MAY 00] COVENTRY CATHEDRAL NEWS
Tickets Released For Church Music Festival
for next month's International Church Music Festival, based at
Coventry Cathedral, are now on sale and set to sell fast.
International Church Music Festival, which runs from 21-24 June,
brings together more than 800 choral singers from across the world in
a four-day celebration of church music.
festival visits the city bi-annually and represents a fantastic
opportunity to hear songs from some of the world's best church choirs.
ticketed concerts are being held at the cathedral.
are two international concerts being held on the Thursday and Friday
evenings and a gala evening on the Saturday night, which promises to
be the highlight of the festival and will be covered by BBC Songs of
International Evening on Thursday 22 June, which starts at 7.30pm,
features music from some of the countries represented at the festival,
which include Bulgaria, Ghana, Greece, India, the Netherlands, Poland
and the Slovak Republic.
second International Evening on Friday 23 June, which also starts at
7.30pm, features the same choirs as the Thursday concert together with
the City of Coventry Youth Orchestra and the St Michael's Singers.
for both International Evenings are £6 each, £4 for concessions.
Gala Evening, which starts at 7.30pm will be conducted by Sir David
Willcocks and feature the Massed Festival Choir and Piano duo Stephen
Nielsen and Ovid Young.
will feature works by Mozart and Handel alongside pieces written by
local conductor Paul Leddington-Wright.
for the Gala Evening are £8 each, £5 for concessions.
co-ordinator, Claire Monks said:
for all the concerts can be purchased from Coventry Cathedral Bookshop
on 024 7625 1509 and the Warwick and Leamington Festival Box Office on
concerts represent a rare opportunity to hear some fantastic music
from choirs around the world.
uniqueness of the concerts and the added interest of the BBC
televising the Gala concert mean that we anticipate demand for
tickets to be high."