Choir Tour 2017
The city of Chichester in West Sussex proved a beautiful location for this year's school choir tour. Visiting schools built in 13th Century and touring one of the UK's lesser-known universities (the University of Chichester), the choir's musical pilgrimage stretched across the broad range of educational establishments in the city. We enjoyed a period of intensive rehearsals in the university and the idyllic, radiant St Paul's Church on a stunning Saturday morning and it proved to be a highly valuable use of time. Joined by the boundless enthusiasm of those touring with the choir for the very first time, the choir's 'old hands' were complemented the wonderful energy of youth. By the time of the concert to an audience of fifty or sixty in Chichester Cathedral, a synergy united the blend and balance of the choir and old favourites (Abendlied, If Ye Love Me) were performed with the same relish as newer numbers (Sunset and Evening Star). The choir returns well exercised and in fine shape for the forthcoming Katharine Kent concert towards the end of this term, and eagerly preparing itself for an international tour in the academic year 2017-18. The choir has published much of the concert on YouTube, which you can catch here.