention to detail.”
- Birmingham Post (England)