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Ely Cathedral

CHOIR TOURS

Why tours and concerts?

The English choral tradition is the oldest musical tradition in the western world, and is universally admired for the high standards promoted by the daily schedule of worship and associated rehearsal. Equally impressive is the discipline which goes with the musical excellence, so frequently praised by UK and foreign audiences alike.

Concerts and tours provide extensive opportunities for rehearsal and performances, which benefit the Choir as much as those who come to listen. In addition they extend the range and repertoire of the choir, which can provide the basis of quality recordings.

The Cathedral Choir tours abroad in an ambassadorial role. Principally it is an envoy for the Church of England and the gospel that it seeks to spread. Naturally the choir is perceived as a representative of its cathedral, its city, its country and of course, its sponsors. Since 1990 the Choir has taken the 'Ely Sound' to Rome, Holland, Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Poland, The Czech Republic, The Channel Islands, Gozo and Malta, Canada, Italy and America (twice).

Visits abroad are a natural and important extension of the Cathedral's Christian outreach, enabling audiences to experience first-hand the magnificence of English Church Music.

1991 Italy
1992 Germany
1993 Belgium
1993 Denmark
1995 Poland and Czech Republic
1996 Holland and Belgium
1998 Channel Islands
1999 Malta/Gozo
2000 America
2001 Belgium
2002 Germany
2003 Holland
2004 Canada
2006 Rome and Vercelli
2008 America
2010 Southern Spain and Gibralter
2012 Norway
2014 France - Read the Tour Blog
2016 Vienna

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The Anglican Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity, Gibraltar - October 2010 Enlarge

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Lillehammer Church, Norway - February 2012 Enlarge

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France 2014 Choir Tour Poster Enlarge

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Outside Condom Cathedral - July 2014 Enlarge