Fringe Festival comes to Chelmsford

Chelmsford Cathedral is excited to be part of the city's first fringe festival.

On Sunday 10th July, as part of the 10.30am Eucharist service, come and hear ‘Missa ex machina’ by Robin Davies, sung by the Cathedral Girls’ Choir.

The soundtrack to the mass takes its inspiration from everyday sounds; traffic noise and machinery compete with bird song and the choral voices of the choir create this unique blend that echoes the many competing sounds in our own lives. It is truly a modern and inspirational piece, so do come along and hear the girls perform it live at the Sunday morning service.

On Friday 15th July there is a special lunchtime concert, extending our usual free Friday lunchtime concert season with a performance by Chamber Ensemble, Tempra Trio. The trio are Violetta Suvini, Luke Lally Maguire and Gabriel Francis-Dehqani and the programme features Brahms - Trio No. 1 in B major, Op. 8

To conclude the Cathedral's programme of events, on the same evening between 6.30 and 9.30pm, come and explore the Cathedral at Night. Chelmsford Cathedral will be open ‘after hours’ and lit by candlelight for an evening of music and art. Come and explore the art and architecture of the Cathedral on a self-guided art trail written especially for the occasion. From 8pm organ and choral music will take centre stage as the Cathedral becomes darker. The evening will finish with a meditative service of compline, beautiful music sung by candlelight. No booking is required, simply come along on the evening.

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