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An Atlantic Bridge

Join us in Ely Cathedral on July 4th for a glorious celebration of the special relationship between the UK and the USA. In aid of East Anglian Air Ambulance.

  • 4th July 2023 - 4th July 2023
  • 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Music Celebrations International presents


The Great Britain Choral Festival 2023


An Atlantic Bridge


in Ely Cathedral

on Tuesday 4th July 2023

at 7.30pm


200 voices from across the United States of America

with Stan Engebretson and Craig Jessop, Conductors

and Prime Brass


In aid of East Anglian Air Ambulance


I was glad                                      Parry

Zadok the Priest                            Handel

O clap your hands                         Vaughan Williams

Last Words of David                     Thompson

Pilgrim’s Hymn                              Paulus

An Atlantic Bridge — a Celebration of British and American Folk Songs          arr Mack Wilberg



Join us in Ely Cathedral on July 4th for a glorious celebration of the special relationship between the UK and the USA.

In 2018, a massed choir of singers from across the United States filled Ely Cathedral on American Independence Day to perform a Celebration of Peace, an extraordinarily moving experience that  commemorated 100 years since the end of World War 1.


Now they return with another massive Thanksgiving Day concert, this time celebrating transatlantic concord.  Singers from no fewer than seven choirs will be joined by Cambridgeshire’s own Prime Brass to perform a mixture of cathedral classics and American and British folk songs, conducted once again by Craig Jessop, with Stan Engebretson, artistic director of the National Philharmonic Chorale.


The extensive programme will include old favourites such as Parry’s I was Glad, Handel’s Zadoc the Priest and Vaughan Williams’ O Clap your Hands from the UK, as well as Randall Thompson’s Last Words of David and Stephen Paulus’ Pilgrim’s Hymn from the USA.    

Crowning glory will be An Atlantic Bridge, a magnificent compilation of British and American folk songs arranged by Mack Wilberg.

Premium tickets cost £15, including preferential reserved seating and a glass of wine during the interval.  Other tickets £10 (unreserved). Concessions £8 in £10 seats. All profits will go to East Anglian Air Ambulance.

Further information from https://www.facebook.com/events/186415387112252




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