College Green to Krakow
Tickets are now on sale for a special concert at the Polish Church in Bristol, sung by the Choir of Bristol Cathedral to raise support for their upcoming tour to Poland
Choristers of Bristol Cathedral Choir are gearing up for an exciting trip to Europe this summer. Having recently been to Bordeaux, Hanover and Venice, this year they will be taking the ancient English choral tradition to a number of venues across Poland and Germany, including the iconic Wieliczka salt mines in Krakow. But their Polish experience will start before they’ve stepped onto a plane. Having already made links with the Polish communities living in Bristol, the Choir will be performing at the Polish Church on Cheltenham Road on Friday 13th June.
First established in the twentieth century by Polish airmen and people displaced by the Second World War and by economic migrants who came to join them later in the century, Bristol has a thriving and vibrant Polish community. The concert will be a wonderful opportunity to enjoy some Polish food and culture to the sounds of Bristol’s finest choral ensembles previewing some of the music they’ll be performing on their tour.
14 girls, 17 boys and ten men make up the Cathedral Choir, which is one of Bristol's finest choral ensembles. There has been a Cathedral Choir at Bristol since 1542, and was one of the first British Cathedrals to welcome girls 20 years ago. The children all attend Bristol Cathedral Choir School, which is the only state funded Cathedral Choir School in the UK. Together they sing Evensong six days a week, as well as Sunday Morning services and special events.
Posted on 24th April 2014