On Sunday 16th June, on the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity, fourteen girls from the Cathedral Girls’ Choir visited St George’s Cathedral, Southwark to sing a joint solemn mass with the Lay Clerks and Girls’ Choir of St George’s Cathedral.
The girls and their parents arrived at the church at 9.45 am to get ready for a rehearsal starting at 10 am with the girls from Southwark. They started by having a joint warm up and a meet and greet session followed a quick sing-through together of the pieces that are featured at the mass. Afterwards they were then joined by the lay clerks of St George’s Cathedral and they all had a complete run through of all the music in the Song Room and afterwards inside the Cathedral just before mass.
The mass was co-conducted by the Director of Music of St George’s Cathedral, Jonathan Schranz and the Assistant Director of Music of Brentwood Cathedral, Art Wangcharoensab. Once the mass was over, both Girls’ Choir then went straight to the park area of the Imperial War Museum and had a picnic together in the warm afternoon London sun.
Well done to all the singers who sang at mass so beautifully on Sunday and a huge congratulations especially to all of our girls who represented Brentwood Cathedral so brilliantly with their enthusiasm, determination and professionalism during the whole day.
Many thanks to Art Wangcharoensab for organising the visit to St George’s and for galvanising the girls’ choir to travel there and also to Jonathan for allowing the choir to join in on a very special service and for all the support and kindness shown during and leading up to the visit. We look forward to visiting St George’s again soon and also we hope to welcome the choir from St George’s to Brentwood Cathedral in the near future!