Saturday 10 March 2018, 6pm (Drinks reception 7pm)

Venue: The Wren Chapel, Royal Hospital Chelsea (followed by a drinks reception in the State Apartments)  

DIRECTED BY John Challenger
ORGANIST Daniel Mathieson  

Tickets: £25 (Free entry for children under 12)
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The Royal Hospital Chelsea welcomes the Boy Choristers of Salisbury Cathedral Choir for an evening of classic and contemporary choral music.

Salisbury Cathedral Choirs have been the mainstay of a musical tradition of excellence for over 1,000 years and were first endowed by Bishop Simon of Ghent, then Bishop of Salisbury, in 1314. In this special concert, the Boy Choristers of Salisbury Cathedral Choir will be performing classic and contemporary choral repertoire from renowned composers such as J S Bach, William Byrd, Grayston Ives and Philip Wilby.

The programme will also include two organ solos: Byrd’s Fantasia in D and Stanford’s Allegretto Op.101 No.1.

The evening will conclude with a glass of wine in the State Apartments.

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