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East London children's choir to sing with St Paul's Choristers at Eucharist
26 June 2014
An East London children's choir will join the St Paul's Choristers to sing an anthem at a special feast day
The Hackney Children's Choir will come to St Paul's on Tuesday 1 July for the annual Eucharist attended by the Cathedral's College of Canons.
It is also the feast day of the priests Henry, John, and Henry Venn the Younger.
At the service, the choirs will combine to sing The call of wisdom, an anthem first performed at St
Paul's for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012, with music by British composer Will Todd and words by St Paul's Canon Precentor, Michael
The Hackney Children’s Choir was founded in 2014 with the vision of introducing inner-city children to some of the world’s finest
choral music. The choir has 32 members, from diverse backgrounds, many of whom have reduced access to music education. Children were
recruited from four partner churches in the Diocese of London, and three partner primary schools. The choir is the newest venture of
the Contextual Theology Centre’s SingSpire programme, which also recently saw the choristers appear on a charity Christmas single,
Holding out a helping hand, with the Cantignorus Chorus.
Tom Daggett, the choir’s director, said: "I am thrilled to be bringing this new choir to perform in St Paul’s, and the children are so
grateful to the Cathedral for its encouragement. It is my dream that the whole process will lead to a life-long love of choral music
for some of these children."
The service on Tuesday 1 July at 5pm is open to all and everyone is most welcome to attend.
Other music includes Benjamin Britten’s landmark Missa brevis and the preacher will
be The Reverend Catherine Williams, National Advisor for Vocations for the Church of England.