The Cathedral Choir are currently on a two-week tour across the southern United States of America working in partnership with Euro Arts Tours.
The inaugural concert took place on Tuesday 7 April at St John the Divine, Houston, Texas where the choir received a warm welcome from all who attended, including the Canterbury Cathedral Trust’s patron President George H W Bush and Mrs Bush.
The Choir will perform eight concerts across six states, ending at St Andrews Church, Orlando, on 19th April.
Led by the Cathedral’s Organist and Master of the Choristers, Dr David Flood, the tour will include a concert sponsored by St Augustine’s Cathedral Basilica, Florida – coinciding with its 450th anniversary.
The City of St Augustine was the first parish founded in America in 1565. Canterbury shares a similar role as England’s first Cathedral, making this tour a well timed opportunity to share in this milestone occasion with our friends in the United States.
The Choir is an essential part of Canterbury Cathedral – singing daily at services and giving inspiration to all who hear them. The music department has a strong record for producing some of the finest performers and musicians, and welcoming visiting choirs from around the world, as well as touring themselves. Ensuring these proud traditions can continue is one of our priorities and we are grateful to all who help make this possible by supporting music at Canterbury Cathedral.
Dates and times for the USA Tour can be found below.
St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, Houston, Texas – April 7, 19:00
St. James Episcopal Church, Alexandria, Louisiana – April 8, 19:30
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Birmingham, Alabama – April 10, 19:00
Roswell United Methodist Church, Roswell, Georgia – April 12, 16:00
Canterbury School Chapel, Greensboro, North Carolina – April 13, 19:30
St. Philip’s Church, Charleston, South Carolina – April 15, 19:30
Memorial Presbyterian Church, St. Augustine, Florida – April 17, 20:00
St. Andrew’s Chapel, Sanford, Florida – April 19, 17:00
Details for admission an access can be obtained from these churches, with whom we are delighted to be in partnership for this programme.