Additional rehearsal 25 Sep 6:45pm St Andrew's Whissendine

posted 11 Sep 2018, 03:07 by Gill Dunn   [ updated 11 Sep 2018, 03:08 ]

Area rehearsal page updated and additional rehearsal on Tues 25 Sep 6:45pm at St Andrew's, Whissendine LE15 7ET directed by Kevin Slingsby  

New Director of Music at Peterborough Cathedral - Tansy Castledine

posted 6 Aug 2018, 11:03 by Gill Dunn   [ updated 6 Aug 2018, 11:04 ]

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. 

2018 Rehearsal dates announced

posted 6 Aug 2018, 10:57 by Gill Dunn   [ updated 6 Aug 2018, 10:57 ]

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.

Director of Music to leave for new post at Christ Church, Oxford

posted 6 Mar 2018, 09:00 by Gill Dunn

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

2017 Festival - Message from Steven Grahl

posted 6 Mar 2018, 08:06 by Gill Dunn

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 such aplomb.

  I am very much looking forward to seeing you next year: please save Saturday 13th October in your diary.

  With best wishes, 


2018 PDCF Music Launch - 26 Apr, 7:30pm St Mary's Finedon

posted 6 Mar 2018, 07:45 by Gill Dunn   [ updated 6 Mar 2018, 07:59 ]

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).

2018 Festival Music announced

posted 6 Mar 2018, 07:41 by Gill Dunn   [ updated 6 Mar 2018, 07:58 ]

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


Area rehearsals start 15 Sep 2017

posted 3 Sep 2017, 04:26 by Gill Dunn   [ updated 3 Sep 2017, 04:27 ]

Check out where your nearest rehearsal is; visit the 'Area rehearsals page'; poster below and also available on download page. 

1st rehearsal is Fri 15 Sep at St John's Kingsthorpe, 7:30-9pm

Responses - Midi files for practice

posted 17 Jul 2017, 14:14 by Gill Dunn   [ updated 17 Jul 2017, 14:16 ]

Midi files for Lee Dunleavy's Responses for this year's Festival are now available on the Downloads page, click on link to download files for your voice part

Area Rehearsal dates announced

posted 17 Jul 2017, 13:02 by Gill Dunn   [ updated 17 Jul 2017, 13:03 ]

Dates for the area rehearsals have now been organised and are listed on the Area Rehearsals page. 

There may be other practices open to outside singers so please keep an eye on the web site for further details. Enjoy the summer - we look forward to seeing you and your singers at the rehearsals and at the festival.

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