Choir at Westminster Abbey!
The Chapel Choir sang Choral Evensong on Tuesday 26th June in Westminster Abbey, London. The choir, which is growing an increasing reputation as being one of the top school choirs in the country, were thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of the daily worship in that incredible space and, if the emails which the College has received from complete strangers reflects the general views of those present, then the choir's reputation for being genuinely 'world class' is richly deserved.
Amongst many highlights yesterday, one special moment in the service was the choir's performance of the Anthem, 'I was glad' by Sir Hubert Parry. To sing that piece in the building for which it was written was an amazing experience for everyone concerned. The day started with a choir breakfast at 5:00am(!) in school and it ended back at school some twenty hours and almost one thousand miles later. Director of Music, David Goodenough, describes the day as being, simply, 'Choral Nirvana'.
As well as the many notes of thanks and commendation, we received a wonderful comment from one of our Old Fettesians who attended:
"I attended Choral Evensong in Westminster Abbey last night, sung by the Fettes College Choir and they were in excellent voice. Their singing was absolutely perfect and they are clearly well up among the top choirs in the country. Please pass on my thanks and best wishes to your World Class Choir".
OF, Carrington 1969-1974