JUN 00] COVENTRY CATHEDRAL NEWS
Schools To Be Wooed By Singers
pupils are to be given a rare treat this week when a Polish choir
sings to them as part of the International Church Music Festival.
scholarship choir Misso Musica, will play a variety of traditional
Polish and church music in a free concert for sixth form pupils at
Bluecoat School tomorrow at 1.30pm.
30-minute concert is part of this year's new community focus for the
festival, which aims to bring the music to the people via concerts at
schools and open-air concerts in Broadgate.
of Music for Bluecoat School Chris Howard said:
very keen for our students to hear a range of live music from
different countries and cultures.
already had live music at the school from other countries and hope
that the Polish concert will help widen our student's knowledge of
live music and the culture it comes from."
can bring along a sandwich and drink in the music at free lunchtime
concerts in Broadgate as part of the festival
first half hour concert will be at 1.30pm tomorrow and will feature
traditional and church music from choirs from the Slovak Republic,
Ghana and the Gatt Quintet.
second concert under the canopy will be at 1.30pm, on Thursday and
will also feature traditional and church music by Echo and the Madras
Co-ordinator Claire Monks said:
wanted to bring the International Church Music Festival into the
community and were keen to bring the music to the people with these
free Broadgate concerts.
hope that people will enjoy these lunch concerts and come along to
some of the cathedral evening concerts for more!"
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, held at Coventry Cathedral, are two International
evenings and a Gala Concert - which will be filmed for BBC's Songs of
for all the concerts can be purchased from Coventry Cathedral Bookshop
024 7625 1509, Coventry Tourist Information Centre on 024 7683 2303
and Warwick and Leamington Box Office on 01926 496277.