Music Tour of English Cathedrals
In the second week of half term, the music department undertook its first ever tour of English cathedrals, with Polyphony combining with the RGS Godfrey Searle Choir to sing evensong services at Wells Cathedral, Sherborne Abbey and Salisbury Cathedral. There were chances to explore these stunning buildings, which have such a powerful sense of history, and this reinforced the knowledge that the singing formed part of a continuous tradition going back at least 1000 years. The choir was heard by good sized congregations, and it was lovely to see some friends and family making the journey to see us, along with members of the local communities. As well as rehearsing and singing services, there was time to view the Magna Carta and the world’s oldest working clock at Salisbury, take part in football, frisbee and bowling competitions, and of course to catch up with the bake-off final! Thanks go to Mrs Glynne-Jones in particular for leading the tour, Mr Hare for his excellent organ-playing, Mr Carden and Mrs Seymour from RSM for their support.