Chorus of Royal Northern Sinfonia at Durham Cathedral
Chorus of Royal Northern Sinfonia
Durham University Choral Society
The World How Wide Community Choir
Durham University Orchestral Society
Timothy Burke conductor
The Chorus of Royal Northern Sinfonia and Durham University Choral Society celebrate the 150th birthday of Ralph Vaughan-Williams with three live performances of a beautiful choral reimagining of Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis in the stunning acoustic of Durham Cathedral.
The choral reimagining was first arranged by Chorus Director Timothy Burke in 2020 for The World How Wide, a lockdown music-making project for the Chorus of Royal Northern Sinfonia, Quay Voices and a community choir of singers from across the North East. It takes the text of the ancient psalm – Why fum’th in sight – that Tallis set to music in the 1600s and weaves the words into the glorious melodic lines that Vaughan Williams created in 1910, creating a brand-new experience for the 21st century.
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The performances will take place at 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm and last approximately 20 minutes.
The event is free to attend, though Durham Cathedral has a £5 suggested donation for entry.
Information about visiting Durham Cathedral
Find out more about The World How Wide and watch the final video