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‘African Sanctus’

Saturday 4th April 2020, 7:30 pm, Ely Cathedral.

CORONAVIRUS: We regret to inform you that Ely Choral Society has postponed its activities for the remainder of this season on account of the coronavirus outbreak. We hope to be able to re-start rehearsals on 7th September 2020. If anything changes which would enable us to resume our activities earlier or might further delay restarting we will post information on this website. In the meantime we send all our members and supporters our best wishes to keep safe and well.

Our next concert ‘African Sanctus’ was to have been performed on Saturday 4th April 2020 at 7:30 pm in Ely Cathedral. We hope to be able to find a new date to perform the work later in 2020.

African Sanctus is a wonderful setting of the Latin Mass harmonised with traditional African music collected by the legendary composer David Fanshawe on his many journeys up the River Nile.  He wanted to create a work that would praise God by combining traditional African music with western music of his own composition.

The ‘pop’ rhythms and electric instruments add an extra layer above the recorded tribal music. The programme is completed by performances by the percussion quartet and a group of African songs sung by Ely Youth Choir.

Tickets will be available online here from 3rd February 2020 or at the Ely Cathedral Box Office 01353 660349 and at www.elycathedral.org/events.