Callington Singers to return to St. George’s Chapel, Windsor

This August Bank Holiday weekend is a really exciting one for the Callington Singers. We are honoured to have been invited to return to the Royal Chapel in Windsor Castle to sing the services on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th August. As always, the Callington Singers are honoured to represent Callington and Cornwall in far-flung places and to contribute to the legacy of sacred choral music which still thrives in British cathedrals and churches.

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St. George’s Chapel, Windsor

The Choir last visited the Chapel in 2001 and we are pleased and proud to have been invited back. St. George’s Chapel is one of the three venues which host Royal Weddings, most recently Prince Harry and his bride, Meghan Markel. It is also the burial place of King Edward IV and his Queen Elizabeth Woodville and of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour. The Callington Singers have also performed in the other two royal wedding venues, Westminster Abbey in 1992 and St. Paul’s Cathedral in 2002. 

At St Georges Chapel, Windsor in 2001

The Callington Singers at St. George’s Chapel in 1992

If you’re in the neighbourhood of Windsor, come and join us for some beautiful music. As usual, we are accompanied by the very talented Mark Smith.

The programme for the weekend is as follows:

Saturday Evensong
Responses – Smith
Canticles – Stanford in B flat
Anthem – Tollite Hostias (Camille Saint-Saens)
Psalm – 118
Voluntary – Humoresque ‘L’organo primitivo’ Pierrot  Yon

Sunday Mattins
Responses – Smith
Te Deum – Stanford in D
Jubilate – Andrew Downes
Psalm – 115
Voluntary – Ewigkeit,du Donnerwort’ Karg-Elert

Sunday PM Evensong
Responses – Smith
Canticles – Walmisley in D minor
Anthem – O Thou the Central Orb (Charles Wood)
Psalm – 116
Voluntary – Festival Toccata – Percy Fletcher

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