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St Paul's Cathedral Choir performs to packed house in Switzerland

A rare European excursion has seen the St Paul's Cathedral Choir perform a concert at a music festival in Switzerland.

On Tuesday 8 July the Choir left St Paul's for just one day and night to perform at the Fribourg Festival of Sacred Music.

An exciting and unusual opportunity, the concert's repertoire contrasted a first half centred on Byrd's Mass for four voices, with a second half of searing 20th century masterpieces by Tippett, Holst and Poulenc.

The twenty Choristers and twelve Vicars Choral were in fine voice and received a warm welcome from their Swiss hosts.

The concert provided a fitting climax to a memorable year for the choir before their summer break. The concert can still be heard on the website of the Swiss Radio station that broadcast it live.