The Land of Music


A feast of predominantly English music for our last concert under the direction of John Holloway at Highnam Parish Church on June 29th 2019. The programme will include Holst’s folk song arrangements, two of Parry’s Songs of Farewell, Irish-born Stanford’s Three Motets, William Harris’s ‘Faire is the Heaven’ and conclude with Vaughan Williams’ Mass in G minor. Some of the music will be performed in a concert the week before – on June 22nd  in Wyck Rissington as part of the celebrations to mark the 750th anniversary of the church. Gustav Holst was organist at Wyck Rissington in the early 1890s and two organ voluntaries by Holst will be performed by Cheltenham organist John Wright.

John Holloway is retiring as musical director of Cantores after 12 years in the post. Cantores have appointed Simon Harper as their new musical director from September.

22nd June 2019 at 6pm – St Laurence Church, Wyck Rissington
In aid of repairs to the Nave and Tower. Tickets £25 to include interval drinks and nibbles are available only from Elizabeth Ransom on 01451 822275.

29th June 2019 at 7.30pm – Highnam Parish Church, Gloucester
Tickets £15 (Concessions £12, U16s free) are available online or from Aileen on 07722 027659 or at the door.


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