Choirs Tour to Belgium

Choirs Tour to Belgium

Eric Thiman Singers and Chamber Choir tour to Belgium

Two of our choirs, ETS and Chamber Choir, performed three magnificent concerts in Belgium over half term. The first concert, at St. George’s Memorial Church in Ypres, a small parish church, perfectly suited the repertoire themed around ‘peace’. Bob Chilcott’s Peace Mass and other anthems such as In Flander’s Fields had particular significance in this church that commemorated pupils of British schools who died in the Great War. The choirs then performed underneath the Menin Gate singing two beautiful a capella pieces chosen for their powerful words. The audience were visibly moved to tears as the voices soared in the acoustics of this historical monument to the fallen. The final performance, in Ghent Cathedral, showcased beautifully the high standards of ETS and Chamber Choir in a choral recital that spanned choral music from Purcell to Goodall.

All singers should be congratulated on their professionalism and musicality throughout this tour. Many parents attended the concerts and it was wonderful to have shared some special musical moments with them in Belgium. 

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