The Choral Pilgrimage 2022

The Choral Pilgrimage 2022: An Old Belief

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Parry Songs of Farewell
mediaeval carol Deo gracias, Anglia
mediaeval carol Saint Thomas honour we
mediaeval carol O blessed Lord
mediaeval carol Benedicite Deo
Cecilia McDowall An Unexpected Shore
Campion Never, weather-beaten sail
Campion Author of light
Campion Tune thy music to thy heart
Howells Take him, earth for cherishing

Hubert Parry’s Songs of Farewell must surely rank among some of the finest choral works ever written. Deeply affected by the First World War, Parry sought poetry that would reflect not only peace and unity and the search for a better world, but also an escape from the horrors of war.

The poems Parry chose to set are sublime, be they metaphysical poetry by John Donne and Henry Vaughan or the aching beauty of Thomas Campion’s verse. Perfectly complementing the rich sonority of Parry’s Songs are three short pieces by Campion, a selection of medieval carols and a new work by Cecilia McDowall.

Dates and Locations

18 March – St John’s College Chapel, Cambridge
19 March – Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford
2 April – Winchester Cathedral
27 April – Kings Place, London – please note, tickets are already on sale via the Kings Place box office.
17 May – Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich
20 May – Newbury Spring Festival (on sale early 2022)
4 June – St Mary’s Church, Warwick
8 June – Llandaff Cathedral
9 June – Hereford Cathedral
10 June – Truro Cathedral
8 July – Carlisle Cathedral
9 July – York Minster (on sale 14 February 2022)
6 September – St Martin-in-the-Fields
8 September – Exeter Cathedral
9 September – Wells Cathedral
10 September – Tewkesbury Abbey
22 September – Southwell Minster
23 September – Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral
24 September – Blackburn Cathedral
26 September – Croydon Minster
13 October – Lancaster Priory
14 October – Durham Cathedral
15 October – Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh
21 October – Derby Cathedral
22 October – Peterborough Cathedral

Tour Dates and Locations

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Choral Workshops

Our accompanying series of choral workshops are a great way for keen amateur singers to learn more about the Choral Pilgrimage repertoire.

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An Old Belief

The accompanying tour CD contains all the music from this year's Choral Pilgrimage.

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The Choral Pilgrimage 2022