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A Year at Rochester
The Choir of Rochester Cathedral has just released a new CD recording,A Year at Rochester
It features beautiful music from throughout the church year as may be heard in Rochester Cathedral.
The CD is available from the Cathedral or call 01634 810061
Mediaeval Baebes ConcertThe Mediæval Bæbes formed in 1996 and immediately caused a stir with their choice mediaeval texts set to original music using mediaeval and classical instruments. Since then three of their albums have topped the classical charts and their contribution to the BBC production of The Virgin Queen resulted in a Ivor Novello Award 2007 for best television soundtrack. They have performed all over the UK, USA, Canada and Europe in venues as varied as London’s Albert Hall, the great Cathedrals of England to the Carnglaze Caverns in Cornwall.
We are delighted that our own Cathedral Choristers will be performing with the Bæbes in a couple of numbers at this year’s concert.
Tickets are £17.50 and are available from http://www.mediaevalbaebes.com/live.html
From The Mediæval Bæbes website:
We are overwhelmingly excited to announce the dates for our next Christmas Cathedral Tour, which will accompany the release of The Huntress. The Mediæval Bæbes ‘ 8th studio album featuring 17 new tracks is shaping up to be our seminal work and we will showcase it live in the acoustics of England’s most breathtaking architectural treasures along with many olde favourites from our back catalogue. This is your opportunity to see the Bæbes, bejeweled, bewitching and bedazzling in perfect harmony, illuminated by candlelit and grace. You can meet the Bæbes in person after each show for autographs and photographs.
If you would like further information please contact Lynne on 01634 810074 or email email@example.com
Poverty Over exhibition
A spectacular work of art about global poverty, along with a photographic exhibition of Christian Aid’s work in poor countries, will be exhibited at Rochester Cathedral from 27 October to 12 November as part of a two-year-long tour of Britain’s cathedrals.
Christian Aid commissioned the work of art - a sculpture of enamel and steel - from artist Mel Howse, of West Sussex. The piece has been fully paid for by a sponsor.
Artist Mel Howse said her work, resembling an eye within an eye, explored the gap between people who are living in poverty and those who are not.
‘Poverty is staring at us and can be uncomfortable to witness. But once we have seen, the challenge is to act,’ she said.
Ms Howse’s sculpture is based on two bowl-shaped pieces of steel, which she has embellished with coloured enamels.
The sculpture is accompanied by photographs of Christian Aid’s work in several countries including Niger, Nicaragua and Haiti.
The Poverty Over tour is aimed at provoking debate about how Christians can meet the demands of their faith by challenging poverty around the world.