The Chapel Choir of Oriel College, Oxford, will sing at a number of services in St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast, when they visit the city from July 9–13.
The choir of around 20 will sing at 5.30pm Evensong on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and will return for the 11am and 3.30pm services on Sunday July 13.
Belfast Cathedral’s Master of the Choristers, David Stevens, was conductor of the Chapel Choir of Oriel College for three years when he was a student there from 2003–2006 – the position of conductor was then called organ scholar.
The visiting choir will be conducted by Dr David Maw, who was David’s tutor when he studied at Oxford. Two of today’s organ scholars, Maks Adach and Tiffany Vong, will play the organ in St Anne’s during the Choir’s visit.
The Choir is coming to Northern Ireland purely to sing in St Anne’s. David said: “This is a great boost for both the Cathedral and for Belfast. Most choirs when they travel tend to tour around, but the Chapel Choir of Oriel College is making Belfast its home from home for this visit.”
There is no admission charge to services at St Anne’s and everyone is welcome to hear this wonderful choir sing.