James Taylor Quartet Concert
On Friday 27th June 2014 at 7.30pm here at Rochester Cathedral we are delighted to be able to present the James Taylor Quartet in a fabulous Jazz concert.
Part of the performance will be with the Rochester Cathedral Choir as they have performed on 24th March at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London.
"This hugely exciting concert is the coming together of two disparate yet complimentary musical worlds, both of which are truly world class. It'll be a great fun night."
Funds raised will support the ancient music tradition of Rochester Cathedral.
Vacancies - Choral Scholarship 2014
We are looking to appoint an Alto (Counter Tenor) and Bass Choral Scholar for the academic year 2014-15 here at Rochester Cathedral. Rochester with its wonderful historic past and exciting future makes it an excellent base for developing / pursuing a career as a young professional singer in London. Our excellent rail links to the capital with direct services to London Bridge, Cannon Street, Victoria, Charing Cross and Waterloo East and, of course the High Speed 1 link to St Pancras make it possible to get to many parts of the capital quicker than if you lived in it.
The choral timetable combined with rent-free accommodation and a scholarship of £3000 means that the position is ideal for dovetailing effectively with study at conservatoire in London; previous Scholars have successfully pursued studies at the RCM, Guildhall and Trinity Laban. The flexibility afforded by our pool of deputy lay clerks means that Choral Scholars who are involved in for example an opera production can negotiate absences for the run of the production.
An open, vibrant singing style is encouraged amongst the choristers which means that we are interested in hearing from all styles of voice as the adult members of the choir are encouraged to do likewise.
If you are interested in a Choral Scholarship please click on this link: Choral Scholarship 2014
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please see this page.
Rochester Choral Society Concert - 29 March 2014
The Sixteen Concert - June 2014
The Voice of the Turtle Dove
For its 14th Choral Pilgrimage The Sixteen and Harry Christophers
revisit the golden age of renaissance polyphony with a stunning
programme of music by English composers John Sheppard,
Richard Davy and William Mundy.
John Sheppard (c.1515 - 1558) Gaude, gaude, gaude Maria
William Mundy (c.1529 - 1591) Adolescentulus sum ego
Richard Davy (c.1465 - 1507) O Domine caeli terraeque
Sheppard Libera nos I and II
Sheppard In manus tuas I
Davy Ah, mine heart, remember thee well
Sheppard In manus tuas III
Mundy Vox patris caelestis
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Tickets: £10 - £26
Rochester Cathedral - Thursday 12 June 2014 at 7.30pm
Doors open at 6.30pm
Pre-concert talk at 7.00pm
Moment to Moment an exhibition by Randy KleinAugust 3rd saw the exhibition launch of American born scultor Randy Klein's work Moment to Moment. This is a collection of more than 100 small sculptures which together make up a single narrative like a series of stills from a film clip. Each piece is an intimate, stand-alone moment in a life. However, it is when viewed as a whole that the full impact of this enormous artwork is revealed.
Klein’s work has long been about ways in which art can indicate a higher need within us, one which transcends the fleeting world of 'things'. By placing Moment to Moment within the physical and spiritual context of a cathedral, visitors are viewing it in an environment that is conducive to contemplating life’s big questions. The cathedral setting invites visitors to make personal interpretations and also engage with the work’s central theme - an Everyman’s journey from the quotidian to the eternal. A tale of transcendence.
“You often hear it said that 'museums of art are our new churches' but in practice art museums often abdicate much of their potential. Hence the all-too-frequent question with which we leave the modern museum of art: what did that mean? Visual art in my view should be more than beauty for its own sake. In spite of its physical form, it should transcend this physicality and enrich the soul.” Randy Klein
BBC South East Today recently filmed a piece on the exhibition which was broadcast on 8th August 2013.
The exhibition runs from 3rd to 26th August and is open daily 9am to 5pm. Free entry.
For more information on the artist, please visit www.facebook.com/randykleinart
|09:30||Choral Mattins and the Gospel of the Passion|
|12:00||Three Hours at the Cross and Liturgy of Good Friday|
Rochester Cathedral Trust Music Appeal
Click here for a copy of the HLF Project BrochureHidden Treasures, Fresh Expressions is a project that focuses on the Crypt, Library and the 'hidden collections' in the Cathedral's ownership....