KING’S Ely Junior’s Chamber Choir are on a high after singing Evensong at St Paul’s Cathedral in London on June 3rd.
Director of Music at King’s Ely, Neil Porter-Thaw, said he could not be prouder of how the pupils performed. He said: “After a very good journey down to London, we arrived and had a relaxed packed lunch outside the walls of St Paul’s. We were then shown through the crypt and into the wonderful song school. After a long rehearsal we moved up to the Cathedral to finish preparing for Evensong.
“The massive acoustic took a little time to get used to and the choir responded well. We were greeted very warmly and were taken aback by the amount of visitors in the Cathedral during our rehearsal. Most of them stayed for Evensong and both the choir and the nave were packed. The choir sang Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis by Herbert Sumsion and Come Holy Ghost by Thomas Attwood, a former organist of St Paul’s Cathedral. The choir sang very beautifully and it was a really amazing experience for us all. We were pleased to receive so many positive comments from the clergy and congregation.
“My thanks to Jonathan Kingston who accompanied the choir on the organ and to Mrs Sivier, Miss Huntley, Mr Doswell and Rev Lane, who accompanied the choir down to London. Congratulations to all involved!”