Choristers make Pilgrimage
Choristers to make pilgrimage to Lincoln Cathedral
+ Lincoln Pilgrimage Choir – First Evensong - Sunday at 4pm at Saint George’s. +
In July several of our choristers and adults, together with choristers and adults from Saint Mary’s, Arlington, and Saint Andrew’s, Burke will make a pilgrimage to Lincoln, UK where they will be the resident choir at Lincoln Cathedral for the week. Most Cathedrals have an adjoining cathedral school and during school holidays, visiting choirs are invited to be the resident choir. Lincoln Cathedral has had a tradition of daily worship since 1088, one in which our singers will take part. It is the third largest cathedral in England, whose most famous director of music was William Byrd. During our residency we will have the honor to sing daily services, experience Anglican music in one of its original settings, grow musically and spiritually, visit castles and other historic sites, and develop lasting friendships. Our Lincoln Cathedral residency is an opportunity for shared experiences and growth; musical and personal, learning, exploring, fun and fellowship, in short, “an opportunity of a lifetime”.
Over the course of this year, the Lincoln Pilgrimage Choir will sing several Evensongs around the area in preparation for our residency. The Choir will be led by both our Minister of Music, Dr. Ben Keseley, and by Dr. Gregory Hooker, Minister of Music at Saint Mary’s. The group will be accompanied by Mr. Aaron Goen, Director of Music at Saint Andrew’s. These preparatory Evensongs will culminate in an Evensong at the National Cathedral. The first Evensong in this series will be this Sunday at 4pm here at Saint George’s. We hope you can attend to lend your support to these choristers preparing for this experience of a lifetime.
We look forward to sharing more information about this exciting pilgrimage as we prepare for our trip throughout the year.