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

  • 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
  • 2018 PDCF Music Launch - 26 Apr, 7:30pm St Mary's Finedon The 2018 PDCF Music Launch will be held on 26 April, 2018 at 7:30pm at St Mary the Virgin, Church Hill, Finedon NN9 5NR.  Festival booklets will be available to collect from 7pm.  See poster attached.  Booklets can be ordered via the website (once available).
    Posted 6 Mar 2018, 07:59 by Gill Dunn
  • 2018 Festival Music announced The music for the 2018 PDCF has been announced: Introit - William Mundy, O Lord the maker of all things. Responses - Dunleavy. Psalm 119 vv 89—104, Chant Turle in A. Canticles - Noble in B minor.  Anthems  1) Parry - Never weather beaten sail 2) Stanford - For lo, I raise up                    
    Posted 6 Mar 2018, 07:58 by Gill Dunn
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