St. John the Divine Episcopal Church and Entersect present the Canterbury Cathedral Choir in Concert, under the direction of Master of the Choristers David Flood. Tickets are General Admission - $15, students with ID - $10, children 10 & under - $5; and are on sale now.
The world-renowned choir consists of 12 professional adult singers and 25 boys between 8 and 13 years old. Canterbury maintains one of the oldest and most celebrated choral traditions in the world. The tradition of a permanent choir at Canterbury will celebrate its 600th anniversary in 2020.
The Cathedral is host to a vibrant music community—enriching worship and inspiring people around the globe. The Dean and Chapter are committed to ensuring that music remains central to the Cathedral’s mission. This tour has been made possible in part with funding from the Canterbury Cathedral Trust, as part of the Canterbury Voice, which has been set up to secure funds for music at Canterbury Cathedral and facilities for its international visitors.
For twenty years, Canterbury Cathedral has hosted the International Children’s Choir Festival—a magnificent celebration of global youth and choral music with choirs from all continents. It was through this festival that the relationship between St. John the Divine and Canterbury Cathedral was birthed. In 2001, the choristers of St. John the Divine's Music for Children and Youth made their first pilgrimage to Canterbury, where their participation in the International Children’s Choir Festival was a highlight. It is not uncommon for young adults who return to Houston after completing their university studies to offer that their pilgrimage to Canterbury was a highlight of their years at St. John the Divine. Choristers from Music for Children and Youth have traveled to Canterbury on four pilgrimages so far with plans to return soon!