Music Celebrations International presents
The Great Britain Choral Festival 2023
An Atlantic Bridge
in Ely Cathedral
on Tuesday 4th July 2023
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
- Disabled Accessibility
- Facilities for Disabled Guests
- Induction loops