29 August 2017
The choristers of St Wulfram’s Church, Grantham, spent a week by the sea in Pembrokeshire at the beginning of August as a visiting choir at St Davids Cathedral. Fifty members of the choir (including 36 members of the church’s children’s and youth choirs) sang for six choral services in the cathedral, finishing on Sunday, 6th August 2017 before a full cathedral.
The choir was warmly received by the clergy and congregation of St Davids. Oliver Waterer (Master of the Choristers at St Davids) thanked the St Wulfram’s choristers at the end of the residency, and he also later wrote: “Your choir’s contribution to our worship was of a very high standard and was hugely appreciated by us, as well as by the many visitors and pilgrims to St Davids during your residency.”
During the week, the choristers also enjoyed activity days, a talent show, trips to the beach, making a YouTube video on the beach at sunset (pictured below), and a boat trip to Ramsay Island, which, for many, was a real highlight.
Dr Tim Williams, Master of the Music at St Wulfram’s Church, said: “The choristers achieved at their highest level yet during this trip to Wales, and impressed many people with their presentation, professionalism and outstanding musical standard. I hope they also made some lifelong memories. I could not be more proud of them.”
More of the highlights of the trip can be found on the choir’s Facebook page.
St Wulfram’s Church Choir will sing Choral Evensong in St Paul’s Cathedral, London, on Tuesday, 29th August at 5pm.
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