Internationally renowned tenor James Gilchrist will join choristers and choral scholars from Holy Trinity Church, Minchinhampton.
Performing for SongFest 21, they will join Gloucester Cathedral lay clerks, and members of the Corelli Orchestra, and soloists.
Under the baton of the church’s director of music, Warwick Cole, they will sing works from Tallis, Mozart, and Byrd in a series of services running from Friday, August 27th to Sunday, August 29th.
Warwick said: “Not only do we want to celebrate our choral tradition.
“We want our local youngsters to experience singing alongside skilled performers who will inspire them. Usually, you’d have to be part of a cathedral choir to benefit from this type of input – but we want to do it at the parish level. The church has recently been refurbished and is a beautiful backdrop for our singing.”
Holy Trinity Minchinhampton has instituted a programme of supporting choristers and choral scholars. Choristers receive a small stipend for their services while choral scholars benefit from a £600 pa grant and individual singing lessons.