|6:00pm||Passion Sunday Organ Recital - Simon Johnson|
St Paul’s Cathedral Choristers Embark on USA Tour to Commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the American Memorial Chapel
St Paul’s Cathedral Choristers will embark on a major tour of the USA in April 2018 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the dedication of the American Memorial Chapel, a chapel rebuilt after being destroyed in the Blitz and dedicated in its entirety to the American dead of World War II.
St Paul’s Cathedral Choir is an ambassador of choral music for international audiences, with a particular following throughout the USA. The world-famous choir, led by Director of Music Andrew Carwood and Organist Simon Johnson, will share some of the very finest choral music with audiences in seven states and eight cities.
The Choir first toured the USA in 1953, a remarkable tour in many ways, not least in that it took two months and involved 41 concerts. In today’s fast-moving world of budget airlines and online check-ins, it’s easy to forget how complex international travel was in the early 1950s - in its many centuries, the Cathedral Choir had never before sung outside the UK.
St Paul’s enjoys a close relationship with the USA as home to the American Memorial Chapel and also hosts a US Thanksgiving Service for the American community in London each year.
|Christ Church Cathedral, Cincinnati, OH||12 April | 5.30pm||Free - info||
Follow the Choir
|Christ Church Cathedral, Cincinnati, OH||13 April | 7.30pm||Tickets|
|Cathedral of St Philip, Atlanta, GA||14 April | 7.30pm||Tickets|
|National World War II Museum, New Orleans, LA||16 April | 6pm||Tickets|
|Park Cities Presbyterian Church, Dallas, TX||17 April | 7.30pm||Tickets|
|St Martin's Episcopal Church, Houston, TX||19 April | 7pm||Tickets|
|St James' Cathedral, Chicago, IL||21 April | 7.30pm||Tickets|
|St James' Cathedral, Chicago, IL||22 April | 11am||Free - info|
|Calvary Episcopal Church, Memphis, TN||23 April | 7pm||Tickets|
|The Cathedral of St John the Divine, New York, NY||25 April | 5pm||Free - info|