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Schedule leading up to the performance at Covenant Presbyterian

The Choir arrive in Charlotte on Sunday March 27 after a day of travelling from Oxford to New York – to Charlotte.

On Monday March 28th it will be a warm up and adjust day with an Open Rehearsal at Covenant at 2pm.

On Tuesday March 29th there is another Open Rehearsal 1t 2pm and the performance – which will be recorded by WDAV will be at 7pm

Ticketing information is here

And you thought that you were busy! – A Chorister’s week

Here is the typical schedule (From Clive Driskill Smith – who is on the Tour and performs at Trinity and St Albans)

Here is a typical week in the Choir’s calendar:

MONDAY
8-9am        practice (boys)

TUESDAY
8-9am        practice (boys)
5-5.45pm     rehearsal (full)
6.05pm       Evensong (full)

WEDNESDAY
8-9am        practice (boys)
5-5.45pm     rehearsal (men)
6.05pm       Evensong (men)

THURSDAY
8-9am        practice (boys)
5-5.45pm     rehearsal (full)
6.05pm       Eucharist (full)

FRIDAY
8-9am        practice (boys)
5-5.45pm     rehearsal (full)
6.05pm       Evensong (full)

SATURDAY
8-9am        practice (boys)
4.45-5.45pm  rehearsal (full)
6.05pm       Evensong (full)

SUNDAY
9-9.45am     practice (boys)
9.50-10am    rehearsal (full)
10.05am      Matins
11.15am      Eucharist
5-5.45pm     rehearsal (full)
6.05pm       Evensong (full)

Of course , if there is a recording or a tour – this is merely the base work load.

The main function of the Cathedral Choir is to sing the daily services in the Cathedral. The Choir is normally in residence for about 32 weeks a year: from September until Christmas Day, from January until Easter Day, and from May until July. On top of this, the choir’s international reputation leads to a busy programme of concerts, broadcasts, recordings and overseas tours throughout the year.

A glance at the Cathedral music list (published every month) reveals the Choir’s extensive repertoire. Under its present director, the Choir is renowned for its interpretation of Renaissance and Contemporary music. The Choir’s discography includes many award-winning recordings. Recently, the Choir was the subject of a Channel 4 television documentary, Howard Goodall’s Organ Works, in which it was described as “one of the finest choirs on earth”.

The organ in Christ Church Cathedral has a long and fascinating history. The present instrument was built by Rieger in the late 1970’s. The four manuals and 52 stops are controlled by a mechanical action. The organ can be heard every day except Fridays, when the Choir sings Evensong unaccompanied.