Vaughan Williams at 150

Sunday 12 June 2022

12.45pm Clifton Cathedral

Tickets: Free with retiring collecion

The Choir of Clifton Cathedral

David Bednall Director

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The Choir and Choral Scholars of Clifton Cathedral present a glorious feast
of anthems and motets from the English Choral Tradition, with a special nod to the music of Ralph Vaughan Williams whose 150th anniversary of birth falls this year.

The Choir of Clifton Cathedral Choir is a mixed, auditioned adult choir made up of volunteers, choral scholars and exhibitioners.

 

The Choir probably sings more fabulous choral music at one service than any other choir in the West country! Imagine - the great Mass settings by composers ranging from Palestrina and Byrd through to Poulenc, Langlais and James MacMillan, together with three major anthems all sung in the warm acoustic of Clifton Cathedral.

 

We sing sacred music from across the centuries and have a reputation for performing new music as well as rare music from the Renaissance period.

David Bednall is recognized as one of the leading choral composers of his generation. He studied for a PhD in Composition with Professor John Pickard at the University of Bristol and is signed to Oxford University Press. He is Choral Director at Clifton Cathedral, Sub Organist at Bristol Cathedral, Director of Bristol Chamber Choir and Chew Valley Choral Society alongside an extensive freelance career. He studied with Dr Naji Hakim and David Briggs and was Assistant Organist at Wells Cathedral. More

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