SALISBURY Cathedral will be hosting a chorus as part of its international tour.

Bournemouth Symphony Chorus will welcome Pacific Chorale to an evening of music at the cathedral on July 22, at 7.30pm. 

Pacific Chorale, founded in 1968, is a professional chorus performing in Costa Mesa, California and tours extensively, working in collaboration with choirs and orchestras across the world.

On July 12, 80 singers and 40 guests from Pacific Chorale departed for Europe.

Their tour started in Salzburg, Austria with further performances in Munich, Oxford and Bath before culminating in a final performance with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Chorus and Youth Chorus in the majestic Salisbury Cathedral on July 22. 

Bournemouth Symphony Chorus and Pacific Chorale join forces with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra to perform the magnificent Haydn Nelson Mass conducted by Robert Istad followed by the intensely beautiful Pietà by Richard Blackford performed by Bournemouth Symphony Chorus, Bournemouth Symphony Youth Chorus and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra conducted by Gavin Carr.

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Salisbury Journal: Pacific Chorale

Pietà, the third major work composed by Richard Blackford for the Bournemouth Symphony Chorus won the prestigious Ivor Novello Composer Award in 2020 for the Choral Category. Pietà is a powerful setting of the Stabat Mater with additional poems by the Ukraine poet Anna Akhmatova.

The choirs and orchestra are joined by internationally acclaimed soloists including Classic BRIT award-winning saxophonist, Amy Dickson and Aundi Marie Moore soprano, I-Chin Feinblatt alto, Nicholas Preston tenor, Michael Sumuel bass, Jess Dandy mezzo, Stephen Gadd baritone.