How being part of this Cheshire-based school choir could see you travelling the world
Chester-based Abbey Gate College Chapel Choir provides pupils with unique access to performance opportunities in prestigious venues both across the UK and abroad.
For 30 consecutive years, the Chapel Choir has performed Evensong under the world-famous dome at St Paul's Cathedral, London. It's an opportunity for the choir members to perform in one of the world’s most beautiful buildings to a congregation of several hundred visitors.
In addition to St Paul’s, each summer members of the Chapel Choir visit a city in the UK, where they're invited by a cathedral to perform Evensong to tourists, residents and parents. The Choir has performed in most English cathedrals including Ely Cathedral and King's College Chapel, Cambridge.
They've also embarked on many tours abroad, which have included the likes of St Patrick's Cathedral in New York and St Mark's Basilica in Venice.
Pupils also have the unique opportunity to attend the Rodolfus Foundation Choral Course – an eight-day course for around 90 young singers aged 16 to 21, which includes choral workshops and individual singing lessons.
The annual 'Spirit of Christmas’ concert at Chester Cathedral gives members of the choir the rare opportunity to work alongside a host of stars from stage, television and film. Performing to an audience of over 1,000 people.
Abbey Gate College, Saighton Grange, Chester CH3 6EN. Tel: 01244 470311. www.abbeygatecollege.co.uk
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