24 of our boy and girl choristers visits Norwich RC Cathedral on Sunday February 19, and sang at the 11am Mass.
Our choristers made the early start to sing for the Solemn Mass in Norwich under the baton of Andrew Wright.
The Choir sang movements from the Messe Basse by Gabriel Faure, two motets by Colin Mawby, and ‘A Gaelic Blessing’ especially written for the choir in thanksgiving for 50 years of ordination of Fr Michael Stokes. Fr Michael is a retired priest of Brentwood now living in the Diocese of East Anglia and assists in the Parish of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour and St Edmund at Hunstanton.
Our choristers were accompanied on the organ by Norwich Organ Scholar, George Davis, previously the Organ Scholar of the Cathedral, and James Devor, our assistant organist.
Diocesan Director of Music of the Diocese of East Anglia, Daniel Justin, said: “It was a great joy to welcome the choristers from Brentwood to sing in our beautiful cathedral. They sang beautifully, and I hope this is the foundation of a great partnership with our neighbouring Diocese. Plans are already afoot for a Norwich to Brentwood trip in the near future!”
We look forward to welcoming them to our Cathedral in the near future!