What an incredible October we had! We travelled to nine cathedrals between Truro (Cornwall) in the very south to Bradford (Yorkshire), “up north”, and encountered so many fantastic choirs and cathedral teams along the way, joining us in “mesmorising” performances of present-day music in The Fruit of Silence.
We have had so much positive feedback from our audience members, from exclamations of joy to our team at the end of the performances to reflective tweets a couple of days later. Head to our Twitter feed to read some of the wonderful comments (such as the below) and follow the fun we had on tour via #CLSCathedrals.
What a concert with @CityLdnSinfonia! Never been to one like it before. But my goodness what music making – so proud of my eldest &all the choristers @LlandaffChoir – a full day at school, into rehearsal and then on their feet for the duration. Chapeau! @LlandaffCath @CSLcardiff pic.twitter.com/Tjyt47sWZP
— Elizabeth Atherton (@ElizAthertonSop) October 18, 2019
Majestic building, music and voices
A numinous experience
— Kelvin Ward (@UCUltrasound) October 11, 2019
— Canon James Mustard (@mustard_james) October 4, 2019
Concerts in pictures
Here are just a few photos from our tour for you to enjoy.
3 Oct, Worcester Cathedral – photos by Chris Dobbs
12 Oct, Bradford Cathedral – photos by Philip Lickley
17 Oct, Truro Cathedral – photos by John Jones
BBC Radio 3 broadcast
You can listen to the BBC Radio 3 broadcast of The Fruit of Silence with Truro Cathedral Choir, Christopher Gray and City of London Sinfonia on BBC Sounds until 28 November 2019. Recorded on 17 October 2019 at Truro Cathedral.
The Fruit of Silence Cathedrals Tour is presented in partnership with Friends of Cathedral Music and is supported by the John Ellerman Foundation and using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Centuries of Meditations (Dobrinka Tabakova) is championed by Resonate, a PRS Foundation initiative in partnership with Association of British Orchestras, BBC Radio 3 and Boltini Trust.
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