Peterborough Diocesan Choral Festival - Saturday 13 October 2018


The Dean and Chapter warmly welcome you to Peterborough Diocesan Choral Festival.  Choirs and singers from churches throughout Diocese of Peterborough are invited to join together to sing a Festival Evensong in Peterborough Cathedral

We hope you will be able to come to the next Festival Service which is to be held on Saturday 13 October 2018 at 5.30pm - Please note the date!

This service:
  • offers a chance to sing together in the Cathedral with choristers from other Parishes
  • contains music that is both interesting and approachable
  • contains the annual presentation of the Royal School of Church Music Singing Awards.      

With plenty of shops and restaurants in Peterborough city centre, parishes also attend as supporting
congregation, making the day one for families too!

Recent announcements

  • New Director of Music at Peterborough Cathedral - Tansy Castledine The new Director of Music at Peterborough Cathedral will be Tansy Castledine, she will take up the post in September 2018 and will be directing the 2018 Diocesan Choral Festival. For further details please visit Peterborough Cathedral website. 
    Posted 6 Aug 2018, 11:04 by Gill Dunn
  • 2018 Rehearsal dates announced Rehearsal dates have now been arranged for the 2018 Diocesan Choral Festival. These are at various places across the diocese, please try and get to one of the rehearsals in addition to the main rehearsal at the Cathedral on 13 October.  See the Area Rehearsals page for further information.
    Posted 6 Aug 2018, 10:57 by Gill Dunn
  • Director of Music to leave for new post at Christ Church, Oxford It has been announced that Steven Grahl, the Director of Music at Peterborough Cathedral since 2014, will be leaving at the end of the summer term to take up a new post at Christ Church, Oxford.  Click on link for more details
    Posted 6 Mar 2018, 09:00 by Gill Dunn
  • 2017 Festival - Message from Steven Grahl Dear DCF Singers, I very much enjoyed today’s choral festival. As ever, your energy and commitment resulted in a most enjoyable service, and spoke of your on going ministry of music.   My grateful thanks to the members of the working group, who have once again been tireless in their preparation and execution of the festival day. I would also like to extend warm thanks to those who directed rehearsals in their parishes, and to the conductors of the area rehearsals. Without this essential work, the festival could not run.  It was great to be able to sing Lee Dunleavy’s responses, and I am always impressed by the way in which we tackle a wide variety of music with ...
    Posted 6 Mar 2018, 08:06 by Gill Dunn
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