Friday, 8 February 2008

Opera at the Cathedral

Tonight the Cathedral welcomed a sizeable audience for the second of four concerts given by the Skipton Camerata. Each concert includes a section of Vivaldi's Four Seasons -tonight Winter. Tonight's concert was a bit different, however, as opera made an appearance in the form of a full performance of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas.

The Cathedral's main concert seasons run September-December and Easter-July, so this was a special treat. Earlier in the day over 150 children from local schools had come in to hear an open rehearsal; the musicians were excellent in engaging the children, hopefully deepening their knowledge of and enthusiasm for music.

A busy few days at the Cathedral continues... tomorrow many people from around the Diocese will come for the annual Rite of Election for those who will soon join the Church (more details tomorrow), and on Monday we celebrate 150 years since the first apparition of Our Lady at Lourdes. Kepp watching this space!