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Youthful outlook to Peel Cathedral concerts

CHOIR: The Cathedral Choristers with Dean Nigel Godfrey, left, and director of music Dr Peter Litman

CHOIR: The Cathedral Choristers with Dean Nigel Godfrey, left, and director of music Dr Peter Litman

The traditional Tuesday evening summer concerts in St German’s Cathedral in Peel are set to continue this year, but with a difference.

There will be an increased emphasis on young performers, and efforts will be made to include musical theatre and dance groups alongside the more traditional choirs, bands and orchestras.

The Tuesday evening concert series is a centrepiece of the Cathedral’s contribution to performing arts.

Last year’s series included both youth and wider community ensembles and organisations, and it is hoped a similar balance will be struckthis year.

The Cathedral Choristers, who continue to thrive under the directorship of Dr Peter Litman, will play a big part while the Manx Youth Orchestra is set to return in July.

In giving an equally warm welcome to ‘grown up’ community choirs and bands, organisers will be encouraging them to incorporate opportunities for young people into their events.

The series is planned to run between June 11 and September 24 with hour-long concerts starting at 7.45pm, and refreshments being served afterwards

Anyone who would like to participate should get in touch with secretary of the St German’s Cathedral Foundation for Music and the Arts Jonathan King before Friday, February 22, via email at jdc.king(at)yahoo.co.uk

Mr King said: ‘We want [the Cathedral] to become more and more a place where people not only expect to hear high quality church music, but come to participate in and share all manner of artistic endeavour.’

 

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