The Guildford Grammar School Chapel Choir, under the direction of the School Organist, Mr David Gething, will travel to York on Saturday 20 June to sing Choral Evensong in the historic Holy Trinity Church. The Service will commence at 5.00pm. Members of the local parish and the broader York community will be joined by Old Guildfordians, boarding parents and their respective families for this special performance.
The Chapel Choir will return to Holy Trinity Church on the morning of Sunday 22 June, at 9.00am, to lead the morning service by singing the Eucharist.
The Chapel Choir has grown in numbers and stature under Mr Gething’s direction having only last week sung John Rutter’s setting of the Eucharist at an Ordination Service in St George’s Cathedral. Earlier this year they led a Service of Readings and Carols for Easter in the School’s Chapel, while members of the Choir also sang at the Commissioning of the new Warden of the Wollaston Theological College. Last year in association with The Song Company of Sydney, one of the world’s finest voice ensembles, the Chapel Choir sang the world premiere of Gerard Brophy’s Eucharistic setting in honour of the 100th
anniversary of the consecration of the Chapel of St Mary and St George at the School.
This visit to York is not only an opportunity for the School to develop good relations with the Parish but affords people in rural areas, including former students and boarding parents, the joy of listening to choral music of a high standard.
All members of the York community are welcome to join the Choir for either of these events.
Anyone seeking further information on the School, or the choir, can contact the School on (08) 9377 9222.