The famous Choir of Caius College, Cambridge, will be singing a series of concerts in the island in July.
Under their renowned director of music, Dr Geoffrey Webber, who will direct the choir and also play the organ, they will be presenting a fascinating ‘Musical Evening with the Wesley Family’ – music by Charles, Jr., Samuel, and Samuel Sebastian, whose music is still frequently performed in cathedrals and churches throughout the world.
It will be the first performance since the early 1800s of a series of 15 Easter Anthems, written by Charles, Jr., and only recently discovered by the Wesley Scholar, John Nightingale, in the dusty vaults of the British Library, where the original hand-written manuscripts have only recently come to light.
By the end of the week, they will have performed the whole series.
There will also be music by Bach, Handel and Mendelssohn.
They will be perform daily concerts from Monday, July 4 to Saturday, July 9.
The venues are Castletown Methodist Church, St German’s Cathedral, St Lupus in Malew, St George’s Church in Douglas, Christ Church in Laxey and St Paul’s Ramsey.
Admission £10 (£7 for concessions – which also includes those who wish to attend two or more concerts).
Tickets will be available from each church in advance or at the door. Programmes will be given out on the day.