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The Newsletter of HEREFORD CATHEDRAL Perpetual Trust

Patron: His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales

The view of the Custos House from the direction of the Bishop’s House. The house will offer much needed space.

Custos House rebuilt xactly why we do not know, but the Custos House, which was through the door on the right as you enter the cloisters, was pulled down in the 1800s.

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Plans are now afoot to rebuild it as part of a phased project to restore College Cloisters and it will provide wonderful new facilities and space for the lay clerks and administrative staff. ‘This is a wonderful opportunity to create an appropriate space for our world class choir,’ said the Dean. ‘It is an exciting first phase works to the cloisters and I am grateful to the Friends of Hereford Cathedral, Mappa Mundi Trust, Perpetual Trust, and the support of private donors, to enable this first phase to start.’

‘The design has received praise from the Cathedrals Fabric Commission and it will have little visual impact on the cloisters when viewed from St John’s Quad and will return the roofline to what it was before it was pulled down.’ ‘We then need to secure funding for the next two phases, which include the restoration of the covered walkway, part of which dramatically collapsed just before Christmas and of the eastern range, which includes the choir house,’ said the Dean. ‘The total project will cost around £1.5 million of which £600,000 is already secured. We would be delighted to hear from anyone who would like to contribute to the project – it is thrilling and will give the most wonderful facilities to the choir (amongst many others), who give us so much through our liturgy and music.’ It is hoped that the work to the Custos House can start later this year. However, the walkway and eastern range can only be started when the funding is in place. If you would be interested in supporting this wonderful project, please contact the Trust office and it would be a pleasure to tell you more.

A summer of music The popular summer organ recital series is under way, with large audiences for the Tuesday lunchtime concerts which have already taken place. Summer will move on to the Jazz in the Chapter House Garden which will start on Friday 29 July and take place each Friday through until the end of August. Old favourites, such as the Remi Harris Trio will return, while a number of new bands to the series, like the opening band Big Sky, will be making their first appearance. The garden bar will be open 12 noon until 2.30 pm with the jazz from 1 pm. The jazz series is being sponsored this year by

and an anonymous donor.

Summer 2016

Out of the Cloisters


Out of the Cloisters

Summer 2016

The Privilege of Choristership

Alexander Armstrong speaking at the St Paul's concert.

Hereford chorister had the privilege of singing in a special concert at St Paul’s Cathedral, along with representatives from every other cathedral and college choir in the country, at an evening to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee and to raise funds for the Friends of Cathedral Music (FCM).

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The evening was hosted by Alexander Armstrong, the wellknown comedian who was a chorister at St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh. Below is an extract from his introduction on the evening. I am delighted to have the opportunity to talk to you briefly about the tremendous privilege of choristership: the single greatest leg-up a child can be given in life. The most obvious benefit is the total submersion in music. This is a ‘complete’ musical education by process of osmosis. When you come to hang up your cassock for the final time at the age of 13 you will – without even having realised it was happening because you were just having a lovely time singing – have personal experience of every age and fashion of music; from the ancient fauxbourdons of plainchant, to the exciting knotty textures of anthems so contemporary that the

composers themselves might very well have conducted you. You will have breathed life into everyone from Buxtehude to Britten, to Bach to Bridge, to Bax to Brahms, to Byrd to Bairstow, to Bruckner to Bliss (and that’s just the Bs I can think of off the top of my head). But you will know them, know them and love them in the way only a performer truly can. Choral music, to this day, has the power to move me so profoundly that I can lose myself in it for hours and just ride out the happy contemplations it evokes. It is a constant and lifelong tiding of comfort and euphoric joy. Then there is the musicianship you absorb as a chorister, not just the music theory, the maths (the Italian!) all of which is very useful, but elegant musical phrasing, the projection of good diction, the shaping of beautiful vowel sounds for optimum tone, the careful precision singing a psalm, which can only be achieved by listening intently to those around you and blending your tone and rhythm with theirs. All of these skills and sensitivities become second nature and all of them have strange and unexpected use and resonance in later life. And then there’s the language – and I don’t mean the salty badinage of the vestry but the

liturgy you’re immersed in; the psalms, the collects, the canticles, the poetry you get to sing (Herbert, Donne, Milton, Shakespeare, Hardy, Auden are all poets I first learnt to love – Christopher Smart even – by singing and performing their words). Your lexicon at the age of 13 is astounding, and your turn of phrase, taught by endless psalms and hymns, and not just the range of your vocabulary but your innate sense of the poetic. You will have come to know only too well the powerful quiet of an evensong, the sumptuous echo of a final amen sung from an ante-chapel but rolling around the clerestory like wine in a taster’s glass. And let’s not overlook the discipline of choristership; the order it brings to a young person’s often chaotic life, the friendship, the focus. Punctuality is one of the first lessons you learn: the ignominy of arriving even a minute late is something no chorister wants to experience twice. Then self-possession, decorum and grace are all attributes you quickly learn to fake, in the first instance, before adopting them for real as you gradually mature. But where else in the modern world is a child taught gravitas? Where else is a child taught, for example, to bow with proper dignity and humility?

I owe my entire career to my experience as a chorister. It was where I learnt to perform, where I learnt to use the full range of my voice; where I learnt to listen, where I learnt to write comedy, where I learnt to carry a pencil at all times but, most importantly, it was where I learnt the wonderful truth that something exceptional, something as beautiful as anything anywhere, can be created just by you and your friends. I remember on a choir tour to Salamanca (ooh travel there’s another benefit!), exploring the old cathedral with a couple of friends and, finding ourselves alone in some sort of chapter house, we fired off a Boyce 3-part canon just to test the acoustics. A terrible, toe-curlingly selfindulgent thing to do but what a sound we made! And what a thing to discover: that we three, children essentially, carried between us all the components of something so joyous, so perfect, so complete. (And Boyce! There we are, there’s another B for my list.) I was lucky enough to be a chorister at St Mary’s Cathedral in Edinburgh … and both there and at Trinity College, Cambridge where I ended up as a choral scholar, I sang with people from all walks of life. I sang alongside some people of different faiths and plenty of none at all. I am aware there is a certain spirituality that all choristers come to know well; something that lurks in the silences of a darkening nave while rush-hour traffic chugs about just yards outside the West door. A spirituality that is wrapped up in the ritual, the mystery and the beauty of this ancient tradition we have become part of. And I’m going to call that spirituality ‘The Privilege of Choristership’. That is what we are here tonight to celebrate and to preserve for the future, ‘throughout all generations’. Please support the FCM Diamond Fund for Choristers or our own choral fund if you value our choral life. FCM membership details are available from the cathedral.


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Summer 2016

Benefactors’ entertained

St John’s Walk

A relaxed afternoon awaited our friends and supporters at the annual Benefactors’ Party, which Sir Roy Strong CH, kindly hosted in his gardens at The Laskett in early July.

While work on the covered walkway may have largely come to an end early this year, the education and interpretation work of the project continues and is being led by our team of enthusiastic volunteers.

With the sun undoubtedly shining, it was an opportunity to enjoy the many developments Sir Roy has made to the gardens over the past six years since he kindly hosted our last party. Guests saw many new gardens, not least the Colonnade Court, which saw the former

vegetable garden swept away to create a magnificent new space for parties. Each year we are delighted to host a party, at the home of one of our key supporters, for all those who are part of our pledged giving programme or who have kindly told us of a possible legacy in support of the cathedral in their Will. If you are interested in supporting us and would like to join us at next year’s splendid party, please do contact the office.

Sewing teams making costumes, researchers delving into the depths of the archives and conference preparation are all underway. The programme

will include tours highlighting the lives of the Vicars Choral, family days will explore green men and griffins, and amateur archaeologists are cleaning and preparing the finds for display.

with additional support from the Garfield Weston Foundation, Tabor Charitable Trust, Croft Trust and WA Cadbury Trust. Also on Facebook.

Thank you for all your support

Whitfield shoot Despite it being mid-summer, we are already planning for the autumn and winter. The annual clay shoot hosted by Ted and Tamsin Clive at their home, Whitfield Estate in south Herefordshire, will provide another fun morning of shooting followed by an entertaining lunch. Teams of four are invited to join us, shooting over six traps in the woodland on the estate. Lunch is served in the Carpenters Shed, where all wait with

baited breath to hear the results of this year’s shoot and who will be taking home the less coveted wooden spoon! Details about the shoot on Saturday 17 September can be obtained from the office.

Guards Chapel Tuesday 29 November

The Cathedral Choir will be returning to the Guards’ Chapel this coming Advent, though it is a little earlier than normal as Advent Sunday has crept into November. Put the date in your diary now!

Dancers, judges and the commentator from Strictly Dancing 2016

Strictly Dancing, From Hereford to Chelsea, Hergest Plant Fair and Easter Lilies – thank you to all for your marvellous support of these key events and fundraisers. Strictly, with the wonderful support of Cotswold BMW and Mini, was another unforgettable evening with over 400 guests joining the ten dancing couples. With George Lamb as Master of Ceremonies, and judges Fiona Fullerton, Larry Lamb, jewellery designer Theo Fennell and the Dean. Lawrence and Elizabeth Banks also welcomed the Trust and Friends of Hereford Cathedral to the Hergest Plant Fair and auction. Despite a wet morning, it was a great day as ever and many generously supported the auction and prize draw. Thank you for your persistence, despite the wet. Fresh from her success at RHS Chelsea Flower Show, where

she won a silver gilt medal for her exhibition, Leila Jackson of T3 Wall End Nursery gave a highly amusing and entertaining talk about her experiences of exhibiting at Chelsea. Father-in-law Bill Jackson, the current High Sheriff of Herefordshire, ensured a large audience was on hand to hear of the trials and tribulations of exhibiting in one of the world’s greatest horticultural shows. Thank you also to all those who sponsored the Easter Lilies. As ever, the flower team provided a wonderful display for Easter Day and it was super to welcome so many supporters during Easter week to look at and smell the wonderful displays.


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Summer 2016

A vision for the future any will remember the late Michael Morris, a cathedral stalwart and someone who loved the music of this place from his earliest days when he was a chorister during the early 1930s. His musical and spiritual life continued and, as well as being a regular worshipper, he was a member of the Hereford Choral Society and the Three Choirs Festival Chorus, including many years as the Hereford Superintendent.

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Music was important to Michael. Training of choristers was important to him. The liturgy was important. To remember his early years as a chorister, Michael kindly left a gift in his Will for the benefit of the Choral Foundation. The funds have been added to the choral investment fund which,

with the choral fund being established by the Perpetual Trust, will form the bedrock of ensuring that the music he so loved and which was part of his life can continue for many more generations. If, like Michael, you would like to support an aspect of cathedral life, please do not hesitate to speak with the Dean or Glyn Morgan. Leaflets can be obtained from the cathedral and through the Trust office. If you have already committed in this way, thank you for having included the cathedral. If you are considering, your help would be much appreciated. Your support might help another young child, like Michael, to have his and many other lives enriched by wonderful music.

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The book gives the history of Hereford a breadth and depth, including bringing the results of recent research and archaeology into a wider readership. Alongside more familiar aspects of the City’s history, for example, how it fared in the Civil War, the foundation and history of the cathedral, the navigation of the Wye. There is new material on Saxon Hereford, medieval trade, Georgian Hereford and the activities of freehold land societies in the Victorian period. There is also information on less well known aspects of the City’s past, including Hereford’s prominence as a great centre of scientific and other learning at the end of the twelfth century, and the use of the City as a base by Simon de Montfort, and also by Prince Henry in the wars with Owain Glyndŵr.

Liz Pitman, a dedicated member of the congregation and volunteer, has published The Parish that Disappeared: A History of St John’s, Hereford. From early in the 12th century until its final dissolution in 2012, the parish of St John’s was at the heart of Hereford. Its houses and shops clustered around the cathedral, but it also encompassed other locations: patches of ground along Widemarsh Street, at the foot of Aylestone Hill, along Whitecross Road, and at Blackmarston and other places south of the Wye, with extensive tracts of land at Belmont and what is now Newton Farm. In the 1900s these ‘outliers’ were amalgamated with other parishes, but the core around the cathedral remained until its very recent ‘disappearance’. St John’s history was closely intertwined with that of the cathedral, where the parish, without a church of its own, had its altar. The relationship between the cathedral and the

Both books are available from the Cathedral Shop.

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Whether you are familiar with Hereford’s history or completely new to it, there is much here to interest, intrigue and surprise.

in the parish, including old sailors, a comedian, actors, feltmakers, wool staplers, Italian apprentices and whores, a Jewish silversmith, a clairvoyant, a reclusive member of Hereford ‘gentry’, a Polish émigré and his daughter.

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Jolly good reads wo new books have been published with connections to the cathedral. The Story of Hereford, edited by Andy Johnson and our former archaeologist, Ron Shoesmith, has contributions from Canon Chris Pullin, Dr Rosemary Firman and Sarah Arrowsmith amongst many others.

parish varied between amity and tension. But the history of the parish is as much the story of its characters; both the clergy who served it and the parishioners who lived within its bounds. There are indications of the awful lives of paupers and of the range of humanity that lived at one time

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I forgot everything but the voices of the choir, echoing, it seemed, from above the high altar; I saw nothing but little flushes of pink and blue falling on the stone through stained windows. The organ of Hereford... is, as it should be, the voice of the cathedral: its calm sweetness places a hand over the spirit; and in this church, with the organ whispering through the aisles, the world and its problems seem over the hills of reality.



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DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Patron: His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales All services and events are in Hereford Cathedral unless otherwise stated. For more information please contact 01432 374261 or visit www.herefordcathedral.org

JULY The Green Men and Griffins Project Interpreting St John’s Walk at Hereford Cathedral It’s a Vicar’s Life! Meet costumed characters from the cathedral’s historic past in this new tour bringing to life the escapades and lifestyles of the vicars choral of Hereford Cathedral. Alternate Tuesdays throughout the summer. Tuesday 5 July, 19 July, 2 August, 16 August, 30 August, 13 September, 27 September. Admission free. Book in the Cathedral Shop. T: 01432 374202 shop@herefordcathedral.org Explorer Family Trail Pick up a trail leaflet and binoculars from the Cathedral Shop to discover fantastical creatures and odd carvings in the roof of St John’s Walk.

Free with a refundable deposit. With additional support from the Garfield Weston Foundation, Tabor Charitable Trust, Croft Trust and WA Cadbury Trust Saturdays & Wednesdays until September Cathedral Garden Tours Explore the cathedral’s beautiful award-winning gardens led by members of our gardening volunteers. Tickets, priced £5 from the Cathedral Shop T: 01432 374210. Group tours, which include a cream tea served in the Georgian College Hall, can be arranged at other times T: 01432 374202 visits@herefordcathedral.org

Tower tour Climb the 218 steps to the top of the tower and one of the most stunning views in Herefordshire from the Black Mountains to the Malvern Hills – the county in a single glance! Details on www.herefordcathedral.org or contact T: 01432 374202. Tuesday 19 July Tuesday lunchtime organ concert 1.15-2 pm Given by Andrew McCrea, Worcester. Projection from the organ loft onto a large screen in the nave. Enjoy lunch in the Café Mundi. Retiring collection. Saturday 23 July Three Choirs Festival, Gloucester The opening day of the festival, this year held in Gloucester. Visit www.3choirs.org or call T: 01452 768928 for full details of the programme. Tuesday 26 July Tuesday lunchtime organ concert 1.15-2 pm Given by Ben Bloor, Brompton Oratory. Projection from the organ loft onto a large screen in the nave. Enjoy lunch in the Café Mundi. Retiring collection. Wednesday 27 July BBC Radio 3 Choral Evensong 3.30 pm Broadcast from the Three Choirs Festival and sung by the choirs of Gloucester, Hereford and Worcester cathedrals. Repeated the following Sunday. Also available on iPlayer. Friday 29 July Jazz in the Chapter House Garden Big Sky play a melodic jazz fusion, which is picking up fans everywhere. Chapter House bar open from 12 noon – jazz 1 pm onwards. Supported by Knight Frank.

AUGUST Tuesday 2 August Tuesday lunchtime organ concert 1.15-2 pm Given by Jeremy Allen, London. Projection from the organ loft onto a large screen in the nave. Enjoy lunch in the Café Mundi. Retiring collection. Friday 5 August Jazz in the Chapter House Garden Fedora Chic Acoustic Quartet promise to take you there with an eclectic mix of gentle and exquisite songs they can find. Chapter House bar open from 12 noon – jazz 1 pm onwards. Supported by Treasures & Son, Scala and an anonymous donor. Tuesday 9 August Tuesday lunchtime organ concert 1.15-2 pm Given by Matthew Bladen, London. Projection from the organ loft onto a large screen in the nave. Enjoy lunch in the Café Mundi. Retiring collection. Friday 12 August Jazz in the Chapter House Garden FB Pocket Orchestra play an atmospheric, vibrant, yet charming collection of songs. Chapter House bar open from 12 noon – jazz 1 pm onwards. Supported by Thomas Carroll Group. Tuesday 16 August Tuesday lunchtime organ concert 1.15-2 pm Given by Greg Abrahams, Cheltenham. Projection from the organ loft onto a large screen in the nave. Enjoy lunch in the Café Mundi. Retiring collection.

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Friday 19 August Jazz in the Chapter House Garden Dave Price Trio featuring longstanding musicians from a variety of traditions and backgrounds bringing a diversity to their music. Chapter House bar open from 12 noon – jazz 1 pm onwards. Supported by Wye Valley Group. Tuesday 23 August Tuesday lunchtime organ concert 1.15-2 pm Given by Timothy Parsons, Winchester Cathedral (and former Hereford Cathedral organ scholar). Projection from the organ loft onto a large screen in the nave. Enjoy lunch in the Café Mundi. Retiring collection. Friday 26 August Jazz in the Chapter House Garden Remi Harris Trio returns by popular demand. With their unique blend of styles from gypsy swing to the blues. Named as one of the ‘10 young British jazz musicians you should know’ last year. Chapter House bar open from 12 noon – jazz 1 pm onwards. Supported by Treasures & Son, Scala and an anonymous donor. Tuesday 30 August Tuesday lunchtime organ concert 1.15-2 pm Given by Paul Carr, Birmingham. Projection from the organ loft onto a large screen in the nave. Enjoy lunch in the Café Mundi. Retiring collection.

SEPTEMBER Monday 12 – Thursday 15 September Film Festival at Llangasty Retreat House The festival enables us to engage with a variety of films in a less hurried style, and all in the idyllic lakeside setting. The films will present us with dilemmas or questions about life, leaving us to explore issues of sin and grace in our discussions. Please contact Life & Learning for more information. Tuesday 13 September Tuesday lunchtime organ concert 1.15-2 pm Given by Joseph Wicks, St John’s College, Cambridge and a former Hereford Cathedral organ scholar. Projection from the organ loft onto a large screen in the nave. Enjoy lunch in the Café Mundi. Retiring collection.

Saturday 17 September Annual Clay Shoot Hosted on the Whitfield Estate by Ted and Tamsin Clive. Teams of four. Full details from Erica Manley T: 01432 374261. Sunday 18 September Service to commemorate the Battle of Britain 3.30 pm Attended by Lord Lieutenant of Herefordshire. All welcome. Please be seated by 3.10 pm. Tuesday 20 September Tuesday lunchtime organ concert 1.15-2 pm Given by Shaun Ward, St Laurence’s Church, Ludlow. Projection from the organ loft onto a large screen in the nave. Enjoy lunch in the Café Mundi. Retiring collection. Friday 23 September The Wandering Codices: Manuscripts from Suppressed Monasteries in the Chained Library at Hereford Cathedral 10.30 am Between 1536 and 1540 some 800 monasteries, abbeys, nunneries and friaries were suppressed in England and, as a consequence, 800 libraries were done away with. Many books were destroyed, but some were rescued and found their way into other libraries. Today the Chained Library includes almost 90 such books, including ones from Cirencester Abbey, St Peter’s Abbey, Gloucester, and St Guthlac’s Priory, Hereford. In this talk the Cathedral Librarian, Rosemary Firman, will trace their journeys and assess their significance. Library Reading Room. Booking essential through Life & Learning. Sunday 25 September Installation of a Lay Canon 3.30 pm Edward Harley will be installed as a Lay Canon during Evensong, to which all are welcome. Tuesday 27 September Tuesday lunchtime organ concert 1.15-2 pm Given by Peter Dyke, Hereford Cathedral with audience requests. Projection from the organ loft onto a large screen in the nave. Enjoy lunch in the Café Mundi. Retiring collection. Thursday 29 September Cantilupe Lecture Saint, Bishop and Family Man:

Thomas Cantilupe and his Kin 4 pm To date, very little has been produced on Thomas Cantilupe or his uncle Walter, bishop of Worcester, from the point of view of their status within their family, and the relationships they had with their friends and relations. Similarly, little has been done regarding the impact that being kin to Thomas had on his siblings and their children, or their descendants. This lecture by Dr Melissa Julian-Jones will explore the relationships Thomas had with his family and the legacy he left them. Lady Chapel. Open to all. Free. Tea from 3.30 pm. College of Canons and Installation of Ecumenical Companion 5.30 pm The College of Canons attend Choral Evensong during which the Revd Ian Grieg is Installed as an Ecumenical Companion. All welcome.

OCTOBER Saturday 1 October City of London Sinfonia & Great British Choral Anthems 7.30 pm The Cathedral Choir will be joining with the Sinfonia, conducted by Stephen Layton and Geraint Bowen, to present some of the finest English music including Handel’s Coronation anthems and music from Taverner, Tallis, Byrd and James MacMillian culminating in Handel’s Zadok the Priest. Peter Dyke will also be joining the concert on the great Willis organ. The CLS 2016 Cathedrals Tour is supported by Arts Council England and Friends of Cathedral Music as part of their Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Tickets priced £10-30 (child / student £5) available from the Cathedral Shop T: 01432 374261. Monday 3 October Imprisonment and Penal Justice 7 pm The first of five sessions led by the Revd Paul Gill explores this challenging sector including looking at how our Christian faith (and other faiths) plays a part in our attitudes and practical responses to crime and criminals. Cathedral Barn. Contact Life and Learning to reserve a space. Tickets £5 per session.

Contact details Life & Learning T: 01432 374225. Glyn Morgan or Erica Manley Hereford Cathedral Perpetual Trust 5 College Cloisters, Hereford HR1 2NG perpetual.trust@herefordcathedral.org +44 (0)1432 374261

Out of the Cloisters summer 2016  

The newsletter of Hereford Cathedral Perpetual TRust

Out of the Cloisters summer 2016  

The newsletter of Hereford Cathedral Perpetual TRust

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