USA Choir Tour April 2015

ST PAUL’S CATHEDRAL CHOIR EMBARKS ON MAJOR TOUR OF USA

  • World-renowned choir makes first visit since 2003
  • Performing in 8 cities in 14 days
  • Tour starts in Boston on April 16th

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St Paul’s Cathedral Choir will begin a major 8 venue tour of the USA on April 16th in Boston, MA as it makes its first visit to America in 12 years. The tour will renew a long-standing relationship that the Cathedral has with the USA and marks the first of 3 visits the choir will make over the next 6 years.

Andrew Carwood, Director of Music, said: “This is a very exciting tour for us. In 1953 St Paul’s was the first UK cathedral choir ever to tour the United States. Over six decades on we are thrilled such a strong connection remains and we look forward to sharing our musical heritage and the treasures of the unique English choral tradition with friends old and new.”

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The Very Revd Dr David Ison, Dean of St Paul’s, said: “We are delighted to welcome thousands of American visitors to St Paul’s every year. This tour is a way of giving something in return, and enabling a wider audience in the United States to experience for themselves the beauty and wonder of the music we are so lucky to hear regularly. I’m very much looking forward to being a part of this visit, and making new relationships with friends in America.”

The full list of venues and performances (including links to purchase tickets):

BOSTON, MA                             Trinity Church                   Thursday 16th April      7.00pm

ATLANTA, GA                            Cathedral of St Philip     Saturday 18th April          7.30pm

MACON, GA                               Vineville UMC                  Sunday 19th April            4.00pm

SHREVEPORT, LA                     First UMC                            Tuesday 21st April      7.30pm

HOUSTON, TX                           St Martin’s Episcopal     Friday 24th April                7.00pm

WASHINGTON, DC                  National Cathedral         Sunday 26th April             5.00pm

ST PAUL, MN                             Cathedral of St Paul        Tuesday 28th April           7.30pm

VALPARAISO, IN                       Valparaiso University    Wednesday 29th April    7.30pm

  • There has been a choir at St Paul’s Cathedral since 1127. 30 boy choristers and 12 vicars choral provide music for 8 sung services a week.
  • St Paul’s Cathedral is home to the American Memorial Chapel. The Cathedral hosts the annual Thanksgiving Service for the American Community in London and has held a close relationship with the USA over many years.
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