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Summer 2019

On the 30th and 31st August, Cantorum had the privilege of singing Choral Evensong at Canterbury Cathedral. Music included Gibbons’ Second Service, Lobo’s Versa est in luctum, Wood in E flat No2 and Harris’s Bring us, O Lord. We had a wonderful time, enjoying such a great acoustic to sing in and also socialising, with a choir dinner on the Friday evening.

Cantorum were delighted to be asked to bring this year’s Cookham Festival to a close with the Gala concert. This is the culmination of two weeks of arts events in the village. We performed to a full church, under the direction of our associate director, Robert Jones and accompanied by a fabulous orchestra, led by Caroline Balding. The first half opened with Handel’s Chandos Anthem ‘O praise the Lord with one consent’, followed by a wonderful performance of ‘Summer’ from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons by the string players. We then performed Handel’s Dixit Dominus in the second half. The evening felt like a real celebration of music and of the community of Cookham.