Hitchin choristers sing at Canterbury Cathedral

The seven St Mary's choristers in rehearsal at Canterbury Cathedral, before donning their robes. Pic

The seven St Mary's choristers in rehearsal at Canterbury Cathedral, before donning their robes. Picture: Ed Kisby - Credit: Archant

Seven young singers from Hitchin have made their mark as the first choristers from St Mary’s Church to sing at Canterbury Cathedral.

The seven trebles, supported by five adult choristers and St Mary’s director of music Alan Childs, sang at the Royal School of Church Music’s annual celebration day after being invited in recognition of their choral training.

The celebration day, a national church music awards event, was this year held in Canterbury at the world’s foremost Anglican church.

The St Mary’s choristers rehearsed and sang in a service of thanksgiving with choirs from all over the UK and Belgium – with music from mainstream Anglican composers like Bairstow and Stanford as well as items from more contemporary church musicians.

Alan said: “Everyone present greatly enjoyed the thrilling sound of the massed voices and the opportunity to perform in such an historic venue.”


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The Hitchin singers celebrated afterwards with supper before returning home from Kent by train.

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