MAY 00] COVENTRY CATHEDRAL NEWS
Choirs Sing For Their Supper
and café owners are being urged to help feed choral singers from all
over the world when they visit Coventry next month.
food is needed to stop the choirs singing in the International Church
Music Festival, which is being held in Coventry Cathedral, from going
of the choirs have been given scholarships to enable them to make the
trip to the festival, which is held in the city every two years.
choirs from Poland, Slovakia, Bulgaria and India are hosted by local
families during their stay, but budget constraints mean that extra
help is required to feed them.
city centre eaterie - Brown's Café Bar in Earl Street - has already
kindly agreed to help feed the choirs, but more places are still
needed for the three-day stay from 22-25 June.
co-ordinator Claire Monks said the meals would be taken early evening,
5.30-6.30pm, so would still leave businesses plenty of time to serve
scholarship choirs form an integral part of the festival, performing
several community concerts while they're here, but they rely on the
generosity of the community and local businesses to sustain them
during their stay."
great that Browns are donating meals and hopefully more restaurants
will follow their example.
are always really grateful for any help we can get and will give
four free concert tickets to anyone able to assist."
festival, which runs from 21-24 June, features more than 800 musicians
from around the world in three main concerts and some smaller
main concerts are two International evenings and a Gala Concert, which
will be filmed for BBC's Songs of Praise.
scholarship choirs will also be involved in school concerts and free
open-air concerts in Broadgate.
interested in helping the choirs should contact Claire Monks, Festival
Co-ordinator on 024 7626 7031.
for all the concerts can be purchased from Coventry Cathedral Bookshop
024 7625 1509 and Warwick and Leamington Box Office 01926 496277.