Manchester Cathedral’s Choir will be taking the short walk from their 15th century medieval Quire to Manchester Arndale Centre on Saturday.
Along with the Very Reverend Rogers Govender, Dean of Manchester they will heading to one of the city’s most popular music stores, HMV, to launch their latest CD.
Manchester Cathedral Choir is unusual in being one of only two in the UK that has a treble line made up of both boys and girls aged between 8 and 14.
The choristers are all educated at the world famous Chetham’s School of Music, next door to the Cathedral. The Choir’s previous recordings have all received outstanding reviews.
The Choir will be performing some pieces from the CD entitled ‘A Year at Manchester’. This is part of series from Regent Records surveying the English choral tradition sung by various cathedral choirs throughout the country. It takes the listener on a musical journey from the 16th to the 21stcentury and through the church’s calendar year.
The selection takes in some well-loved favourites as well as some new pieces by the Cathedral’s Organist & Master of the Choristers, Christopher Stokes; Sub-Organist, Jeffrey Makinson; and renowned local Manchester composer, Sasha Johnson Manning.
‘Manchester’s renowned Cathedral Choir with its young vibrant voices is heard at its most exuberant and expressive in this its latest musical offering. All welcome to come along to hear the choir perform.’
The CD is now available to purchase at £9.95 and available at HMV, St Denys’ Bookshop at Manchester Cathedral and also through the online shop at www.manchestercathedral.org.