After a hugely successful start the Cathedral's Youth Choir are about to wrap this season witha final performance at Evensong on Tuesday 27 June - and they're recruiting.
The 15-strong choir led by Ian Wicks, Director of Music at the Cathedral School launched in September last year and since then has performed Handel’s Messiah with the Cathedral Choir and City of London Sinfonia, taken part in A Winter’s Trail, entertained the congregation waiting for Darkness to Light in the Cloisters and sung Evensong.
Ian Wicks, Youth Choir conductor, said:
“They have been a really fun and dedicated team and as a result we have built up a broad repertoire ranging from formal church music through to swing and blues. On Tuesday we’ll be performing Herbert Sumsion’s Service in A, and singing a setting of Psalm 23, The Lord’s my Shepherd by Bob Chilcott, as well as all the other elements that make up the service of Evensong”
“After Evensong the choir breaks for the holidays but we’ll be back with a vengeance in the Autumn when anyone aged between 13 and 18 is welcome to join us. Soprano, alto, tenor and bass, it doesn’t matter what you sing, and indeed you may not know yourself, there is space for all - but we are particularly looking to strengthen our bottom lines this time round with more young chaps singing tenor and bass.”
The first Salisbury Cathedral Youth Choir rehearsal is at 18.00 on Tuesday 12th September in the Cathedral School Music Room. Any new members should turn up at to register then. There are no auditions and rehearsals take place every Tuesday from 18.00-19.00.
Talking about future plans for the choir, leader Ian Wicks, said:
“This coming December the Youth Choir will join the Cathedral Choir to sing the whole of Handel’s Messiah again and there are plenty of other events planned along the way including Evensong and concerts.”
If you want to know more or would like to get registration papers ahead of the first rehearsal, please contact Abigail Bray on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07929 769311.