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Wells choir joins St Paul's concert

By Wells Journal  |  Posted: December 13, 2013

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THE 49-strong Great Choir of Wells Cathedral has performed a special concert at St Paul's Cathedral, London.

With an audience of nearly 600 people, the girl and boy choristers, aged from eight to 14, were joined by the 12 gentlemen Vicars Choral under the famous cathedral's dome, which is the principal place for worship in the cathedral. Weighing an impressive 65,000 tons, it is one of the largest and most gloriously ornate cathedral domes in the world.

Visiting and singing at St Paul's was a fantastic and memorable experience for all, especially the choristers, and it also allowed the choir the opportunity to perform some of their favourite pieces. The repertoire included Handel's Zadok the Priest, Parry's I was glad, Howard Goodall's Love Divine, and Eric Whitacre's Lux aurumque, finishing with a joyous performance of the iconic Hallelujah chorus from Handel's Messiah.

The event was sponsored by law firm Burges Salmon.

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