Some of our choristers took a break from their lessons and duties to take part in a Shrove Tuesday Pancake Race in Vicars Close, as part of a photoshoot for the local press. Thankfully, the choristers involved were all expert flippers and there wasn’t too much pancake to clear up from Vicars Close or the Cloisters!
Chocolate rounds off Holy Week Wells choristers took part in their annual Egg Hunt in glorious sunshine of the Camery Garden after their final service on Easter Sunday afternoon, following a . packed week of wonderful singing and exceptionally hard work - twelve sung services over the course of Holy Week, all filled with the most wonderful and inspiring music. A key musical highlight was Finzi’s Lo, the Full Final Sacrifice which the choir sang during the Three Hour Devotion on Good Friday. It was an exquisite and deeply moving rendition of this wonderful work. The week culminated in Easter Sunday’s three services and the choir delivered glorious performances of Mozart’s Coronation Mass, the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah, Elgar’s colossal settings of the Te Deum and Benedictus, Howell’s St Paul’s Service, and Stanford’s wonderful Easter anthem, Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem. It’s no wonder that the choristers were ready for some chocolate confection after all that!
Captain Noah and his Floating Zoo Wells Cathedral choristers gave a fantastic performance at the start of May of Captain Noah and his Floating Zoo to a capacity audience in the North Transept of Wells Cathedral, demonstrating the versatility and eclectic range of the choir and providing a real contrast to their usual choral repertoire. Captain Noah and his Floating Zoo was written and composed towards the end of 1970,
the first collaboration between librettist Michael Flanders and composer Joseph Horovitz. The work is a lighthearted oratorio on the Noah story, exploiting a variety of well-known types of popular music. The Wells choristers sang with obvious enjoyment and exuberance and did real justice to Joseph Horovitz’s imaginative score.
In Touch Summer 2019