Summer Music Series: The Pilgrims’ Chorus
Sunday 7 August 2:00pm
On Sunday 7 August at 2:00pm The Pilgrims’ Chorus will be performing as part of the Summer Music Series 2022. Around 35 singers from the Exeter Philharmonic Choir make up the Pilgrim’s Chorus. The Chorus will be walking the St Boniface Way at the beginning of August, singing as they journey. On Sunday, 7 August the journey will conclude at Exeter Cathedral with a short recital at Exeter Cathedral, at 2pm.
The Pilgrims’ Chorus is under the direction of Stephen Tanner, who is enjoying a long and distinguished musical career as a choral conductor, organist and composer. Each of the concerts given by The Pilgrims’ Chorus will feature an eclectic programme of music, interspersed with occasional pieces of poetry and prose. Classical compositions from the likes of Scarlatti, Stanford, Bruckner and Byrd will feature alongside madrigals, folk songs and three traditional spirituals arranged by Stephen Tanner. There will be a strong West Country flavour, including Andrew Millington’s “Give me my scallop shell.” This is a beautiful interpretation of Sir Walter Raleigh’s words in “The Passionate Man’s Pilgrimage”, first performed in Exeter Cathedral in 2002 during the Queen’s Golden Jubilee visit to the city.
Do come and hear these ‘songs of the soul’ and meet the travelling singers.
This event is included in the Cathedral’s standard admission price.
Running from 30 June to 1 September, this year’s Exeter Cathedral Summer Music Series brings you an inspired season of performances by esteemed organists, orchestras and choirs, visiting from across the UK and Ireland.