Choirs join forces for choral concert this Saturday

November 9, 2021

A concert of choral classics is coming up at Peterborough Cathedral this Saturday, 13 November, when Peterborough Cathedral Choir, Youth Choir and Festival Chorus join forces with Peterborough Choral Society for their first concert together since before the pandemic.

The choirs, conducted by the Cathedral’s Director of Music Tansy Castledine and accompanied by the Cathedral Organist, Christopher Strange, will sing Five Mystical Songs by Vaughan Williams, as well as extracts from Zadok the Priest by Handel, I Was Glad by Parry and a selection of other pieces.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to hear some of the best loved choral repertoire spanning the centuries,” said Tansy Castledine. “From Tallis through to Vaughan Williams via Handel, Haydn, and Brahms, the audience will be hear many masterpieces from the canon of classical music performed live – an experience we have so much missed during the past 18 months. In the setting of the beautiful Cathedral nave, this is the perfect way to support local musicians and take a part in the re-emergence of the city’s cultural life post-pandemic.”

Tickets to the concert are £20 and £15 (U18s half price) and they are available online at or via the Cathedral website, They will also be available on the door.

The Cathedral Choir has just launched a new CD recording of well-loved hymns and carols entitled ‘In His Hands’. The CD, priced at £12, is available from the shop inside the Cathedral and also online by following the ‘Cathedral Shop’ link at