St Peter, Caversham

Erleigh Cantors, a local Chamber choir comprising about 25 singers, will be performing its next concert at St Peter’s Church Caversham on Saturday May 20th at 7.30pm.

The concert is entitled English Choral Music fit for a Coronation and not surprisingly it will focus on coronation anthems including music written for the coronation of the present queen by Walton and Vaughan Williams and music for previous coronations by Henry Purcell, John Blow and Hubert Parry.

Other music to be sung will be the Tippett Negro Spirituals from ‘A Child of our time’ and the Missa Brevis by contemporary composer Jonathan Dove.

The choir will be accompanied by organist Philip Aspden who will also play some solos on the recently installed Viscount organ at St Peter’s Church.

Most recently the choir sang to great acclaim at St Albans and Gloucester Cathedral.

The concert is being held in aid of St Peter’s Church Caversham and The Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital Charity, on the recommendation of one of the singers who received excellent care there in 2016.

Tickets are available from Maggie Nunn (07946 620560) Richard Larkin (07557 049092) or on the door priced at £12 (£10 concessions and £5 students) including refreshments.