St. Paul's Cathedral

Three Cathedrals Choral Festival, May 5 - 7, 2017

Posted on March 11th, 2017 by Stacey Clark Categorized In: Announcements


Three renowned choirs from Cathedrals in Canada and the US named for St Paul: Buffalo, Detroit, and London will again come together for a springtime weekend to celebrate the power and beauty of our Cathedral tradition through choral music, art, and festivities.

The Festival opens with Choral Evensong on Friday evening, sung by the choirs of St. Paul's Cathedrals, Buffalo and London. Then meet the choristers and join the fun at our Friday Pub Night – with the Festival Jazz Trio – which this year, for the first time, will take place at Chaucer’s Pub on Carling St.

On the Saturday, listen to the three choirs in open rehearsal in the cathedral in the morning, browse the handiwork of the Cloister Artists; tour the cathedral; view the historical displays; attend the youth concert in the early afternoon; all in the heart of London’s lively Richmond Row, with many options for dining right on our doorstep. The day will culminate in a spectacular Festival Concert of choral and organ music spanning the centuries of our tradition performed by the 75+-strong three combined choirs.

On Sunday, Festival Patrons will be welcomed by the St Paul’s Cathedral (London) parish community for the Festival Choral Eucharist and Choral Evensong, featuring the massed voices of all three cathedral choirs.

The Three Cathedrals Choral Festival is very grateful to be receiving support from many London businesses, the Anglican Foundation, and the Westminster College Foundation.

“This is something I have been working on since I took over here in 2009,” explained Andrew Keegan Mackriell, Director of Music and Cathedral Organist at London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral when setting up the first Festival in 2013. Originally from Ireland and Britain, Keegan Mackriell drew inspiration from England’s Southern Cathedrals Festival, which has been a popular draw for around 40 years, and from the Three Choirs Festival which has been a major part of English musical life for some 300 years.

For full event details, please visit the TCCF FaceBook page at https://www.facebook.com/ThreeCathedralsChoralFestival/, or the dedicated website at www.threecathedralsfestival.ca.

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