One hundred years after the end of World War I, a massed choir of 250 singers from across the United States comes together on American Independence Day to perform a Celebration of Peace with the East Anglia Chamber Orchestra, under the batons of Stephen Cleobury (Kings College, Cambridge) and Craig Jessop (former director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir).
This unique concert will include Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis, Dona Nobis Pacem, Sancta Civitas, Five Variants on Dives and Lazarus, and other works by Ralph Vaughan Williams. The choir will be accompanied by the East Anglia Chamber Orchestra and an Ely Cathedral organist.
The event will start and end with a procession, organised by the Royal British Legion, and will include playing of The Last Post and a minute’s silence, during which poppies will fall from the Octagon in recognition of the need for lasting international peace.
Ticket sales will be in aid of the on-going work of Ely Cathedral and there will be a retiring collection in aid of the Royal British Legion.
Premium tickets cost £15.00, including preferential reserved seating and a glass of wine during the interval. Other tickets will cost £10.00 (unreserved), with concessions £8.00 in £10.00 seats. They can be obtained by calling 01353 660349 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by booking online from www.elycathedral.org.
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