The Cheltenham Prep Chamber Choir travelled to Gloucester Cathedral to perform the daily service of Evensong (normally performed by the Cathedral Choir). Gloucester Cathedral is one of the most beautiful acoustics to sing in for a choir – with an enviable 7-second echo and a fabulous organ (it is rare to find somewhere that trumps our own wonderful school chapel on both counts!).
In advance of the service, the pupils had a huge amount of music to learn. There was a large congregation present for the service, made up of general public and several parents, and the children sang beautifully throughout the service – doing themselves, and the school, very proud. Special mentions should go to Annie Finan, the Head Chorister, for her lovely solo in the anthem, and Sophie Essenhigh, who acted as the ‘cantor’ for all the sung responses throughout the service (normally done by an adult member of the cathedral choir or a member of clergy).